What is a Tummy Tuck? 

An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, will remove excess fatty tissue and loose skin while also addressing the separation of the abdominal muscle. The separation of this abdominal muscle is known as ‘diastasis’ and can occur from pregnancy and or significant weight gain. If your body has been through a pregnancy or if your weight has fluctuated significantly for other reasons, your midsection may have experienced unwanted aesthetic changes. Even if you had a flat and firm belly before pregnancy, diet and exercise may not be enough to get you back to where you want to be. 

Dr. Rod performs tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) to help Phoenix women restore their pre-baby body. He also supports patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight or who want to recontour their midsection after liposuction. The surgery can eliminate excess skin and repair weakened muscles, both common symptoms after major weight change. Patients frequently combine the surgery with breast augmentation and breast lift as part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate their body and their breasts in a single surgical session. 

Dr. Reza Rod

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Reza Rod, of Phoenix, Arizona, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience and training in enhancing natural beauty with both surgical and non-surgical techniques. His accolades include being honored as a “Top Doctor” on Real Self and being hand-selected for a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received rigorous plastic surgeon training. Dr. Rod is passionate about helping patients make their appearance reflect their spirit and has made breast augmentation a primary focus of his practice. He believes in combining highly technical skills with meticulous attention to detail to achieve natural-looking breast enhancement results that fit his patient’s personal goals and aesthetic ideals. 

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Dr. Rod’s Approach to Tummy Tuck 

Significant weight gain and loss can: 

  • Leave you with excess tissue around your belly. 
  • Cause your abdominal muscles to separate. 
  • Create unaesthetic stretch marks. 

A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and reconstructs the abdominal muscles to give you an hourglass figure. Most of Dr. Rod’s patients see a reduction in the appearance of stretch marks by 50% to 100%. 

Dr. Rod prioritizes comfort and safety with any surgical procedure he conducts for his Phoenix patients. One of the most common issues that people experience after a tummy tuck is that they are sent home following surgery and don’t feel well enough to take needed medications on the first day. Dr. Rod avoids this issue by performing tummy tuck surgery in a hospital setting, where patients can receive around-the-clock nursing care. 

All other aspects of your treatment occur at the Dermacare Plastic Surgery office. This provides you with a single point of contact with familiar and friendly staff. Our team is always available to help you and can accommodate an appointment on nearly any day of the week. 

Benefits of Tummy Tuck

The key benefits of undergoing a tummy tuck include: 

  • Tightens weakened abdominal muscles. 
  • Removes excess, lax abdominal skin. 
  • Improves abdominal contour. 
  • Eliminates stretch marks on the abdomen. 

While Dr. Rod individualizes each procedure to the patient’s needs, he generally will take the following steps as part of a tummy tuck: 

  • He will place the incision along the bikini line so that it shouldn’t be visible even in underwear or a swimsuit. 
  • Dr. Rod will pull the abdominal muscles back together to give you a stronger midsection and a firmer belly. 
  • He will use sutures in a way that limits swelling and allows surgical drains to come out sooner. Sutures will dissolve naturally over time. 
  • Dr. Rod will apply a long-lasting local anesthetic that significantly improves your comfort for 3-4 days after surgery. 
  • You can expect to spend one night at the hospital and head home the next day. 



How Long Will a Tummy Tuck Scar Be? 

The length of your surgical scar will depend on the amount of skin that Dr. Rod needs to remove to give you an hourglass figure. Reviewing before-and-after images on our website can provide you with good guidelines on what to expect. Dr. Rod can also advise you about the results you will likely get during your initial consultation. With the incision placed at the bikini line, patients can achieve an improved body contour in exchange for a well-hidden surgical line. 

What can I expect during my hospital stay? 

Dr. Rod conducts his tummy tuck surgeries at several different accredited hospitals in the Phoenix area. Each offers patients high-quality care for their brief overnight stay. The priority during your first day after surgery will be ensuring that you receive medications on a timely basis and that you have support when you need it. Dedicated nurses will be there to help you following your procedure so that you can rest as comfortably as possible. 

When can I get back to normal activities? 

Dr. Rod evaluates Phoenix patients on a case-by-case basis to determine their recovery timeline. Some people are back to work and other activities within one week, but two weeks is more common. He welcomes patients to come to him at any point during their recovery so that he can answer their questions or address any concerns they may have. 

The Tummy Tuck Procedure Process

Before & Afters

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Having children is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can take a toll on your body. A mommy makeover focuses on rejuvenating your breasts and abdomen for a more youthful appearance and firmer body. Do something for yourself and call Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, AZ, today to see how we can help you look and feel your best. We are also proud to serve Goodyear, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. 


This office is amazing. I've been here a handful of times and the staff is great, the office is clean and welcoming. The staff make the experience wonderful. They will answer all your questions.

I wouldn’t hesitate to come here again or refer friends and family. Everyone is so kind and they take time to answer all questions. My surgery went so smoothly and the results were exactly what I was told they would be.

Couldn’t be more happy with the results I found from this experience. Fantastic staff and people over all. Would recommend.

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