Can I Get A Tummy Tuck Done Under The Patriot Plastic Surgery Program?

Q: Hello, I have been researching for a while now on getting a procedure done before my husband whose is in the service returns home from Afghanistan. I came across your page and was wondering if I could have a little more information on your Patriot Program? I am interested in getting a tummy tuck done. After having 3 children and losing a lot of weight, i am left with a loose stretch marked covered skin. I only weigh 120 lbs and am happy at the weight I’m at. But I just do not the appearance of my stomach. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

A: It sounds like what you may need is some form of a tummy tuck. Whether this is a full tummy tuck or a more limited variety will depend on how much loose skin you have. In most cases if one can tolerate a longer scar, a much better abdominal result is obtained with a full tummy tuck. The Patriot Plastic Surgery Program was established to provide some reward for those and their families that are in the active military. It is not a free surgery program but substantial cost reductions are offered. To get an exact cost, please send me some pictures of your stomach for my review and my assistant will forward you that information.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana