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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure used to improve the abdominal contour by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightening the abdominal muscles.

Types of Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasties)

Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard, "full" tummy tuck is generally completed via a single horizontal incision running across the lower abdomen from hip bone to hip bone. It is placed in an area that makes it able to be hidden beneath most underwear and bathing suits.

This procedure can be of great benefit to both men and women who have significant sagging, loose skin and associated stretch marks, and excess fat and laxity in the abdominal wall muscles. Abdominoplasties can also be combined with liposuction to achieve a better shape and contour of the abdomen. The abdominal muscles are tightened through the same incision.

Plus-Size Tummy Tuck

plus-size tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty performed on patients who fall into the “overweight” or “obese” BMI categories, and it can be absolutely life changing. Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi take into consideration their patients’ surgical goals, health and anatomy and tailor the procedure to the individual, rather than using any specific BMI number as a limit.

Extended Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck only addresses the front of the abdomen in the stomach area, with an incision that runs from hipbone to hipbone. Extended tummy tucks, as the name implies, extend farther around the sides. This helps to address excess skin in the flank area, leading to a more contoured waistline.

A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is another version of an extended abdominoplasty that is most commonly performed on individuals who have experienced massive weight loss, often as the result of gastric bypass surgery. A vertical incision is made at the abdominal midline that extends from the horizontal incision as far up as the lower area of the breast bone.

Each of these tummy tucks tightens the abdominal muscles by bringing them back  together at the midline (in the center).

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini-tummy tuck with a shorter, more limited scar may be sufficient to treat a smaller, central tummy bulge below the navel.

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Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Good candidates for Abdominoplasty include those who have experienced significant weight loss, or women who have stretched muscles resulting from pregnancy and/or weight fluctuations. Anyone who has stretched stomach muscles and cannot achieve the look they desire through diet and exercise is a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks are frequently performed as part of a “mommy makeover," post-pregnancy. A mommy makeover typically includes a combination of breast procedures and liposuction.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. While you may choose to spend the night at the hospital, most patients find they prefer to recover in the comfort of their own home.

After the surgery, compression garments are recommended to help with healing and to reduce swelling. Small drainage tubes may be present. You may resume light activity the day after the surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be limited for 4-6 weeks. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.

What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck generally starts at about $11,000, inclusive of all pre- and post-surgical care, hospital fees and follow-up appointments. However, abdominoplasty pricing, as with any plastic surgery procedure, is very much dependent on patients' individual needs and goals. Therefore, a consultation with our doctors is the only way to know for certain what the procedure will ultimately cost.

Additionally, many financing options are available for plastic surgery procedures, including those from CareCredit, PatientFi, Alphaeon, and United Medical Credit.

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