As a proper sendoff to summer, we are offering a tummy tuck special from Labor Day through the end of October. Book your complimentary consultation during the promotional period and plan on surgery by the end of January.
The $7000 special pricing includes a standard tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) at an accredited ambulatory surgery center, general anesthesia under the care of a board certified anesthesiologist, injection of a long-acting pain medication during the procedure for post-op comfort, abdominal binder, follow-up appointments, and tube of scar gel beginning at 3 weeks post-op to promote optimal scar healing.
Dr Matthew C Camp is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Contact us to schedule your free consultation.
612-424-2767 (voice or text)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Men and women who have excess, loose skin on the abdomen that cannot be addressed by weight loss and exercise are candidates for the procedure. You should be at or near your optimal weight because tummy tuck is not weight loss surgery. This procedure is intended for people who have already optimized their health and shape through healthy eating and exercise habits who have been left with excess skin due to pregnancy, bariatric surgery, or other weight loss. Patients who are smokers, have diabetes, or other have underlying health issues are not candidates for this procedure due to health risks and potential wound healing issues.
What is an extended tummy tuck?
An extended tummy tuck is a tummy tuck with a much longer incision, extending beyond the hips. An extended tummy tuck is recommended for patients who have excess skin beyond the abdomen, but who do not want or need a circumferential body lift. It leaves a longer scar, but gives better contour overall for patients with excess skin and fat on the hip area. An extended tummy tuck takes longer to perform and costs more than a standard tummy tuck. For the tummy tuck special, an extended tummy tuck will be discounted by $500. Extended tummy tucks generally cost $8500-$9500.
Is liposuction included?
Liposuction of the flanks (love handles) and area midline above the belly button is included as part of the tummy tuck procedure. Liposuction can remove subcutaneous fat (just under the skin), but if you have visceral (intra-abdominal fat that surrounds the organs) below your stomach muscles, that cannot be removed via liposuction.
Are the abdominal muscles always tightened?
No. If there is a hernia or separation of muscles this will be repaired during the procedure. However, if there is no abnormality in the abdominal muscle structure, sutures are not placed to tighten the abdomen. This spares the patient the discomfort of sutures in the musculature, and reduces the chance of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
What can I expect in terms of pain?
At Echelon Surgical Specialists, we have a protocol to manage discomfort after tummy tuck surgery and speed recovery. During your procedure, a long acting numbing medication will be injected into the surgical site that will keep the area numb for about 72 hours. During this time frame, most patients rate their pain level around a 3 out of 10. With this medication helping to ease discomfort during the immediate recovery period, patients are able to walk around inside the house, use the bathroom, and sleep in bed. The slow release pain medication provides enough pain relief that many patients do not need to use oral pain medication at all or only need it sparingly during the recovery period.
What can I expect for recovery?
You can find our complete after care instructions here. During your complimentary consultation, Dr Camp will review what you do for work and make a recommendation on how much time to take off depending on the nature of your work. You will have drains in place for one week after surgery. For patients with a typical desk job, many will return to work 10 days after surgery. Dr Camp operates on Thursdays, and drains are removed one week later on Friday. Many patients are able to return to work by the next Monday after drain removal. If you work in an environment prone to bacteria such as a gym, daycare, or nursing home Dr Camp will recommend taking more time off before returning to work. If your position includes heavy lifting, twisting, turning, or other physical activity, Dr Camp may recommend that you return to work with restrictions. Most patients are ready to return to full physical activity (including working out) by 6 weeks post-op.
Before and After Photos