TUMMY TUCK PHOENIX, AZ & GILBERT ARIZONA
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale, Paradise Valley and surrounding Arizona
The most common reasons why patients require tummy tuck surgery by a plastic surgeon include:
- Deterioration of skin elasticity as a result of aging
- Heredity conditions
- Major weight loss
- Weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy
Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs abdominoplasty to help patients feel confident about themselves with or without shirt on. When searching for the best option for tummy tuck Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ can provide, we encourage our patients to do their research by viewing our before and after gallery on our website and on Dr. LaBarbera’s Instagram. The tummy tuck procedure may also benefit women who are unable to wear some outfits because they are conscious about an excess skin promoting a sagging stomach.
Ideal Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
You may qualify for a tummy tuck if:
- You are in relatively great shape but are bothered by belly fat or abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
- You have stretched your abdominal muscles and skin through multiple pregnancies
- You want a younger and firmer looking stomach
- You have stomach skin that is sagging as a result of rapid weight loss or muscle loss
- You are irritated by the appearance of your stomach
This procedure is also commonly used to improve loss of skin elasticity, which frequently occurs with weight gain or loss. An added bonus to the procedure is that some stretch marks may be removed with the excess skin during the surgery. However, abdominoplasty is not recommended for stretch mark removal in itself. Use your consultation visit with Dr. Jude LaBarbera to ask all the important questions before you settle to move forward with the procedure.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF Tummy Tucks IN PHOENIX, GILBERT, AND MESA AZ AREA
Full Tummy Tuck
Full tummy tuck surgery may be the best option for healthy men and women who have extra-large midsection skin, or weakened abdominal muscles. A full tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients need to prepare for a recovery time of 2 – 4 weeks before resumption of normal activities.
Extended Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Fleur De Lis tummy tuck
PLUS SIZE ABDOMINOPLASTY
Tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient surgery procedure that is performed under general anesthesia and highly recommended to be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. In some cases, depending on the complexity of the treatment and the patients healing ability, overnight stay may be required. Just like with all surgical body contouring procedures, there are some risks involved. This why it is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to comprehensively discuss the procedure to get the safest and best tummy tuck in AZ. During your in-person consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will ask questions about your medical history, diet, and exercise routine. This helps set the path for a smooth operation, candidacy, and minimize the risk of complications. We will also encourage you to ask us all your questions and concerns so that we may give you peace of mind about the process.
After patients have undergone the surgery and the excess fat and skin has been removed, patients need to rest within the first 48 hours to help their skin and stomach muscles heal. During the healing process, the plastic surgeon will provide pain medications to resolve any discomfort during the first few days post-surgery. Dr. LaBarbera is highly trained and recognized for his minimal scarring from surgery, and to help reduce them even further, he will put the patient on a regimen to help reduce tummy tuck scars. A compression garment will also be provided to offer extra protection. After the first two days, (48 hours) patients are encouraged to move around in order to ensure proper blood circulation and reduce the risk of complications such as blood clotting. In the healing process, a full recovery after an abdominoplasty may require up to 6 weeks.
Planning for a tummy tuck in Arizona
The cost of a tummy tuck will vary from one patient to the other – depending on factors such as whether they need full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, Fleur-De-Lis, Extended, or Plus Size tummy tuck surgery. The average cost of a tummy tuck in Phoenix varies from patient to patient. This does not include any household items or help the patient may need for comfort after the surgery. Insurance does not cover the cost of abdominoplasty because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs tummy tuck surgery in Phoenix, Mesa, or Gilbert with supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
How bad is the scarring?
How long does a mini tummy tuck take to heal?
How much does a tummy tuck cost in Scottsdale?
It takes on average of two weeks to heal from mini tummy tuck surgery. Depending on the patients core abdominal strength prior to surgery and natural ability to heal if could take more or less time. Patients are advised not to smoke before the procedure and during the recovery phase.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.