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Tummy Tuck

Weight loss, pregnancy, or genetics can result in excess skin around the midsection, making you feel self-conscious about your body.

When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck can give you the smooth, flat stomach you've always desired.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna in Minneapolis, MN, can transform your appearance and help you love the way you look.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?


Tummy tuck is the common term for abdominoplasty surgery. Abdominoplasty surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to contour the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin while tightening muscles. Tummy tucks are especially popular for patients seeking to fine-tune their waistline following pregnancy or weight loss. 

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Dr. Mesna has experience providing his patients with the comprehensive care they need to define their figures and boost their confidence. During your consultation, he can determine if a tummy tuck is the correct treatment for you or if a combination of treatments would be better to achieve your goals. Contact our Minneapolis, MN, practice to learn what Dr. Mesna can do for you.

Why Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Boosted Confidence

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can help you feel more confident inside and out. Patients can wear dresses and swimsuits that show off their figures without worrying about how they look.

Lasting Results

With proper maintenance through a healthy lifestyle and exercise, the results from abdominoplasty can last a lifetime. For patients with excess fat, we can combine treatment with liposuction for dramatic results.

Life-Changing Results

Are you tired of exercising and dieting with no success? Excess skin can feel impossible to target without plastic surgery. For many patients, abdominoplasty is the best way to get the results they want.

Achieve Your Ideal Figure With a Tummy Tuck

Dr. Mesna explains the different kinds of tummy tuck and what to expect during recovery in this video, filmed at our Minneapolis practice.

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Sarah Ghizoni


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I recently had a tummy tuck with Dr. Mesna in late December of 2020. I had been self-conscious about the hanging skin on my abdomen for years which was compounded by separation of my abdominal muscles from 2 pregnancies. Dr. Mesna exceeded my expectations! I was able to move around independently from day one and the pain was minimal. Dr. Mesna is meticulous and a perfectionist, my scar is so thin and perfect and I know it will fade to nothing over time. My only regret is not doing this sooner!

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Feel Confident in Your Skin

Excess skin around the abdomen can take a toll on your self-esteem and keep you from living the life you want. Dr. Mesna has helped many patients regain their confidence and feel comfortable in their bodies again.

We encourage you to request a consultation to learn how abdominoplasty can positively impact your life. To get started, fill out our online form and a member of our plastic surgery team will be in touch. You can also call our Minneapolis, MN, office.

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Trust Your Care to a World-Class Surgeon What Sets Us Apart? 

Years of Experience

Dr. Mesna has been practicing plastic surgery since 1996 and is an expert when it comes to tummy tucks. He is also board-certified, a distinction not held by all plastic surgeons, positioning him among the very best in the field.

Financing Options

Interested in abdominoplasty but concerned about the cost? Our Minneapolis, MN, office offers financing options to make plastic surgery more affordable. We work with both Med Loan Finance and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending to put your cosmetic goals within reach.

Compassionate Staff

Getting a tummy tuck is a big decision and can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Our warm and compassionate staff is happy to support you through your journey and ensure you feel well-informed and welcomed at all times.

Stunning Results From a Real Patient

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flat abdomen after tummy tuck

Tummy Tucks Are Highly Popular Following Massive Weight Loss

Losing significant weight is an incredible achievement and you should be proud of yourself; however, though you may have met your weight loss goals, you may not be happy about the excess fat and skin that remains. A tummy tuck is recognized as a solution to these concerns.

If you want Dr. Mesna to tighten your abdomen and rid you of stubborn stomach fat and skin, you are not alone. In 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 19,347 tummy tucks were performed in the United States, making them far and away the most popular body contouring procedure following massive weight loss. Like these patients, you can finalize your weight loss or restore your pre-pregnancy body with a tummy tuck.

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Bridgette Davis


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I am 5 days out of a tummy tuck and I am so happy, he was so nice, so professional and my results are amazing. He truly is an artist and took his time making sure my results were great. Worth every single penny.

