Tummy Tuck

Sometimes a healthy diet and regular exercise just aren’t enough. Whether it’s through pregnancy and childbirth, weight fluctuations, or other life changes, some people develop and can’t seem to lose excess fat and skin around their midsection. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider a tummy tuck in Portland, Oregon, performed by one of our board-certified and board-eligible plastic surgeons.

To learn more about a tummy tuck or one of our other body contouring options, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (503) 292-9200.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
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Your Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck”, performed by Dr. O’Brien, Dr. Zegzula, Dr. Hayes, or Dr. Baltrusch, can help you achieve a slimmer and more toned abdomen by reducing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening weak or separated abdominal muscles. For many patients, a tummy tuck improves self-confidence and makes their clothes fit better.

If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, or are considering future pregnancies, you should mention this during your consultation. Your surgeon will probably suggest postponing your tummy tuck under those circumstances. It’s also important to know that a tummy tuck cannot necessarily fix stretch marks. Patients who are finished having children sometimes choose to combine  liposuction or breast augmentation with a tummy tuck, a procedure commonly referred to as a Mommy MakeoverIf loose skin is not your concern and your primary concern is excess fat, your surgeon may suggest liposuction instead of a tummy tuck to help you reach your goals.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Our surgeons recognize that each patient is different. Portland Plastic Surgery Group offers a less invasive “mini tummy tuck” for people who are primarily concerned about excess fat in the lower abdomen (the area below the belly button). Because a smaller area is treated, the incision is smaller, and the procedure is less invasive, patients find that recovering from a mini tummy tuck is more manageable for them than recovering from a full tummy tuck.

How much does a tummy tuck cost in Portland?

The cost for an abdominoplasty varies based on the level of complexity of the surgery. At Portland Plastic Surgery Group, the cost for a tummy tuck starts at $11,950, and the cost for a mini tummy tuck starts at $7,100. The cost for a circumferential tummy tuck, which involves removing excess skin on the lower and upper abdomen along with the entire waistline (including the flanks and the back), starts at $15,730. These costs include our plastic surgeon’s fee, the surgical assistant’s fee, the cost of garments needed after your surgery, the surgery facility’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and CosmetAssure insurance. A personalized quote will be provided at your consultation once you and your surgeon have decided on your surgical plan.

Doctors of Portland Plastic Surgery Group

Five Providers, One Goal

Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.

*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

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Procedure & Recovery

Each of our surgeons perform abdominoplasty under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center. During the procedure, your doctor will make an incision just above the pubic bone area and, perhaps, another around the navel. He or she will adjust the location and length of these incisions based on your specific needs. He or she will then reduce excess fat, tighten stretched skin, and repair weakened abdominal muscles.

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As with most abdominal surgery, there will be downtime associated with a tummy tuck. After surgery, there will be some discomfort, and you’ll need to avoid positions that would place strain on the treated area. Enjoy some rest and relaxation for a week or two. After recovery is complete, you can resume your normal activities, but with a slimmer, firmer shape.