If your exercise routine and healthy, nutrient-filled diet aren’t quite enough to give you a flat, firm stomach, tummy tuck surgery is an option. The procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a safe and effective way to address a protruding or flabby midsection and create a leaner body silhouette. In this blog post, Dr. Ary Krau, a trusted plastic surgeon in Miami, explains how the tummy tuck procedure works and how much patients can expect to pay for it.
Understanding the Tummy Tuck Procedure
Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove abdominal fat deposits and excess skin left over from dramatic weight loss, previous abdominal surgery or (often multiple) pregnancies. The procedure can also tighten weakened or separated muscles of the abdominal wall.
During a consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon, he will determine your candidacy for tummy tuck. The discussion will include a review of your overall health (physical and psychological), any health conditions, whether you smoke, and the possibility of a future pregnancy and your goals of surgery. These factors are all considerations for your candidacy. The surgeon will discuss the details of the procedure, as well as the risks and complications, to give you a comprehensive idea of what to expect.
The Cost of Tummy Tuck
Another portion of the consultation will include a discussion of tummy tuck cost. Tummy tuck costs vary across the country, as well as from patient to patient. Because each patient is a unique individual, costs will be different for each person based on their needs and goals for the procedure. It is important to remember that the price your surgeon quotes should include not only the plastic surgeon’s fee but also the fee for the surgical facility and anesthesiologist. All costs should be revealed up front and there should be no surprises in your bill. Having this information at the time of consultation, before committing to surgery, should help you make a sound decision regarding your procedure.
Contact Dr. Ary Krau
For more information about the tummy tuck procedure and a customized quote, please schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Krau by calling (305) 861-6881 or via email.