Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck—also known as abdominoplasty—is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen while also tightening and/or repairing the abdominal muscles, as needed. This can produce a variety of functional and aesthetic benefits, including a flatter abdomen, improved posture, elimination of excess skin and fat, and enhanced abdominal contours. A tummy tuck can also help repair diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles become separated—often as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or overexertion while exercising. This makes it a popular inclusion in mommy makeover—also known as mommy restorations—and post-weight loss body contouring.

Our Nashville plastic surgeon, Amaka Nwubah, MD, has extensive experience performing abdominoplasties, including an advanced drainless technique.

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How Is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?

During the tummy tuck procedure, an incision is typically made along the lower abdomen, extending from hip to hip. This incision line curves naturally so that it can be disguised in underwear and bikinis. Dr. Amaka then tightens the underlying abdominal muscles to create a flatter contour and repair diastasis recti (midline muscle separation). Excess skin is trimmed away and, as needed, liposuction can be used to address pockets of stubborn fat. Once the desired aesthetic has been achieved, the remaining skin is pulled taut and the incisions are meticulously closed for optimal healing.

Dr. Amaka employs a drainless tummy tuck technique, utilizing progressive tension sutures to close off excess space and reduce the risk of fluid buildup after surgery. This approach also often results in a thinner, more discreet scar, as it prevents the skin around the incision site from being pulled upwards. Additionally, this technique helps create the athletic, natural-looking contours to the abdomen evident in Dr. Amaka’s before and after photos.

“Dr. Amaka is one of the most talented plastic surgeons I have had the pleasure of working with. Matter of fact, when I chose to have surgery I knew she was the surgeon for me. I had an abdominoplasty and lipo 360 performed by her and I am beyond pleased with the results. She is an amazing woman with such a kind heart. You can't go wrong choosing her as your surgeon.”
- Glenda S.

Tummy Tuck Before-and-After Results

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The precise cost of a tummy tuck can vary based on a variety of factors, including:

  • The complexity of the treatment
  • The addition of any complementary procedures, such as liposuction
  • The addition of secondary procedures
  • Prior surgeries
  • Body Habitus
  • Anesthesia cost
  • Facility fees
  • Any postoperative medications or garments

Following a consultation with Dr. Amaka, our team can provide you with a personalized price quote that reflects your unique goals for treatment. To help make the cost of a tummy tuck as affordable as possible, our practice accepts a range of payment and financing options, including CareCredit®, PatientFi®, and ALPHAEON® Credit.