Know Someone Who Needs a Tummy Tuck?

Please note: This study is closed, but if another opens up, we will post a new alert. Thank you!

We are looking for candidates for a new study here at Marina Plastic Surgery. We’ve been selected by Cohera Medical, lnc. as one of five plastic surgery centers in the U.S. to participate in a national clinical research trial to test an experimental product – a tissue glue – that may aid in wound closure following abdominoplasty surgery

The “tummy tuck” surgery as it is commonly called will be performed by either by me or Dr. Michelle Spring at our fully accredited surgical center.  Financial consideration will be made for qualified participants.

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Typical tummy tuck patients are frustrated that they cannot lose that last hanging flabby skin.  No creams will lift lax tummy skin, no amount of crunches will tighten loose stomach muscles, and even the healthiest diet will not be able to reduce certain fat deposits along the abdominal wall. Only a tummy tuck can help address this problem area sufficiently.

We are looking for specific types of patients who fit the study qualifications. These qualifications include:

• 18 years of age or older

• Non-smoker

• General good health

• Not pregnant or nursing

• No previous abdominoplasty

• Agree to not schedule any additional elective surgeries involving an incision to the abdomen until your study participation is complete

• Are available for follow up evaluations for three months following surgery

During the initial qualifying consultation, we will review your medical history. Photos will be taken and you should bring a list of medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that you take.

For more information, call 877-298-9915.

About Dr. Grant Stevens

W. GRANT STEVENS, MD, FACS Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery University of Southern California Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery and the Orange Twist Institute in Marina Del Rey, California. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Stevens is past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and chairman of the ASAPS Board of Trustees. He is third vice president of the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He was elected by his peers into "The Guide to Top Doctors" and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor Guide," recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and one of the select few to be featured in "Plastic Surgery: The World's Top Surgeons & Clinics." Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John's Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC. Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh and Dr. R. Christie Wray. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS and ISAPS Traveling Professor lecturing at numerous international, national and regional meetings and is an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities. Dr. Stevens has authored more than 90 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He is a member of many medical societies, including ASAPS, ISAPS, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. He has been interviewed for articles including those in Time, USA Today, People, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Business Week, Men's Fitness, LA Times Magazine, Discovery and numerous newspapers. He has appeared on more than 125 television programs including CNN, Discovery, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, The Learning Channel, PBS Nightly Business Report and many other TV and radio interviews.

50 Responses

  1. This is such a great opportunity for someone seeking a tummy tuck. Two world class surgeons in one of the best practices in the nation. I look forward to seeing the results!

    1. iris ruiz

      Yrs I lost some weight floppy stomach can’t get my tummy flat. Am 46 yrs old and feeling depress about my saggy skin.. not sexy

  2. Beautymindedwoman

    I’ve just made my appt fr tomorrow with Dr. Stevens. I almost reach my weight goal and am contemplating for this. I’m not saggy but I have bulge from 4 pregnancies. It says “financial consideration” is a term of cut price for being in trial study if you are approved. I’m going to find out what dr. Stevens going to say about my tummy and I might post it later.

    1. stephanie

      what phone number did you call i get no options for the trial when i call and ive emailed with no answer whAT price are you looking at paying for a tummy tuck

  3. Cleo

    Are you all still looking for candidates… I’ve recently had two kids and dropped some weight therefore I have a lot of excess skin, I’d love to have a tummy tuck but cannot afford one at this time.

  4. Nia

    Does this offer still stand? I’m really interested! I lost 100lb after a twin pregnancy, and was left with saggy skin.

      1. Stephanie

        Are you still accepting patients I emailed web and Facebook one was yes one said no, I’m really interested so is it still going on

  5. Hi Stephanie: I think the confusion came in because the first study was closed, but we are planning a second one, so stay tuned. We’ll announce it here and on Facebook.

  6. Britney

    I am a perfect candidate for dramatic results. I have had six children, I am thin and in great shape for 44. My stomach has stretch marks and baggy skin. My breast are sagging and lost volume. Since I simply need help with breast and my tummy, my after photo would be amazing difference. Since I am the proper weight and thin it would be a great attraction for other candidates. I am a school teacher and mother, so I cannot afford the procedures. I have a twin sister who had a tummy tuck and it looks great. She is my mirror image, so I know it will look great on me also.

    1. lenia

      I’m a healthy weight, and meet all the requirements. I have loose skin that I’ve been living with for 10 years.Very interested in getting tummy tuck.

  7. This trial is closed, and we are waiting to see if the FDA will approve the tissue glue. Anyone interested in a tummy tuck should call the office (310) 827-2653 and book a complimentary appointment to see if you are a good candidate. Thanks, WGS.

    1. mimivazquez2003

      Are you still looking for someone for the study of tummy tuck,  am still interested

      Iris j Ruiz 773-780-4709

  8. Please help me with a tummy tuck im 19 with 2 girls and have no confidence I feel so uncomfortable with myself please help me change my life please please if you can I really do anything please can you contact me at (505)2164906

  9. Antionette ScottWebb

    I was inquiry about the free tummy tuck. How can I apply for one? What I need to do? If someone can call or contact me any information. I will be more than grateful.

    1. Hi there. This trial has been over for quite awhile, but we will be announcing new ones as they become available. That said, they do not happen frequently but keep an eye on this blog where we would let you know about them. WGS

  10. Jill Williams

    I’m nearly 60 years of age. I’ve lost 100 lbs. And can’t lose anymore and exercise because my tummy hangs very very low and causes severe rashes and pain between my shoulder blades.

    1. This is very typical after losing a lot of weight. Good for you though for taking your health so seriously. Perhaps you should schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see what can be done. Grant Stevens

  11. La Sheenlaruba Tyacke

    I would love to participate and I do meet your basic criteria listed above if a TT trial reopens!

  12. Sarah Sylvester

    I am 42 years old and I’ve lost weight. I work out but cant get rid of my stomach. I would very much like to be considered for your clinical trial.

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