As of Sunday, December 18, 2022, Jefferson Surgical Clinic (JSC) physicians and staff are employed by Carilion Clinic.

JSC and Carilion share the same philosophy about the practice of medicine. As a patient, you’ll receive the same care and compassion from your surgical provider. Also, you’ll have access to additional resources including MyChart, a secure online health management tool, and easy connections to many specialty services through an electronic medical record system.

If you have questions regarding an upcoming appointment, you can continue to reach your care team at (540) 283-6000..

The patient portal is no longer active due to system changes. You are able to pay your account balance using the “Bill Pay” button below instead of calling. For account questions, you may still call (540) 283-6070.


Also known as an abdominal lift or tummy tuck, this frequently performed plastic surgery removes excess abdominal fat and skin from both men and women to achieve a slimmer abdomen. While it shouldn’t be a substitute for healthy eating and exercise, an abdominoplasty can create a slimmer abdomen when these steps aren’t enough. This procedure can help eliminate excess skin and fat after weight lossor pregnancy. remove scarring and stretch marks, and reduce back pain by removing weight in the abdominal area while improving how well abdominal muscles support the back.

Who is a candidate?

Patients experiencing abdominal sagging brought on by a variety of factors, may be good candidates for abdominoplasty:

  • Pregnancy
  • Drastic weight changes
  • Aging
  • Heredity

What to expect

Abdominoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, except under very unusual circumstances. Performed under general anesthesia, the surgery takes between 3 and 5 hours. An incision is made across the lowest part of the abdomen. In cases with loose skin in the upper abdomen, a vertical incision may also be made. If needed. Abdominal muscles can be tightened. Absorbable sutures and surgical glue are used to close each of the layers.

The recovery period for abdominoplasty is typically 3-6 weeks and begins with one week of rest. A drain tube—or two—is needed during the first week or so, to prevent fluid build-up. After about three weeks, patients can usually begin non-strenuous activity.. A compression garment is worn to support the abdomen during healing. Patients whose muscles have been tightened should not lift anything over ten pounds for six weeks.

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