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Kourtney Oak


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[Dr. Mesna] made me feel so comfortable & exceeded my expectations of my results. He truly cares about his patients & I'm so glad I found him & grateful for bringing back my confidence

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Dr. Mesna Is Board Certified

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A key indicator patients should look for when choosing a plastic surgeon is whether their potential provider is board certified. Board certification distinguishes a surgeon as having an elevated level of ethics, knowledge, and skill. Dr. Mesna proved his qualifications by earning board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

To earn board certification, Dr. Mesna had to complete years of requisite training, adhere to a strict code of ethics, and pass rigorous written and oral examinations. Board certification must be renewed every ten years. This means that surgeons like Dr. Mesna must commit to ongoing education and improvement throughout their careers, making them a safe choice for plastic surgery.

Ready for Your Customized Treatment? Contact Our Minneapolis Office Today

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Mesna understands that each body is unique, so each treatment should be different. Dr. Mesna can tailor your surgical treatment plan to meet your aesthetic needs and goals. He can even combine your abdominoplasty with another procedure like liposuction or a breast lift to create comprehensive results.

To find out how Dr. Mesna can refine your figure and boost your confidence, contact our Minneapolis, MN, practice today:

(952) 927-4556


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Rachel Roberts


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Dr. Mesna and his team are professional, kind, approachable and the best in the biz. Even his office staff made me feel comfortable! It was my first big surgery and he made me feel so comfortable and educated me along the way. 

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Heidi Johnson


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The clinic does offer financing .It was a no brainer to go this route..I'm going back soon to get my double chin fixed also...I highly recommend Dr.Mesna and his staff for any reason to beautify yourselves because We are worth it..

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Your Abdominoplasty Procedure What to Expect During Your Treatment in Minneapolis

Below is a general timeline of what abdominoplasty patients can expect throughout treatment; however, your specific timeline may vary slightly based on the customized treatment plan you and Dr. Mesna discuss before surgery.

This outpatient procedure typically only takes around three hours to complete.
This outpatient procedure typically only takes around three hours to complete.


The first step is to request a consultation at our Minneapolis, MN, practice. During this consultation, Dr. Mesna will review your aesthetic goals and health history to create a surgical treatment plan specific to your needs and goals.


Before your surgery, Dr. Mesna will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. This could include not taking certain medications and not smoking.


Dr. Mesna will mark the areas of your abdomen where he will make the incisions. 


Local and general anesthesia are most often used in this outpatient procedure. You can expect to be comfortable during your entire treatment.


An incision will be made along your bikini line to minimize visible scarring. An additional incision may be needed around the belly button depending on the type of tummy tuck you have chosen.


Dr. Mesna will tighten your abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, and pull the remaining skin taut over the stomach. He will then suture the incision closed.


You will rest in a recovery room until our staff determines it is safe for you to return home. This is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home on the same day. A trusted friend or family member will be required to drive you to and from your surgery.

What to Expect During Tummy Tuck Recovery 


Some swelling, bruising, and tenderness are to be expected during the first week. We will prescribe pain medication to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible during this healing period.

Compression Garment

Patients must wear a compression garment for several weeks after the procedure. This helps with blood flow, facilitates healing, and helps your skin and tissue adjust to your final contour.


Any tummy tuck procedure will require several weeks of reduced activity and at least one week of downtime; however, we encourage patients to regularly walk short distances as this improves circulation and helps avoid complications during recovery.

Recovery Period

Many patients with sedentary occupations can return to work in about a week after a mini tummy tuck. After a traditional abdominoplasty, it may take up to two weeks to return to activities, and an extended tummy take may take up to several weeks.


Dr. Mesna will closely monitor your recovery and will always be available to answer any questions or concerns. We will schedule several follow-up appointments at our Minneapolis, MN, office to monitor your progress and ensure everything is on track.

"Talented and provides results."

I highly recommend Dr. Mesna! He and his staff are so caring and kind. He really listened to what I was concerned about and trying to accomplish with my body and gave me the results that I was hoping for! After my pregnancies and breast-feeding my 3 beautiful children- I wasn't feeling so confident about certain areas of body. Dr. Mesna was able to give me my confidence back! He really is talented and provides results. Brendle Corpman
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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