Many patients may achieve their ideal weight after exercising and dieting but live with excess skin in the abdominal area. Weight gain and subsequent loss, pelvic surgery or childbirth can stretch the skin and the abdominal muscles, creating overhanging tissue of the abdomen and dysfunction of the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be the ideal treatment to remove excess skin and unwanted fat, as well as in some cases tighten the abdominal muscles, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdominal area. Candidates for a tummy tuck include those who are healthy and of a stable weight, those who have realistic expectations and a positive outlook, those who do not smoke, and those who have areas of the abdomen that have not improved with diet or exercising.
Average cost: $7,000-$15,000
The cost of your tummy tuck procedure will depend on your specific case and if you opt to receive additional treatments or procedures. Please feel free to schedule a private consultation to receive a quote.