Tummy Tuck Prices:
Average Price: $13,500
What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Cosmetic surgery prices vary based on a number of factors. The plastic surgery practice’s geographic location, the surgeon’s training, experience, and qualifications, and the techniques used can all influence the final cost of your surgery. At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the average price of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) is $12,500.00. The panniculectomy procedure, a tummy tuck procedure which removes excess skin starts at $7,600.00. A specific price is quoted for you after your consultation. Dr. Larsen is dedicated to making his services accessible to people from all walks of life, which is why he partners with companies that specialize in elective health care financing to help qualified patients pay for their surgery.
It’s important to remember that even though a tummy tuck is an elective procedure, it requires a well-trained, experienced and double board-certified plastic surgeon to get consistently excellent results. Your budget is one consideration in choosing a surgeon, but cost should not be the primary reason for choosing one practice over another.
Recovery & Results
A common concern among tummy tuck patients is the amount of discomfort they will have during their recovery. Dr. Larsen uses the On-Q PainBuster® pain control device to help control pain for patients undergoing tummy tuck surgery. This pump adds numbing medicine underneath the skin to the targeted area, significantly decreasing postoperative discomfort for most patients. Prescription pain medication also helps control postsurgical discomfort.
Even though each patient’s recovery experience in unique, most tummy tuck patients believe the level of discomfort improves after one night. The most difficult time is the first night after surgery. This is why we require an overnight stay – for the comfort of the patient, and peace of mind for the patient and his or her caregiver.
While experiences vary, during the first 3 to 4 days after the procedure you will likely feel increasingly better and you should be up moving around much easier within your home. At about 2 weeks after the surgery you should be back to work and may be able to return to limited exercise after about a month. It takes a full 8 weeks for most patients to return to full activities and strenuous exercise.
By 3 months, your tummy tuck will begin to reveal its new contours, but it typically takes a full year before the full results are realized. Diet and exercise are essential to create the optimal outcome and maintain long-lasting results. Dr. Larsen’s patients are often thrilled with the results of their procedure and cannot wait to try on new clothes they may not have felt comfortable wearing before.
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