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Finding Affordable Tummy Tuck – Knowledge and Tips

Updated on August 21, 2011

This hub reveals some factors that determine the price of a tummy tuck and where you can find affordable tummy tuck.

Dangers of abdominal obesity and tummy tuck

Recent studies have found that obesity in abdomen is more dangerous than in the buttock, people with mid-section obesity are more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes, because their body contain different types of cholesterols. A person with fat hip and smaller waist circumference tends to have high level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is considered to be useful and can prevent heart diseases. However, a person with fat belly and small hip suffers more risks of heart diseases due to low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In general, men are more susceptible to heart diseases than women because they are more easily to store extra fat in the tummy.

The number of fat cells in adults’ body is stable, but the size of these cells can be constantly changing, when fat cells get bigger you'll get fat. Abdomen is the place where it is most likely to accumulate extra body fat and most difficult to trim off. Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can effectively reduce a large number of fat cells, thereby losing belly fat in a very short period of time without adversely affecting the human body.

Tummy tuck is a relatively large cosmetic surgery, the whole process would take 3 to 4 hours. Usually incisions are made from hip to the top of the pubic bone, and then flabby rectus abdominis muscles are reconstructed to tighten the abdomen and narrow waistline. The whole process also involves removal of excess abdominal skin and navel reconstruction. Usually, abdominal skin will become tight and flexible after the surgery and stomach muscles will become flat and strong. Although the surgery will not affect the pregnancy again, but it will relax the abdomen muscle, so it is recommended for women who decide not to have more children.

Factors that determine the price of a tummy tuck

Tummy tuck is getting more and more popular in recent years because an increasing level of belly fat related diseases. What are the factors that determine the price of a tummy tuck? There is no definite answer as it depends on individual circumstances. Tummy tuck price is closely related to its method of operation, since each person's treatment is different, abdominoplasty prices will vary. Because of such an uncertainty in the surgery, people need to consider a number of factors, before they know exactly how much will they spend. Factors that determine the price of a tummy tuck are listed below:

There are many factors that determine the price of a tummy tuck, first of all, the price depends on the reshaping area and degree. Also, surgical procedures and medical equipments used can affect tummy tuck price. The selection of medical institutions and plastic surgeons can greatly influence the price, as well-known surgeons will provide higher quality of surgery and charge higher prices as well.

How to find affordable tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck is an expensive plastic surgery, more expensive than ordinary abdominal liposuction, and of course, its reshaping effect is also better than the abdominal liposuction. In general, doctors will first suggest patients to take abdominal liposuctions for flat bellies, and then under the operation conditions, doctors will make further recommendations to patients as to whether or not they should have tummy tucks. Therefore, before you decide to have tummy tuck, first you need to consult your plastic surgeon and do some medical examinations.

When searching for cheaper tummy tuck, you can consult friends or acquaintances, or browse the local newspaper and magazine ads, or search on the internet to find out which medical institutions you want to have your plastic surgery. Tummy tuck with too low a price is not trustworthy, of course, the price should be in line with your economic conditions, and the goal is to choose a medical institution which affords tummy tuck at a reasonable price with good effects.

Tummy tuck is conducted once and the results are immediate. In the selection of medical institutions, you should pay attention to their medical environments, doctors, medical equipments and many other factors, to know all aspects before making any decision. Besides, you should first focus on the effectiveness and safety by finding a qualified doctor with rich experience in plastic surgery, so as to reduce the risk to the maximum level.


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