WHAT IS AN IDEAL “TUMMY TUCK”?
The ideal Tummy tuck is one of the most requested procedures. Its purpose is to help eliminate excess skin and fat on the flanks and abdominal area. This procedure improves the overall shape of the abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal wall muscles that tend to separate during pregnancy or for years.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
The best candidates for Tummy Tuck are men and women with loose skin on the abdomen or fat areas that do not respond well to diet and exercise. This procedure is prevalent among women with fat accumulated in the lower abdomen due to weakened or damaged muscles after pregnancy or by the passage of time.
A Tummy Tuck surgery usually takes between 3 to 6 hours. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. During the process, the surgeon makes a horizontal incision in the lower part of the abdomen. The resulting scar is skinny and easily disguised in the bikini area.
Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. These disappear after a few days, and patients can return to work after a week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the intensity of the action.
The results of the ideal Tummy Tuck are immediate and long-lasting. The initial swelling gradually disappears as your figure continues improving. Scars are minimized in about three months.
The cost for a Tummy Tuck can vary depending on the patient’s needs, but it is usually: $ 7,000 or $ 14,000.
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that allows you to finance your cosmetic surgery. Financing through CareCredit will enable you to have your procedure done when you want and make affordable payments over time. CareCredit offers instant approval and low or no-interest payment plans. We gladly extend several CareCredit programs at Ideal Plastic Surgery: 6 or 12 months interest deferred 24, 36, or 48 months with a fixed APR. You can apply through the website https://www.carecredit.com/howcarecreditworks/prospective/ or by calling (866) 893-7864.
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