The goal of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is to restore the abdomen to a more firm and youthful appearance.
Weight gain and loss, childbirth, and aging can all change the appearance of the stomach. The tummy tuck procedure can address the loose skin, bulging (diastasis), and stretch marks by tightening the abdominal fascia layer and excising loose skin and lower abdominal stretch marks. To achieve their desired results, some patients may want liposuction of the love handles or other areas along with the tummy tuck. Dr. Crofts will give each patient surgical recommendations based on their physical exam at the time of the consultation.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Crofts has performed thousands of tummy tuck procedures. Dr. Crofts spends extra time in surgery to create a new belly button opening where the incisions are hidden. This allows a patient to wear a bikini confidently without everyone knowing they had a tummy tuck. Dr. Crofts’ aggressive approach to tummy tuck surgery gets his patients the very best results with nicely hidden, low incisions. Dr. Crofts offers Exparel, which is a long-lasting pain control injection. He also offers a drain free approach to tummy tuck surgery allowing the patient less discomfort in recovery.
The price of a tummy tuck starts at $9,500. This price includes expenses for the operating room, anesthesia, and Dr. Crofts fees. You will receive a quote for the exact cost of your tummy tuck surgery after your consultation.
Tummy tuck surgery can be part of a mommy makeover as well as breast surgery and liposuction. For more information on mommy makeovers click here.
Mini tummy tuck surgery typically addresses concerns below the belly button only. A full tummy tuck addresses loose skin above and below the belly button. There are other factors that may determine which tummy tuck is right for you. Dr. Crofts will review those with you during your consultation.
Every patient’s body and surgical needs are different. We evaluate each patient carefully to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. Patients will get their best results when they are closer to their ideal weight.
There are different types of tummy tuck surgery including mini tummy tuck, mini extended tummy tuck, and full tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck will address any loose skin, abdominal diastasis, and/or stretch marks below and above the belly button. Mini tummy tucks and mini extended tummy tucks typically treat loose skin, diastasis, and/or stretch marks only below the belly button.
It is recommended that you are done having children before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure.
Yes. The stretch marks below the belly button will get excised with a tummy tuck procedure.
Dr. Crofts will do a physical exam and review your health history to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. If you are in good health, at a stable weight, done having children, have loose skin, and/or abdominal diastasis, then you may be a candidate for tummy tuck surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Crofts to see if you’re a candidate. Call us at 801-785-8825.
Many patients like to add liposuction to the love handle area or other areas at the time of a tummy tuck. Dr. Crofts will help you determine if this procedure is right for you and if it is safe to do them together based on your procedures and health history.
Patients will notice immediate results after a tummy tuck surgery, but it can take several months for the swelling to subside. Full results can take up to a year.