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2 years ago

Tummy tuck after 5 kids

So after having 5 kids and losing 100lbs id love to have a tummy tuck and be rid of all thee access skin .. would i be an ideal candidate? And how do i go about this procedure? I know there is a partial and a full tummy tuck which would be better or whats the major difference? And what is the price range for the procedure? will insurance help pay for it if its causing infections in the bellybutton

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: San Antonio, TX

Replies 5

Suresh Koneru
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question.

You are on the right website for learning about your procedure.

From your description, you seem to be a candidate for a Tummy Tuck, but usually, after losing 100#, people need more than just a TT.

I would recommend using the Plastic Surgeon finder on this site to choose 3 Plastic Surgeons to consult with. The questions you have are best addressed with an in-person consultation and examination.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question and congratulations on your weight loss! Based on your narrative alone it sounds as if you would be an excellent full or extended tummy tuck patient due to the amount of accompanying excess skin and muscle laxity that occurs with 5 pregnancies and weight loss. I would recommend seeking out ASPS board certified plastic surgeons in your area with whom you can have an in-person examination and discussion of goal outcome. Tummy tucks are classified based on the extent of incisions and amount of dissection incurred but all are considered aesthetic procedures and not covered by insurance. Hope this helps.

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hi. Congratulations on your 5 kids. From your description you are candidate for a Full Tummy Tuck Plus Liposculpture on high and lower back to harmonize your body contour to the new abdoment. With th Tummy Tuck separation of your abdominal muscles will be corrected and excessive fat and skin and fat will be removed from the abdominal area.

I do not know it insurance in the US will pay for your surgery, the total of cost and medical fees, including the medicines to take after surgery will be around 4,050.00 to 4,600.00 depending on the extension of the surgical plan to be design for you, since yours may also be an extended tummy tuck due to your great weight loss.

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

agree with the rest of the doctor s you need a full tummy tuck

here in monterrey ,you can do it 3,500 us dollars but first need ,laboratory exams and full ekg.

Edward Domanskis

It sounds like you are an excellent candidate for a TT. A mini probably would not help you much. I do do many patients in one of my satellite offices. The range for a TT is from 6,000 to 10,000.

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