As of 2015, the surgeon's fee for a tummy tuck is $5,493, as calculated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This cost varies widely depending on the surgeon's level of experience, location and the type of proced... More »

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To perform a tummy tuck, a surgeon makes a horizontal incision above the pubic hairline and lifts the skin flap to repair the underlying abdominal muscles, states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. When necessary,... More »

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Tummy tucks are fairly safe and have a low chance of complications, states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, it is a surgical procedure, and as such, there is some risk. More »

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During a tummy tuck, the patient receives anesthesia, and the plastic surgeon makes a horizontal incision, removes excess skin and sutures the remaining skin together, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon... More »

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The purpose of a tummy tuck is to eliminate excess skin and fat and to restore weak muscles, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Called abdominoplasty, the procedure gives a patient a firmer and flatte... More »

The procedure for a tummy tuck begins when the doctor has a consultation with the patient, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The doctor takes the patient's medical history and asks what she expects f... More »

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Some risks of tummy tuck surgery include infection, skin loss, cosmetic problems from scarring, numbness and deep vein thrombosis, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Other problems that may arise incl... More »

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