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MAKEOVER YOUR BODY

MOST COMMON CONCERNS

  1. I can't get rid of this excess fat
  2. I exercise and diet but still not flat
  3. I have loose skin and stretch marks
  4. The skin overlaps my c-section scar
  5. I lack motivation when I look in the mirror
  6. My muscles are separated
  7. I can't wear a bikini anymore

 

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ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Procedure Time:

 

2-3 hours

Recovery Time:

 

1-2 weeks basic

4-6 weeks full

Approx. Cost:

 

$7500 for full tummy tuck with lipo

Less for a mini tuck

Abdominoplasty  |  How it's done

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Remove excess fat and skin

As much loose skin and fat from the belly button to the pubic area is removed and replaced with the skin from above the belly button

Tighten the muscles

If the muscles are separated from their normal position, they with be retightened to increase strength and flatten the abdominal wall

Liposuction

To complete the procedure, we remove excess fat along the waist and hips and upper abdomen to streamline the results

Our Vision for Abdominoplasty

Our goal is to provide superior results while not compromising on patient safety, comfort and experience. While we cannot guarantee that every patient will have the perfect experience, we strive to make that happen. Contouring the waist with liposuction and using injectable numbing agents to minimize pain, are just some of the ways we strive to improve your experience and results.

FAQ  |   Do I need a mini-tuck or full tummy tuck? Just liposuction?

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Liposuction Only

For those patients with minimal or no excess skin and no muscle separation. Mainly just excess fat

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Mini-tuck or Limited incision

For those patients with excess skin and/ and or muscle separation but mild excess skin mainly below the belly button. Maybe need some liposuction at the same time

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Full Tummy Tuck

For those patients with moderate to severe excess skin above and below the belly button. May need liposuction as part of the procedure

FAQ  |   What is a rectus diastasis?

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Rectus diastasis is thinning and separation of the midline fascia of the abdominal wall between the rectus muscles. This occurs as a result of abdominal expansion usually seen after pregnancy or with massive weight gain.

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 The symptoms are less core strength, an increased abdominal bulge or pooch, and an unattractive separation in the midline of the abdomen.

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Rectus diastasis can be corrected with plication (sewing) of the abdominal wall, usually performed during a tummy tuck.

FAQ  |   What is a seroma?

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A seroma is typically a minor complication that sometimes occurs after a tummy tuck. After removal of tissue, your body produces and sends fluid to that area to encourage healing. Sometimes there is too much fluid that collects in one area and this is called a seroma

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 Seromas are typically not harmful and are usually prevented after a tummy tuck by placing drains. The drains will stay in place for approximately 3-7 days on average.

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If a seroma develops after removal of the drains, then either your body will eventually absorb the fluid or it can be drained in clinic. It is rare to need any surgical intervention.

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