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May 13, 2008
The main reasons men and women may decide on this type of surgery may not always be cosmetic. More and more people are discovering the necessity of the surgery after pregnancy, particularly multiple births, and gastric bypass surgery. Those who have lost a lot of weight through gastric bypass or other means and find that their stomach muscles and or skin has not shrunk back into place and may need to go in for health reasons as well.

The affordability and accessibility of Abdominoplasty has made it a desirable goal for the image and health conscious individuals. The increase of educated and qualified doctors and the additional technology that supports the doctors, has contributed to making it nearly affordable for most people. The procedure can cost around 2500 dollars, but the total cost can be even higher, perhaps around 8500 dollars or more, depending on the surgery and its complexity or complications. Some price quotes are all inclusive, while others may charge extra for necessary services not listed in the quote. You can expect to pay for pre-op and post-op medical tests, operation and recovery room fees, surgeon fees, anesthesiologists, pre-op and post-op care, and for necessary medications.

Tummy tucks are becoming more popular because more surgeons are now starting to offer different financing plans to pay for the surgery. This helps out a lot of people whose insurance carriers will not pay for any or all of it. Also be aware that you will have to tell your insurance company about you tummy tuck, as it may increase your future insurance premiums.

The reason why some undergo a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is because of pregnancy in women or men after a gastric bypass surgery. The procedure's recovery time will all depend on the complexity of your operation, which can be altered due to many reasons.

You will experience some pain after the procedure, but most the pain medication prescribed by the doctor will take care of that. You will also experience swelling and scarring at the site. Your doctor should also prescribe or suggest medication for this. You can expect the severity of these symptoms to last for only the first few weeks.

You can do things to speed up recovery as well, such as not stretching too much, not moving around to much, and taking it easy during the recovery. You should not lift anything and you will need a personal care attendant. Otherwise you risk tearing the stitches, increasing the recovery time, increasing the pain, or even getting an infection. Therefore, follow all the direction the surgeon provide right to the letter, this includes how to dress the wound during recovery and how long you may have to wait before resuming normal activities.

The recovery period occurs in three stages. The first stage is post-operation and you have to remain in the hospital, this can be from a few hours to even a few days. The second stage, is when you get home. You might have to stay in bed following your doctor's orders. The third and final stage, is to maintain your new physique. Your doctor, most likely, will give you a diet and exercise schedule to follow to optimize your recovery.

Other things to keep in mind about recovery and aftercare may include how strong your abdominal muscles were before surgery, and the unique way your body handles the healing process, which includes scaring. If you have strong abdominal muscles going into surgery, you can expect the healing process to go much more quickly and smoothly. If you do not have a regular diet and exercise plan prior to surgery, then you may experience a slower progression. You can also expect scaring and swelling for 6 months or more after surgery, so don't plan this for that summer beach body contest this year, but maybe next year you can hit the beach!

You should research your chosen surgeon and hospital well and this includes the procedures and after care policies they offer. Fining a great surgeon, hospital, and plan isn't all you need. You should check with their history for doing this type of surgery, how long they have been doing it and consider both positive and negative feedback from their clients and the health administration.
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