Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that flattens, smooths and removes fat deposits in the abdominal area. The procedure targets loose, sagging skin and tightens underlying musculature and can dramatically change the appearance of a bulging or protruding tummy.
Many women choose tummy tuck surgery to correct the loose skin that can often occur after pregnancy. Individuals who have lost significant weight resulting in loose, sagging skin are also good candidates.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bounds and find out if tummy tuck surgery is an option for you. Call Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach today at 757-496-7373.
Tummy tuck surgery may be combined with liposuction to slim and flatten the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for individuals who are not obese and whose weight is stable.
What you need to know when considering tummy tuck surgery…
Tummy tuck surgery is a relatively major procedure and your desired results will determine the techniques and complexity of your surgery. There are basically two options – complete abdominoplasty and partial or mini abdominoplasty in which fat deposits in the vicinity of the navel are specifically targeted.
Dr. Bounds will evaluate your overall physical condition and present you with options that will be best suited to achieve your desired results.
Prospective patients who are significantly overweight may need to loose weight prior to tummy tuck surgery. Women who are considering having children should postpone the surgery because the procedure often involves tightening of the abdominal wall which would of course again be stretched by pregnancy.
What results can I expect?
It is important that you consider what to expect from tummy tuck surgery. If you have been self-conscious about the appearance of you stomach area, you very well may achieve the boost in self-esteem that you are seeking. When you feel better about your appearance it shows in the way you interact with others and often how others treat you. Remember that tummy tuck surgery – or any plastic surgery procedure – is by no means a cure-all for other aspects in your life that may be troubling you.
What does a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty surgery) Cost?
Tummy tuck surgery is a complex procedure and many variables exist which make it difficult to predict your exact cost. Included in the cost are Dr. Bounds’ fee, the fee for a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, surgical staff and follow-up care. Nationally, the fees for tummy tuck surgery range from $3000 to $8000 – the range is rather large because there are differing complexities of tummy tucks based on individual circumstances.
Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach if you are considering exploring tummy tuck surgery as an option for a slimmer, firmer you.
Call us at 757-496-7373.