Tummy Tuck Indianapolis

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Cosmetic Surgeons in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty–Classic and Mini

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that extracts fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightens the muscles of the stomach. Removal of stretch marks that are within the skin is also accomplished.  Following tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice, patients can expect a flatter, more contoured, smoother, and more visually satisfying stomach.

The Classic Tummy Tuck Surgery

Patients considering a tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice can choose either a complete or a partial procedure. A full tummy tuck begins with an incision above the pubic area that extends between the hipbones. The surgeon pulls the abdominal muscles together and stitches them into position. The excess fat is then removed. The surgeon replaces the skin (excess skin and stretch marks removed within this skin) and sutures the original incisions. A complete tummy tuck takes approximately two hours and may or may not be performed as an outpatient procedure. Cessation of all nicotine products is strongly urged three weeks pre and post operatively. Smoking before/following tummy tuck surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing.

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Before and After Photos of Tummy Tucks

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Approximate cost for tummy tucks:

Approximate Tummy Tuck Price: $6150-6550* This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits. There will also be a post-operative garment fee of $85.

Alternative Procedures

The Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery (Partial Tummy Tuck or Bikini Line Tummy Tuck)

If fat deposits are limited to the region below the navel, a partial abdominoplasty (mini- tummy tuck) may suffice. In the mini- tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made, leaving the navel in place. The surgeon stretches the flap of skin down, removes excess fat and tissue, and stitches the flap back into place. The mini- tummy tuck takes approximately one to two hours and is usually performed on an outpatient basis. If fatty deposits exist without the presence of skin or muscle laxity, liposuction may be an option. Approximate cost for a mini tummy tuck:

Mini Tummy Tuck Price: $4,400-4850. This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits.* There will also be a post-operative garment fee of $85.

After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Immediately following tummy tuck surgery, the incisions are dressed with bandages. As a general rule, our tummy tucks are drainless as we use an advanced suturing technique which allows for the elimination of cumbersome and inconvenient drains. Patients may experience some swelling and discomfort, although a doctor can prescribe medication to alleviate these symptoms. Stitches are usually buried and will dissolve on their own. The specifics of each procedure will vary among individuals.

Contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology to find out if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck at our Indianapolis practice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck and Mini-Tummy Tuck Surgery(Abdominoplasty)

  1. How much does a tummy tuck cost?
    $6150-6550 for a full tummy tuck*
    $4400-4850 for a mini-tummy tuck
  2. Where is the incision made for the tummy tuck?
    A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic
    hairline and navel. Incision size is largely dependent on the amount of excess skin
    to be removed.
    A mini tummy tuck uses a horizontal incision near the pubic bone.
  3. How long would I be off work after a tummy tuck?
    10-14 days. You cannot drive until then.
  4. How long before I could exercise or swim after a tummy tuck?
    You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
    You can start walking immediately.
    You can begin cardio in two weeks.
  5. Do you perform drainless tummy tucks?
    Yes, tummy tucks without drains are possible in the hands of experienced plastic surgeons. Virtually all of our tummy tucks are now performed without using drains.
  6. How many of the tummy tuck surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
  7. Can a tummy tuck be done at the same time as my hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, bladder suspension, hysterectomy, or other surgery?

*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.


Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatologys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at drturkle@turklemd.com or 317-848-0001.

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