Many steps of life including pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging can cause excess, sagging skin on the abdomen. If your excess tummy bulge is causing you to avoid wearing certain articles of clothing or taking part in certain activities, it might be time to consider a tummy tuck procedure to remedy the issue. Read on to learn more about this procedure, and what you can expect cost-wise.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure done to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. It can also tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles that can cause the appearance of a protruding belly. While this procedure is not a substitute for weight loss, it can help to create a more proportionate body contour for those with excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat.
There are a number of tummy tuck techniques that can be used, including the mini tummy tuck, standard tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, and circumferential tummy tuck. The type of tummy tuck that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and desired results. The best way to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you is through a consultation with Joseph T Cruise, MD.
The Cost of a Tummy Tuck
The average cost of a tummy tuck is $5,798, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, the cost of a tummy tuck can vary greatly, depending on the surgeon and the geographical location. Also, anesthesia and operating room facilities costs will need to be taken into consideration. At our office, a tummy tuck typically ranges from $8,000-$15,000.
If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure and would like to discuss pricing, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Joseph T Cruise, MD.