Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most effective ways to reduce bulky and loose skin from the midsection of the body. This procedure can also be used to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the abdominal area and to reattach stomach muscles that have separated due to weight gain or pregnancy. These things offer demonstrable physical benefits, from improved range of motion to greater core stability, but tummy tuck surgery is still considered elective. As such, it is not likely that your tummy tuck procedure will be covered by insurance. That does not, however, mean the procedure must be paid for upfront or all at once.
Financing Tummy Tuck Surgery
Dr. Chatson offers various financing options at our Andover, MA and Nashua, NH offices. If you are interested in a tummy tuck, or any other facial, breast, or body procedure, we can discuss payment options during your initial consultation. We strive to make plastic surgery available for ideal candidates living throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you and learn about your needs, and to discuss with you all of the ways we can help you reach your goals.
Benefits Offered by Tummy Tuck
Diet and exercise can slim and tone the body, but weight loss can also result in:
- Loose and sagging skin
- Stretch marks
- Uneven or lumpy areas caused by stubborn fat
Tummy tuck surgery targets these problems, eliminating excess skin and stubborn fat deposits. In the process, tummy tuck surgery may also eliminate stretch marks, though this depends largely on where your stretch marks are located.
If your abdominal muscles have separated, a medical condition known as diastasis recti, tummy tuck surgery can be used to reattach them at the center. This, in turn, can help:
- Improve balance and core strength
- Prevent certain types of hernia
- Protect the lower back from injury
Diastasis recti is most common following multiple pregnancies, which is one of the main reasons tummy tuck surgery is typically included in the mommy makeover procedure. However, you needn’t have had children for your abdominal muscles to have separated, or to benefit from having them tightened during tummy tuck surgery.
While not considered a medically necessary procedure, tummy tuck surgery is not without its clear benefits. Some of these are aesthetic and often serve as the primary reasons for considering a tummy tuck, but some of the benefits offered by abdominoplasty are functional in nature as well, and may provide a springboard for a healthier, more active, and ultimately more rewarding life.
Why Choose Dr. Chatson
A board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Andover, MA and Nashua, NH, Dr. Chatson has decades of experience helping men and women throughout New England achieve their cosmetic goals. Trusted, and qualified, Dr. Chatson is on staff at Orchard Surgical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and Saint Joseph Hospital, where all tummy tuck procedures are assisted by highly trained staff who, along with Dr. Chatson, work to protect your health and safety.
Respected by his peers and committed to his craft, Dr. Chatson is a past president of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and remains an active member in this and other national trade associations and societies. Personable and caring, Dr. Chatson works individually with each patient, staying connected and available from that first consultation all the way through complete recovery.