Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty

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Large drooping bellies can become quite disturbing for the individual
and those around. The belly drop is often as a result of weakened
abdominal muscles owing to genetics, aging, pregnancy or massive
weight loss. If you desire a firmer midsection to restore your confidence
and youthful appearance, you should consider an Abdominoplasty.
Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a unique body sculpting surgery
that combines removal of excess skin and fat from the midsection with
the surgical tightening of the abdominal muscles. The procedure
enhances your appearance and aims to boosts your physical features.
If you are considering having a Tummy Tuck done, you can count on us
to provide you access to the best medical professionals in the business.

What is it about?

The procedure removes excess skin and fat from the midsection and
combines it with muscle tightening procedure to complete a fully
sculptured look. The Tummy Tuck procedure may just be the right
procedure to help you restore your youthful figure. Although not a
weight loss alternative, the procedure can help refine an individual’s
contours, eliminating unwanted fats and excess skin, leaving a toned,
slim and smooth figure that’s a sure confidence booster.

It is ideal for those who struggle with excess fat and skin around the
abdominal region. Abdominoplasty is typically offered as an individual
procedure, but may also be performed during full body lift surgery. You
should speak with your surgeon on the process, techniques and options
available to you in quest for a desirable sculpted figure.

The Most Important Thing to Look Out For in Your Surgeon.

Abdominoplasty is a very personalized procedure that requires a great
deal of expertise to achieve the best results, it is important that you
only engage the services of board certified plastic surgeons, and those
with high reputational image and client satisfaction.
There are a few other points to note:

Experience. The years of experience and number of surgeries the
surgeon has performed can help you determine if they are the
right fit for you.

Specialty. Are they specialist in this area of surgery or is the
procedure one of many they can handle? Answers to these
questions can help you filter your search.

Repuscore. The repuscore is the overall rating of the surgeon or
surgical practice on our platform. The score collates the ratings
under different metrics and assign a commiserate score to the
surgeon or surgical practice based on client reviews and
satisfaction surveys.

What to Expect

There are several variations of the Tummy Tuck surgery, each designed
to target certain areas of the body or specific issues. The procedure is
highly individualistic and as such, there are specific procedures for each
individual under specific conditions.
The variations of the Tummy Tuck procedure are:

Mini tummy tucks (also called partial abdominoplasties)

Endoscopic tummy tuck

Extended tummy tucks

Circumferential tummy tucks
Your surgeon would examine you and talk you through the various
stages and variation of your procedure. Scarring is inevitable and you
should expect other minor unusual features such a repositioned navel,
etc. in the final work.
Most surgeons would only operate under general anesthesia so, you
should expect some groggy feeling after the procedure. You would

need a lot of help post-surgery, so it’s best to make arrangements for a
caregiver to help you for a few days.

Generally, what is the Recovery Time?

It would take 2 – 4 weeks for a partial recovery, enough to return to
work. Full recovery will take a couple of months but still, this is
dependent on the amount of work done and the individual involved.
Avoid over exerting yourself or indulging in strenuous exercises for up
to 3 months or even more.

How much does it cost?

Because of the individualistic nature of the procedure, there isn’t a set
cost amount for it. Invoice amounts are usually decided after thorough
examination and consultations with your surgeon. However, the
experience of the surgeon, the location of the practice, your health and
medical history, and the extent of work to be done can count as some
of the factors that would determine how much it would cost.
A standard procedure would cost anywhere between $3000 and
$12000. The cost would usually include:
1. Surgeon’s fee
2. Operating room fees
3. Anesthesia fees
4. Medical tests
5. Prescriptions for medication
6. Post-surgical garments (compression garments, etc.)
Abdominoplasty is an elective cosmetic procedure; as such it is not
covered by health insurance plans. However, some practices offer in-
house financing for patients. You can speak with your surgeon for
details of how to obtain financing.

Is it worth it?

The Tummy Tuck procedure eliminates unwanted fat and skin, and
helps to leave an even, youthful tone, and sculptured look. The
procedure offers you a more refined appearance and is also beneficial
for your overall health.
Yes. The procedure is money well spent for eligible candidates.
Eligible Candidates for Abdominoplasty
People of all ages can benefit from this procedure. However, eligible
candidates are those who are predisposed to the following conditions;

Adult with large drooping tummy

Individuals with sagging bellies and a weakened abdominal region

Women who have undergone C- Section.

Drooping tummy owing to pregnancy, aging or genetics.

Potential Risk

As with all surgical procedures, the Tummy Tuck presents its own set of
potential risks and complications. The most common problems are
scarring, developing an infection, prolong bleeding, swelling, or fluid
accumulation and blood clotting.
Your surgeon would talk you through the potential risks and steps to
take to avoid an occurrence of a complication. In order to prevent and
lessen the chance of developing post-operative complications, be sure
to follow ALL instructions from your surgeon.

Final Word

This is a highly personalized procedure, as such; it demands utmost
professionalism and expertise. Before choosing a surgeon or a practice,
ensure they are properly vetted and that you are confident of their
ability to deliver on your unique desire and needs.

Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty before & after photos

Before

After