Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
How is an abdominoplasty procedure performed?Dr. Soler performs abdominoplasty under general anesthesia. There are modified and mini-abdominoplasty procedures that are performed similarly on an outpatient basis. These procedures only make a short scar and tighten the lower abdominal wall’s skin only. The modified procedure is usually used for procedures where merely the abdominal skin or muscle wall requires repairs. With a standard scar, the standard procedure tightens all of the muscles and abdominal wall’s skin. Of all the plastic surgery procedures, a tummy tuck can be the most uncomfortable procedure and the recovery time is also more. However, you are encouraged to begin walking within a day or two days from surgery. Light activity is good within 10 to 20 days. However, for any kinds of sports is not recommended for 6 weeks post surgery.
Does insurance cover Abdominoplasty surgery?A tummy tuck in Tampa is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Any risks or individual suitability of abdominoplasty must be discussed directly with us during consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, any major complications are not foreseen in an abdominoplasty surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.
Discreet Cosmetic Surgery Travel
If you plan on travelling into Tampa from 50 or more miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you plan to stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operatively. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page .
|Tummy Tuck||7-10 days||Drains and dressings are usually removed 7 days after surgery. The sutures used are dissolvable.|