About

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten abdominal muscles. It is not a weight-loss technique.

  • Abdominoplasty has a rich history and was first performed by surgeon Kelly in 1899 in an attempt to correct the tummy skin and fat.
  • Today, numerous variations and combination surgeries exist with Abdominoplasty.
  • Tummy Tuck ranks amongst the Top five popular Surgeries in the U.S.
  • More than 95% of Tummy Tucks are done on Females
  • 172,457 Tummy Tucks performed in the U.S. in 2006. • Number of Abdominoplasty surgeries performed in the U.S. rose by 109% from 1997 to 2001
  • It is a Major Surgery and comes with its risks.
  • The overall rate of complications associated with Abdominoplasty is approximately 32% • It takes 1-3 weeks after the surgery to get back to work
  • Smokers and Diabetics are discouraged from undergoing a Tummy Tuck.
  • The National Average Cost for a Tummy Tuck Surgery in the U.S. is $5,350.
  • The Length of the Surgery falls between 2 to 5 hours and the results (including the scar) are permanent.
  • The full effects of this operation may take three months or longer to be realized – when healing is complete.