If you have developed stubborn fat or sagging skin in the stomach area, a tummy tuck may a good solution. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we offer tummy tucks to residents of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, FL and surrounding areas.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a body sculpting procedure that addresses stubborn fat and sagging skin in the stomach to create a firmer, more contoured appearance. This procedure can also improve muscle definition in the abdomen by tightening the muscles. You could combine a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction to enhance your results. In addition to traditional tummy tucks, Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology offers mini tummy tucks and minimally invasive tummy tucks if you are looking for more subtle results.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck will vary based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your tummy tuck treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a slightly modified version of the tummy tuck that involves incisions that are smaller and fewer in number. This may be an ideal treatment if you are looking for more subtle body sculpting results. A tummy tuck is typically best if you are looking to address the area below the belly button, while a full tummy tuck may be better if you are looking to treat a larger area. Alternatively, an endoscopic tummy tuck uses even more limited incisions if you are exclusively looking for the muscle-tightening benefits of a tummy tuck.
What Can I Expect During the Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Before a tummy tuck procedure, we will use anesthesia to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the treatment. For our tummy tuck procedures, we use a harmonic scalpel, which helps to reduce bleeding and accelerate recovery by using vibration to make precise cuts. A traditional tummy tuck involves incisions along the pubic hairline and in the belly button. Mini tummy tucks and endoscopic tummy tucks will require fewer and smaller incisions. Through these incisions, we will remove stubborn fat and excess skin. Then, we will tighten the abdominal muscles to produce the desired contouring results. After these steps, the incisions will be sealed and the treatment is complete.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Tummy Tuck?
After a tummy tuck, you will notice results immediately. The results from a tummy tuck are long-lasting, but the treatment cannot prevent changes from developing in the future due to changes in weight or pregnancy. We encourage you to maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to help your results last as long as possible.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following a Tummy Tuck?
Often, you will have to take time away from work and other activities while recovering. You may experience swelling, bruising, and other side effects for a few weeks before the full results of your treatment are noticeable. Dr. Rosenthal will inform you how to care for yourself during the healing process, which may include important instructions regarding hygiene, diet, and daily activities.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure or to determine the type of tummy tuck that is best for you, contact us today. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we offer tummy tucks and other body sculpting procedures to the men and women living in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and the neighboring areas of Florida.