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Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy or weight loss, you may need a little assistance with the finishing touches on your new figure.

Dr. James Lowe has helped many patients like you slim the remaining fat on their stomachs and trim away excess skin with a tummy tuck.

To learn more about this contouring procedure — and if you're a candidate — visit Lowe Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK.

What a Tummy Tuck
Can Do for You


A tummy tuck smooths your abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. This plastic surgery procedure contours the stomach so you have a slimmer figure. We offer different types of tummy tucks: mini, extended, and full-circle.

See Real Results From Our Oklahoma City Plastic Surgeon

Before Tummy Tuck
Before Tummy Tuck
After Tummy Tuck
After Tummy Tuck
This patient visited Dr. Lowe for an abdominoplasty procedure. Now, she has a refined figure and tighter, smoother skin along her abdomen. If you're frustrated with excess skin and fat, you have options. Our compassionate team may be able to help you too.

Choose a Triple Board-Certified Doctor For Your Treatment

After hard work and discipline, you're almost at the finish line. For those who need a little extra help achieving their body goals, abdominoplasty is an effective and common procedure. It uses contouring and precise plastic surgery techniques to tighten and tone your figure.

Dr. James Lowe is an experienced plastic surgeon who can refine your figure and improve your confidence with abdominoplasty. He is triple board-certified — a rarity in the plastic surgery field.

Find out if you are a candidate. To begin, contact our friendly Oklahoma City team or call

(405) 942-4300

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Dr. Lowe has proudly helped many patients achieve the appearance they've wanted for so long.

"I’m really happy about my results!" Hear What Oklahoma City, OK, Patients Are Saying


Marisa Guzman


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Best best surgeon!!! He dose not up sell you in anyway he says it just like it is ,to the point ! Excellent !! Nurses are super friendly and very well trained to answer questions if you have any ..just over all an amazing staff

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haylee erickson


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They did exactly what I asked for, I’m really happy about my results! The people who work there are also very nice. They are very professional, I would highly recommend for any procedure!

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How Does My Current Weight Impact My Eligibility for a Tummy Tuck?

If you are at an earlier stage of your weight loss journey, you may not yet be eligible for a tummy tuck. Generally, plastic surgeons like Dr. Lowe will wait until you are within about 10 pounds of your goal weight before scheduling an abdominoplasty.

This allows for more stable end results, as well as a safer overall treatment. Though the work can be hard, you are making progress, and you deserve to be proud of all that you have accomplished.

How the Typical Abdominoplasty Will Go A Tummy Tuck Timeline

Dr. Lowe has worked with many patients like you, improving their confidence with skillful tummy tuck procedures.
Dr. Lowe has worked with many patients like you, improving their confidence with skillful tummy tuck procedures.


After we welcome you to our Oklahoma City office, you will meet with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Lowe. He will determine if you are a candidate, educate you fully, and answer any questions that you might have. If you are ready, we can schedule your tummy tuck.


Dr. Lowe and our team can conduct your abdominoplasty at our on-site certified surgical OR facility located in Oklahoma City.

Make sure to arrive early for your procedure.


It's a priority for Dr. Lowe to ensure that his patients are comfortable throughout the tummy tuck process. You will be totally at ease during your surgery with sedation. It will feel very much like drifting off to sleep.


Before your procedure, Dr. Lowe will carefully mark the incision sites along your abdominal area.

During your tummy tuck, he will precisely follow these incision lines.


Next, Dr. Lowe will carefully remove the excess fat and skin.

Unless you have also opted for liposuction, the fat and skin will only be taken away from the region at and below your belly button.


In some cases, Dr. Lowe can also reconnect the muscles in your abdominal area so that they are stronger once again.

This choice is especially helpful for those who have given birth.


Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Lowe will close up your abdominal incisions with stitches.

He may also attach drains so you can recover with reduced swelling and buildup. A drainless surgical technique can also be used if requested.


You may need to stay overnight. After you are cleared to go home, a trusted friend or family member can drive you back.

During this time, please rest, avoiding active job duties and housework.

Recovery From a Tummy Tuck Can Take Three Months Here's How to Make the Most of It

Don't Smoke

Before your plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Lowe will ask if you smoke. That is because smoking beforehand can raise risks of complications. It's also equally important not to smoke as you recover.

Stay Clean

Infections, one of the most common complications of surgery, are also fairly preventable. Keep your stomach clean and follow all care instructions from Dr. Lowe.

Have Help

Don't be afraid to ask for help with housework, errands, or child care during your recovery process. The better care you take of yourself as you heal, the easier recovery will be.

Contact Us

If you have questions after your surgery, you can always contact our Oklahoma City team. We're here to help you heal with complete peace of mind.

What Will My Tummy Tuck Look Like After I've Finished Healing?

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Lowe knows that one of the main concerns for patients is how they will heal after surgery. With proper care, the incision on your tummy tuck will likely fade over time, producing minimal scarring that can be easily hidden. If you are still unsatisfied with your appearance, Dr. Lowe also offers laser treatment for scarring.

For More Dramatic Results Dr. Lowe Can Pair Your Tummy Tuck With Liposuction

A tummy tuck removes fat and skin located at and below the belly button. For those who wish to address stubborn fat in other abdominal areas, our Oklahoma City plastic surgery practice also offers liposuction.

Liposuction is another type of body contouring procedure, though it is solely used to remove unwanted deposits of body fat. Typically, liposuction can be combined with an abdominoplasty to target fat around your midsection (such as the love handles) and give you a flatter stomach.

For a less invasive option, Dr. Lowe provides a type of liposuction that minimizes incisions. Of course, if Dr. Lowe determines that you are not a candidate to combine these two procedures, he will kindly let you know and explain why.

Woman with tummy tuck and liposuction

"He truly has the best interest of his patients." Why Oklahoma City Patients Trust Our Plastic Surgeon


Melissa Geiser


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I have been going to Dr. Lowe for over 10 years for various procedures. He and his staff have always been professional, friendly, and on time. The wait time for an appointment is minimal, the pricing is thoroughly discussed, and they do their best to minimize any discomfort. In addition, they have a great rewards program and run specials frequently. Most importantly, the results I have received are consitently as expected with no surprises. I'd like to give special recognition to Dr. Lowe's nurse, Leslie. She is always kind and happy and is one of the many bright spots in the office.

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Alexandria Mariotti


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After having twins two years ago, I never thought I would be able to wear a bikini or really feel good about my body. I was as wide as I was tall! After I had skin left over and even with working out, I still didn’t feel my best. After seeing Dr. Lowe, we came up with a game plan and he was so caring about all my concerns! He is very honest and it is unbelievably refreshing. He truly has the best interest of his patients. I can not express how happy I am!!! I feel like my confident self and Dr. Lowe helped me accomplish that! The staff is also absolutely amazing and so supportive!

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How Much Will My Tummy Tuck Cost?


A tummy tuck at our Oklahoma City practice is generally priced between $8,500 and $12,500. This number can vary. It will depend on your needs and the extent of the procedure.

We Can Make Your Abdominoplasty More Affordable Make Plastic Surgery Fit Within Your Budget

CareCredit Financing

For those who need a little help paying for the cost of their tummy tuck, CareCredit® financing is an excellent option. It lets you pay off your procedure over time, so that you can seek the figure you've always wanted.

Price Matching

In the event that you receive a lower abdominoplasty quote from a legitimate competitor, we may be able to price match. To learn more about this option, contact our friendly Oklahoma City team.

James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (405) 942-4300.

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