Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Your experience at Schaffer Plastic Surgery will begin with a thorough consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer. During this consultation, Dr. Schaffer will answer any questions you may have about tummy tucks and he will also gather information about your medical history and lifestyle. He will ask for information about your history of diet and exercise to gain a better understanding of why you may need a tummy tuck. Some patients experience stretched abdominal muscles and sagging skin after pregnancy, while others may have always had a “pot belly” even though they are in excellent shape. Others may be left with loose, excess skin hanging around their belly after losing significant amounts of weight. Delineating these causes will enable Dr. Schaffer to plan the right type of tummy tuck for you.
Different Types of Tummy Tucks
Every patient is unique, which is why there is no cookie-cutter approach to abdominoplasty. Dr. Schaffer will recommend the best type of tummy tuck for you based on your individual anatomy, challenges and goals. The most common types of tummy tucks are:
Mini-Tummy Tuck for the Lower Belly
Classic or Full Tummy Tuck for Lower and Upper Abdomen
Extended Tummy Tuck for Lower and Upper Abdomen + Flanks
Tummy Tuck Risks and Recovery
Before having a tummy tuck, it is best to be finished having children and be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Even though the improvements made by a tummy tuck can last a lifetime, weight gain or future pregnancies can diminish your results. Tummy tuck recovery varies based on the type of surgery you experience. Dr. Schaffer typically recommends that patients take at least two weeks off from work to allow for ample rest and recovery. Your expectations for recovery will be clearly discussed with you at your consultation appointment.
Your Journey to a Beautifully Contoured Body
Dr. Schaffer is a highly regarded expert in performing tummy tuck surgery. We invite you to peruse our Tummy Tuck Before and After Gallery to see results for yourself and read through our Tummy Tuck Reviews provided by many of our highly satisfied patients. Tummy tuck cost will vary based on the type of tummy tuck you receive and is eligible for financing with CareCredit.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Schaffer today to learn more about how you can achieve your ideal curves and new confidence with a personalized tummy tuck.