- What is it?
During tummy tuck surgery, clinically known as abdominoplasty, a plastic surgeon removes loose skin, tightens the abdominal muscles, and eliminates stubborn deposits of fat.
- Are there different kinds?
There are several variations of tummy tuck surgery, each designed to target certain areas of the body or specific issues. An experienced plastic surgeon can thoroughly explain these options and help patients arrive at a treatment plan that will gives them natural results and an improved sense of confidence.
- Who is considered a ‘good candidate’?
When considering the tummy tuck procedure, it is important that the candidate is in good health, has loose or droopy skin on the abdomen and has healthy expectations for after the surgery. This means committing to a healthy diet and an exercise regimen before and after the body sculpting procedure.
- Tummy Tucking is NOT a miracle procedure.
People hear about tummy tucking and they see the before and after pictures which makes them believe that it is a miracle procedure. This is completely wrong. Tummy tucks do vastly improve one’s body and figure but this plastic surgery procedure is only half of the process. For you to keep the new body figure, you must stay active and healthy.
Because of the way that pregnancy stretches the skin and separates the abdominal muscles, diet and exercise can be inadequate in tightening the abdominal area after childbirth. Tummy tuck surgery restores the pre-pregnancy figure, sometimes incorporating liposuction to remove the stubborn excess fat that can remain after childbirth.
- Massive weight loss
People who have lost a significant amount of weight may enjoy much improved health, but the weight loss can also have undesirable aesthetic effects. Plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck can create a physique that better reflects the efforts someone has made to lose weight.
Because tummy tucks are completely individualized treatments, it is impossible to provide a single total that applies across the board. The Abdominoplasty cost varies according to several factors, and it can range in price from $4500 for a Mini-Tuck to $12,000 for a full abdominoplasty.
To Find Out More…
Contact Dr. Kevin Bounds at
Address: 1815 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23454