Tummy tucks can finally give you that toned look that the gym just will not provide.
Otherwise referred to as abdominoplasty, the operation removes not just fat, but also saggy skin for a smoother abdominal area.
An ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is a generally healthy patient. Fluctuations in weight will severely decrease the operation’s effects.
So stable weight is a must. So is a non-smoker, unless you kick the habit months out from your surgery.
Taking into consideration facility costs, anesthesia and surgeon’s fees, and other medical tests, a tummy tuck totals at an average of just over $6,000.
Health insurance does not typically cover this.
Any surgical endeavor will pose some small risks. Adverse reactions to anesthesia is something your doctor will keep a close eye on.
Other complications can occur beneath the skin like fluid accumulation or scarring. Your doctor will walk you through these.
Your best way to hedge your bets against any complications is choosing the right doctor, one that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) with the minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training.
The procedure can easily be explained in these simple steps.
First, anesthesia is administered. Next, incisions are made—the shape and size of these will vary individually. Then we will close the incisions with sutures, adhesives and other tapes or clips. Your stomach will be noticeably more proportional.
Afterwards, Dr. Sheilah A. Lynch will let you know how to best care for yourself during the recovery process. This includes what medication to take (usually for healing and to prevent infection) and when to follow up at our practice.
Here you can ask our expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Lynch, any questions you may have like when you can take a bath or when you can return to the gym.
Our expert medical team will be happy to help with any questions that you may have before and after your tummy tuck procedure.
And considering everybody’s tummy tuck is a little bit different, asking these questions are important because your answer could be different than somebody else’s.
To learn more about Tummy Tuck treatments in Easton, Maryland, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheilah A. Lynch.