A highly experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Truong understands that every person has unique needs when it comes to body contouring. From your initial consultation through your recovery, Dr. Truong is dedicated to ensuring that you see the results you deserve.
Most people opt for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) after pregnancy or weight loss to eliminate excess skin that may remain behind. Dr. Truong can also include additional body contouring such as liposuction or Smartlipo™ for extra finesse in slimming away fatty deposits, depending on your personal goals.
Dr. Truong uses special techniques to reduce scarring and ensure natural-looking results, including creating an “internal corset” to tighten the muscles and reconstruct the belly button.
Sometimes it’s hard to envision the type of results you can expect, and that’s why we invite all our patients to visit our photo gallery. As you look through pictures of real patients before and after undergoing cosmetic surgery, you can feel confident that all photos are unretouched and unaltered. Disclaimer: Keep in mind that these are sample results. There's no guarantee of specific results and your results can vary.
Dr. Truong is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has extensive experience in intra-abdominal and extra-abdominal procedures, along with comprehensive training in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic plastic surgery. Having undergone two different Fellowships, Dr. Truong also participated in a year-long apprenticeship program, and has been recognized for his achievements through awards as well as publication.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Truong was also voted one of America’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons by Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Dr. Truong’s patients are his best advocates, and the connection he establishes with each and every one comes through loud and clear in his cosmetic surgery reviews.
Disclaimer: This is just one review and may not be representative of all patient experiences. There's no guarantee of specific results and your results can vary. We encourage you to read more reviews of Dr. Truong and our practice before deciding on coming in for a consultation.
I went to Dr Truong for a tummy tuck, got 2 other opinions and felt Dr Truong was the right Doctor and office. I had (more than 20 years ago) several stomach surgeries and was left with an "Apron" on one side, add to weight gain and it was positively unseemly. Dr Truong did my Surgery in June 2013. I can tuck in my blouse!! The change in looking in the mirror is awesome - I am very happy with my decision and the outcome. The staff and the Doctor are really wonderful - I had poor Suzie on my speed dial and she was the epitome of kindness and courtesy. If you are thinking of surgery - go see DR TRUONG!!
Dr. Truong’s former patients include his own colleagues and professional peers, from nursing and operating room technicians to physicians and their spouses. Dr. Truong says being entrusted by those who have seen him operate personally is “the greatest compliment a surgeon can get.”
Devi Gandhi, M.D.Patient Coordinator
Monika ImsirovicAesthetic Coordinator
If you feel concerned over the cost of a tummy tuck, our Chicago plastic surgery practice offers a number of financing options, including CareCredit.
Dr. Truong offers a thorough and comprehensive consultation where you can get the details on all of your cosmetic options. He’ll take the time to answer each and every one of your questions.
While diet and exercise should always be the first line of defense in improving your figure, some concerns—like loose folds of skin—can only be resolved through surgery. A tummy tuck is best for those men and women who are within several pounds of a healthy target weight and have maintained that weight long-term. Some candidates may see better results from a mini tummy tuck, but this is something that Dr. Truong will talk more with you about during your consultation.
When you first meet with Dr. Truong, he’ll listen carefully to your hopes for surgery, and explain more about the results you can expect to achieve with abdominoplasty. During this time, he’ll conduct a physical evaluation to ensure that a tummy tuck is the best option to help you meet your goals.
Dr. Truong will take time to answer any questions you may have, as well as provide further information on the steps he’ll take during surgery and how you should best prepare for your procedure and your recovery.
Traditional abdominoplasty can take anywhere from about 1 to 3 hours in the hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. However, the specific amount of time taken during surgery can vary depending on whether other procedures are included at the same time. Most men and women can return home later on the same day the surgery is performed.
Although everyone’s recovery experience is a little different, generally you can expect to feel sore at your incision site, and a feeling of tightness across your belly. These should both ease as your body heals, and most tummy tuck patients are back to work within a week or two.
Results of your tummy tuck may be somewhat disguised by swelling or bruising initially, but you should see an improvement in your waistline fairly quickly. Incisions can typically be hidden by clothing, even underwear and swimsuits, for a slimmer silhouette that better accentuates your figure.