What Is The Cost Of Fixing My Stomach After Pregnancy?

Q:  I just had my second baby six months ago and I want to get my body fixed. I am almost back to my pre-baby weight, maybe just 4 or 6 pounds more than I was.  It seems like I have a lot of grease accumulations especially in the tummy and  thighs that I would like removed.  But I would need to know more or less how much it would cost so I discuss it with my husband.

A:  Recovering one’s body shape after pregnancies usually focuses on the abdomen and waistline areas. For some women, this is just a matter of resistant fat accumulations that can be relatively easily improved by liposuction alone. For most women, however, it is more than just a fat issue. It is skin that has been stretched out and is lax. Liposuction alone will not tighten this skin but merely deflate it. Some form of a tummy tuck, combined with liposuction, is often what is needed.

Whether it is liposuction, a tummy tuck, or some combination thereof is impossible to know without actually seeing you. Women are so different in how their bodies respond to pregnancy that any one of these options may be right for you. But to give you a price range based on pure liposuction alone up to a fully tummy tuck with liposuction is in the range of $4,500 to $8,000, all costs included. This may be a wide range but costs of such surgery are dependent on the extent and time required to do the procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana