Tummy Tuck

Has a toned midriff always been just out of reach? Are you tired of selecting clothes based on how well they hide your tummy?

If diet and exercise have failed to tone your midsection, Dr. Bruce Hermann can perform a tummy tuck to help you reach your goals.

Learn if abdominoplasty is right for you by requesting a free consultation from North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center in Denton, TX.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty,  is a cosmetic surgery that sculpts the waistline and smooths the stomach by removing excess skin and fat before tightening the remaining tissue. Damaged or weakened muscles in the abdominal wall can also be tightened as part of a tummy tuck.

Aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and even genetics can leave the skin loose around your abdomen. If abdominal muscles have stretched and separated, they will also create a bulge. Men who lift heavy weights can also be affected.

Dr. Hermann is skilled at abdominoplasty, which is an outpatient procedure. He will make the incision discreet and easy to hide by placing it in the region just above the pubic area, traditionally known as the bikini line. Patients can also receive liposuction as part of a tummy tuck.

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center in Denton, TX, offers both full tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks so patients can receive care tailored to their unique needs.  
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Full Tummy Tuck

A full abdominoplasty addresses the entire abdomen, both above and below the belly button. Dr. Hermann will carefully tighten the skin and repair muscles in the middle and upper abdominal wall to achieve the toned look you want. The incision, which is placed just above the pubic area, runs from hip to hip. Skin is pulled down to tighten the entire abdomen, and a new belly button may be created. Excess fat can be removed over the full area with liposuction.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who are bothered by loose skin or bulging below the belly button. The procedure is appealing because it is less invasive and has a smaller incision scar. The ideal candidate has only a small amount of excess skin in the lower abdomen. A mini tummy tuck can include liposuction and abdominal muscle repair.

Tummy Tuck Benefits

Remarkable Results

Because this type of body contouring allows Dr. Hermann to remove excess fat and skin in the same procedure, it can give you a slimmer, tighter abdominal area.

Immediately Noticeable

A tummy tuck provides virtually immediate results. As you heal and the scars fade, you can expect to look better both in everyday clothes and swimwear.

Lasting Outcomes

Although your body will be subject to natural aging, regular exercise and a healthy diet will help you maintain the results of your procedure for years to come.

Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Including  Lewisville and Flower Mound, Texas

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Bruce Hermann is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than a decade of hands-on experience. He brings his passion for plastic surgery and genuine concern for patients to every consultation.

He makes a point of approaching each consultation with fresh eyes. While all tummy tucks follow the same general procedures, Dr. Hermann understands how to bring out the best in you by customizing a tummy tuck to your body.

If you've been looking for a plastic surgeon with exemplary skills and an artistic eye, request a consultation with Dr. Hermann at our Denton, TX, plastic surgery office. Our modern, welcoming office is located in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital complex. Ready to get started? Write to us or call:

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Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Including Lewisville and Flower Mound
"Dr. Herman is the best he makes you feel so comfortable and did such an amazing job I would never let anybody else touch on my body. Thank you again Dr. Herman for such a wonderful job. I am so thankful that I found you thank you for caring about individuals and listening to what your patient want; not just doing it to make money doing it because you care and are passionate about what you do
P.S. The scarring is so minimal it’s amazing."
Michelle Statler, 2023, 5-Star Review

A Tummy Tuck Is Tailored to Your Body

Knowing every patient's body is unique, Dr. Hermann takes a highly individualized approach when planning each abdominoplasty and will weigh each step in the procedure. Is liposuction needed? How much do the abdominal muscles contribute to bulging? Our plastic surgeon shares his thoughts on tummy tucks:
If you want to improve the definition of your midsection, Dr. Hermann can help give you the results you desire. During your consultation, Dr. Hermann will discuss how abdominoplasty can remove excess fat, tighten loose skin, and repair a stretched abdominal wall. He understands that every patient has unique goals, and will plan your procedure to address your particular needs.

Actual Patient Results

Dr. Bruce Hermann's patient before a tummy tuck
Dr. Bruce Hermann's patient after a tummy tuck

"An experienced surgeon who works tirelessly to ensure patient safety and satisfaction."


Diane Szydlik

Denton, TX


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I’ve been a patient of Dr Hermann for many years for both aesthetic procedures and for a surgical consultation. He is very professional, empathetic and has remediated filler and Botox which was botched by another person. He has made it clear that if I’m not completely satisfied, he will do what needs to be done until I’m 100% happy with the results. An experienced surgeon who works tirelessly to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

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Dr. Hermann is an outstanding plastic surgeon who is professional, empathetic, and effective. I had an infected sternum after surgery from a heart surgeon that was not healing. He proposed a pectoral flap that completely resolved the issue. Lacking a better description, he is awesome and I highly recommend him and his staff, Ji and Paul.

