If you think you’ve tried everything to get rid of that “tummy pooch” and still don’t see the results you want, abdominoplasty at Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery may be the answer for you. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Ginsburg, we offer tummy tucks for men and women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
What is Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is often referred to as a tummy tuck. It’s performed on men and women who have tried unsuccessfully to remove excess abdominal skin or fatty tissue through conventional methods, such as a healthy diet and consistent exercise.
Tummy tucks are also helpful in strengthening weakened abdominal muscles that may have separated during pregnancy.
An tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, allows the surgeon to contour the entire stomach area from ribcage to pelvis, all the way around, including sides and back.
How is Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty Performed?
Abdominoplasty is major surgery and is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure can last from one to five hours depending on the complexity and extent of your particular situation. Some may be done on an outpatient basis and others may require a hospital stay.
There are two levels of abdominoplasty, complete and partial. If there is a large area to correct, a complete abdominoplasty is typically done, and a long, low incision is made from one hipbone to the other.
Using that incision, the doctor is able to maneuver and manipulate your skin, muscles and tissue to contour a new shape to your abdomen, removing excess skin where needed. This surgery will result in a new opening for your belly button because it must be removed from the tissue around it.
Partial abdominoplasty, sometimes called mini-abdominoplasty, is usually chosen when the patient’s fatty tissue is primarily below the belly button. This type of abdominoplasty requires a much smaller incision and doesn’t usually require the removal and reattachment of your belly button. Each patient is different, but most mini- abdominoplasties can be performed in less than two hours.
How Much Does Tummy Tuck Cost in Philadelphia?
The average cost of an abdominoplasty is $6,200 – $7,000. It is typically considered an elective cosmetic procedure and insurance companies do not provide coverage. Some coverage may be provided if the surgery will correct a hernia or abnormally spread abdominal muscles. During your initial complimentary consultation, total costs for the treatment and options available to you for financing will be thoroughly discussed. You can also visit our financing page for additional information.
What Else Should I Know About Abdominoplasty?
The average recovery time for a tummy tuck is 2 weeks. A tummy tuck is not intended to treat obesity. It should only be considered if you have exhausted every other conventional way to get rid of abdominal fat.
It’s worth noting, it may be best to postpone abdominoplasty if your future plans include losing a lot of weight or having children.
Following surgery, you may have drainage tubes for a few days, depending on what the doctor decides is necessary in your specific situation.
You will likely experience swelling and some degree of pain in the days after the procedure. That may be accompanied by generalized fatigue, numbness and bruising. Dr. Ginsburg will have complete after-care instructions, and it’s important you follow them to have the best recovery results possible.
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For more information about any of our services or to learn more about abdominoplasty to see if it’s a good option for you, contact us to set up a private, personal complimentary consultation with Dr. Ginsburg. Our offices proudly serve the residents living in the Philadelphia area and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.