Tummy Tuck

TUMMY TUCK IN BATON ROUGE, LA

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is the procedure of choice to remove excess fat and skin from the lower belly area – especially when diet and exercise aren’t helping.  Your surgeon will also work to tighten and tone a protruding, lax abdomen, which is often the result of pregnancy or massive weight loss. Your surgeon customizes the procedure to each patient’s specifications with the goal of achieving a well-toned, natural appearing abdominal contour.

Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck in Baton Rouge?

During your initial consultation at our facility, the surgeon will take your health and medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations into consideration and let you know whether this procedure is for you. Generally, though, good candidates for tummy tucks in Louisiana are men or women who:

  • Have been unable to achieve their desired abdominal appearance via diet and exercise
  • Have excess fat and hanging skin
  • Have loose abdominal skin or stretched muscles (usually as a result of pregnancy)
  • Want to get rid of unsightly skin and fat in the abdominal areas in order to achieve a more flattering appearance

Although plastic surgery for a tummy tuck will effectively eliminate fat and tighten abdominal muscles, it is not a solution for weight loss. Your doctor will recommend that patients are at or near their ideal weight before having this treatment. If you intend to lose weight in the foreseeable future, the surgeon may recommend that you postpone the surgery.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck in Baton Rouge

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat while also tightening underlying muscles in the lower belly. When undergoing a tummy tuck, LA patients experience the following benefits:

  • Removed stretch marks – Because your tummy tuck entails the removal of excess loose skin in the abdominal area, this automatically takes care of stretch marks.
  • Removed stubborn fat – Many patients who have achieved healthy weight are left with patches of stubborn fat that won’t improve with diet and exercise alone. Your tummy tuck surgeon typically uses liposuction to get rid of this persistent fat and produce a better-defined midsection.
  • Tighter abdominal muscles – Weight gain, pregnancy, and natural aging can take their toll on abdominal muscles – causing them to be stretched and separated. These loose muscles will then cause a permanently protruding abdomen that is nearly impossible to repair via exercise. During the surgery, your doctor will repair these muscles and return them to their initial location, creating a well-toned midsection appearance.
  • Improved confidence – saggy skin, weak muscles, and excess fat in the belly area can cause embarrassment and negatively impact a person’s self-confidence. In order to achieve the best tummy tuck Louisiana patients can hope for, your surgeon eliminates all these problems and achieves a flatter (more attractive) abdominal contour that will give you a confidence boost.

Types of Tummy Tucks

We offer 3 different types of tummy tucks to choose from, depending on the needs of each patient.

Mini Tummy Tuck

This procedure is performed when only a small amount of fatty tissue and excess skin needs to be removed below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is a great procedure choice for patients whose exercise and diet efforts have plateaued, leaving a small “pooch” just below the belly button. The surgeon will make a minimal incision above the pubic area and use it to get rid of the excess fat and skin.

Full Tummy Tuck

This is a more comprehensive procedure involving a horizontal incision between the hip bones. The surgeon will also create an additional incision around the navel. The goal of this procedure is to remove excess skin and use liposuction to contour the abdomen. Stretched or separated belly muscles are also tightened. This type of tummy tuck is very common, particularly with women who have undergone pregnancy or childbearing.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is meant for patients who need a significant amount of fatty tissue and skin eliminated from their lower abdominal area, hip, or ‘love handle’ areas. The surgeon will create an incision around the navel and between the hip bones, extending all the way into the lower back in order to remove large amounts of unwanted fat and excess skin from the flanks, thighs, and abdomen. This type of invasive procedure is common for patients who are looking for a well-toned abdominal appearance after massive weight loss.

ABDOMINIOPLASTY

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes 2 – 5 hours to complete. Your Baton Rouge tummy tuck surgeon performs this surgery in his state-of-the-art, in-office operating room. He works with a team of highly experienced support staff to ensure optimal patient care and safety.

The precise surgical procedure – including the incision placement and extent of tissue removal – will be determined based on the patient’s unique requirements. During your initial consultation, your Doctor will examine your midsection skin, fat deposits, and muscle. If you need minor cosmetic surgery to remove small amounts of excess skin and fat, a mini tummy tuck may be ideal. Most patients, however, require a total tummy tuck with liposuction in order to attain the desired cosmetic outcome.

Tummy Tuck Baton Rouge: What to Expect After?

Your tummy tuck Baton Rouge cost will vary depending on factors such as the primary surgical method used and facility fees. Mini tummy tucks can cost as little as $4,000 depending on the extent of the surgery. More involving abdominoplasty (such as a total tummy tuck) can go up to $10,000 in procedure cost.

Cost of Abdominioplasty in Baton Rouge

Your tummy tuck Baton Rouge cost will vary depending on factors such as the primary surgical method used and facility fees. Mini tummy tucks can cost as little as $4,000 depending on the extent of the surgery. More involving abdominoplasty (such as a total tummy tuck) can go up to $10,000 in procedure cost.

Average Cost

$4,000 to $10,000

Average Recovery Time

Varies per patient

Average Procedure Time

2 – 5 Hours

Insurance

Not Covered

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will this procedure cost?
The cost of abdominoplasty in Baton Rouge is influenced by factors such as the extent of the surgery, surgeon experience, and facility costs. During your initial consultation visit at our surgical facility, our team will create a total cost breakdown.
Does insurance pay for abdominoplasty?
Health insurance does not pay for tummy tuck surgery because this is considered to be a cosmetic, elective treatment. In situations where the procedure is medically necessary (e.g after extensive weight loss), then insurers may cover part or all of the costs involved.
Is abdominoplasty a safe procedure?
Thanks to advances in the field of plastic surgery, abdominoplasty is safer today than it has ever been. Plastic surgeons no longer need to use long-lasting numbing agents that were common in the past. Pre-op measures help minimize the risk of complications and more than 90% of patients are satisfied with the outcome of the procedure.
What will scarring look like?

Scarring is inevitable after a tummy tuck and any other surgical procedure for that matter. However, your surgeon uses the smallest possible incisions in order to achieve the desired results while minimizing scarring. The surgeon will also provide post-op scar care tips that can help make scars less visible over time.

Can I get pregnant after abdominoplasty?
Since getting pregnant after a tummy tuck will negate the amazing results of the procedure, it is recommended that you wait until you have finished building your family before receiving this procedure. Nevertheless, if you do get pregnant after abdominoplasty, future surgery may be possible to help achieve the same benefits.

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