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Paying for Tummy Tuck Surgery

How Can Financing Help?

Reputable financing companies like CareCredit allow you to break up the cost of your tummy tuck into smaller monthly payments. Depending on the length of the payment plan and your credit, you can obtain low or even no interest rates.

Will Insurance Cover Any of the Costs?

Health insurance only covers the cost of preventative and medically necessary services. Since a tummy tuck is an elective cosmetic procedure, your insurance provider will not offer any coverage for this treatment.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We accept cash and all major credit cards. If you have a no- or low-interest card, this may provide a better rate than those offered by healthcare financing providers.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice

To find out if you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty, meet with a plastic surgeon once you have reached or are close to reaching your weight loss goals. Dr. Hermann can examine the abdominal area to determine if this procedure is best suited to your needs and lifestyle. We serve patients from Lewisville, Flower Mound, and surrounding areas at our Denton, TX, office.

Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone at:

(940) 387-4900

"You won’t regret having work done by Dr. Hermann."


Allie Kruger

Denton, TX


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I heard about Dr. Hermann from word of mouth. When I first went for my consultation- the staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Hermann was very thorough in explaining the surgery and post surgery procedure. He took his time with everything. I proceeded with surgery > tummy tuck & breast lift. WOW! Big difference! Shocked at how well everything looked. Dr. Hermann did a great job- I am very happy with the results!! You won’t regret having work done by Dr. Hermann.

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Angie Duke

Denton, TX


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Dr. Hermann did amazing on my lift. I had one breast reduced and a lift on both. It’s been three months and I absolutely love it. The staff there are so sweet they definitely show that they care about you. Also, they worked so hard with Sedwick on getting me an accommodation from lifting at work. It was definitely hard work for them if anybody knows anything about Sedwick. When I went to my consultation, everything he explained is exactly how it was done when it comes surgery time. He will go into great detail about anything you need to know.

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The Tummy Tuck Procedure Step-by-Step

The abdominoplasty procedure can smooth wrinkled skin and tighten loose muscles to minimize bulging, improving your body contours and confidence.
Dr. Hermann can adjust the skin of the belly button to restore a more youthful and proportionate appearance.
Dr. Hermann can adjust the skin of the belly button to restore a more youthful and proportionate appearance.


Before we bring you into the operating room, we will prep you for surgery by taking your vital signs, reviewing your treatment plan with you, and marking up the treatment area to guide Dr. Hermann during surgery.


Once you are brought to the surgery room, we will administer general anesthesia. This is the deepest level of sedation available, and you will be completely asleep and have absolutely no memory of the surgery. This ensures your complete comfort during the abdominoplasty procedure.


To begin surgery, Dr. Hermann will create an incision in the abdomen. He will keep the incision as small as possible while still maintaining his ability to achieve the best possible results. For younger patients with smaller amounts of skin wrinkling, the incision may be as small as four inches in length. For more extensive cases, the incision may run from hip to hip.

Tightening Muscles

The abdominal muscles can become stretched as a result of pregnancy or weight gain. This can cause the left and right sides of the muscle to become separated, which results in the bulging of the belly. Dr. Hermann can suture the two sides together to produce a flatter stomach. This step is not included in all abdominoplasty treatment plans, as some patients aren't experiencing this issue.

Tightening the Skin

This step involves tightening and smoothing the skin across the abdomen and the removal of any excess skin. This is the only way to treat loose and excess skin after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Adjusting the Belly Button

As the abdominal skin becomes overstretched, the belly button can become displaced, larger than normal, or misshapen. Dr. Hermann can adjust the skin of the belly button to restore a more youthful and proportionate appearance.

