Having a flat and defined abdomen is a cosmetic trait desired by many. With a tummy tuck procedure at ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we can help you achieve it. We offer this and other body sculpting treatments to the men and women living in Pittsburgh, PA.
A tummy tuck helps produce a smoother, firmer abdomen. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, MD uses a variety of surgical techniques to remove excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles, and contour your stomach. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is unique in that he offers the signature High Definition Tummy Tuck™ procedure, designed to create a more sculpted, muscular appearance than the traditional tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that helps remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. It can help to repair weakened or damaged abdominal muscles. Tummy tucks can help patients achieve a firmer, more toned stomach.
Plastic surgeons use a variety of surgical techniques during a tummy tuck. Liposuction is often used to remove excess fat. Excess skin can be surgically removed during the same procedure.
The High Definition Tummy Tuck™ achieves contour enhancement by strategically removing fat pockets to create a three-dimensional abdominal silhouette and definition. The procedure involves a lower incision, minimizing visible scarring.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Tummy tuck procedures in the Pittsburgh area typically range from $5,000–$13,000. Surgery costs can vary. Your final price will depend upon which surgeon you chose, what procedure you select, and your geographic area.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
If you would like to enhance the definition of the abdominal muscles while improving the overall contours of the stomach, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. However, we recommend that female patients prolong getting a tummy tuck until they no longer plan on having children, as pregnancy can impact your results.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, you may want to view our tummy tuck before and after pictures. As with all our procedures, we are proud to offer financing options for the tummy tuck procedure to make it a more affordable treatment for those who desire it.
What Cosmetic Concerns Can a Tummy Tuck Address?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your abdomen. Significant weight loss also frequently results in loose or sagging abdominal skin. If you’re struggling with stubborn pouches of loose skin, a tummy tuck can be an ideal solution.
Tummy-tuck procedures help contour and rejuvenate your abdomen. These procedures remove excess skin while tightening weak muscles. A tummy tuck isn’t a replacement for a healthy weight-loss program, but tummy tucks can address stomach sagging that’s sometimes left behind after successful weight loss.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?
Your tummy tuck takes place in a state-certified surgical facility. Before your procedure begins, you meet briefly with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez to discuss any last-minute concerns. He explains how long the procedure will take and when you can expect to return home.
Most tummy tucks take about three hours. After your procedure is complete, you’re taken to a recovery room to rest. Once Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez agrees that it’s safe for you to leave, you can go right home. No overnight hospital stay is required.
Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez and his team will explain how to care for yourself at home. A week after your procedure, you meet with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez to discuss your progress and recovery. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in one to two weeks.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Tummy tucks help many men and women achieve a slimmer, sleeker silhouette. These procedures can also help to strengthen weak abdominal muscles. If you’re unhappy with the look or feel of your stomach, a tummy tuck can make a big difference.
Many women choose to have a tummy tuck as part of a “mommy makeover.” Pregnancy often causes your breasts and abdomen to sag. A mommy makeover can help mothers contour their abdomen, lift sagging breasts, and remove stubborn fat deposits.
If you’re interested in improving the look and feel of your abdomen, call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or schedule a consultation online.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation for a traditional tummy tuck or High Definition Tummy Tuck™ at ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. We are proud to offer this effective treatment to the residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.