Also called a “tummy tuck,” an abdominoplasty is a procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal wall.
Anyone in good general health who has a large, overhanging stomach that does not respond to diet or exercise is a candidate for an abdominoplasty.
The most common candidate is a woman who has given birth and lost her pre-pregnancy shape.
An incision is usually made at the lower portion of the abdomen. Fat and tissue are removed, the abdominal wall is tightened, and the incision is closed.
A smooth, flat stomach and taut skin*.
There will be a scar, but it will be strategically placed so that it is not visible in most clothing or swimsuits. The size and location of the scar depends on the individual, how much work is required on him or her, and the type of tummy tuck performed.
Most abdominoplasty patients will require about two weeks of acute recovery and will experience soreness for another week. The pain can be controlled with medication, if necessary.
Dr. Haupt makes an incision across the lower abdomen with muscle tightening and removal of most of the skin and fat below the belly button.
The incision is usually smaller with muscle tightening and removal of a portion of the skin in the lowest portion of the abdomen. Occasionally with some liposuction of the abdomen the bellybutton is lowered slightly.
Liposuction of the abdomen and the trunk area with removal of the skin similar to a standard tummy tuck. This includes muscle tightening.
Yes, but we recommend only one or two areas at the same time do to the effects liposuction has on the body.
The cost of the procedure can very from patient to patient, depending on their needs. The only way to determine an exact cost is to schedule a consultation, either in office, or online.
When inquiring about a price quote from another surgeon, please think about a few things:
1- Is the doctor a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
2- Where does the doctor do his surgeries? Is it in an accredited facility?
4- How long has the doctor been in practice?
5- Are there other fees after surgery?
6- How many post-op visits are included in the quote that was given to me?