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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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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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Prepare for a tummy tuck by getting required medical evaluations and lab testing, quitting smoking and adjusting current medications as ordered, advises the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Surgeons advise that pati... 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 »

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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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