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Tummy Tuck Cost

What does a Tummy Tuck Cost? There are several components to a tummy tuck surgery that determines the tummy tuck cost.  First, there are fees associated with the facility and operating room.  These are fixed costs that cover where your surgery is actually performed.  Next, there is the anesthesia fee.  This fee covers the presence of your anesthesia professional, usually a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to be present during your entire procedure while ensuring your comfort and safety.  The next fee is the surgeon’s fee.  This cost covers the plastic surgeon’s time in performing your procedure, as well as approving you for the procedure and taking care of you as you heal.  Finally, the last fee covers things like post-surgery garments, prescriptions for medication and laboratory tests before your procedure.  As you can see, there are many fees that determine the final tummy tuck price. How much is a Tummy Tuck? The average tummy tuck cost in 2018 according to Realself.com was $8150.  This is an average fee that covers all types of patients from all over the country.  The other variable to consider is how difficult the procedure will be.  Patients with more skin, more fat and previous procedures will add to operative time and the complexity of the procedure.  This of course, will lead to a higher tummy tuck cost. How do I get my Tummy Tuck Price? Easy!  Just contact us for your free consultation.  We will work to match your expectations with what is possible.  We will then provide you a personalized quote with all fees included.  You will then meet with Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD to discuss the details of your Tummy Tuck Surgery. How can I save on Tummy Tuck Cost? The best way to save on your tummy tuck cost is to bundle it with other procedures with a Mommy Makeover.  As the fixed costs like the facility and anesthesia fees are already included, you can add other plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and liposuction.  By bundling these procedures you can save a great deal of money for each of them and get even better results.…

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Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Loose Skin on the Belly. For many people who are trying to lose weight, get in shape and tone up and the belly remains one of the most challenging areas to shrink. Women in particularly are prone to sagging tummies post-pregnancy after the skin has been stretched and the abdominal muscles have been separated causing a protruding appearance. As important as regular exercise and a good diet  are to achieving and maintaining a sleek stomach, these efforts don’t always yield the desired results. This can be very frustrating for those who are trying so hard to lose a few inches around their mid sections.  Some of these patients may be helped by a mini tummy tuck. What is a Mini Tummy Tuck? A mini–tummy tuck is a popular variation of the ever popular plastic surgery procedure the tummy tuck.  Tummy tuck patients  are looking to be rid of excess skin on their tummy and tighten their stomach region. A mini tummy tuck is much like a traditional tummy tuck in that an incision is made to remove excess skin and pull the remaining skin down tighter for a more streamlined appearance. The perfect candidate for a mini tummy tuck is someone whose main frustrations with their stomach rest just below their belly button and who are in generally good shape otherwise. These ideal patients may have been struggling with a weight loss plateau and are engaged in regular exercise and have a fairly healthy diet, but just can’t seem to get their lower stomach toned up. Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck The mini-tummy tuck can be performed easily with the help of a local anesthesia which is much less risky than traditional tummy tucks in which a general anesthesia is used. The belly button will not require relocation with a mini tummy tuck as the loose skin below the belly button is removed and the edges are carefully sewn up. If there is loose skin in the upper abdomen, the mini tummy tuck will not work. Also, he mini tummy tuck only provides limited access to the abdominal muscles.  As a result, loose muscles above the belly button cannot be addressed. How long does a mini tummy tuck last? A mini tummy tuck provides long-lasting results and the procedure is usually completed within a 2-5 hour time frame depending on the patient’s individual circumstances. Recovery time varies as well but most patients can expect a 2-6 week recovery period before returning to work and a 12 week period in which all strenuous activity should be avoided while the region heals.  No drains are needed with a mini-tummy tuck which is usually necessary part of the traditional tummy tuck process. How much does a mini tummy tuck cost? The cost of a mini-tummy tuck is significantly less expensive than a traditional tummy tuck as well though the cost of the procedure will need to be discussed with your doctor beforehand.  Cosmetic Surgery Prices. How do I find out if a Mini Tummy Tuck is right for me? Easy!  Make a free consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD, who is an expert at tummy tucks and abdominal wall reconstructions.  She will meet with you and discuss the appropriate procedure to reach your goals. Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?  …

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Tummy tucks are popular procedures for patients who recently lost weight or went through childbirth only to find a pack of excess skin in the tummy area. There are several treatments designed to produce skin tightening, but when there is a drastic need like in many tummy tuck patients, non-surgical treatments are not enough to resolve the issue. There are some serious downsides to the traditional tummy tuck. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and skin as well as tighten the underlying muscles in the area. It is a procedure that addresses several issues but in doing so, produces a significant scar that generally spans from hip to hip and many patients are not comfortable with the size of the scar. Mini Tummy Tuck The mini tummy tuck, offered at Beleza Medspa, is a good alternative for patients who are not candidates for a full tummy tuck but need the skin tightening that comes with it. Generally, mini tummy tuck candidates have less skin to remove and do not need the structural work that is done in conjunction with a full tummy tuck. The benefits of the mini tummy tuck include a smaller, less noticeable and often lower scar. Another benefit is that the procedure can be done without a general anesthetic using an injected numbing solution and a mild oral sedative. Because only the skin is affected and the muscle under is left alone, most mini tummy tuck patients do not report high levels of pain during recovery. Liposuction Tummy Tuck Many SmartLipo patients are opting in to a mini tummy tuck to enhance the effects of the SmartLipo procedure. Because SmartLipo addresses some skin laxity but cannot improve the look of drastically saggy skin, the mini tummy tuck is added to fill that need. Laser Tummy Tuck However, many patients can have their loose skin addressed alone with a Laser Tummy Tuck.  The heat produced form the Smartlipo Laser can lead to a great deal of skin tightening.  The procedure can be repeated for even greater results.  The tummy tuck scar can be avoided altogether. When added to a SmartLipo procedure, the mini tummy tuck does not drastically raise the price and is a great option for moms who want to improve the look of saggy skin left over from pregnancy or patients who lost weight and want to show it off. Some patients are not ideal candidates for the mini tummy tuck and would benefit from Smart Lipo or a full tummy tuck. The best way to determine if the mini tummy tuck is right for you is to come in for a free consultation so our staff can examine the area and make the best recommendation for your needs. Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck…

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Picking a Tummy Tuck Surgeon in Austin

Tummy Tuck Surgery Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, tummy tucks are a surgical operation requiring pre-op preparation, post-op healing time, and a very qualified surgeon. If you’re considering a tummy tuck but aren’t sure where to start, consider these suggestions for picking a tummy tuck surgeon. Do your research. Ask your doctor to refer you to a reputable cosmetic surgeon. When you’re considering a surgeon, call ahead and ask about his or her experience. If you know anyone who’s undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure, ask them to recommend a doctor for you. Ask questions. When you do meet with a surgeon, don’t be afraid to ask questions about his or her medical background and experience with tummy tucks. If your surgeon seems closed off to questions or doesn’t communicate effectively, it might be a problem during your post-op healing process. Request photos. Most cosmetic surgeons take before-and-after pictures of their patients. Request to see them, and see if the results are up to par. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck or another cosmetic surgery procedure, contact Plastic Surgeon Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez MD Beleza Medical Spa today. Dr Hix-Hernandez a board-certified surgeon with years of experience. She is happy to answer any questions you have.…

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