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Abdominoplasty FAQ

December 4, 2014

What are the risks associated with abdominoplasty surgery?

The most common complication of tummy-tuck surgery is seroma formation. This is a result of fluid accumulation as your body attempts to fill a potential space. […]
December 4, 2014

What are the risks associated with abdominoplasty surgery?

The most common complication of tummy-tuck surgery is seroma formation. This is a result of fluid accumulation as your body attempts to fill a potential space. […]
December 4, 2014

Is seroma formation common after tummy-tuck surgery?

Although it is the most common complication of an abdominoplasty, seroma formation is more of a nuisance than a serious problem in the majority of cases. […]
December 4, 2014

Is seroma formation common after tummy-tuck surgery?

Although it is the most common complication of an abdominoplasty, seroma formation is more of a nuisance than a serious problem in the majority of cases. […]
December 4, 2014

How long do the results of a tummy-tuck last?

The results of abdominoplasty surgery are less dependent on gravity, and more on maintenance of ideal weight, or in the very least the stable weight at […]
December 4, 2014

How long do the results of a tummy-tuck last?

The results of abdominoplasty surgery are less dependent on gravity, and more on maintenance of ideal weight, or in the very least the stable weight at […]
December 4, 2014

Is abdominoplasty surgery ever covered by health insurance?

There are several instances in which excision of abdominal skin is covered. Certainly there is no coverage for purely cosmetic tummy-tuck surgery. Patients who have undergone […]
December 4, 2014

How long does tummy-tuck surgery last?

Abdominoplasty can take from two to four hours. This depends on the amount of tissue to be removed, patient size, and the possible addition of liposuction […]
December 4, 2014

What can I expect in the post-operative period following tummy-tuck surgery, and what is recovery like?

The following information is given to Dr. Gerzenshtein’s patients before surgery to inform them of a typical course after abdominoplasty. Your plastic surgeon may have a […]
December 4, 2014

What happens if I gain weight after a tummy-tuck?

Gaining weight after abdominoplasty can present a real problem. Tension is placed on the previous incision that can lead to a widened scar. The added adipose […]
December 4, 2014

What is a tummy-tuck?

A tummy-tuck, otherwise known as abdominoplasty, is an operation that addresses three unfavorable characteristics of the aging, post-partum, or post-weightloss abdomen; extra skin, lax abdominal musculature, […]
December 4, 2014

What is the customary cost of abdominoplasty surgery?

Prices range from as little as $3,500 to as high as $15,000. There are several factors that go into the price of breast enlargement surgery. Geographical […]