Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


What Does Body Contouring Do?

Body contouring is used to sculpt, tone, and define various areas of the body that may be obscured by excess fat and loose or sagging skin. With body contouring, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help to eliminate diet-and-exercise-resistant fat and skin, helping to uncover the beautiful and natural contours lying underneath.

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joseph Fata offers a full range of body contouring options, including:

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Indiana?

The average cost of tummy tuck surgery in Indianapolis is:

  • $4,850 for a mini tummy tuck
  • $6,200 for a standard tummy tuck
  • $7,200 for an extended tummy tuck

These costs can go up or down depending on factors including the extent of surgery needed to obtain your goals, where your procedure is being performed, and the type of doctor who is performing it. 

What is Diastasis Recti and What can be Done About it?

Diastasis is the medical term for separation. Recti refers to the rectus abdominis – the vertical muscles most commonly called "abs." Diastasis recti is the separation of these muscles – an issue common during pregnancy or periods of rapid weight gain.

Diastasis recti may produce a bulge or “pooch” in the center of the abdomen. It may also contribute to:

Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for You?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to remove excess fat and unwanted skin from the midsection. During a full tummy tuck procedure, Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata will also reattach separated stomach muscles (diastasis recti) to further draw in the waist and to help prevent medical issues such as herniation.

How Soon After Tummy Tuck Can I Swim?

You should plan on waiting at least six weeks following tummy tuck surgery to go swimming. This is equally true of taking a bath or anything that would require extended contact between incisions and water. While it is absolutely vital that you use a gentle soap and water to keep incisions clean during the tummy tuck recovery process, soaking them can have adverse effects.


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