Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for You?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


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.

The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are men and women who are close to their goal weight. Abdominoplasty will remove stubborn fat deposits and trim excessive skin to restore ideal contours, but it is not a safe method of weight loss.

In addition to being close to your goal weight, the best tummy tuck candidates are:

  • Nonsmokers
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Able to avoid strenuous activities for up to eight weeks
  • Able to take time off from work and responsibilities to recover
  • Willing to follow all pre and postoperative instructions

The better care you take of yourself before and after your body contouring procedure, the more rewarding your experience will be. During your initial consultation with Dr. Fata, these things will be discussed in greater detail to help ensure you are fully prepared to be a good abdominoplasty candidate.

Tummy Tuck Costs

In Indianapolis, tummy tuck surgery costs start at $4,850 for a mini or limited abdominoplasty. This cost may reach $7,500 for an extended tummy tuck, but averages $6,200 for a full, during which abdominal muscles are reattached.

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, the cost of tummy tuck is all-inclusive. Dr. Fata’s fees, surgical center fees, and fees for attending medical staff and services, including sedation, are accounted for in the price. So too are all follow up visit with Dr. Fata. What you are quoted will be what you pay in total. No surprises. No hidden fees.

If you would like assistance with financing abdominoplasty, Dr. Fata has arranged financing through trusted Indianapolis bank, KeyBank. During your initial consultation we can discuss financing options to help ensure you are provided everything you need to make the best decision for you.

Call 317-575-9152 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation today. Renaissance Plastic Surgery is located in Indianapolis. We welcome patients from Carmel, Plainfield, and all surrounding areas.