Before your procedure, your surgeon will probably ask you to stop taking certain medications. These include drugs like aspirin that thin your blood. If you are a smoker, you’ll need to stop smoking about four weeks before your procedure. Smoking can interfere with your body’s ability to heal after surgery. It can cause serious wound-healing problems such as loss of your nipple or breast skin.
So, you’re tired of that belly jiggle in the mirror, and you’re wondering if there is anything you can do about it?  Whether it be from weight loss, pregnancy or both there are millions of women carrying around extra skin on the tummy.  If you’re ok with it – great!   But if you’ve ever frustratingly grabbed the flab and thought….well, this isn’t fair, you might consider a tummy tuck as a permanent solution to the issue.
In addition to the breast and the body, we also specialize in facial plastic surgery. The many procedures available for facial cosmetic surgery at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey include facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid lifts, nose job (rhinoplasty), lip injections, or laser skin rejuvenation. In recent years, requests for men’s plastic surgery have increased. If you’re a male interested in plastic surgery, we have developed a men’s cosmetic surgery program that focuses on natural, conservative results with quick recovery times.
A: In general, no plastic surgeon can guarantee that breastfeeding will still be possible after the breast lift surgery. But in most cases, you should be able to breastfeed after a breast lift if the nipple was left intact during the procedure, and was still connected to all the anatomical structures underneath the nipple. However, if you are planning to become pregnant, its recommended that you wait until after your pregnancy to have a breast lift. Reason being, as your breasts enlarge during pregnancy the skin will stretch. Depending on the elasticity of your skin before pregnancy and the degree to which your breasts enlarge during pregnancy, your breast skin may permanently stretch. In this case the results of breast lift surgery performed before pregnancy would be lost.
So, you’re tired of that belly jiggle in the mirror, and you’re wondering if there is anything you can do about it?  Whether it be from weight loss, pregnancy or both there are millions of women carrying around extra skin on the tummy.  If you’re ok with it – great!   But if you’ve ever frustratingly grabbed the flab and thought….well, this isn’t fair, you might consider a tummy tuck as a permanent solution to the issue.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MEMBER SURGEONS: ASPS is an international organization and has members all around the world. International members have completed the necessary training and certification requirements in their respective country. ASPS international members must have at least three years of experience and must be in good standing with their national plastic surgery organization in their country. International members who are US or Canadian board-certified are denoted with a badge in the online search. As always, ASPS recommends that you do your homework to find the perfect plastic surgeon for you.
During a tummy tuck (or a male tummy tuck), a surgeon removes extra skin and fat, from the belly button—or higher—down to your bikini zone. Usually, 30-50% of your stomach skin gets removed, and your surgeon pulls the remaining skin and muscles tight, making your stomach flat while repositioning your belly button (or, on rare occasions, creating a new one).

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, varies widely in cost from $3,000 to $8,500. This includes an anesthesiologist fee of $500 to $700, a facility fee of $700 to $1,000 and a surgeon's fee, which averages $5,232 according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,. The cost varies according to how much skin and fat has to be removed and whether the procedure is performed in a doctor's surgical suite or in a hospital. Sometimes, a tummy tuck requires an overnight hospital stay , which can make the procedure considerably more expensive.
Your surgeon should give you aftercare instructions for changing your bandages and cleaning your incisions to prevent infection. They’ll also let you know when your drains and any stitches can come out. Until then, sleep on your back or side, avoid lifting heavy things, and follow your doctor’s recommendations for when you can go back to your regular routine, including sex.
Usually, good results would be expected from plastic surgery that emphasize careful planning of incisions so that they fall within the line of natural skin folds or lines, appropriate choice of wound closure, use of best available suture materials, and early removal of exposed sutures so that the wound is held closed by buried sutures.[original research?]
If your abdominoplasty is ineligible for insurance coverage, there are several ways pay for your treatment. You can pay with cash, check or credit card, and there are several third-party financing companies. Some practices finance surgery themselves. It goes without saying, but if you choose to finance your procedure, understand your obligations and keep up with your payments.
If your doctor recommends breast reduction or breast augmentation, these are additional costs. Average cost of breast reduction is $6,500 to $12,000 while the average cost of surgery for breast augmentation is $5,000 to $10,000. In many cases, if your combining procedures there will be a discounted rate. Remember that the more experienced the plastic surgeon, the more expensive the surgery could be. However, you are investing in yourself by choosing an experienced surgeon.

As with most plastic surgery, getting more than one procedure done at one time can save you money in anesthesia and facility fees. Prices will vary by surgeon, but it is always best to look for the most qualified doctor rather than the lowest price. Also, some doctors will offer discounts to patients who agree to give testimonials or allow the doctor to use their before and after photos.
While a surgeon's credentials and reputation can certainly be a great indication that your surgery will provide satisfying results, it is not a guarantee. Surgery is never 100 percent predictable in its outcomes. I and most surgeons I know, as experienced as we are, cannot actually guarantee what we do. I stand behind what I do, and that's my best warranty. If there are some problems with unfavorable scarring or contour problems, you should expect some further expenses involved in revising your results, but they should be small compared to the cost of your original surgery.

Part of the cost for this procedure goes to operating room expenses. Tannan Plastic Surgery shares offices and operating room space with Diehl Plastics in Raleigh, North Carolina. More specifically, we are located in the Brier Creek Medical Park just off of Brier Creek Parkway. Our offices are just a short drive away from Cary, Apex, Durham and Chapel Hill.

When selecting a breast lift surgeon, the cost should not be the sole deciding factor. One must first consider the skill and reputation of the surgeon before considering breast lift cost, as the surgeon's experience is often directly related to the final breast lift results. Choosing an experienced breast lift surgeon who charges more is a better decision than selecting a surgeon who offers the surgery at a cheaper price. The cheaper price may be an indicator that the surgeon has fewer qualifications and less experience, and could put you at higher risk of surgical complications.


We’ve all heard various horror stories about botched surgeries – lopsided results, serious health consequences, and unbearable pain post-op.  The key to avoiding many of these concerns is to find a qualified surgeon you trust to perform your procedure. If you have friends who have had cosmetic surgery, interrogate them about their doctors.  Ask questions.  Lots of questions. Unfortunately this will be hard to find as so many women are afraid to talk about surgery, which is one of the reasons I wanted to be honest about my experience and decision. Your surgeon should be board certified, but you should also know (and I learned this) that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are not the same thing. Plastic surgeons work on reconstructive, trauma and other types of surgery in addition to cosmetic and cosmetic surgeons focus on the body and face appearance.   This means the certifications will be different depending on the Dr.  
How I found my Cosmetic Surgeon: I looked around for qualified Doctors in my area, read online reviews, and then set an appt. I personally liked my Doctor and the office right out of the gate and did not look for another doctor. I think its important to feel very comfortable with the office you are having surgery with and that cannot be replicated everywhere. I do think it can be important to talk to more than one doctor, especially if you are unsure or there is very little information on surgeons in your area. I liked that my doctor had a well qualified and friendly staff, that everyone always made me feel that it was OK to ask questions, and that the office had in operating room on site (meaning no traveling to a hospital or off location site.)
British physicians traveled to India to see rhinoplasties being performed by Indian methods.[13] Reports on Indian rhinoplasty performed by a Kumhar Vaidya were published in the Gentleman's Magazine by 1794.[13] Joseph Constantine Carpue spent 20 years in India studying local plastic surgery methods.[13] Carpue was able to perform the first major surgery in the Western world in the year of 1815.[14] Instruments described in the Sushruta Samhita were further modified in the Western world.[14]
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