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DESCRIPTION

An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. This gives the abdomen a smoother and firmer appearance. Abdominoplasty is beneficial for people who have used diet and exercise but cannot achieve their goal of a tighter stomach either because of pregnancy, aging, prior surgery, or heredity. Dr. Vinyard understands these challenges and is committed to helping you achieve your goal. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is ideal for the patient with persistent excess skin that will not contract despite exercise and diet. It can also repair the abdominal muscles that have separated and has not returned to their original position. An abdominoplasty consists of removal of excess skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen, repositioning the belly button and repair of the rectus abdominal muscles. This combination allows you to regain your flat tummy and waist that has been affected by pregnancy or weight gain. It can make a huge difference in the way that your clothing fits and your body’s appearance in bathing suits.Photo Gallery

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CONSULTATION FAQ

How do I schedule an abdominoplasty consultation with Dr. Vinyard?

Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Is there an abdominoplasty consultation fee?

Yes. There is a $100 consultation fee that can be applied to the cost of your tummy tuck.

What can I expect in my abdominoplasty consultation?

Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you something to drink and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to our new patient floor and into a consultation room. Once there, you will be oriented about your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have 2-D and 3-D photos taken. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin the consultation which will consist of an analysis and conversation about your abdomen, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options. In some cases, we can simulate the surgical outcome abdominoplasty. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will explain your abdominoplasty quote to you. This quote is designed based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.

How long will my abdominoplasty consultation last?

Please allow 1 – 1 ½ hours with Dr. Vinyard to discuss your concerns and the abdominoplasty procedure. This is time that you dedicate to yourself and the beginning of your journey with us.

PROCEDURE

Where will my abdominoplasty be performed?

Dr. Vinyard will perform your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in his state-of-the-art Cosmetic Surgery Center in Guntersville, Alabama. In addition, he also has hospital privileges at both Marshall Medical Center North near Arab, Alabama and Marshall Medical Center South located in Boaz, Alabama. Therefore, you may choose the location where you would feel the most comfortable.

What type of anesthesia is required for my abdominoplasty?

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) requires general anesthesia.

How long will my abdominoplasty take?

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) takes 3- 4 hours to perform.

Can my abdominoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Yes. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is frequently performed with a breast procedure such as breast augmentation or liposuction of the flanks and/or hips.

Is my abdominoplasty considered an outpatient procedure?

Yes. Dr. Vinyard recommends that you stay in a local hotel after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with our Plastic Surgery Sitter. Dr. Vinyard will come to visit you that evening and again in the morning after your surgery before you check out.

RECOVERY

Where will I stay the night of my abdominoplasty?

Dr. Vinyard recommends that you stay in a local hotel after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with our Plastic Surgery Sitter. Dr. Vinyard will come to visit you that evening and again in the morning after your surgery before you check out.

How long will it take to recover from my abdominoplasty?

You will be able to return to sedentary work and light household chores 2 weeks after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). You will need to continue to avoid heavy lifting and repetitive tasks for 4 -6 weeks. You may return to the majority of all of your normal activities at 6 weeks.

How long can I expect the bruising last after my abdominoplasty?

Bruising can persist for up to 3 weeks after an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but is easily concealed under your clothing.

How long can I expect the swelling to last after my abdominoplasty?

The majority of the swelling is gone in 6 weeks after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but you may experience exacerbations of swelling if you do too much too quickly. We take your 1st official "post-op" photos at 3 months after your abdominoplasty.

When can I expect to see the final result from my abdominoplasty?

You will be very close to your final result 3 months after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). You will continue to experience softening of the tissues throughout the 1st year and your scars will continue to improve for up to 2 years.f

When do I follow up with Dr. Vinyard after my abdominoplasty?

You will see Dr. Vinyard the morning after your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.

FINANCING

How much will my abdominoplasty cost?

The cost of your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) depends upon the extent of the procedure necessary to achieve your goal. You will be provided with a written quote once you have finished your consultation with Dr. Vinyard.

What is included in the cost of my abdominoplasty?

The cost of your abdominoplasty includes Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, and surgical garment. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes the initial consultation, pre-operative visit and all post-operative visits associated with your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

When do I pay for my abdominoplasty?

Since an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is considered cosmetic, thetotal cost of your abdominoplasty is due 2 weeks prior to your procedure. The initial 50% is due 1 month prior to your abdominoplasty.

Will my insurance cover my abdominoplasty?

No. An abdominoplasty is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. In cases of severe excess lower abdominal skin that is causing medical problems, a panniculectomy (the excision of the excess redundant skin only) may meet medical criteria for coverage. This does not include the repair of the abdominal musculature, transposition of the belly button or elevation of the tissue to perform the repair. If a pre-authorization from your insurance carrier is obtained for the panniculectomy, then we can provide you with a quote for the remainder of an abdominoplasty procedure (repair of the abdominal musculature, transposition of the belly button and elevation of the excess loose abdominal skin above the belly button) separately.

Are there financing options available for my abdominoplasty?

Our practice participates with Care Credit although we do not directly finance any procedures. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.