Tummy Tuck Facts
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the stomach. Here at Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, tummy tucks are one of the most common procedures done by Dr. George Solomon because of the fantastic results patients experience. Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough in order to lose the unwanted fat carried around the stomach. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, extreme weight loss and prior surgery are some of the things that can cause a person to develop loose, sagging skin. For a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Solomon will make a horizontal incision between the navel and pubic hairline in order to remove the excess skin, tissue and fat through this incision and be able to repair any weakened abdominal muscles. Depending on the patient, he may also have to make an additional incision around the navel so excess fat and skin can be removed from the upper abdomen as well.
Are you a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
People who live healthy lifestyles, are non-smokers and have realistic expectations are great candidates for a tummy tuck. Once women are finished having children, they are also great candidates for the procedure. Because every patient differs in size and shape, some may need to get liposuction in concert with an abdominoplasty so that they can get the best results. If you have unwanted fat and skin surrounding your abdominal area this procedure is right for you!
How much will a Tummy Tuck cost?
This procedure varies in price depending on what each patient requires to maximize results. Prices will be discussed during a patient’s consultation with Dr. Solomon. The cost of tummy tuck surgery varies depending on BMI.
How long is the Tummy Tuck recovery period?
Patients typically need to several weeks or about a month off of work in order to recover from a tummy tuck procedure. Physical activity is not allowed within the first six weeks of recovery as well as avoid smoking for one month after surgery. Each patient’s recovery process varies in length, but Dr. Solomon will give instructions in order to speed the recovery process along.
Call Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa in order to schedule your tummy tuck consultation today!