“Had a great experience with Dr. Cox. The results exceeded our expectations. We researched a LOT before the surgery looking at before and after pics. From the first consult to after-surgery care, Dr. Cox answered all questions. Great bedside manner! I would recommend Dr. Cox to anyone remotely considering the operation. The only regret we have is not having the surgery done sooner. Truly a life-changing experience.”
Abdominoplasty Baton Rouge
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is the ideal procedure for people struggling with the saggy appearance of their stomach. An abdominoplasty in Baton Rouge can reshape the abdomen to achieve a contoured and trim appearance. Dr. Cox performs a significant volume of abdominoplasty procedures, making it one of our most common surgical procedures. Decades of experience have led to refinements in procedures and techniques that allow for a very high level of satisfaction throughout.
When Is It Time to Consider Abdominoplasty?
While eating right and exercising daily are important and are the keys to living a healthy lifestyle, they
are not always the most effective options for improving the appearance of your abdomen.
Some people may find that they still have a noticeable pooch on their stomach after months of dieting and exercise. Others may have loose excess abdominal skin and stretched-out abdominal muscles that
make it impossible to have a tight and toned tummy.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Cox has encountered countless patients looking for a way to improve the appearance of their stomachs. Time and time again, abdominoplasty has proven to be the
the best choice for helping these patients.
Plan Your Procedure
Pricing for Tummy Tuck includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
- Standard Abdominoplasty:
- Mini Abdominoplasty:
- Average Recovery Time
- 1 to 2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 hours
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and the scope of the procedure
A Breakdown of the Abdominoplasty Procedure
Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The abdominoplasty procedure involves several key aspects. At the start, a single incision is made from one hipbone to the other. This incision allows Dr. Cox access to the underlying tissues. In many cases, another incision is also made around the belly button to allow for changes higher up on the abdomen.
Through the incisions, Dr. Cox can remove unwanted loose skin from the abdomen. Next, the stretched and loosed muscles in the underlying abdominal wall are rejoined and tightened with the aid
of internal sutures.
Liposuction is commonly used in conjunction with abdominoplasty as a way to improve the contours of the upper abdomen and love handle areas through the removal of excess fat in the area. Once contouring is complete, the skin is redraped and the incisions are carefully closed with medical stitches. The result is substantial and offers dramatic improvements in abdominal contours.
Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and operative time is usually about two hours.
Recovery following abdominoplasty is manageable. Some temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, and discomfort is to be expected. Exparel is used to minimize a majority of the discomfort during the initial phase of the recovery period.
Most patients will need around two weeks to recover from their abdominoplasty. Within two weeks or less, a majority of swelling and discomfort should subside and most patients can return to non-strenuous work activities. A more rigorous activity like exercising will need to be avoided for several more weeks. The exact amount of recovery time required will depend on the body’s natural healing process. Dr. Cox will provide you with post-operative instructions and follow-up visits can be scheduled to ensure you are healing properly.
To View Before-and-After
Am I a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are individuals who are in good overall health and have loose
excess abdominal skin, stubborn abdominal fat, and separated abdominal muscles. Candidates should be close to their ideal weight and committed to maintaining a steady weight following their abdominoplasty to ensure the longevity of their results.
It is recommended that women wait until they no longer plan on having children before undergoing the
procedure. Pregnancy can cause the abdominal skin and muscles to become stretched which will affect the results of your tummy tuck. Dr. Cox can let you know if you are a good candidate during your abdominoplasty consultation in Baton Rouge.
Preparing for Your Abdominoplasty
During the consultation process, Dr. Cox will strive to make sure you become fully informed of all the possible procedures and potential outcomes, and he will often point out problem areas. He works to
ensure each patient reaches their surgical goals. This process leads to a high volume of patients who later refer friends and family.
Abdominoplasty Baton Rouge Cost
The total cost of abdominoplasty in Baton Rouge is determined based on factors like your medical examinations, surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, post-surgery garments, and anesthesia. The exact techniques used will also impact cost, as will the total time needed to perform the surgery.
Scheduling Your Abdominoplasty Consultation
If you have been struggling with the appearance of your abdomen and believe that an abdominoplasty in Baton Rouge is the right procedure for you, contact Cox Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Cox is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has provided numerous women and men with stunning results from their abdominoplasty.