Our northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro Area plastic surgeons can remove excess fat deposits around the waist area that can cause discomfort from irritated skin rubbing together or embarrassment from the loss of a natural contour.
Women that have gone through pregnancy often find their lower body area around the abdomen sagging from the weight of excess skin and fat they never fully lost following the pregnancy.
Tummy tuck surgery eliminates excess skin and fat around the stomach area as well as tightening the muscles.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TUMMY TUCK SURGERY?
During a tummy tuck procedure, a horizontal incision is made from hip bone to hip bone and the plastic surgeon gently separates the skin from the abdominal wall. The muscles and soft tissue proceeding a tummy tuck procedure are tightened and the flap is closed and excess skin and fat are removed.
There are different variations of a tummy tuck, and your Austin-Weston Washington, DC area board certified physician will recommend a tummy tuck procedure specifically for you.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM TUMMY TUCK SURGERY?
A garment is applied following a tummy tuck surgery to help prevent swelling. Your plastic surgeon will likely prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to pain medication. Swelling, bruising and numbness are normal following a tummy tuck surgery, but should subside in a few weeks.
Northern Virginia Tummy tuck patients should return to Austin-Weston the following day for incisions to be checked.
After about a week, stitches are removed. Healing from a tummy tuck is slow since this is major surgery. Most patients return to normal activity within 4 weeks. The scar from a tummy tuck is permanent, but should fade in 6 to 9 months.
HOW MUCH DOES A TUMMY TUCK COST?
The cost of tummy tuck surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $7,000 – $11,200. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.