For complete abdominal contouring, you may want to consider a tummy tuck at Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness. We offer this treatment to patients living in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and the nearby areas of North Carolina.
What is Involved in a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a body contouring surgery that addresses the abdominal region. The fat on the abdomen is among some of the hardest to lose, even with a rigorous regimen of diet and exercise. Due to pregnancy, muscle can be separated in the midsection of the tummy. The tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles to give you the toned appearance that you desire. At Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness, we offer both full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck procedures.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Fayetteville, NC?
The average cost of abdominoplasty for men and women varies widely. Factors that affect the cost of your tummy tuck include the recommended technique, complexity of the procedure, and other factors that are determined during the consultation. To help you have a budget in mind when you meet with one of our plastic surgeons, we invite you to learn about our financing options.
What is Involved in a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Full tummy tucks help men and women who have issues above and below the belly button. A modified abdominoplasty technique, known as a “mini tummy tuck,” is used for patients who only have concerns below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is not appropriate for patients who need tightening of the underlying muscles of the abdomen.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
- Tones the midsection
- Can be combined with lipo [LINK] to sculpt fat
- Addresses problems related to aging, weight loss, and pregnancy
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
Abdominoplasty is an extensive procedure. The plastic surgeon needs to access the entire abdominal area, and this requires an incision that extends from hip bone to hip bone. If you are considering abdominoplasty, please consider the resulting scar. It will be mostly hidden by your underwear or bikini bottoms, but it will be visible to some degree. After the incision is made, your plastic surgeon may use sutures to tighten the muscles if you are having a full tummy tuck. The skin and fat are pulled taut over the area and the excess is trimmed.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Tummy Tuck?
The initial recovery period from the tummy tuck procedure can take a few weeks, although full recovery can take six months to one year. You may experience bruising, swelling, and varying discomfort throughout the recovery process. You will need to limit your activities, including exercise and lifting heavy objects, until the plastic surgeon determines that the area has healed, which is usually a month or two.
What Results Can I Expect from a Tummy Tuck?
The results from your tummy tuck procedure will be visible immediately, but the full results may not be visible until the body has completely healed. Most patients notice results within a few weeks of treatment, with the full results becoming visible about two to three months later. These results will be permanent, although they can be impacted by pregnancy, changes in weight and other factors.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck at Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve the residents of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville, NC.