Tummy Tuck Michigan Specialists
A Tummy Tuck eliminates excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles to create a firm midsection. It is very effective at helping women reverse the effects that aging and pregnancy have on the body. At SurgeonGate, you can learn the risks and benefits of a tummy tuck and work with a surgeon who specializes in this specific treatment. To speak with a local specialist about your goals or concerns, call us at 855-248-2220 or request a consultation with SurgeonGate below.
What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and repair torn abdominal muscles, creating a firm and tight midsection. If you’ve had multiple pregnancies and your midsection will not flatten, the treatment can be very effective. We just can’t burn excess skin or strengthen torn muscles in the gym.
Who does the best tummy tucks in Michigan?
At SurgeonGate, our job is to find the most experienced and specialized plastic surgeons in Michigan so that you can have a safe experience and get the results you are looking for. Most doctors perform outdated techniques that are less effective, leave more scarring, and are difficult to recover from. Our abdominoplasty surgeons are using the latest and greatest techniques to perform no drain tummy tucks, internal corset tummy tucks, and more.
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How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost In Michigan?
The average cost of a tummy tuck in Michigan is $7,800, including anesthesia fees, facility fees, and other expenses. As with most cosmetic procedures, the price differs for everyone because it is not a one size fits all procedure. Your health insurance will not cover the cost of your tummy tuck as it is considered elective surgery, meaning not medically necessary. Most plastic surgeons offer payment plans such as CareCredit to help you pay for your treatment in monthly installments.
How Long Is The Recovery From A Tummy Tuck?
It takes 10 to 12 days to recover from a tummy tuck and resume light activity. It is recommended that 2 weeks are taken off work and set aside for proper recovery. The first week after surgery will require you to stay relatively sedentary. Bandages or a garment are often worn to apply pressure to the abdomen and minimize any swelling from taking place. Thanks to newer techniques, you should not have to wear drains for the majority of your recovery period, if at all.
How Is A Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?
The procedure begins with general and local anesthesia to sedate the patient and numb the abdomen. A small incision is then created just above the pubic bone. The skin is then pulled down and any excess is surgically removed. The surgeon then repairs damaged abdominal muscles, creating a firmer midsection. The excess skin is then sutured and a new opening for the belly button is created in order to hide scarring and any evidence of surgery.
What are progressive tension sutures?
Progressive tension sutures are used by the most experienced tummy tuck surgeons to minimize swelling, complications, and fluid buildup. Placed throughout the abdomen, these sutures prevent fluid buildup so you don’t have to wear drains for 2 weeks afterward. They also minimize pressure on the lower incision resulting in a decreased risk of scarring.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mini tummy tuck?
A partial abdominoplasty, also known as a mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who are only experiencing excess skin and loose abdominal muscles in their lower abdomen, strictly below their belly button area. A mini tummy tuck leaves the patient’s belly button intact and requires a significantly smaller incision.
Will there be any permanent scarring?
A tummy tuck will require incisions and these incisions will take time to fade away. With a full tummy tuck, an incision will be made above the pubic bone and will extend longer depending on how much skin was removed during your procedure. Over time, the scars will fade and become undetectable to the human eye with the right amount of care. Newer techniques that utilize progressive tension sutures produce less scarring as less pressure is placed on the lower incision.
Can you combine a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Yes, liposuction can be performed during the same procedure in patients who need fat removal and body contouring. Liposuction is designed to eliminate fat while a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles. Combining these two procedures can create powerful results for some patients and is often included in a mommy makeover.
How painful is a Tummy Tuck surgery?
Most tummy tuck patients report little pain after surgery. Just like any procedure whether cosmetic or medical, there will be some pain and discomfort involved. During surgery, patients are sedated with general anesthesia as well as local anesthesia into the abdomen. Local anesthesia can last up to 24 hours and will significantly help to lower any post-surgery pains. Many patients report feelings of tightness. This is because both the skin and muscles of the abdomen have been tightened during surgery and it may take some time for the body to become accustomed the change.
Will pregnancy affect my Tummy Tuck results?
If you were to become pregnant again after your tummy tuck, your results will not be destroyed. Your abdomen has been restored to its original condition before childbirth and the pregnancy will affect your body about as much as your very first pregnancy did. If you don’t gain more than the 25 recommended pounds, you should not have much excess skin left over. One pregnancy is also unlikely to tear your abdominal muscles apart again after a tummy tuck.
What If I gain weight after my treatment?
A good candidate for tummy tuck surgery has a stable weight and does not predict any significant weight gain in the future. With that being said, there are people who have undergone a tummy tuck and then gained weight after their procedure. Patients who have gained a lot of weight after a tummy tuck and then lost it again, often end up with additional loose skin. The abdominals are rarely torn again due to weight gain.