What is the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck?
The Rapid Recovery tummy tuck involves a technique that is designed specificially to avoid trauma to the delicate and sensitive nerves of the abdomen. Traditional tummy tuck techniques create a great deal of inflammation around these nerves, which can lead to a great deal of pain, soreness, and a longer recovery period. In the same manner that you avoid a sensitive area of your body that might be injured, a Rapid Recovery surgeon avoids the sensitive nerves that cause pain, which makes your recovery speedier and much more comfortable.
How is the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck different from a traditional tummy tuck?
- Less Painful. It is very common for patients who have a traditional breast augmentation to need prescription pain pills for about a week, and sometimes even longer. Most Rapid Recovery patients use less than 3 or 4 pain pills throughout their entire recovery period! By Day 2 or 3 after surgery, most Rapid Recovery patients will only need a few extra-strength Tylenol to feel perfectly comfortable.
- Less Downtime. If it’s less painful, it’s obvious that there is less downtime as well. Most Rapid Recovery patients are back to normal activities, with the exceptions of heavy lifting and strenuous exercise, after 24 hours, and back to work in 2-3 days.
- Less Risky. Because the Rapid Recovery technique leads to far less inflammation, the amount of swelling and bruising is also reduced compared to a traditional abdominoplasty. Most of the bruising will be gone after a few days, and most of the swelling will be gone in a week. The risk of serious problems like bleeding is also reduced with the Rapid Recovery technique, as is the risk of minor problems that can occur after using prescription pain pills for extended period of time.
Am I a candidate for the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck?
Most women who have had one pregnancy or less are candidates for the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck, but there are a few exceptions. The only way to know for sure whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure is to be evaluated by a Rapid Recovery surgeon.
How much does the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck cost?
The price range for a Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck is anywhere from $6500-$10,000 depending on the complexity of your particular procedure, and a few other variables that you’ll discuss with your surgeon during a consultation.
Are there financing options available for the Rapid Recovery Tummy Tuck?
Absolutely! There are fantastic financing options available. Many of them will offer a period of 0% interest for qualified applicants, and for many patients, the monthly payments can be as low as $200. And the best part of these financing plans is that you’ll know whether or not you qualify before you leave the office after your consultation!