Tummy Tuck in Fredericksburg, VA
Dr. R. Shane Palmer is known for the exceptional results he achieves with tummy tuck surgery. His attention to detail is why he is the preferred abdominoplasty surgeon for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland.
What is an Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty (or often referred to as a tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure used to restore a more youthful, aesthetic appearance to the body. This typically involves the following components:
- Liposuction to remove excess fat, if needed
- Muscle tightening to flatten the belly and narrow the waist
- Excess skin and fat removal to tighten the skin
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck in Fredericksburg, VA?
The starting costs are $3,999 for a mini tummy tuck and $4,400 for a traditional tummy tuck. The cost does vary by individual, so we can give you an accurate cost after the consultation with Dr. Palmer. Payment can be made by cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. We offer financing through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
Dr. Palmer performs abdominoplasty with IV sedation and local anesthetic as an outpatient procedure in the office surgical suite. One of the reasons that Dr. Palmer is the preferred surgeon for abdominoplasty is that he places the incision lower than what is used for traditional techniques so that the scar is better hidden. Once the incision is made, Dr. Palmer works to tighten muscles with sutures and removes excess skin and fat.
What is the Recovery from a Tummy Tuck Like?
You will have drains in the incisions, and a compression garment of appropriate size will be provided. Patients are followed closely after the procedure with follow-up office visits. In addition, each patient has personal 24-hour phone access to our staff directly following the surgery.
What Results Should I Expect After a Tummy Tuck?
Final results are typically seen at three months, after all swelling has subsided. We appreciate long term follow-up for photo documentation in an effort to record our results for future potential patients.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini abdominoplasty is a surgery that is appropriate for patients with fat and excess skin that is isolated to the region below the bellybutton. Dr. Palmer also performs a modified mini tummy tuck that includes the area slightly above the belly button.
What is Panniculectomy?
The term “pannus” is used to refer to excess skin and tissue in the lower abdominal region. Panniculectomy is a surgery that removes this “apron” of tissue. For patients with extreme weight loss, Dr. Palmer uses this technique to enhance results.
If you are considering abdominal surgery to tone your midsection, entrust your care to Dr. Palmer. He is known for giving men and women amazing results in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the nearby communities of Virginia. Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia today to schedule your complimentary consultation.