Even individuals who workout and are physically fit are often unable to achieve a flat, toned stomach. Others complain that their abdomen appears swollen even when there is no underlying cause. Regardless of the issue, those wishing to have excess skin removed from the stomach or abdominal muscles tightened can benefit from a Tummy Tuck clinically referred to as abdominoplasty.
Our team of skillful, plastic surgeons at The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery has been performing the Tummy Tuck procedure for more than 15 years, resulting in thousands of satisfied patients. Tummy Tuck surgery has become one of our most performed procedures over the years, and for good reason. Patients achieve dramatic results in the form of a tight, toned abdomen.
We offer Tummy Tuck surgery starting at $2,999, not including anesthesia or surgeon fees. However, the total cost of the Tummy Tuck depends on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure. Your surgeon will provide the actual cost of your surgery based on the options you select during your initial consultation.
The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping our patients find the most convenient payment method for their Tummy Tuck procedure. We work with three third-party financing companies to offer flexible payment plans with instant approval based upon your credit score. And, through our network of experienced physicians and vendors, and our agreements with competitive lenders, we’re confident that we can find a payment option that suits your lifestyle.
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Actual Patients Shown Before And After Surgery. Your Results May Vary.
During your initial visit for your Tummy Tuck consultation, expect to provide your complete medical history, including all your medications, allergies, and previous surgeries. You’ll also undergo an extensive physical exam and blood tests before your surgeon takes photographs to aid in planning and performing your Tummy Tuck. Finally, you’ll receive essential instructions to prepare for treatment as well as a realistic explanation of the results you can expect to achieve.
During a Tummy Tuck your surgeon will make an incision between the pubic hairline and the belly button. Next, the abdominal skin will be lifted to repair weakened abdominal muscles and excess skin will be removed. The abdominal skin is then repositioned and stitched back together.
After you Tummy Tuck surgery, you will experience some discomfort once your anesthesia wears off. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible. So, your Tummy Tuck surgeon will provide you with medication to mitigate any pain and soreness. You may also experience some abdominal swelling, which usually subsides after the first week. However, swelling in the lower abdomen may remain slightly longer. After one week, you will visit your doctor to have your stitches removed.
Most people can resume normal activities within two weeks of the Tummy Tuck procedure but must refrain from strenuous physical activity and exercise six to eight weeks following surgery. It is also recommended that you abstain from smoking for at least the first two weeks after surgery.
Tummy Tuck surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery to remove excess skin and fat around the abdominal region. Generally, your surgeon will lift and re-position abdominal skin around your belly button to repair weakened abdominal muscles to achieve a flatter, firmer, more toned abdomen and remove stretch marks.
You may be a good candidate for an Abdominoplasty if you:
Your initial visit with your surgeon will help you prepare for your procedure and get an idea of what to expect during your Tummy Tuck recovery. Your surgeon will also perform a complete physical examination, take blood tests, and take photos of your treatment area during the consultation. Feel free to talk to your doctor about the exact look you are hoping to achieve and any questions you have about your procedure.
Operating time is typically between two to three hours but, it will depend upon the complexity of your surgery.
Our professional M.D. Anesthesiologist always administers general anesthesia for all surgical procedures.
Yes. However, it will be necessary that you have someone to pick you up after the procedure, take you home, and monitor you for at least 24 hours.
Most people resume their regular activities within two weeks after the procedure. However, strenuous sports physical activities should be avoided for six to eight weeks.
Complications are possible with any surgical procedure, including Abdominoplasty. The most common complication following a tummy tuck is a collection of blood or serum (seromas) under the skin of the abdomen (hematoma). Infection, improper healing, loss of skin, and excessive scarring occur less frequently. Discuss any questions or concerns with your surgeon during your consultation.
Patient pictures are showing Before and After results are actual patients – Individual results vary. Client Testimonials are based on personal experience and are the opinion of individual clients. Any claims made on this website are intended to provide information about procedures provided here. Realistic Individual results will be discussed with you based on your information with an initial consult with a doctor or health care professional provided for your free consultation. The information provided is NOT intended as medical advice and is for your general knowledge only.