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Tummy Tuck

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

When performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna, a tummy tuck can give you the smooth, flat stomach you've always wanted.

Our team in Minneapolis, MN, can transform your appearance and help you love the way you look. Get started with a free consultation.

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.

Send a message to our Minneapolis, MN, practice or fill out our online form 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.

That Last

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 Enhancement

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, MN, plastic surgery office.

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Jenny Deering

Minneapolis, MN


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Dr. Mesna and his team made me feel comfortable during the whole process. Highly recommend if you have anxiety but still need/want surgery. The team was available to me around the clock for questions or concerns.

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LeeAnn Hartman

Minneapolis, MN


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Dr. Mesna and his team are amazing. Professional, kind and most important provide education throughout the process. My results are incredible. Dr. Mesna is an amazing plastic surgeon!

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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 at:

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Trust Your Care to a World-Class Surgeon What Sets the Practice of Dr. Gregory Mesna 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.

Personalized Treatment

Our Minneapolis team knows that no plastic surgery is a one-size-fits-all procedure. We'll personalize your treatment based on the goals, concerns, and unique needs you discuss with Dr. Mesna during your in-depth consultation.

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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Tummy Tucks Are Highly Popular Following Massive Weight Loss

Losing significant weight is an incredible achievement and you should be proud of yourself; however, many patients who have met their weight loss goals 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. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that U.S. surgeons performed 207,262 tummy tucks in 2022, making it an extremely popular body contouring procedure.

More than 200,000 tummy tucks were performed in the United States in 2022. It's the third most popular plastic surgery in the nation and the fourth most popular worldwide.

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Clare Aune

Minneapolis, MN


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I am beyond happy with my results from Dr. Mesna. He fixed my umbilical hernia as well as performed a tummy tuck and I am blown away by the results. After 3 C-sections and another abdominal surgery my stomach was saggy and stretched. I was uncomfortable in clothes and uncomfortable in my own skin. Now, I feel amazing and excited to wear clothes again. From my first consultation, Dr. Mesna was so informative and kind and made sure I understood and felt comfortable with everything. His staff are kind and welcoming and make sure you are prepared every step of the way.

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Renae Roth

Minneapolis, MN


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I'm still in the healing stages but I'm so completely over the moon happy with my experience I had to write a review. Literally everyone from the front desk to the surgeon himself has been amazing. I've had bad experiences with surgery so I was very nervous but they make you feel like a friend from the moment they answer the phone, every question is immediately answered, they legitimately care about your health happiness and experience. I'd give 10 stars if I could - I would never go anywhere else for any further work I'd want.

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Dr. Mesna Is Board Certified

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.

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Our Surgeon Is Also a Fellow Of the American College of Surgeons

In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mesna has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1999. All prospective Fellows must first be board certified in their respective surgical specialities, and they then must pass another stringent examination process to achieve fellowship status.

After providing a 12-month review of their practice, case studies, and professional references—two of which must be from current Fellows—the surgeon's application is reviewed by two different College committees and the Board of Regents. If approved for fellowship, the surgeon takes a pledge to uphold the practical and ethical standards of the College, which has some of the highest of any surgical organization in the world. Achieving fellowship is a great honor, and surgeons who do so are considered leaders in their fields. 

Abdominoplasty is a complex procedure. Performing one safely and in a way that creates natural-looking results takes a great deal of skill and experience. If you're considering this treatment for yourself, trust your care to a proven surgeon like Dr. Mesna.

Ready for Your Customized Treatment? Contact Our Minneapolis Office Today

In practice since 1996, 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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The 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 

Managing Discomfort

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.

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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.

Enhance Your Results With These Complimentary Procedures

Many tummy tuck patients are interested in targeting more than just their midsections. If you're seeking enhancement for another area of your body as well, Dr. Mesna can combine your tummy tuck with another procedure like:
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Liposuction is very often combined with abdominoplasty. Around six to eight pounds of fat can be removed during the procedure. Our plastic surgeon can perform targeted liposuction to remove stubborn stomach fat and create even leaner contours, or he can target an area like the arms, hips, or thighs instead.

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Breast Lift

Weight- and age-related changes can affect your breasts just as much as they can your midsection. Dr. Mesna can perform a breast lift at the same time as your tummy tuck to raise sagging breast tissue, reposition or resize the nipples, and create a perkier, more youthful bustline.

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Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth can lead to changes all around the body. Dr. Mesna can help you address them through a personalized mommy makeover plan. Regain your pre-pregnancy figure by combining procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, Cellulaze™ cellulite treatment, and a lower body lift.

It Costs Nothing to Explore Your Options Book a Free Consultation Today

The Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center offers completely free consultations so you can explore all your options and make the best-informed decisions regarding treatment without a price tag hanging over your head. Dr. Mesna will sit down with you one-on-one to map a treatment plan that's tailored specifically to you. He can provide a quote for your surgery before you commit to moving forward. Get started by sending a message to our Minneapolis, MN, plastic surgery office or calling:

Does Insurance Cover Tummy Tucks?


Unfortunately, no. Tummy tucks are considered purely cosmetic procedures and are not covered by insurance; however, we don't want our patients to put their goals on hold out of concern for cost. Our Minneapolis, MN, plastic surgery practice accepts financing options to make plastic surgery more affordable. We work with both Med Loan Finance and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending to keep your cosmetic goals within reach.

"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!" Sarah G., 5-Star Google Review
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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