An abdominoplasty – commonly known as a tummy tuck – is a cosmetic operation designed to re-contour the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles while removing excess overhanging tissue. This surgery is not covered by insurance.
We provide patients with cutting edge technology along with experienced doctors and a caring support staff who can help you get rid of unsightly fat areas around your abdomen.
Panniculectomy is a functional procedure that removes hanging fat and skin specifically from the mid to lower section of the body. It does not improve the upper abdomen. Insurance may cover the procedure.
A tummy tuck may be a good option for you if:
Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure 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 may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations 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, generally the treated areas below the belly button.
If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you.
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