Tummy Tuck Fall River
At The Advanced Body Sculpting Institute, Dr Mark X. Lowney is now offering Smart Tummy Tucks. This state of the art procedure was invented by Brazilian cosmetic surgeons and combines SmartLipo laser technology and power-assisted micro-cannula liposuction with traditional tummy tuck surgery to remove fat, saggy skin, and stretch marks in the lower abdominal and love handle regions under local anesthesia.
This innovative procedure is being offered by Dr Mark X. Lowney, a cosmetic laser surgeon and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and The International Society of Cosmetogynecologists. The procedure takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to perform in the office under local anesthesia. Most patients are able to return to work in 1 to 2 weeks and can exercise within 4 to 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is A Candidate For Smart Tummy Tucks?
Healthy patients whose weight has been stabilized in their diet and exercise program or who feel like they are at their ideal weight who have a protuberant abdomen consisting of fatty tissue and loose saggy skin which occurred as a result of massive weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction, or bariatric surgery. These patients have fat and overstretched skin which no longer responds to diet and exercise.
What will my recovery be like?
Bed rest is recommended for the first day. Discomfort that follows the surgery is easily controlled with oral pain medication. Sometimes drains are used and are removed in 3 to 7 days. If sutures are placed around the belly button, they are removed in 2 weeks. A special compression garment needs to be worn for 2 to 3 weeks. A low scar similar to a Cesarean section scar which extends from hip to hip will be present and fade significantly over time. Most patients are back to work within 1 to 2 weeks. They must refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for 1 month.
How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?
It depends on the size of the patient and the amount of fat that needs to be liposuctioned first. In general, the price ranges from $4900 to $6900, depending on type and extent of tummy tuck. This price is all inclusive. There is no separate facility fee or anesthesia fee. All compression garments and postoperative supplies are also included.