Changes like pregnancy or losing a lot of weight can leave people with extra fat and skin around their abdomen. Even rigorous exercise may not do anything to significantly change your stomach’s appearance. Having an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, can make people appear sleeker and more contoured in that area. Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC helps men and women achieve the look they want in a safe and secure environment. Learn more about a tummy tuck and what you can expect from this procedure by calling the expert plastic surgeons at Sacramento Surgical Arts 866.930.5837.
What Is a Tummy Tuck & How Much Does it Cost?
Tummy tuck surgery costs somewhere around $10,000 with a good plastic surgeon. The procedure removes excess fat and skin around the abdomen and tightens the muscles. Good candidates to have a tummy tuck are people at a stable, healthy weight and no other significant health problems. While a tummy tuck can make your abdomen look flatter and firmer, it can’t replace the results you can achieve from diet and exercise. A tummy tuck does not remove stretch marks unless they are on the skin removed during the surgical procedure.
A tummy tuck does involve major surgery, so the procedure shouldn’t be taken lightly. Sacramento Surgical Arts makes a client’s health their priority. Anyone who comes in for a potential tummy tuck receives a full medical evaluation. Our goal is to make sure you get through the tummy tuck safely.
The surgeon makes sure the skin is tight by pulling it down. After trimming the extra skin, the doctor sutures the remaining skin, creating a new opening for your belly button. The surgeon makes sure it remains where it needs to be by stitching it into the correct position. After that, the surgical team applies any necessary sutures, tape, clips to close the incisions.
The surgeon typically uses shorter incisions during a mini tummy tuck and does not make any cuts into the abdominal wall. It’s a good option for people who already have tight abdominal muscles and want to remove excess skin.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Tummy Tuck?
Both a full and mini tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis. Clients are typically cleared to return home after a few hours. They usually feel soreness in their abdomen for a week, so clients should rest at home for a few days. It’s ok to get up and walk around to encourage good circulation around the surgical area.
Most people are cleared to return to work after around two to four weeks after a tummy tuck. You should continue to be careful about performing tasks like cooking or lifting your kids to avoid tearing your sutures. Follow the instructions of your doctor and return to them as needed to treat your scars.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The price of a tummy tuck varies depending on where you live. The average cost of a tummy tuck as of 2019 is $6,092 based on information provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, you should consult with your surgeon for the final fee that includes facility and anesthesia expenses.
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