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 and 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 $7,900
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.
It is recommended that you are done having children before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure.