Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a procedure performed to remove excess skin of the tummy and tighten the muscles of the abdomen (when indicated), producing a flatter, more even contour. Causes of these deformities include prior weight loss, pregnancies, obesity, and previous surgical incisions. The most common candidates for this procedure are men and women who have weak abdominal muscles and or a large fat deposit that will not diminish with diet and exercise. Both men and women today are choosing to go forth with a tummy tuck to finally achieve the body they once had or want to finally have.
The first step to going about this process is to schedule a consultation. Then it will be time to meet with your surgeon (and your consult should always be with the actual doctor doing the surgery). The first thing he/she will review is your current medical history, any previous surgeries, your expectations and the goals you have after surgery. You will then discuss the procedure itself step by step by step. Then it will be time to meet with the consultant who will go over fees, necessary lab work that needs to be done beforehand, visits to your other doctors for medical clearance, as well and scheduling the appointment for you. At this time you will be able to take a look over many before and after photos that men and woman just like you have dreamed about. When discussing fees, make certain that this fee includes the surgeon fee, MD anesthesiologist fee, OR fees, and the follow-up visits as well.