Tummy tuck surgery is chosen by many women to shape up their midsection - and their self-esteem!
Shape up Your Midsection
Tummy tuck surgery formally referred to as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery option used to tighten, firm, and smooth out the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat and then tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure removes excess skin and fat on the abdomen for a more shapely and flat midsection.
Modern Abdominoplasty Gives Patients Incredible Results
Today’s Tummy Tuck procedure is performed much differently than just a few short years ago. The latest tummy tuck techniques have made the surgery safer and more effective than ever before. With less pain, downtime, and inconvenience than tummy tucks of the past, patients get better results and fewer tummy tuck risks and complications than older tummy tuck methods.
Dr. John Pedersen stays at the cusp of modern technology and surgical methods so his patients have the best surgical outcome. He has more than 18 years of experience as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, along with extensive experience in post-weight loss body contouring, mommy makeovers, and abdominal surgery.
Removing loose skin after weight loss or pregnancy with the help of one of Akron’s most experienced tummy tuck surgeons is a good first step toward getting a great result.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck patients often fit into two categories. This includes women who have undergone pregnancy, and patients that have lost a substantial amount of weight from weight loss surgery, diet, and exercise.
The surgery is tailored to each patient to ensure a spectacular result. For example, some patients may experience separated abdominal muscles. Therefore, tummy tuck surgery may also include ab muscle repair in addition to skin removal surgery. A tummy tuck can also be performed with or without liposuction, depending on your precise needs.
The area is numbed prior to the procedure to reduce pain after the treatment is complete. This makes the liposuction procedure considerably more comfortable for Dr. Pederson’s patients. After the procedure, the area will appear visibly slimmer and flatter.
This procedure is the best fit for patients that are already in good health generally but identify their abdomen as a "problem area." Patients that stand to benefit greatly from a tummy tuck procedure include those with excess or sagging skin from pregnancy or weight loss, a protruding abdomen, or excess fat concentrated in the abdomen.
Average Tummy Tuck Cost in Akron, Ohio
Patients searching for an Akron tummy tuck surgeon understandably would like to know about tummy tuck costs. Tummy tuck prices vary considerably across the United States. Often, the tummy tuck cost you may see online, based on national or regional averages, may not be all-inclusive.
The cost of surgery is one thing. In addition to the surgeon fee, there may be other costs such as medical tests, anesthesia fees, hospital or facility costs, compression garments, and more that may alter the final price. Since there are many different types of tummy tucks, it proves difficult to provide a price quote over the phone. The cost for a mini tummy tuck differs greatly from a full tummy tuck or body lift, for example. Patients may think they only need liposuction, when in fact they may need a tummy tuck with liposuction to get a good result. Therefore, a tummy tuck consultation with a physical examination is the only surefire way to obtain accurate pricing. The only true way to get a tummy tuck cost quote is to come in for a consultation. A physical exam allows Dr. Pederson to evaluate factors such as skin laxity and how much loose skin needs to be removed.
At the consultation, eligible patients may also learn about how to receive financial help in order to pay for skin removal surgery. While insurance typically does not cover a tummy tuck surgery, there are some exceptions.
Post-weight loss patients that are experiencing physical discomfort and rashes between skin folds may be eligible to use health insurance to pay for tummy tuck surgery if they meet certain criteria. At the appointment, patients may also learn about financing options to help pay for the cost of tummy tuck surgery. A consultation allows patients to learn about cosmetic surgery payment plans and have an accurate price quote so they can plan for the expense of surgery.
Make Tummy Tuck Recovery EASY With The Latest Technique
Dr. Pederson uses the newest technique by performing a virtually painless Drainless Tummy Tuck. Most tummy tuck patients say that tummy tuck pain peaks 1-3 days after surgery. Dr. Pederson makes the procedure far more comfortable using the “TAP” (or transversus abdominis plane). This is an injection of local anesthetic that provides pain control for several days following your tummy tuck surgery.
Meet Dr. Pederson For A Tummy Tuck Consultation To Learn More
Knowing the true price of a tummy tuck based on your individualized needs is the first step to prepare for surgery. Dr. Pederson will answer all your questions and concerns about abdominoplasty so you can get the results you want. Call our office today at 330-344-3223 to set up an expert consultation with Dr. Pederson for your tummy tuck surgery, including a tummy tuck cost comparison.
We are here to answer your questions and provide the expert treatment you deserve.
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