The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, operation involves removing excess skin and fat around the waist leaving a well-placed incision low on the abdomen. Abdominoplasty, however, is not a substitute for weight loss. As the excess skin is pulled and removed altogether, a flatter abdomen will remain. Additional tightening of the abdominal muscles can provide even more dramatic contour improvement with abdominoplasty surgery, and liposuction can be added for a more sculpted look.
Sculpt your waistline & smooth your stomach
When a proper diet and exercise fail to remove that stubborn stomach fat, tummy tuck surgery is an effective way to achieve a smooth and contoured waistline.
Experience a renewed sense of confidence
Are you ecstatic about your hard-earned weight loss only to find extra skin hanging around? Do you have excess skin around your abdomen after giving childbirth? Do you want to look better in your clothes and at the beach?
Understanding your Tummy Tuck Full procedure
Understanding your Tummy Tuck Mini procedure
Who is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The following questions will help you determine if you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty:
Are you in good health? Are you NOT planning any more pregnancies? Is your weight stable? Do you have areas of loose skin that diet has not been able to solve after weight loss? If you can answer yes to these questions, we hope you will call us for a consultation so we can better assess your body and set realistic goals together.
If you are interested in a breast lift or breast reduction in conjunction with an abdominoplasty, please visit our Mommy Makeover page to learn more about this wonderful procedure.
What should I expect after my Tummy Tuck procedure?
Most of our patients will experience swelling and bruising after their surgical procedure, which our surgeons can help alleviate using pain medication. Rest will be required for a week or two post-surgery, and the use of compression garments.
How much does a Tummy Tuck procedure cost?
The fees provided below are estimates (or ranges) for the procedures listed as each fee depends on the operating time and surgical technique. After your cosmetic consultation, you will be given an individual quote.
Please Note: Anesthesia and surgical center fees are additional. Revision or correction of prior surgery done elsewhere may carry higher associated fees on a case-by-case basis.
- Abdominoplasty: $6,500 – 9,000
Tummy Tuck FAQs
Will I lose weight from my tummy tuck surgery?
The primary cosmetic benefit of a tummy tuck is the improved shape and contour of the abdomen, not weight loss. However, some patients do lose weight, and the total weight loss will depend on the amount of skin and fat removed.
How long do tummy tuck results last?
Your results can last as long as you maintain your current weight.
Is a tummy tuck included in a mommy makeover?
A tummy tuck and a breast lift or augmentation is what makes up a mommy makeover. We can also discuss this during your consultation if you are considering either implants or a breast lift.
Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?
In some cases, yes. We will be able to best determine this in your consultation.
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Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos
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