Abdominoplasty Surgery and What to Expect
Your abdominoplasty surgery will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately two hours. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
At the start of the procedure, either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be administered. This choice will depend on the details of the case and will be made with the help of your plastic surgeon during a consultation.
An incision will then be made from hipbone to hipbone, allowing the plastic surgeon access to the underlying tissues. In many cases, a second incision will be made around the bellybutton. The skin of the abdomen will then be lifted.
Excess skin will be trimmed away with the help of a scalpel, and deposits of excess fat will be removed with a cannula. The sagging muscles of the abdominal wall will be rejoined and tightened using internal sutures. Finally, the skin will be redraped and the incisions will be closed with stitches.
Patients requiring a hysterectomy often desire to have a tummy tuck performed in conjunction. Careful coordination between gynecologic and plastic surgeons is necessary to determine if this combination is feasible and safe. In this case your surgery will be performed at an area hospital with an overnight stay.
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck?
Pricing for Tummy Tuck includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
- Standard Abdominoplasty: $6635-$7805
- Mini Abdominoplasty: $4700-$5870
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure