What You Need to Know about the Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Philadelphia, PAIt’s normal for many women to see their bodies post-pregnancy and wish they had their tight tummy back. Thanks to tummy tuck surgery, you can get your bikini body back in no-time. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know when considering a tummy tuck.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, targets two areas of the midsection – the abdominal muscles and the skin covering the tummy area. Not only does this procedure help get rid of any excess fat or skin around the midriff, but it also tightens the muscles in the abdomen to make your core look and feel stronger than ever before.

Can I get Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

Liposuction alone can work wonders for removing fat from your abdominal area. However, this popular procedure has some misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, there is no way to tighten your tummy with liposuction alone. That’s why this procedure is the perfect complement to the tummy tuck. With the power of both, you can remove stubborn pockets of fat from your midsection while removing excess skin and tightening the core.

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

There are many benefits to getting a tummy tuck surgery, including:

  • Tightened abdominal muscles
  • Removal of excess skin and fat
  • Liposuction may be performed at the same time to optimize results
  • Flatter stomach

What is the Average Cost of a Tummy Tuck?

The cost of your tummy tuck is going to depend on multiple factors including the condition of your abdominal area before surgery and the addition of liposuction or other procedures to your tummy tuck. Dr. Pollard’s staff will review the cost of your plan during your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pollard. If you’re worried about paying for your surgery, worry no more. Dr. Pollard offers financing options like CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ to help you break your bill up into smaller monthly payments.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is an involved procedure that requires general anesthesia. Because of this, tummy tuck recovery should not be taken lightly. Dr. Pollard generally advises patients to take two to four weeks off from work to rest and let their bodies heal. Keep in mind, it’s typical to feel uncomfortable for the first few days. You may not be able to stand straight and your midsection will feel very tight.

If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery, contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard. She will sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully customized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.