How Much Does It Cost For A Tummy Tuck? Having a flat, toned belly area is something that both women and men want. Tummy tuck surgery in our clinic eliminates excess skin and fat that is often the result of significant weight loss. It can also cure the weakened abdominal muscles that many women have after pregnancy. How much does it cost for a tummy tuck that corrects your abdominal structure?
Good Candidates For Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck surgery is ideal for a wide range of people who want to improve the contour of the abdomen. Using modern tummy tuck techniques, our plastic surgeon adapts the surgery to help restore a cosmetically pleasing contour to the abdominal wall.
There are 3 common reasons why people are good candidates for abdominoplasty surgery:
Pregnancy extends to the layer of the skin and muscles of the abdominal wall. Often, after pregnancy, they do not return to the state before pregnancy. These changes include loss of skin elasticity, stretch marks, more visible fat on the abdominal wall, weakness of the muscle layers, and separation of the muscle layers (rectal dimension).
After significant weight loss, either through diet and exercise or undergoing weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass, people are left with a large amount of excess skin and loose fat. The abdomen can often be used to restore a normal contour to the anterior abdominal wall. This can often be done in conjunction with other procedures (lower body lift, chest lift, or peripheral body lift) to describe other areas.
Over time, almost everyone’s skin loses its elasticity and excess fat accumulates. This can be very problematic for some people and can be treated with a tummy tuck. This operation allows careful alignment of the abdominal wall and can significantly improve the contour and shape.
A tummy tuck procedure achieves multiple results simultaneously, such as:
- Tightening of the abdominal wall
- Elimination of excess fat deposits in the upper and lower abdomen
- Remove excess skin and pull the rest of the skin tighter
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that takes about 3 hours. There are many steps and goals associated with the procedure, which allows our surgeon to deal with excess skin, excess fat, and weakness in the abdominal wall. This operation is usually performed under general anesthesia, providing greater comfort and safety for the procedure.
Our surgeon begins the operation by making a curved horizontal incision in the lower abdomen. The skin and fat are lifted from the abdominal wall. This allows the excess skin and fat to be removed from the lower abdomen. Removes most of the skin and fat from the lower abdomen to the lower abdomen. The upper abdominal skin is then raised and lowered over the abdomen and sewn to the rest of the lower skin in the lower abdomen. The abdomen is then inserted into the front and carefully sewn into place.
This typical incision used for an abdomen is placed so that it is hidden in the contour of the lower abdomen.
After lifting the skin from the abdominal wall, the underlying muscles and fascia are visible. The weakness of the abdominal wall (dimension of the rectum) involves the separation of the muscles of the abdominal wall. This is repaired with a very strong 2-layer closure that dramatically improves the shape of the underlying muscles.
SURGICAL SEWING SHAPE
The final incision heals well and is hidden under clothing. The length and amount of the curve can vary depending on the amount of skin to be removed and the individual anatomy of each patient.
A seemingly small but crucial part of the operation is the way the belly button is sewn. The lower abdomen is usually hidden under clothes and even under some bikinis. The incision around the abdomen button is usually the most visible incision after this operation. The plastic surgeon uses an inverted chevron (upside-down V) to position the abdomen button. This is a more complicated way to close the belly button, but the surgeon believes it gives the most natural results.
How Long Does It Take To Recover A Tummy Tuck?
Most tummy tuck patients return home the same day as the procedure. You have the option to spend the first night at the medical center which is closely monitored by the medical team for a nominal extra cost. You will have sauces that we suggest you leave in place until the first visit after surgery (usually 2 to 3 days). You will also have 2 drains in place that remove excess fluid that would otherwise accumulate under the skin.
These drains reduce the chance of bleeding or fluid collecting under the skin. They are usually removed about a week after surgery. Although annoying, they are easy to care for and do not prevent you from taking a shower after surgery. You can take a shower after your first postoperative visit. You do not need to bathe for a few weeks.
We will be available during recovery to answer any questions or concerns and provide medical care when needed.
Days After Surgery
The first few days at home are very important. Patients will be instructed to follow the postoperative instructions very carefully to reduce discomfort and prevent complications. Patients with abdominoplasty should walk around the house on the first postoperative day and activity increases over time.
You should plan to bring someone to your first postoperative appointments. You can drive when you no longer take regular pain medication, which is usually 4 to 7 days after surgery.
Weeks After Surgery
It takes a few weeks to a few months to feel completely normal after abdominal surgery. If you have good physical strength before surgery, you will probably have a faster recovery. Surgical clothes are worn for up to 3 weeks. Many women with jobs that are not extremely natural can return to work in a week, but most physical work can take a little longer. Intense exercise can be repeated 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
Months After Surgery
The final results of the abdomen take about 6 months to achieve as the swelling gradually weakens. Incisions may darken and widen in the first few months. During the 9 to 12 months after the operation, the incisions will straighten and weaken. While the incisions will never be completely invisible, they are usually easily covered with clothing and swimwear.
How Much Does It Cost For A Tummy Tuck?
How much does it cost for a tummy tuck that you will have in our clinic? The final price for the process will be based on your unique situation. You will need to consult our plastic surgeon to evaluate your case and determine the technique required to achieve your specific goals. Your detailed estimate will include an analysis of all costs associated with your process.