Do you have stubborn belly fat despite exercise and dieting? Or has pregnancy or weight loss left you with loose, excess skin and stretch marks? A tummy tuck may be the answer to regaining a slim, contoured figure!
What is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, surgically removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles. This procedure is ideal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, have loose skin due to aging or pregnancy, or have excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
*Individual results may vary.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of abdominoplasty varies depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure and your surgeon’s experience and location. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average national cost of a tummy tuck is $6,154.
However, this estimate does not include all associated expenses, such as facility fees and anesthesia. With those fees included, it can be anywhere between $12,000 to $18,000. We encourage you to schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for an accurate quote.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
Your tummy tuck at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery will be performed by one of our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Sozer or Dr. Philips. They perform various abdominoplasty procedures personalized to each patient’s needs, including mini, standard, or extended tummy tucks.
During your procedure, your surgeon will make an incision along the lower abdomen, typically from hip to hip. The incision length will depend on the extent of your customized procedure. Your surgeon will then separate the skin from the abdominal muscles and repair the muscles if necessary. The excess skin and fat will then be removed, and the remaining skin will be pulled tight and sutured closed.
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What to Expect After a Tummy Tuck
After a tummy tuck procedure, it’s crucial to give your body time to heal properly. You can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the abdominal area for the first few days following the procedure.
During the first week after surgery, you should get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting. Most patients can resume work and light activities in one to three weeks. Full recovery from a tummy tuck may take four to six weeks.
You can expect a flatter, more toned abdominal area once the swelling subsides and your body fully heals. The results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting, but it’s essential to practice healthy habits, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to maintain your results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you’re considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome. Candidates should be at or near their ideal weight, as a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure.
I had my procedure done with Dr. Sozer and I have to say, He is not only an amazing Doctor, but a great person! He is very patient and will answer all questions. The staff is also amazing. They take care of you very well. The entire process, from consult to aftercare is wonderful! Thank you Dr. Sozer and staff!!!! Would definitely recommend it!
*Individual results may vary.
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Interested in learning more about our tummy tuck for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX, today by calling or texting (915) 351-1116.
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