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.