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Medical Name:
Abdominoplasty
Common Name:
Tummy Tuck
Estimated Cost:
$4,000 to $8,000
Type of Anesthesia:
General
Length of Procedure: 2-5 hours
Down Time: 2-4 weeks
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
Discomfort Level: Moderate to severe, controlled with pain medication.
Procedure Location: Hospital or surgery center
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What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help individuals reduce or remove the appearance of a protruding abdomen leaving the area looking flatter and tighter. This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, and having the muscles tightened. Those who can benefit the most of the procedure are those who find that they are in good physical shape, but find their abdomen is still possessing excess skin and fat. This protruding abdomen can be the result of multiple pregnancies or after losing a significant amount of weight. In both cases, the abdomen has been stretched to a point where dieting and exercise have no effect on changing its appearance. However a tummy tuck is the procedure that offers a solution and allows an individual to achieve that flat stomach they’ve always wanted. There are options to the traditional tummy tuck procedure; a mini tummy tuck, or simply liposuction can gain the appearance of a firmer abdomen. A mini tummy tuck is designed to help those who are dissatisfied with their abdominal appearance below the navel. Liposuction removes just the fat from the abdominal area to gain a flatter appearance. Our essential facts section provides the basic introductory facts about this procedure to help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about today’s cosmetic surgery procedures. Take some time to look through the essential facts listed and read a more detailed description of the tummy tuck procedure in our “Research” section. However if you wish to gain more thorough and complete information about any cosmetic surgery procedure you are considering, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

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