Understanding the Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery
If you have been working for a firmer, slimmer midsection but diet and exercise alone cannot address your sagging skin or stubborn fat, Dr. David Passaretti can help with an abdominoplasty. We provide patient-centered care and education to help you decide if this procedure is right for you. Dr. Passaretti will create a customized treatment plan and discuss the benefits, risks, and cost of tummy tuck surgery with you during a consultation at our Darien office. This procedure can tone your abdomen, strengthen damaged abdominal muscles, and increase your self-confidence. To learn more about tummy tuck cost and schedule an appointment with Dr. Passaretti, contact our office today.
Determining if Tummy Tuck is Right for You
Dr. Passaretti will first determine if a tummy tuck is a good investment for you to make in your appearance. You are a candidate for a tummy tuck if you have excess, sagging skin around your midsection or stubborn fat that is not responding to healthy lifestyle habits. This condition can result from significant weight loss, pregnancy, prior surgery in the abdominal region, the natural aging process, and hereditary conditions. You should also be in good health, not smoke, be committed to maintaining your weight with a healthy diet and exercise regime after your procedure, and have realistic expectations about the results of your surgery.
Individualized Cost Factors
Each patient’s body is unique, so Dr. Passaretti will use an incision technique that best addresses your condition and desired results. In addition to traditional abdominoplasty, four types of tummy tucks are available at our practice:
- Endoscopic: Recommended for minor cases. During surgery, Dr. Passaretti will make small incisions in your abdomen and perform the procedure using small tools and a camera.
- Mini: Best for patients who only need a small amount of skin and fat to be removed. For this procedure, Dr. Passaretti will make a small incision under your navel.
- Extended: During this type of tummy tuck, Dr. Passaretti lengthens the traditional hip-to-hip incision further to remove surplus skin on your flank and hips.
- Circumferential: This surgery involves an incision that extends around your midsection to your back. Dr. Passaretti usually uses it for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or lost massive amounts of weight.
Each of these procedures requires different equipment, suturing, and technology. If Dr. Passaretti uses liposuction to break down and extract excess fat, this will also add to the cost of the procedure. The type of anesthesia used and pain medication prescribed will also affect the total treatment cost.
Investing in Your Confidence
The primary benefit of a tummy tuck is that it improves the appearance of your midsection, which can improve your self-esteem and confidence. This surgery can also repair and strengthen your abdominal muscles. Having a slimmer, smoother abdomen can make exercising easier, allowing you to maintain and improve your figure. A tummy tuck can also reduce the risk of fungal infection that comes with having large folds of excess skin over your stomach. Overall, this procedure can improve your appearance, confidence, and overall health.
Learn More About Tummy Tuck Cost
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and cost, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti, contact our office today.