Frequently Asked Questions – Tummy Tuck
(Abdominoplasty Surgery) FAQs
What is a tummy tuck?A Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic / plastic surgery procedure which involves removing excess skin from the abdomen and the overall tightening plus strengthening of the area.
How does a plastic surgeon perform a tummy tuck?There are 2 types of tummy tucks, the full tummy tuck (complete abdominoplasty) and the mini tummy tuck (partial abdominoplasty). Both require incisions above the pubic area and the pulling back of the patient’s skin from the abdominal wall. The abdomen wall is sutured together to tighten the region, in addition the skin is pulled tight and any excess is removed. The remaining incisions are stitched or stapled together. The result is a tighter and sleeker abdominal area.
What is the cost of a tummy tuck procedure?A number of factors affect the cost of a tummy tuck including location, doctor, and individual patient needs. The price range of a tummy tuck procedure typically falls within $4,000 and $20,000.
How long does tummy tuck surgery take?A tummy tuck generally takes anywhere from 1-5 hours.
What are the risks involved with tummy tuck surgery?Tummy tucks are relatively safe procedures, however, some risks include an off center belly button, infection, and raised scar.
How do I get a tummy tuck?The first step in getting a tummy tuck is to make sure it is the right surgery for you. After you determine you want to go ahead with the procedure, you must first determine whether or not you can afford both the time off work (2 weeks) and the price of the procedure which varies from surgeon to surgeon. If you are still serious about getting a tummy tuck it is time to contact a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. We recommend you visit multiple doctors until you find one that feels right for you. You are welcome to browse our 5 Star Surgeon Network Approval Rated™ surgeons in your area.
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