Abdominoplasty in Miami, FL
Have done your bit after having children?
Desperately trying to get to your goal weight?
Yet your stomach is stubbornly loose and protruding?
Abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened or separated muscles in the abdomen to achieve a smooth, firm abdominal profile.
Many formerly obese individuals and women whose skin has been stretched by multiple pregnancies turn to abdominoplasty surgery.
The procedure involves separating the navel from the rest of the tissue and abdominal wall and then pulling the muscles underneath into a tighter position. The excess tissue of the flap is stretched down and is removed.
Abdominoplasty Scar (How to Minimize Scaring)
As with any surgery, scarring does occur. But it does fade over time. Your plastic surgeon will do his best to hide your scarring in existing lines on your abdomen. A good surgeon will strive to keep the incision below your bikini line.
Do not over exert yourself, as this could tear the wound, thereby hindering the healing process. Only once the cut has healed may you apply specialist scar cream.
Abdominoplasty Recovery Time
Each patient is unique. So, it is important to follow the instructions of your surgeon. However, most women need to take about four to six weeks off work. In that period, driving and exercise are not recommended – it takes six weeks to fully recover. Due to the swelling, it may be several weeks before you can see the full effects of your tummy tuck.
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Average Abdominoplasty Cost
What will abdominoplasty cost? The cost is dependent on the procedure you select:
Full Abdominoplasty – Includes: liposuction, excision of excess skin, tightening of fascia and repositioning of the umbilicus.
Mini-Abdominoplasty – No incision is made around the umbilicus in a mini-abdominoplasty, and generally, fascia/muscle tightening is not performed.
Lipo-Abdominoplasty – Tightening of the skin below the belly button is required for an ideal result.
The average cost as per information provided by American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2016 is $5,798 for a full abdominoplasty and $3,200 for a liposuction. This cost excludes anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
The following are cost items that you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon to understand the full cost for your operation:
- Fees for Anesthesia
- Cost of the Surgery Facility – operating room
- Cost of any Medical Tests that are required
- Post Surgery Garments
- Medication Prescriptions for post surgery
- Plastic Surgeon fee
Why you should choose Dr. Max Polo for your Abdominoplasty Surgery in Miami
As a leader in his field, Dr. Max Polo utilizes some of the most advanced techniques in abdominoplasty surgery. This ensures that each patient achieves the best possible result while enjoying a pleasant surgical experience.
Miami Plastic Surgery has practices in Baptist, Coral Gables, and South Miami. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Polo, call (305) 595-2969, or contact us online.