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Body Surgery
in St Petersburg, FL

Why Choose Dr. Abbassi for Body Surgery?

Dr. Abbassi has an eye for fine details and is known for her warmth and bright demeanor. She believes that plastic surgery should be done with finesse and produce natural and authentic looking results. Dr. Abbassi takes the time to listen to her patients and builds a lasting rapport with them. She works closely with her patients to tailor individualized treatment options and surgical plans to address their concerns. 


Liposuction consists of a minimally invasive use of a cannula and vacuum suction to remove excess fatty tissue from certain areas of the body. It is a wonderful solo treatment option or is often used in combination with various other plastic surgery procedures. During the fat harvest a fluid solution is injected into your tissue to minimize the post operative pain as well as bleeding. This solution is called tumescence. Because of this solution, post operative drainage is common and diligent use of compression garments for 6 weeks post-surgery is imperative. In addition, lymphatic massages should be used in conjunction to compression to aide and accelerate the healing process and decrease swelling and internal scar tissue formation.


Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which there is excess glandular breast tissue in the male chest. During this operation the glandular tissue is directly excised through and incision concealed within the areola. Often this operation is also performed in conjunction with liposuction to improve the contour of the chest well as well. Diligent use of compression is paramount for 6 weeks post operatively.

Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure involves surgical excision and removal of excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. The scar for a tummy tuck span transversely from hip to hip and is kept low to allow it to be easily concealed within a bikini or underwear line. Often during pregnancy, the rectus abdominis muscles are stretched and separated from each other at midline creating laxity in the abdominal wall, this is called rectus diastasis. During a tummy tuck procedure, a rectus plication is performed in which these muscles are returned to their normal anatomic position and the rectus diastasis is directly repaired. In addition to the low transverse abdominal scar you can expect to have a new scar around the belly button as well.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover procedure is the ultimate operation to restore the parts of a woman’s body that are most affected by childbearing, the abdomen and breast. During a mommy makeover a tummy tuck is performed in addition to breast rejuvenation. Depending on the patients goals and taking into consideration the patient’s specific anatomy, the breast rejuvenation can consist of one of five options including breast reduction, breast lift, breast implant, breast implant with lift or breast fat grafting.

Brazilian Butt Lift “BBL”

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) operation consists of harvesting fat through the use of liposuction from specific areas of concern on a patient’s body and strategically re-injecting the harvested fat in the hip dips and central buttocks. This not only improves the volume of the buttocks but creates a more feminine contour and silhouette. The re-injecting of the fat is safely done under ultrasound guidance. It is important to refrain from direct pressure on the buttocks for 6 weeks post operatively and the use of specific post operative garments and pillows is crucial.

Brachioplasty/Arm Lift

An arm lift procedure is performed to reduce skin excess from the arms and is often performed in conjunction with liposuction. Scar patterns vary depending on amount of skin excess present and whether the skin excess extends to the arm pits and chest wall.


Excessively long labia minora can cause pain during exercise, sexual intercourse and visibility through clothing. A labiaplasty procedure is performed in office under local anesthetic and consists of trimming the excess length of the labia minora. Dissolvable sutures are used for this procedure to aide in patient comfort.