Dr. Michael Omidi is a board-certified surgeon, maintaining certification in both plastic surgery and abdominal surgery. Dr. Omidi is an expert in tummy tucks and treats patients in Beverly Hills, Apple Valley, the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as the Inland Empire. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is one of the top performed procedures for moms and patients who have lost weight. The tummy tuck procedure is designed to address loose skin and bulging abdomen, creating beautiful contour that you desire.


A tummy tuck removes fatty tissue resistant to diet and exercise, and eliminates excess skin in your abdominal area. In addition, a tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy or lack of activity. It may also reduce the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.

What Is The Difference Between A Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

“Do I need a tummy tuck or liposuction?” In Dr. Michael Omidi’s extensive experience as a plastic surgeon, this question reveals one of the most common concerns during his consultations with patients. As the following comparison illustrates, both procedures have distinct pros and cons:

  • Liposuction addresses specific “problem areas” such as muffin tops, while a tummy tuck eliminates excessive fat from the abdominal area
  • Unlike liposuction, tummy tucks correct flabby, hanging skin that typically persists after weight loss
  • Comparted to liposuction, tummy tucks are more invasive and result in greater scarring
  • Unlike liposuction, tummy tucks effectively repair separated abdominal muscles that have been weakened by a lack of physical activity or pregnancy

Many of Dr. Michael Omidi’s patients find that combining liposuction with a tummy tuck can enhance the results and create a more contoured lower abdominal area.