What kind of questions do patients that are considering a tummy tuck ask me?
What is included in a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and stretch marks below the belly button. It will also repair the vertical muscle separation of the abdominal muscles. A cosmetic tummy tuck also includes liposuction and shaping of the abdomen.
How many tummy tucks has Dr. Peterson performed?
Dr. Peterson has performed hundreds of tummy tucks.
How long will I need to be off work?
You will be on a lifting restriction and exercise restriction for 4-6 weeks. Most patients can return to a desk job after about 14 days
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
It depends on the amount of excess skin, but generally in the range of $6000.
Can I have more than one procedure when I am having a tummy tuck?
Yes. A tummy tuck is often combined with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction or liposuction of other areas.