Do I need a Mini, Full, or Extended Tummy Tuck?
After dieting, working out, and losing excess pounds—but not your pooch—you’re ready to find out if a tummy tuck can achieve the results you want. But did you know there are multiple types of tummy…
Steven Camp MD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics
3416 Lovell Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: (817) 228-4315
Fax: (817) 719-9323
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
At our Fort Worth, Texas, practice, we see tummy tuck surgery patients from Abilene, Mansfield, Dallas, Plano, and beyond. These women and men come to Dr. Camp with similar concerns, including excess skin, stretch marks, and weakened abdominal muscles. When these are present, no amount of exercise and dieting can produce the flat, toned midsection that you want. Dr. Camp, a board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist, is known for getting results that go beyond his patients’ expectations.
If you’ve been looking in the Fort Worth area for a tummy tuck specialist, request a consultation using the online form to meet with Dr. Camp. Or give us a call at (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Dr. Camp creates a surgical plan for your tummy tuck based on a physical examination and a conversation about your aesthetic goals. The consultation is the time when Dr. Camp discusses the procedure in detail and explains your options. The specific incision location and length and whether you may benefit from a mini tummy tuck are all discussed during your consultation.
People who want to renew the appearance of their abdominal area sometimes don’t know if they need a tummy tuck or liposuction. Here is a comparison:
Many patients benefit from a combination of these procedures. People who have a belly bulge caused by excess fat and do not have lax skin may be candidates for liposuction on its own.
Dr. Camp begins abdominoplasty surgery by making a horizontal incision just above the pubic area—low enough so even a low-cut bikini bottom can easily conceal it. He also makes an incision around the navel to remove excess skin above the bellybutton, which is repositioned to an aesthetically pleasing level. A full tummy tuck removes most stretch marks in the abdominal area. Dr. Camp tightens the abdominal muscles stretched by pregnancy or weight gain and removes excess skin before closing the incision. Depending on the procedure’s complexity, he may have you spend the night at the surgery center or allow you to go home the day of surgery.
Few plastic surgeons in Texas have aesthetic surgery training equal to Dr. Camp’s. His advanced training and experience enable him to provide patients with excellent results that often surpass what they thought was possible.
Patients whose skin retains most of its elasticity and who don’t have stretch marks or excess skin above the bellybutton may be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck. In this procedure, Dr. Camp makes a shorter incision above the pubic region, similar to what’s used for a cesarean section birth. He removes excess skin below the bellybutton and makes more limited repairs to the abdominal muscles.
Some men and women considering a tummy tuck also have excess skin on their hips and the sides of their lower backs—especially if they’ve lost significant weight following bariatric surgery or semaglutide treatment. In these cases, Dr. Camp may recommend an extended tummy tuck, which involves making a horizontal incision that stretches across the lower abdomen and the side of the lower back. A vertical incision is also sometimes. Using these incisions, Dr. Camp creates truly transformative results. He often includes liposuction to remove pockets of fat and create smooth contours. An extended tummy tuck requires a slightly longer recovery than a full tummy tuck.
Dr. Camp is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon recognized nationally as a leader in the field of aesthetic surgery. His impressive credentials include a prestigious plastic surgery residency at the University of Utah, where he served as Chief Resident, serving as a board member with The Aesthetic Society, the leading plastic surgery professional association, specialized training in preservation rhinoplasty, and attending the invitation-only Total Definer advanced surgical training courses with Dr. Alfredo Hoyos. His exceptional surgical skills and gift for putting patients at ease attract patients from throughout Texas and around the country.
In some cases, Dr. Camp recommends combining liposuction with a tummy tuck to sculpt the midsection and create a feminine, hourglass figure for women. A tummy tuck is sometimes performed along with breast enhancement as part of a mommy makeover.
The time needed to fully heal after a tummy tuck varies between patients, but most take about a month to 6 weeks before they feel like they did before the surgery. It can take several weeks to months for swelling to resolve fully.
Complications following a tummy tuck are rare, but we encourage you to call with any questions or concerns.
It’s important to follow the postoperative instructions Dr. Camp provides to help ensure your recovery experience is as comfortable as possible. Abdominoplasty is major surgery, and it’s important not to push yourself physically before you’re completely healed. Here are some tips to help your recovery go smoothly:
The cost of a tummy tuck combined with liposuction at our Fort Worth practice serving Plano and Abilene starts at $14,500 (see our table for details). The cost of your tummy tuck will depend on the extent of the procedure needed. Dr. Camp may recommend a mini tummy tuck or an extended tummy tuck, which involves a longer incision. Dr. Camp discusses all of your options during the consultation.
These are the starting prices for our procedures, the 6 month no interest* payment calculation, the 36 month fixed interest payment calculation, and the deposit required when you finance using PatientFi.
|Brazilian Butt Lift with Liposuction (core area)||$12,500|
|Tummy Tuck with Liposuction (core area)||$14,500|
|Mommy Makeover #1 – Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area)||$20,200|
|Mommy Makeover #2 – Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area) with Overnight Stay||$27,500|
|Mommy Makeover #3 – Breast Augmentation with Lift (Mastopexy), Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area) with Overnight Stay||$29,700|
|Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) + Arm Liposuction||$13,800|
|Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)||$11,300|
Prices listed are the starting price and not a guarantee of the cost for your procedure.
We have surgical consultation appointments with Dr. Camp available to help you expedite your treatment.
|Procedure||Starting Cost||6 Month No Interest*||36 Month Fixed Interest||Deposit|
|Brazilian Butt Lift with Liposuction (core area)||$12,500||$2,083||$386||$2,500|
|Tummy Tuck with Liposuction (core area)||$14,500||$2,417||$448||$2,900|
|Mommy Makeover #1 – Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area)||$20,200||$3,367||$624||$4,000|
|Mommy Makeover #2 – Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area) with Overnight Stay||$27,500||$4,583||$849||$5,500|
|Mommy Makeover #3 – Breast Augmentation with Lift (Mastopexy), Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (core area) with Overnight Stay||$29,700||$4,950||$917||$5,900|
|Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) + Arm Liposuction||$13,800||$2,300||$426||$2,700|
|Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)||$11,300||$1,883||$282||$2,300|
*If paid in full during promo period.
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While tummy tuck surgery restores firm abdominal contours, most patients don’t see a significant change on the scale.
Discomfort is typically moderate to significant after a tummy tuck, especially for the first few days. When taken consistently as directed, prescription pain medication is usually enough to keep discomfort to a minimum. Most patients consider the results of the surgery worth the early challenges of tummy tuck recovery.
Yes. Once the swelling goes away, people who have had a full tummy tuck can expect their stomach to be firmer and flatter.
A tummy tuck is not weight loss surgery; you should reach your goal weight and maintain it for several months before the procedure. Getting within 10 to 15 pounds of the desired weight is fine. You should avoid weight fluctuations after undergoing a tummy tuck because that can stretch the abdominal tissues and possibly require revision surgery.
Your overall health, regardless of age, is more important than how old you are. The age span of tummy tuck patients at Dr. Camp’s practice is quite wide. Younger patients tend to recover more quickly than older patients, but that doesn’t mean getting a tummy tuck after 50 or 60 is out of the question. It’s just good to know what to expect.
Tummy tuck results can last indefinitely when patients maintain their weight and do not become pregnant.
Many women may have a lower belly pooch after having children. This is often caused by a condition called diastasis recti, which results when the abdominal muscles are separated during pregnancy and remain that way after a woman gives birth. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Camp tightens these muscles, in addition to removing excess skin, eliminating the pooch, and creating a flatter, smoother stomach.