Tummy Tuck Springfield, Massachusetts
Tummy Tuck procedures are performed to enhance the appearance of a patient’s abdomen by removing excess skin, tightening the abdominal muscles, and sometimes removing unwanted fat deposits.
- What is a Tummy Tuck?
- What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck procedure?
- What are the different types of Tummy Tuck procedures?
- How much is a Tummy Tuck procedure in Springfield, Massachusetts?
- Tummy Tuck Before and After
- Contact the Office
- Directions to the Office
- Local Surgery Center Privileges
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck procedures tend to be performed after pregnancy or significant weight loss has altered a patient’s stomach and they wish to restore their figure. There are various tummy tuck techniques that can be performed depending on the extent of a patient’s concerns and the specific area of the abdomen they want to have treated. Most tummy tuck procedures use an incision line at the bottom of the abdomen, running from hip to hip so that the areas of the abdomen and muscle can be accessed. Most procedures then remove any excess skin and can use liposuction to also remove fat deposits, before the incision line is closed with stitches. For more information on tummy tuck procedures, the benefits, and the recovery period, visit our blog ‘Tummy Tuck Boston: The Most Frequently Asked Questions‘.
What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck procedure?
The procedure has a high worth-it rating of 95% on RealSelf due to the significant benefits that patients have experienced from the surgery. These benefits can include:
- Slimmer abdomen
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- Greater confidence
- Excess skin removed
- Belly button altered
- Fat deposits from the stomach removed
- Increased self-esteem
Additionally, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, some patients have reported that their tummy tuck procedure has helped them recover from bladder control issues such as an SUI which occurred after giving birth as well as having improved their posture.
What are the different types of Tummy Tuck procedures?
Every patient has different surgical needs and desires which is why there are a variety of tummy tuck techniques available. It is important that any Springfield tummy tuck patients see a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to have their specific goals assessed and discussed with a professional. Your surgeon can help to advise on the most suitable procedure for you as well as provide you with more extensive information on each of the techniques.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck procedure is the most commonly performed type of tummy tuck technique. The procedure is performed across the entire abdomen to address concerns over excess skin, tissue, and fat. A large incision is made across the bottom of the stomach that runs from hip to hip so that both the lower and upper abdomen can be accessed during the surgery. Although the procedure will leave a scar where the incision line was made, it is designed to be hidden by the patient’s underwear or swimsuit.
A full tummy tuck procedure then removes any excess skin across the stomach, tightens the abdominal muscles that may have been weakened during pregnancy and can then alter the appearance or position of the patient’s belly button. Additionally, abdominal liposuction is frequently performed alongside the procedure so that even more significant results can be achieved as the stomach is contoured to a greater extent as unwanted fat deposits can be removed.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck procedure uses the same surgical technique as the full tummy tuck and is designed to address the same concerns over excess skin or weakened abdominal muscles. However, a mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck due to the fact it is only performed on the lower region of the abdomen. The same incision line is created across the lower abdomen but the length of this incision is smaller due to the fact that the procedure is less extensive and the upper abdomen does not need to be accessed. Since it is a less extensive procedure it is also easier and quicker to recover from this procedure. However, it is clearly not suitable for patients who have concerns over the appearance of their entire abdomen as the belly button and upper abdomen are not affected.
Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck
Another type of tummy tuck procedure is the fleur-de-lis technique which is a more extensive surgical technique that is designed to remove more excess skin from the abdomen. The technique achieves this due to the fact that multiple incision lines are created, both vertically and horizontally. The technique is named after the incision shape since it is similar to that of the petals of a Fleur-De-Lis and so does leave more significant scaring than other tummy tuck procedures. Since the procedure is more extensive, it is generally suitable for patients who have experienced significant weight loss and have both vertical and horizontal excess skin across the middle of their abdomen.
How much is a Tummy Tuck procedure in Springfield, Massachusetts?
According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the average cost can range from $4,000 and $18,000. Tummy Tuck procedures are undertaken to enhance a person’s appearance and so insurance providers very rarely cover the cost of the procedure. Insurance providers can help to finance or fully cover the cost of surgical procedures but they will rarely do so when the procedure is not performed to achieve any medical improvement.
The average cost of a tummy tuck procedure varies so drastically as the exact cost of your tummy tuck procedure will vary depending on many factors such as the specific tummy tuck technique performed. Mini tummy tuck procedure tends to be far less expensive than other techniques such as a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck as this procedure is far more extensive and takes longer to be performed. Further factors that impact the cost of a tummy tuck procedure include the type of anaesthesia used, hospital or operating room charges, the experience and expertise of the surgeon and the location the surgery is performed in. Additionally, if a patient chooses to combine their tummy tuck procedure with another cosmetic procedure such as liposuction or another surgery such as a breast augmentation then this will drastically alter the cost of the surgery.
If you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, you should book a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to receive professional aesthetic advice and a quotation including the full breakdown of fees.
Tummy Tuck Before and After
Contact the Office
Any potential Springfield tummy tuck patients should book a consultation with at least one Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon that has experience and expertise in performing body surgeries such as tummy tucks. It is important that patients ensure their suitability for the procedure and specific techniques as well as perform their own research into the procedure so they are aware of the various techniques and risks. Contact Us to book a consultation with Dr. Markarian, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience in performing cosmetic procedures.
25 Walnut St, Suite 400,
Wellesley, MA 02481
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Springfield (01020, 01101, 01102, 01103, 01104, 01105, 01106, 01107, 01108, 01109, 01111, 01115, 01118, 01119, 01128, 01129, 01138, 01139, 01144, 01151, 01152, 01199) West Springfield (01085, 01089, 01090, 01107)
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- Turn right onto E Columbus Ave
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- Use the right lane to take the Interstate 291 E/U.S. 20 slip road to Mass Pike/Boston
- Continue onto I-291 E/US-20 E
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- Take exit 38 – 37B towards MA-16 W/Wellesley
- Merge onto Quinobequin Rd
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