Is it Time For a Miami Tummy Tuck?

bf tummy tuckHow can you prepare for a Miami tummy tuck?

The Abdominoplasty, which is commonly called known as a Miami tummy tuck, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures today. Men and women of all ages, ranging from young adult to older adult, can have the tummy tuck surgery and achieve a complete recovery in as little as 1 week. Recovering from the surgery is considerably easier if the patient enters into it well prepared. A well balanced diet is an important part of preparation for a tummy tuck. A diet that focuses on eating foods from each of the major food groups, and that allows the patient to get all of the recommended vitamins and nutrients each day, will help to strengthen the immune system, which in turn will speed healing following the tummy tuck. Regular exercise helps to strengthen the heart, which has benefits for the immune system. A patient who is already fit and toned will notice much more dramatic results from their tummy tuck surgery. Most surgeons tell tummy tuck patients to stop smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. Smoking presents additional dangers during surgery, such as decreasing oxygen to the blood vessels. This can translate to a slower recovery time. Any current medications that a patient is taking, whether over the counter or prescription, should be discussed with the surgeon at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. Some medications can cause problems during surgery or can react with anesthesia, so the surgeon may instruct patients to stop some medications before you receive your Miami tummy tuck. It can be your turn for your very own before and after when you contact us today!


procedures2Are you slightly worried about the risks or costs of a tummy tuck in Miami Florida?

As with any surgery, even a tummy tuck in Miami Florida, there are risks involved including:

  • Complications of anesthesia
  • Risk of infection
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Irritation
  • General pain/discomfort from the procedure

After surgery, a compression garment is required to promote healing. Most people are able to resume their normal activities within a week, with the exception of physical exercise, which should be avoided for up to six weeks depending on a patient’s healing progress. The cost of six-pack implant surgery will vary depending on the individual case, the facility and the surgeon, but generally costs upwards of $7,000. Both men and women can get abdominal implants, but the procedure is more popular among men. If you are considering getting your own set of washboard abs, do your research and find a plastic surgeon skilled in abdominal and implant surgery. A plastic surgery consult will help answer any questions regarding pricing or individual procedural or facility concerns of a tummy tuck in Miami Florida.


Have you been thinking about a Miami tummy tuck?

When bathing suit season gets into swing, many people like to show off their best beach body, which may mean getting a Miami tummy tuck. For many exercise enthusiasts, this means showing off a well-sculpted six pack of rippling abdominal muscles. However, for others such a result isn’t as easy to achieve. That’s because not everyone can attain a perfect abdomen through exercise alone. Genetics and body composition play a big role in the ability to achieve perfectly sculpted abs; which can make losing the layer of fat above the core muscles virtually impossible for some. Fortunately, there are options available for those unsatisfied with their abdominals. Abdominal implants or six-pack implants are becoming an increasingly popular way of overcoming a lack of muscle tone in the belly.


These silicon-based implants are inserted individually, as a set of six or eight, through a small incision made above the belly button. Often this procedure is paired with a tummy tuck, providing the surgeon with better access to the abdominal muscles and ensuring a more natural looking outcome. Once the abdomen is prepped, the implants are placed over the existing abdominal muscles, thereby conforming to the body’s natural underlying musculature. The silicon composition of the implants convincingly mimics the feel of naturally-firmed-up abdominals. Yet, they are still flexible enough for fluid body movement. And these are just a few reasons why a Miami tummy tuck is something to be seriously considered and why you should contact us today!


charityWhat is the cost of a tummy tuck in Miami Florida? How does the procedure go?

Tummy tuck surgery cost can vary widely. The average fee referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. A surgeon’s fee will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, and the geographic office location. Most health insurance does not cover tummy tuck surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.


Tummy tuck surgery cost may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for a tummy tuck, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery. In general, you may be a good tummy tuck candidate if you are physically healthy and at a stable weight. You have realistic expectations. You are a non-smoker. And finally, you are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. The benefit of improved self-confidence can far outweigh the cost of a tummy tuck in Miami Florida.

A tummy tuck in Miami Florida procedure includes the following steps. The first step is anesthesia. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you. Next is the incision. A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are repaired. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen. The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions. Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. If your tummy tuck in Miami Florida is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. To find out where we are located or to schedule your appointment for your tummy tuck in Miami Florida, contact us today!