American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
5 years ago


Hi I had cool sculpture done I'm not happy with the results. It was a noninvasive procedure that is why I had it done.

Now I am considering a tummy tuck I've done my homework. But, I am afraid of wasting thousands of dollars and be disappointed again. I would like to know the cost and if the results will be worth it .

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: Southbridge, MA

Replies 5

Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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Yep, happens allot. Most patients are not aware that CoolSculpting really only works in about 60-65% of patients who are candidates for the treatments. Results can take several months to see. Results from TT’s are usually immediate. TT’s are not minor or non-invasive procedures. Consider contacting a member of the ASPS in your area. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gregory Dowbak
ASPS Surgeon

Skip cool sculpting, skip tummy tucks. Have a Brazilian Butt Lift done and do it in Miami where you are most likely to have it done properly and safely. With a tummy tuck you look good from the front and you will get long scar maybe with ugly dog ears. Do a BBL and you look great from all angles as we suction the spare tire, wings and bra rolls “snatching” your waist then transferring the fat to hips and buttocks for a truly beautiful look. I have been trying for over a year to get my colleagues to stop doing so many tummy tucks, results with BBL are way, way superior. Plus you can get a BBL in Miami for about $4,500, tummy tuck much more. Get a BBL and you will be stunning and very, very happy...I promise

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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It is difficult to say if you were a good candidate or not for a tummy tuck without seeing you in person. In New York City the cost will vary between approximately $7000 to 15 or $20,000 depending on the surgeon that you go to.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. The great popularity of noninvasive treatments comes often at the cost of limited results. Surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck offer Immediate and long-lasting results in the right patient. Hope this helps

Jon Ver Halen

Dear Zoranda,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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