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Tummy Tuck

Excess skin, fat, and separated abdominal muscles are among the common side effects for aging, weight, loss and pregnancy. 

While they mark the milestones your body has reached, you don't have to live with them if you're unhappy with their appearance.

For smoother, more toned figures, Dr. Michael A. Devlin offers custom tummy tucks for Little Rock,  Conway, and Hot Springs, AR, patients.

What Is a Tummy Tuck? Let Dr. Devlin Explain

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure designed to smooth and slim your abdomen. Our cosmetic surgeon achieves tailored results by removing excess fat and loose skin caused by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. In certain cases, he can also restore function by reconnecting abdominal muscles separated during pregnancy.

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Many patients feel like no one else is dealing with the same stresses or insecurities that they are. However, a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that 97,988 people chose to smooth their stomachs with abdominoplasty in 2020 alone.


Before planning your surgery, Dr. Devlin will make sure that you are a good candidate and that the procedure is safe for you. Though some patients aren't eligible for a full tummy tuck, they may be candidates for mini tummy tucks—a less invasive procedure with a smaller incision.


Dr. Devlin works with his patients to give them custom treatments that directly address their goals. For instance, he can reconnect abdominal muscles that often separate during pregnancy. He can also combine your tummy tuck with other procedures, like a breast lift or liposuction.

What Do Tummy Tucks Look Like? See One of Dr. Devlin's Transformations

After weight loss, bariatric surgery, or lifestyle changes, you may need a little extra help to achieve the figure you've always wanted — like this real patient.
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​Before Abdominoplasty This 37-year-old mother visited our Arkansas team in hopes of rejuvenating her post-pregnancy figure. After giving birth to her four children, she struggled with excess skin and fat around her stomach that could not be removed with weight loss alone.
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​After Abdominoplasty Dr. Devlin listened to her concerns and found that she was an excellent candidate for liposuction and a tummy tuck. He conducted both, creating trim and youthful results. After treatment at our Little Rock, AR, office, she now has a slimmer, flatter abdomen.

Patients From Conway to Hot Springs, AR,
Truly Appreciate Our Team


Sarah Newton

Little Rock, AR


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I absolutely love the results from both of my surgeries! Dr Devlin and his staff are among the best I have ever had!! True attention to detail went into each visit! His office went above and beyond!

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Lacey Kennedy

Little Rock, AR


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Dr. Devlin and his staff are just the best! They are always so kind and really listen to my concerns. Dr. Devlin answers questions honestly to deliver accurate expectations while still meeting my expectations above and beyond!

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Dr. Devlin's Standout Approach to Tummy Tuck Procedures

Dr. Devlin treats you as the unique person that you are. During your tailored procedure, he focuses on details big and small, like the size and shape of your belly button. His dedicated eye allows you to enjoy more natural-looking results.

Choose a Practice That Makes You a Part of the Team

Selecting a cosmetic or plastic surgeon to perform your tummy tuck is an extremely important decision. Not only does our cosmetic surgeon have exemplary distinctions, like his sterling nationwide reputation, but he also has a patient-first approach.

When you visit our office, we'll treat you as a whole, genuinely listening to your concerns and hopes. You'll be a part of the team when it comes to your care, and we'll never lose sight of what's most important: your happiness and wellbeing.

Whether you want to start off with a virtual consultation or an in-person visit, we're happy to work with your schedule. Contact our Little Rock team to begin or call:

(501) 227-8811

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Dr. Devlin and his caring Little Rock staff are here to make your experience as smooth as possible.

What a Patient Has to Say About Their Tummy Tuck Experience

"Dr. Devlin and his staff are amazing!  I had FDL tummy tuck a year ago and was so pleased with the results. The follow up care is exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Devlin and will trust him with any future cosmetic surgery." Amanda Allen

Patients of All Genders Can Benefit From Tummy Tucks

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No matter your gender, you can be eligible for a tummy tuck. In fact, of the 97,988 tummy tucks reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2020, 3,740 were performed for male patients. If you're excited about a more toned physique, Dr. Devlin can help you explore candidacy.

Understanding Tummy Tuck Candidacy

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Tummy tucks are surgical procedures, and for the best results, you will need to be a suitable candidate. The typical tummy tuck patient has reached their goal weight or is within about 10 to 15 pounds of it.

They're also dedicated to maintaining their results with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Finally, they're in relatively good health, have healthy BMIs, and don't smoke or drink, among other factors that Dr. Devlin will assess during your visit.

Curious about the possibilities? There's only one way to find out for sure that you're a tummy tuck candidate: getting in touch with our Little Rock office for a consultation.

Virtual Consultations Are Available

Is your schedule too hectic to visit our Little Rock office? Are you a patient from a different part of Arkansas, or another state entirely? Instead of traveling all the way to us, take advantage of our virtual consultations. Our team can explain the benefits, so contact us to learn more.

What a Tummy Tuck Is Like According to Our Little Rock, AR, Patients


Autumn Stone

Little Rock, AR


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Super friendly staff! Always available and quick to respond to all questions/concerns.

