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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after tummy tuck surgeons in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Delray Beach and Boyton Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, contours the patient’s abdomen by removing excess loose skin and fat to achieve an ideal shape. The removal of skin is commonly called a “tuck”, hence the name tummy tuck. Although non-surgical methods of skin tightening in the abdomen exist, tummy tuck remains the gold standard in body contouring procedures.

There are known advantages to tummy tuck surgery: Removal of excess abdominal skin, Contouring of abdominal shape, Tightening of abdominal skin, Narrowing of the waist line

Abdominoplasty procedure

Dr. Rueda offers three types of tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty): mini tummy tuck, traditional tummy tuck, and high lateral tummy tuck. All of these procedures can be safely combined with liposuction to optimize the shape of the abdomen.

Recovery and Downtime

Recovery and Downtime

A Word On Belly Muscle Tithening

In some cases, tummy tuck surgery requires tightening of the muscles of the belly. These muscles are commonly known as the six pack muscles. In some patients, the tissue weakens leading these muscles to separate from each other. This decreases the overall tone of the abdomen and makes it more likely for bulges to occur. This is commonly seen woman after pregnancy, patients who had significant weight loss, but may occur in others as well.

Tummy tuck surgery tightens these muscles when they are separated using sutures. This leads to a tightening and improvement in the contour of the abdomen. If muscle tightening is necessary Dr. Rueda uses a special technique known as TAP Block, where the nerves around these muscles are numbed with medication to provide excellent relief of any pain or discomfort.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your Tummy Tuck Surgery procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for tummy tuck surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on tummy tucks in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best tummy tuck Palm Beach can offer. We serve patients from the following cities: Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boyton Beach, and Delray Beach.

Reduce your Pain

Dr. Rueda uses a “TAP Block” with injectable long acting medication that reduces the postoperative discomfort patients may feel after surgery. In some patients Dr. Rueda has noticed up to 80% reduction in discomfort after tummy tuck surgery.

Minimize your Incisions

Tummy tuck surgery requires incisions to remove the excess abdominal skin. Dr. Rueda specializes in techniques that minimize the length of the incisions to achieve the desired results.


Dr. Rueda has published on abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in the most prestigious international plastic surgery journals. You will have expert hands taking care of your body during this procedure.

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