A tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which Dr. Demianczuk removes excess fat and skin from the stomach while tightening the muscles to create an improved abdominal contour. Abdominoplasty is a popular surgery among women following pregnancy, or in men following weight loss. During the consultation, an individualized surgical plan will be created depending on the anatomy and aesthetic goals of the patient.
The Surgical Experience
A tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes 2-3 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. It is frequently combined with liposuction. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks. Patients will be encouraged to move around after surgery in order to promote blood circulation. Most patients will need 2 weeks off work following surgery, and can resume full activities after 6 weeks.
The price for abdominoplasty will vary depending on the technique used, the patient’s condition and aesthetic goals, as well as other factors relating to the surgical case. However, on average, most patients can expect to pay between $9,800-$13,500 for their procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be scarring?
Unfortunately, scarring is a part of this procedure, however, every effort is made to minimize scarring, and the incisions are generally placed in locations easily concealed by undergarments. For women who have had a previous C-section, the original C-section scar will be replaced with the tummy tuck incision. Most patients feel the physical results of this surgery far outweigh any scarring left behind.
Can this procedure be combined with other operations?
Abdominoplasty can be combined with another cosmetic procedure, such as breast augmentation, a breast lift or liposuction that targets another area of the body. This is sometimes referred to as a “Mommy Makeover” and is considered common practice, especially where pregnancy, weight gain and breast-feeding are concerned.
New pregnancy? Weight gain?
For optimal results, it is recommended that patients wait to have an abdominoplasty until their family has been completed. This is to ensure the stretching and weight gain that occurs with pregnancy does not compromise the results of the surgery. If performed after weight loss, it is recommended to have an abdominoplasty once the patient approaches their goal weight.
Schedule your consultation
To find out how abdominoplasty procedure can help you meet your goals, contact Dr. Demianczuk.