If you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck, you’re far from alone. Many people elect to get one of these treatments done to enhance their bodies, get more confidence, look better in clothes, and even to address medical concerns. Whatever your reason for opting for this treatment, LA Plastic Surgery in Bradenton, Florida, can help you fully understand all of your options and put together a treatment plan that specifically addresses your needs.
How Much Does a Full Tummy Tuck Cost?
This treatment, also known as abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular ones across the country. Many people find that they have sagging skin or excess weight around their midsections, especially as we age, and these kinds of treatments can address those issues and give us back the svelte, beautiful look that we crave. Although costs vary depending on what you’re having done specifically, abdominoplasties generally cost between $8,000 and $10,000, with more extended tucks costing up to $20,000. We are happy to provide you with a no-pressure consultation to determine how much yours will cost.
Factors That Affect Cost
There are a few different factors that affect the cost, and since abdominoplasties are not cookie-cutter treatments, it’s important to get assessed to learn what yours will entail. Our goal is to help you achieve the body that you want, and we will give you an overview of your treatment plan with transparent, actionable, and professional information.
The Size Of The Tuck Area
How big is the size of the tuck area? Some tucks only require a bit of adjustment and loose skin removal, but some tucks require a little bit more. In the case of extended tucks, the technician removes skin and fat from the sides and back of your body.
Many people want to add an additional treatment to their abdominoplasty, such as liposuction. It’s intelligent to do this treatment at the same time as your tuck treatment, but it can increase the cost. Some people even combine tucks with other treatments, like Brazilian butt lifts. Talk to us about your ideal shape, and we will make recommendations as to which services are appropriate for you.
What Services You Are Having Done
If you’re having your muscles reshaped or repaired, the cost of your abdominoplasty will go up. We will review all of the costs with you in your consultation and make sure that you’re well aware of what you should expect throughout all aspects of the treatment. Although tummy tucks are one of the more expensive cosmetic treatments, most people find that they totally transform their bodies and are happy with them for years to come.
Differences Between Full and Mini Tucks
You have the option to get a full or mini tuck, and it’s important to understand the distinction between the two if you are going to make an informed choice about your care. Mini tucks generally address the lower abdomen specifically. Since many people accumulate excess weight in that region of their body, it’s a very popular treatment. Full tucks deal with the section of your body that’s below and above your belly button. The full tuck is a more comprehensive treatment, which is why it tends to cost a little bit more.
There are a few other key factors that distinguish full and mini tucks. Our expert team will talk to you about which option is right for you and give you the benefits and challenges of each during our consultation.
Size of the Incision
Mini tuck incisions are generally smaller than full tuck ones. This is simply due to the fact that mini tucks address less of your body, and that’s reflected in the incision.
Those whose upper abdominal muscles are in good shape, generally opt for mini tucks because this treatment deals specifically with the area below the belly button. Similarly, the amount of skin and fat removed is much less with a mini tuck. If you want to address the area both above and below the belly button, a full tuck is definitely advised.
There are several benefits to getting an abdominoplasty, both medical and cosmetic. Most people love the look of their new shape after the tuck is completed.
When we feel like we look our best, we radiate confidence. Many people feel much more confident and beautiful after one of these treatments.
Treatment for Ventral Hernia
Ventral hernias are collections of tissue that form on your abdominal wall and can cause distress and discomfort. Unfortunately, they do not go away on their own, but you can get rid of them during a tummy tuck. Additionally, abdominoplasties can strengthen your abdominal walls, making them less vulnerable to future ventral hernias.
Removes Extra Skin
Many people who get gastric bypass surgery opt for this treatment because it can remove a lot of loose skin. An abdominoplasty reshapes the stomach and can give you the taut, muscular look that you want.
One of the key benefits of an abdominoplasty is that it can tighten up core muscles. Not only does this help you to look more svelte after the treatment, but it can also help your body to take better to exercise.
Clothes Fit Better
This treatment can help you lose several inches around your waist, helping your clothes fit better. This is especially true in the case of excess skin, which adds the look of extra pounds under clothes. Not only should your clothes fit better, but many people find that they also look great in swimwear, and actually love the idea of going shopping again.
Tighter muscles can help you maintain a better posture, and some people find that they are less likely to slump after their abdominoplasty.
Aid Urinary Incontinence
Tummy tucks can aid urinary incontinence. This is another pleasant side effect of tightening the abdominal muscles. Some people find that they are less likely to have an accident after getting their tummy tuck.
Take the Stress Off Your Back
Weight and weaker core muscles can put a lot of stress on your back, so by the mere act of getting rid of some of the excess weight and tightening your core muscles, your back could experience a lot less stress.
All patients are different, and what occurs for one person is not guaranteed for everyone. As such, it’s important to talk to us about what you can reasonably expect from your specific treatment. We will certainly let you know both what to expect and what benefits you should be able to see or feel after your tummy tuck.
Good Candidates for This Treatment
If you are in fairly good shape but have some loose skin or excess weight around your midsection, you could be a great candidate for this treatment. Generally, the people who experience the best results are those who have some stubborn belly weight that simply doesn’t seem to go away with healthy eating or exercise. Those who are considering getting this treatment done should be relatively sure that they are finished having children, as abdominoplasty results can be affected by childbirth.
Recent mothers make excellent candidates for this treatment though, often combining it as part of a mommy makeover, so if you’ve recently been pregnant or gained and lost a bit of weight, talk to us about your options.
How to Keep Your Results Long Term
There are a few key ways to keep your abdominoplasty results, looking as good as possible for the long term. Keep these in mind if you want to benefit from a slim and sleek shape well after you get your treatment done.
Regular exercise and a healthy diet are two key ways to keep your body looking its absolute best. Exercise can strengthen your core muscles and help you to keep belly fat at bay. A healthy diet with a lot of fiber is a great way to keep full and also avoid overeating. Many people see their abdominoplasty as a great incentive to get into better shape.
Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure
Too much sun exposure is not the greatest for us at the best of times, but it’s especially important to protect our skin from the sun right after an abdominoplasty. Treat your incision kindly and make sure that it’s fully moisturized with plenty of cocoa butter, and keep it out of the sun’s rays at least initially. After some time, you should be able to show off your brand new beautiful body at the beach, but even then, make sure that you are applying proper sunscreen and wearing loose-fitting, lightweight clothes.
Try to keep your weight steady if you want to benefit from the prolonged results of an abdominoplasty. Even after this treatment, the skin can stretch back out, and you won’t want to ruin all of the efforts that you put into getting an amazing figure. A healthy lifestyle and good eating habits should help you maintain your ideal weight long after your abdominoplasty. Many people consult a nutritionist. This is a great option, especially if you’re always on the go.
Enhance Your Body Today
If you’re ready to take charge of your beauty and enhance your body today, we can help. We are Sarasota and Bradenton’s premier tummy tuck surgery center, and we are ready to give you the VIP treatment and work with you every step of the way to give you the body that you want and deserve. Our mandate is to provide you with comfort, privacy, and safety, and we treat all of our clients as individuals. There are no cookie-cutter solutions with our expert team.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a tummy tuck but were unsure of where to start, get in touch with us now. So many people just like you are now living in their dream bodies, thanks to this popular, safe, and effective treatment. You can too! The first step is learning about what options you have and developing a unique treatment plan that addresses all of your goals. Give us a call today at LA Plastic Surgery in Bradenton, Florida at 941-242-7724 for a personalized no-pressure consultation.