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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)


Although the operation has picked up the common name of “tummy-tuck,” it is a rather major procedure and can bring about profound changes in one’s appearance. Ideally, a prospective patient has achieved some weight control prior to seeking consultation or Dr. McAvoy can guide patients in need of weight loss to appropriate medical help.

For some patients with loose skin only, a procedure under conscious sedation with PropofolTM and monitored anesthesia care is possible, rather than general anesthesia.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF ABDOMINOPLASTY:

  • Most are under general anesthesia
  • Operation takes about 3 hours
  • Recuperation takes about 1-2 weeks- during the first week, walking bending over is necessary
  • Can be combined with suction techniques
  • Costs: With general anesthesia $7000

Some Typical Results Of Dr. McAvoy’s Abdominoplasties:

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After

ABDOMINOPLASTY and SAL Thighs

Illustrates the shorter incision possible in many patients.

SHORT SCAR (6 WEEKS POST)

ABDOMINOPLASTY at 8 weeks

T Incision for the Tight Abdomen at 10 Weeks Post Op

WITH BREAST UPLIFT AND IMPLANTS (6 WEEKS POST OP)

POST GASTRIC BYPASS
(6 weeks post Abdominoplasty and Mastopexy-Implants)

Skin Laxity after 80 lb. Wt. Loss

and 3 weeks post abdominoplasty and SAL

SHORT SCAR at ONE YEAR

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