Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Non-Surgical Ways To Revise A Tummy Tuck?
Yes, revising previous tummy tuck results does not always require a surgical procedure. Some of the possible non-surgical options include:
How Long After A Tummy Tuck Can You Get A Revision?
Plastic surgeons generally recommend that patients wait at least one year before seeking revision surgery. This is because the site of a major surgery takes a year to fully settle and heal enough to show the final result. While most obvious swelling and bruising dissipate within a few months, the body is still healing and settling for several months.
You may consider consulting for a revision at around nine months, but this is the absolute earliest you should consider it. While it can be frustrating waiting weeks and months to see the results you want, it often is worth it.
Can You Damage The Results Of A Tummy Tuck?
Yes, pregnancy and weight gain are the two most common ways to damage tummy tuck results. The abdominal muscles can become separated again due to the stretch of the skin and tissues. Thus, the stretched skin can be left behind and bunch up like before the original surgery.
Another less common way to damage the results of a tummy tuck is through injury to the abdomen or hernias. This can occur during certain exercises, injuries, or trauma to the abdomen. In these cases, surgery is not always the first treatment recommended since you need to heal from the initial injury first. Some people will see no major difference once fully healed while others may need to correct aspects of their abdominoplasty.
How Often Do Tummy Tucks Need Revision?
It is rare for a tummy tuck patient to undergo a full-scale tummy tuck revision. Fine-tuning of the scar or belly button is slightly more common, but still, the majority of surgeries do not require any sort of revision due to surgical complications.
What Is The Cost & Is There Financing?
Since the exact surgical technique is not known prior to a consultation, it is difficult to offer a precise cost estimate. The price fluctuates drastically depending on if you just need to tweak the belly button or undergo an entire fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. You will receive a personalized price quote at your consultation. You can also view our full suite of pricing on our price list and via Price Simulator.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery does work with outside financing companies including Care Credit. You can find more information about the companies we work with and direct links to apply on our financing page.