Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is used to assist patients who have excess abdominal skin and fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise, or those who have laxity of the abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance of a protruding abdomen and waist, restoring a more pleasing shape to the body.

Full Tummy Tuck (Full Abdominoplasty)
This procedure is performed to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove the excess fat and skin from the belly button down to the pubis. The abdominal skin is then stretched down the full length of the abdomen, hence, the tummy tuck. The umbilicus is kept on a stalk and a new “button hole” is created for it on the abdominal skin. The tummy tuck (or full abdominoplasty) procedure leaves a horizontal scar in the bikini line. The tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 2.5 hours. You will need to have someone stay with you the night after an abdominoplasty. Most patients can resume normal schedules in 10-14 days after a full abdominoplasty. The cost for tummy tuck surgery includes the hospital fee, anesthesia fee and all your follow-up visits.

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Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty)
This procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower portion of the abdomen only. Care is taken to hide the mini abdominoplasty scar in the bikini line. The upper abdomen and hips are contoured with liposuction to achieve a harmonious abdominal profile. The mini tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and takes about two hours. You will need to have someone stay with you the night after the mini tummy tuck surgery and can resume your normal schedule in 5-7 days. The cost for a mini abdominoplasty includes the hospital fee, anesthesia fee and all your follow-up visits.

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Extended Tummy Tuck (Extended Abdominoplasty)
This type of abdominoplasty is performed on patients who may require a more extensive removal of skin and fat. Sometimes, it is necessary to remove the skin and fat through a vertical midline incision as well as the usual horizontal abdominoplasty incision over the pubic bone, resulting in an inverted “T” abdominoplasty incision. The extended tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about three hours. You will need to have someone stay with you the night after your tummy tuck surgery and can resume your normal schedule in 10-14 days. The cost for an extended abdominoplasty includes the hospital fee, anesthesia fee and all your follow-up visits.

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See Abdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck blogs below

https://www.tavmd.com/2012/10/24/why-no-drains-with-abdominoplasty/

https://www.tavmd.com/2012/06/15/the-thin-fat-patient/

https://www.tavmd.com/2012/01/04/mini-tummy-tuck-explained/

https://www.tavmd.com/2011/07/02/new-tummy-tuck-technique/

https://www.tavmd.com/2010/10/22/blood-clots-and-tummy-tucks/