I had an inch of separation in my abs due to pregnancy, and was super nervous about the intensity/scope of the procedure (abdominoplasty). Now, a year later, the results of my surgery went beyond my (and my hubby's) expectations!

Scarring is minimal, and my stomach is flat and natural.

Dr. Devlin actually talked me out of additional work (liposuction), which really solidifies that he cares more about the patients than paychecks.

Highly recommend!

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Tami Kohl

Little Rock, AR


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Where to begin...I have yoyo dieted my whole life therefore my skin finally said "we are finished moving back into position, & are just going to HANG around & look ugly...I had a couple of issues like an allergy to suture glue & stubborn stitches that wouldn't dissolve. The staff calmed me & Dr. D immediately solved MY problems. I had a Lower Tummy Tuck saying good bye to the flab sack hanging on my belly. Next, a face/brow lift taking 15 to 20 years off my age...I am totally delighted with every procedure Dr. Devlin performed. He was very professional, knowledgeable, talented & pretty funny when he wanted to be. He personally called me one evening when I was panicked about something ridiculous. As for the staff, I wouldn't know where to start. They make me feel like family. I am truly grateful & am soooo glad I chose Dr. Devlin. Check them out, you won't regret it.

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​How Does Abdominoplasty Work?
A Typical Treatment Timeline

Patients travel from Conway, Hot Springs, and the greater Pulaski County area and throughout Arkansas because they trust our rigorous standards.
Patients travel from Conway, Hot Springs, and the greater Pulaski County area and throughout Arkansas because they trust our rigorous standards.


Before we plan your surgery, you'll first visit our Little Rock office for a consultation. Our cosmetic surgeon will assess your health and candidacy, show you photos of results, and answer your questions. Dr. Devlin is uncompromising about your safety. If he thinks that you are not a candidate for abdominoplasty, he will kindly tell you why he will not perform treatment.


When it comes time for your procedure, our first priority will be to make you comfortable.

We use sedation so that you won't feel any discomfort during your abdominoplasty.


Once you're fully sedated, our cosmetic surgeon will make a precise incision along your pubic bone. For a mini tummy tuck, the incision will be smaller. He will also widen the opening across your lower abdomen.


Next, Dr. Devlin will carefully remove any excess skin or fat in your abdominal area.

This allows you to have a smoother, more toned-looking midsection once you have fully recovered.

Muscle Reattachment

Patients often notice their abdominal muscles have separated after pregnancy.

Our cosmetic surgeon can safely re-tighten them during your tummy tuck.

Additional Procedures

If you desire and if it's safe to do so, Dr. Devlin may also perform other plastic surgery procedures during your abdominoplasty, like breast augmentation or liposuction. He also offers mommy makeovers, which comprehensively address the changes that follow pregnancy, like breast sagging, abdominal separation, and loose skin.


Dr. Devlin will finish your plastic surgery treatment by closing any incisions with stitches or sutures. He keeps all incision sites sterile throughout treatment to minimize complications like infection.

Beginning Recovery

For the first few days as you recover, Dr. Devlin will give you a pain pump. It safely administers a non-narcotic anesthetic to your abdomen so that you feel little to no discomfort as you heal.

Why Arkansas Trusts Our Cosmetic Surgeon

"I highly recommend Dr. Devlin and his staff! They are all helpful and informative. Dr. Devlin answered any and all questions I had before and after the procedure, he even called me after hours the day of my surgery to make sure I was doing good! I had a tummy tuck, my results are fabulous. I 100% plan to return for more work in the future!  If I could leave more stars I would, hands down one of the best experiences." Stephanie Blanchard

Tummy Tuck FAQ

Can I have a tummy tuck before getting pregnant?

Yes, you can, though it's usually better for your long-term results to have an abdominoplasty once your family is complete. If you decide that you want to grow your family in the future, though, you will still be able to get pregnant and have a healthy child.

Can a tummy tuck remove all my extra stomach fat?

No, tummy tucks are designed to move a limited amount of fat, ranging from three to four pounds. Typically, patients are advised to lose most of their weight before the procedure. In certain cases, your tummy tuck may also be able to be paired with liposuction.

Will my abdominoplasty results be permanent?

Yes, the results of your abdominoplasty will last a lifetime. Like with liposuction, when your fat or skin is removed from an area, it will not be able to regenerate. Of course, you should still stay active and eat healthy for the best long-term results and well-being.

Will people be able to tell I've had a tummy tuck?

No, they likely will not be able to tell. Scarring is minimal and fades over time. Additionally, Dr. Devlin pays extra attention to the most common sign patients have had abdominoplasty: their belly buttons. His techniques create subtle and beautiful results.

Plastic surgeon Michael Devlin, M.D.

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Dr. Devlin is a cosmetic surgeon who provides each of his patients with personalized care and a compassionate approach. He offers a range of procedures in an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and heard. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society

To get started on your plastic surgery journey, fill out our form or call (501) 227-8811.


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