Who Can Benefit from a Tummy Tuck?
Variations on the Tummy Tuck
Concerns About Tummy Tuck
You will have to prepare to take some time off work for your tummy tuck recovery – most patients miss about two weeks of work after a full tummy tuck, though your recovery time will depend on your specific circumstances.
Depending on the type of tummy tuck you receive, that will dictate what type incision scars you end up with. With a regular tummy tuck, the incision will typically run from hip bone to hip bone and a small one around the navel. This type of incision can be easily hidden by pants or undergarments. With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is made very low, in the pubic area, without a navel incision. For an extended tummy tuck, the scars will be like those of the regular tummy tuck but three inches longer.
The cost of a tummy tuck varies based on region and practice and technique used. A consultation with Dr. Erella is the best way to determine the cost of your tummy tuck surgery.
Pain and discomfort post-surgery is completely normal, and to be expected. However, before you are discharged, you will be given medication and post care instructions based on Dr. Erella’s recommendation to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable recovery.