When is a tummy tuck or lipoabdominoplasty necessary?

A typical tummy tuck or Lipo-abdominoplasty is indicated in men or women who have fat deposits and loose abdominal skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercises.

A tummy tuck is particularly helpful to women who through multiple pregnancies or after weight loss have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin; it’s also indicated in older patients with loss of skin elasticity which frequently occurs with slight to moderate overweight.

Dr. Bukret performs 3D Lipoabdominoplasty; a tummy tuck specially designed to treat every patients’ condition, considering the anatomy of each patient, leaving the minimal possible scar to easily conceal it by underwear or bathing suits.

How much does a laser tummy tuck cost in Argentina?

In general, you should expect to pay for a tummy tuck two or three times less than in the United States or Europe for a tummy tuck that meets the same high standards of safety and efficacy.

Click below to get free costs at 3 different clinics according to our ARiA risk assessment system that allows you to reduce risks and optimize costs.

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty, also known as “Tummy tuck” is a plastic surgery procedure to restore the abdomen removing the skin, fat, and tightening the muscles to improve the abdominal contour.

Several techniques are used to treat loose skin, muscles, stretch marks, and belly button, minimizing complications and improving results after a tummy tuck.

The use of 3D Laser Lipo technique created by Dr. Bukret permits reducing bleeding, bruising, improves skin shrinking, and shortens the recovery time in selected cases.

When is a Laser mini tummy tuck indicated?

A mini tummy tuck is indicated in patients who have a small excess of skin below the belly bottom, loosened muscles and a variable quantity of fat; in these cases, the elasticity of the skin is good above the navel, therefore the skin doesn’t need to be pulled down; the scar will be short and very low at “c” section level.

How long is the recovery time after Tummy tuck or Lipo- abdominoplasty?

It depends on the extension of the Tummy tuck and Liposuction with some individual variations; one or two weeks are an average term to progressively return to normal activities; four to six weeks is an average term to do sports.

How long does Laser Lipo abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery take?

3 to 5 hours.

What kind of anesthesia is used for a Tummy tuck and Laser Lipo- abdominoplasty?

Dr. Bukret generally uses deep sedation, technically known as neuroleptoanesthesia; this is always used in conjunction with tumescent infiltration for a comfortable recovery without pain.

How long should I wear the garment after a tummy tuck?

6 to 8 weeks for most of the abdominoplasties.

Which are the post-operative care measures?

  • Antibiotics
  • Bed resting is required only the day of liposuction surgery; early physical activity helps to subside the swelling and to prevent deep vein thrombosis
  • No sunbathing for 3 to 4 weeks post-op

See these considerations about pre and post-op care which also applies for a tummy tuck.

Post-operative Treatment

  • Sutures are removed 12 to14 days after surgery.
  • An elastic garment is worn for 6 to 8 weeks following abdominoplasty.

How much does a Laser Tummy Tuck or 3D Lipoabdominoplasty cost?

You might want to use our plastic surgery price calculator to check the cost for getting done an up to 4 hours in OR lipoabdominoplasty in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Costs for Lipo abdominoplasty will vary according to the complexity of the case, and will also depend on the facilities where the procedure is performed; in general, you should expect to pay in Argentina two or three times less than in the US or Europe for a high standard quality medical service.

How can I obtain a personal evaluation and Doctor’s recommendation about tummy tuck surgery?

If you are currently in Buenos Aires you might schedule a personal consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Bukret will measure your abdomen and fat with ultrasound imaging to advise you.

If you are out of Buenos Aires, Argentina request an online evaluation by Dr. Bukret and follow the instructions. Dr. Bukret will be very pleased to know you!