Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominal Lipectomy, is a surgery often associated with losing weight or removing inches around the waist.   During Tummy Tuck surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the stomach and abdomen, tighten the abdominal muscles, and finally reposition the skin to give the abdomen a flatter, more attractive contour.  While weight loss can certainly be the result of a Tummy Tuck, it should not be the reason for choosing this surgery. Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgery is designed for the benefit of anyone who has undergone sudden or extreme weight loss, such as a woman after one or multiple pregnancies who is left with an excess of loose skin. Those dealing with excess fat, but not sagging skin, should consider treatments like liposuction first.

Contact us today to schedule your first tummy tuck consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon near you! Only a cosmetic professional will be able to correctly analyze your condition, and determine whether or not you are a candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

If you'd like to read what other patients had to say about tummy tuck surgery, take a look at SignatureForum's tummy tuck ratings and reviews section. There, prospective patients can see how real customers rated this treatment; former tummy tuck patients can also visit this section to post their own reviews!

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Most Recent Tummy Tuck Customer Reviews


"I cannot say enough about the professionalism, warmth and accommodation that I received from Dr. Lawrence and his entire staff. My experience with his practice was positive in every way. I plan to use his practice again in the near future due to the positive experience that I received thus far. Dr. Lawrence and his staff go above and beyond what is necessary to take care of their patients. He and his staff have mastered the art of "putting the patient first" through their sincere concern for … Read More" - Submitted by Tammy P. of Troy, TN

Cost: $9,000.00

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"From the consultation it was implied a lot more of my skin and stretch marks would be taken away along with the scar being able to be hidden by most under garments. the scar is much higher than any pair of jeans i own, and i wasn't satisfied with the amount of stretch marks left. His original lines were very different than the ones on the day of surgery. " - Submitted by Christina L. of San Jose, CA

Cost: $7,000.00

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"I absolutely love Dr. Bui & his staff! Had my tummy tuck on 3/16 & so far, so good! I love my new look! Dr. Bui is very professional, courteous, & thorough. The staff is very friendly & helpful. I am planning to have Dr. Bui do a thigh lift for me as well. " - Submitted by Charlotte C. of Cypress, CA

Cost: $4,225.00

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"I just love my flat belly,I keep looking at it. The peole were super nice and informitived,they were great even after the surgry. " - Submitted by Brenda J. of Ketchikan, AK

Cost: $8,000.00

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More Details On Tummy Tuck

Average Cost Range: $4,500.00 - $6,000.00

Time Required:
Tummy Tucks may consist of multiple treatments or a combination of procedures, in which case, the overall procedure time can greatly vary.  By itself, Tummy Tuck surgery can last anywhere from 2 and 5 hours.

Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgery, like most elective surgeries, carries a possible risk of infection, bleeding, and negative reaction to anesthesia. Specific Tummy Tuck risks can include noticeable scarring and skin loss, which could result in the need for a second Tummy Tuck operation. In order to avoid side effects in your tummy tuck surgery, be sure you're having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform the procedure, and always follow the surgeon's pre and post-operative instructions exactly.

Duration of Results:
Tummy tuck results should be permanent, but they are subject to change in the event of future weight gain or pregnancy. See what real tummy tuck patients said about their results, in the tummy tuck reviews and ratings section.

Most patients are ready to return to work about 2-4 weeks after Tummy Tuck surgery.   At least 4 weeks should pass before any strenuous activities are even attempted.  Depending on the extent of your Tummy Tuck surgery, your plastic surgeon may recommend up to 8 weeks of no exercise or manual labor.

Insurance Info:
In rare situations such as ones involving gastric bypass surgery, there may be some partial insurance coverage.

Discomfort Level:
After a Tummy Tuck plastic surgery, discomfort is definitely apparent. Prescription pain medication can be taken to help control it.

The anesthesia of choice with Tummy Tuck operation is usually general, though local anesthesia with sedation may be used for less extensive surgeries.

Can be Combined With:
For enhanced results, a tummy tuck may be combined with Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Thigh or Buttock Lift.

Also Known As:
Abdominoplasty. Abdominal Lipectomy.

Further Discussion:
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