Closing the Incisions

To complete surgery, we will close the incision with sutures to encourage healing. We may also place bandages over the treatment area to protect the sutures and prevent infection.
To start your journey and find out if abdominoplasty is right for you, contact us online to request a consultation or call us at (940) 387-4900. We see patients from Lewisville, Flower Mound, and surrounding areas at our Denton, TX, office.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in combining procedures, it is important to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon for trusted advice. Dr. Hermann meets with patients from Lewisville, Flower Mound, and surrounding areas at our Denton, TX, office. Contact us online to send a message or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:

(940) 387-4900

"Dr. Hermann and his Staff are Terrific. Great surgeon and very personable with your needs. Thank You!"
Cindy Sterling, 2024, 5-Star Review

Combining Treatments

Many patients wish to undergo multiple procedures to achieve the best possible results. Some of the other plastic surgery procedures that patients undergo in combination with abdominoplasty include:


While a tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen, liposuction is performed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. Some patients choose to undergo abdominal liposuction to eliminate pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. Others choose to have liposuction performed on other areas of the body, such as the thighs, flanks, hips, buttocks, or upper arms.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is another procedure that is often performed with tummy tuck surgery. After pregnancy or weight loss, many patients find that the breasts become smaller in size. With breast augmentation, Dr. Hermann can place saline or silicone implants to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts.

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Breast Lift

Just as the breasts can become deflated after pregnancy or weight loss, they can also begin to droop. In cases of mild sagging, implants may provide a small lift. However, more significant drooping requires a breast lift procedure. During this surgery, the breasts are lifted, the skin envelope is smoothed, and excess skin is removed. The areolar-nipple complex can also be adjusted. For some, the areola and nipple are moved up to a more youthful and natural-looking location. The size of the areola can also be reduced if it is naturally large or became enlarged due to pregnancy or weight gain.

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Thigh Lift

After significant weight loss, patients can develop excess skin on the thighs. The amount of excess skin can vary in severity and location on the thighs. That is why Dr. Hermann offers several thigh lift techniques, including the inner, mini, bilateral, and medial thigh lift. With these approaches, he can tighten excess skin to improve your comfort and appearance.

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Arm Lift

When patients lose weight in the upper arm, it can result in excess skin that droops from the undersides of the upper arms. This can make patients feel self-conscious unless they are wearing long-sleeved shirts. With the upper arm lift, Dr. Hermann can make an incision in the armpit to tighten small amounts of loose skin. If patients have more significant hanging skin, the incision extends down the inner part of the arm as far as the elbow. This enables Dr. Hermann to tighten and remove an appropriate amount of excess skin to produce contoured arms that look good in all types of clothing.

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Abdominoplasty FAQ

Will scarring be visible?

The incisions that are made during surgery are just above the pubic bone. This means that any resulting scarring will not be seen when wearing a bathing suit or underwear. Still, the incisions will result in a scar, which will become less noticeable with time. In the months after surgery, the incision appears red. By a year after surgery, it becomes far less noticeable and looks like a flat, white line.

Are there any alternatives to a tummy tuck?

When patients have small amounts of loose abdominal skin, they may be good candidates for BodyTite. This minimally invasive treatment uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and remove extra fat. It does require small incisions, through which a small cannula is inserted to remove small amounts of fat. Unlike liposuction, this approach also heats the skin, encouraging collagen production and tightening. However, BodyTite doesn't produce as dramatic of results as tummy tuck or liposuction.

How much weight will I lose after a tummy tuck?

Although a tummy tuck isn't a weight loss procedure, patients can expect to shed some pounds and go down to a smaller pant size. This is because excess skin is removed. Patients who undergo a full tummy tuck and abdominal liposuction could lose up to 10 pounds and go down a couple of pant sizes. Of course, the amount varies depending on the extent of your treatment plan.

"My only regret is not finding Dr. Hermann sooner!"


Amanda Alford

Denton, TX


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I chose Dr. Hermann based off these google reviews. I went for my consultation in January and it was so thorough and I felt so comfortable that Dr. Hermann would do his absolute best to give me great results. I had breast reduction surgery in April and then I spent all summer wearing swim tops I never thought I'd ever be able to wear again. It was truly life changing for me and I'm so happy I chose Dr. Hermann and his office.

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Sarah S

Denton, TX


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If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, I highly recommend Dr.Hermann and his team. I scheduled a consultation with Dr.Hermann and the knowledge and detail in his work was incredible.After years of consultations and being told by other plastic surgeons that nothing could be done to correct a trauma scar, I finally had hope. This surgery has been life changing for me and help me gain my confidence back. My only regret is not finding Dr.Hermann sooner!

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North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Bruce Hermann has trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons and implements the BodyLogic™ system to achieve optimal surgical outcomes. We accept financing so every patient can access our advanced treatments:

  • CareCredit®
  • United Medical Credit

To speak with the North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center team about your cosmetic goals, request an appointment online or call (940) 387-4900.

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