Tummy Tuck in Hood River, OR
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is done to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, as well as tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a smoother abdominal profile. It is important to understand that this procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight after pregnancy or through weight loss techniques can often benefit from this surgery.
Who is a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Good candidates for a tummy tuck are healthy, non-smokers who are at a stable weight. Patients who are bothered by their loose abdominal skin can also benefit from this procedure. A consultation with Dr. Bohley can help to better determine if this procedure is a good fit for you.
Tummy Tuck Cost
The cost of a tummy tuck varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the desired outcomes. Most health insurance plans do not cover tummy tuck surgery, though there are patient financial plans available. During your consultation, further information regarding pricing can be discussed.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Following tummy tuck surgery, patients may experience bruising, swelling, and tenderness of the abdomen. Although changes will be visible immediately after surgery, it may take about 12 weeks for the final outcome to become apparent. Patients should plan to take at least two weeks off from work to recover. Although vigorous activity should be avoided during this time, it is advised that patients take small walks around the house as to improve blood circulation.
If you are located in the Hood River, OR area and are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery, contact Dr. Bohley today to schedule a consultation.