Diet and exercise can help you achieve a flat, toned abdomen, but it’s not a guarantee. For some, a healthy lifestyle gets them mostly there, but they have resistant belly bulges or loose skin no amount of crunches can rectify. The doctors at Longwood Plastic Surgery can help you with the sculpted abdomen you’ve always wanted.
*Individual Results May Vary
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
There’s no shame in having a tummy tuck to get into the shape you want. Men and women who’ve had significant weight loss may get frustrated with those last few pounds of fat that refuse to melt away. Women are often unhappy with how their abdominal muscles have weakened and skin has stretched beyond easily bouncing back after pregnancy. An abdominoplasty tightens the abdominal wall muscles and loose skin for a flatter, attractive stomach. Your clothes will fit better, your profile will be more pleasing, and your self-confidence will soar.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Men and women alike come to LPS for help flattening their stomach and ridding themselves of stubborn belly fat. The best candidates are in relatively good health and desire a flatter stomach they can’t achieve through diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty can also help those who’ve lost significant weight and have lax skin that won’t tighten on its own. Women who are planning for more children are advised to wait until their family is complete before considering a tummy tuck.
What is the Procedure and Recovery Like?
Your procedure is performed by one of LPS’s board-certified and skilled physicians. Your medical condition will determine whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia with oral sedatives is safer for you. The procedure takes between 2-5 hours for a complete abdominoplasty, or 1-2 hours for a mini abdominoplasty, where the belly button is left in place. The extent of your tummy tuck determines your length of stay in the hospital, which can be a few hours to 2-3 days. You will have some swelling, but any discomfort is controlled with pain medication.
Those with a noticeable belly bulge will immediately see a flatter profile even through the swelling and bandages. As the swelling subsides over the next few weeks, your new physique becomes more readily apparent. Most people require 2-4 weeks of recuperation. Following all post-op instructions consistently will help speed your recovery and reduce the chance of complications. It may take upwards of 1 year for scars to flatten and lighten.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
There is arguably an emotional cost to not having a tummy tuck, but for many, the financial question is a big factor for moving forward. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of an abdominoplasty is $6,253 as of 2018. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we understand the complexity of choosing between your pocketbook and bettering yourself. As such, we offer financing options through CareCredit and GreenSky to ease our patients’ monetary strain for a surgical procedure insurance doesn’t cover. We accept most medical insurances, so please bring your insurance card to your consultation for good measure.
The staff and physicians at Longwood Plastic Surgery are some of the best in the nation, and we specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help our patients achieve the appearance and self-confidence they’ve always wanted. For compassionate patient care from some of the most experienced surgeons in Boston, call today.
“This practice is easy to find, has parking and the people are friendly, from the receptionists to the doctors. The waiting time is not too long and it seems that you get results. I have used this practice, as represented by Dr. Donald Morris, for quite a few times and I would recommend it to others. What I had done there were reconstructive surgery after breast cancer and double mastectomy and also a tummy tuck.” *
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about a tummy tuck? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.