Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgery, and significant fluctuations in weight.
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
Dr. Teshima performs the tummy tuck practicing evidence based medicine and uses the latest techniques to reduce the risk of long term complications and increase patient satisfaction.
Cost of Abdominoplasty
No two patients are the same. The cost of an abdominoplasty tends to vary depending on each patient’s individual needs but the average range is between $7,000 and $9,000. Meeting with Dr. Teshima, you will be able to determine a custom treatment plan that will achieve a result that meets your particular goals. During your free consultation you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have and to undergo an in-person evaluation to ensure you are satisfied. Book your free consultation by e-mail or by filling out the form to the right.