Tummy Tuck in Greensboro, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers tummy tucks to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring cosmetic surgery.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
The goal of a tummy tuck is to remove excess wrinkled skin and subcutaneous fat from the abdomen. The underlying muscles may also be tightened during the procedure. The result is a smoother, flatter abdominal area. In some patients, the tummy tuck procedure relieves symptoms such as low back pain and abdominal discomfort.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
In order to get the most accurate pricing on your tummy tuck surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Coley. Call or contact us today to set up a personal consultation and ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered 336-790-5254 .
At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any and all information you need to move forward with your cosmetic goals.
Meet Dr. Christopher Coley
Dr. H. Christopher Coley is a very talented and compassionate physician and surgeon in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Coley is double board certified. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in General Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Coley is also fellowship trained in Hand and Microsurgery.
Dr. Coley is a very personable physician who will take the time to listen to your needs and desires and provide a treatment plan for you. His goal is your satisfaction! Read more.
Who Is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The ideal candidate for this procedure is an individual who has a relatively normal weight with weak muscles and excess or wrinkled skin. During your consultation with Dr. Coley at his Greensboro office, if you are overweight, he may advise you to lose weight prior to surgery.
How Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
Several techniques may be used to perform the surgery. The most common involves a “u” shaped incision that extends across the lower abdomen from one hipbone to the other. A second incision is usually made around the navel. The skin is separated from the abdomen and lifted up. Weak abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed. The navel is reconstructed before the incision is closed. At Dr. Coley’s Greensboro office, a tummy tuck is carried out under general anesthesia and is performed as an outpatient procedure. The procedure time varies with the amount of tissue to be removed. At times, liposuction may be performed to better contour the abdomen.
What are Typical Results of Tummy Tuck Surgery?
What Should I Expect During My Consultation?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Coley completes a medical history and performs a careful examination. He discusses what can realistically be expected and makes a decision regarding the type of procedure that is best for the patient. The extent of the surgery depends on the amount of excess skin and the laxity of the abdominal muscles. Dr. Coley will also present some before and after pictures of patients who have undergone this procedure at his Greensboro, North Carolina office.
What is the Recovery for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are moderate after a tummy tuck and resolve in a few weeks. The medical staff at Dr. Coley’s office in Greensboro will provide you with pain medications and specific instructions to increase comfort. Strenuous activities must be avoided, and a support garment must be worn for several days to aid in the healing process.
Since a tummy tuck is a major surgery, it takes time to see the full benefits. Every attempt is made to minimize the scar and hide it below the panty line. Most patients are extremely enthusiastic about the results of Dr. Coley’s surgery.
Additional Body Contouring Treatments
- Post Bariatric
- Brazilian Butt Lift
At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!
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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
- How much does a tummy tuck cost on average?
A full tummy tuck ranges in price from $6500-$10000, which includes anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care. The actual price is determined by the estimated length of the procedure, degree of difficulty and if any additional procedures are performed (liposuction). An exact quote will be given during your consultation.
- Is a tummy tuck ever considered medical?
Most tummy tucks are not covered by insurance. Consult your insurance carrier for details about their policy. Also, some surgical offices do not accept insurance, so inquire with the office where you desire the consult.
- What can I expect after a tummy tuck?
You will be seen post op day 1 in the office; you will have a drain and a pain pump. Post operative instructions will be reviewed at every visit and activities discussed. You will be given an abdominal binder compression garment to wear for the first ~ 1 month then be instructed to transition over to a lighter compression garment. The first week is the toughest. By the second week some may return to non strenuous work, but will most likely not want to be on their feet every day fulltime. Every week gets better after this. By six weeks, most patients are able to return to normal activities; they may still have some swelling and their scar will still be maturing. Most postoperative pictures are taken ~3-4 months.