The stomach is often the largest concern for men and women looking to achieve a slimmer figure. With a tummy tuck, you can achieve the contouring results you desire in the area that matters the most. Plastic Surgery Consultants of South Carolina offers tummy tucks to the residents of Columbia and Lexington, SC.
What is the difference between an Anterior Torsoplasty and a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is the most basic abdominal contouring option and can help patients achieve a toned abdomen. Dr. Wassermann has developed his own improved procedure called an Anterior Torsoplasty that combines the best parts of a traditional tummy tuck with improved techniques for an amazing outcome. This procedure includes tightening all soft tissue layers of the abdomen and creating a flatter, firmer appearance; liposuction of the upper, lower and flanks of the abdomen; as well as an enhanced incision that will take care of the “muffin top” and create a completely smooth contour of the hips as well. This technique eliminates the stubborn tummy bulge and sculpts attractive, toned, and incredibly natural-looking results, improving abdominal wall appearance and function. Most patients achieve some degree of weight loss as a result of their tummy tuck procedure.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck uses the same techniques as a traditional tummy tuck but focuses on the area of the abdomen below the belly button. By opting for a mini tummy tuck, patients can enjoy similar body sculpting results with a less extensive surgery and a shorter recovery period. This can be a great solution for patients who are looking for minor body sculpting results.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of your tummy tuck will vary depending on your specific treatment goals. To determine the exact cost of your procedure, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wassermann. During your consultation, you will work with Dr. Wassermann to develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique cosmetic goals and you will receive a specific price quote that has been tailored to your desired outcome. We are the only Plastic Surgery practice in Columbia that has our own state of the art and fully accredited (through the AAAHC) Ambulatory Surgery Center located here in our building, this way we can help control surgical costs. Your Tummy Tuck quote will include anesthesia, surgical supplies, facility fee, follow-up visits and all compression garments, and an average range of $8,000-$12,000 depending on your specific needs. Also included in your quote is CossmetAssure, which is a cosmetic insurance policy. To help make our treatments accessible to those who need them, we accept a variety of payment options as well as financing through CareCredit®.
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
Each tummy tuck treatment is modified to address a patient’s specific concerns. All tummy tucks are performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure that each patient remains entirely comfortable during their treatment. Typically, a tummy tuck includes liposuction of the abdomen and hips, abdominal wall reinforcement, and hernia repair if required. Dr. Wassermann will remove as much abdominal fat and excess skin as possible to deliver optimal results. Afterwards, incisions are closed and the treatment is complete. A tummy tuck can take up to four hours, depending on the extent of surgery involved and the results desired.
What is Recovery Like Following a Tummy Tuck?
Most abdominoplasty patients are able to return to work and non-strenuous activities in about one to two weeks.
A tummy tuck is an effective treatment for toning the abdomen area, creating a firmer, sculpted appearance. Plastic Surgery Consultants offers tummy tucks and other body sculpting procedures to men and women living in Columbia, Lexington, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.