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Tummy Tuck

Even if you have lost a large amount of weight, you may struggle to shed extra skin and fat around your stomach.

A tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin, tighten weakened abdominal muscles, and slim down your midsection.

At Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Reno, NV, we take a custom approach to each tummy tuck procedure.

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How Much Does
Tummy Tuck Cost?

The price of a tummy tuck starts at $9,500 at our practice. The cost may increase if patients require more extensive treatment, such as added liposuction.

Financing

We accept in-office and outside financing. Patients make affordable monthly payments so they can pay off treatment over time. Choices include CareCredit®, ALPHAEON® Credit, Sierra Pacific, PatientFi, and layaway plans.

Get a Price Quote

At your tummy tuck consultation, Dr. James E. Murphy will go over the costs with you. He will provide a custom price quote for this plastic surgery procedure.

Save on Your Plastic Surgery Procedure With Our Monthly Specials

In addition to our financing options, we're happy to feature monthly specials at our Reno office. While we cannot guarantee that these specials will include savings on an abdominoplasty, they can help you see your cosmetic enhancement possibilities.

Trust Our Bilingual Staff For Your Care Come In for a Consultation Today

Finding a caring yet knowledgeable staff for your abdominoplasty can be stressful. Language can be a significant barrier. If you cannot find a team that can communicate fully with you and your loved ones, then you may not be comfortable seeking the tummy tuck you're dreaming of.

Our bilingual team speaks both English and Spanish. We can keep you informed every step of the way. From simple questions to learning about your procedure in depth, we can make this process as straightforward as possible. Want to learn more? Contact our office in Reno, NV, or call:

(775) 322-3446

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Dr. James E. Murphy and the team at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa are proud to serve both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking patients.

"I will be a lifelong customer!!" 5-Star Reviews From Our Reno, NV, Patients

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Leah Verdeck

2018

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I have had several procedures with Dr. Murphy, and could not be happier!

He is an artist, with a spectacular eye, specializing in the most natural results. He and his staff are delightful, I will be a lifelong customer!!

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2010

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Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon, and compassionate doctor. His easy bedside manner made me extremely comfortable, and helped me with my decision to choose him as my doctor. He is artistic and a very talented surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery! The office staff was friendly and helpful!!

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The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Less Excess Skin

Improved Self-Confidence

A Slimmer Abdomen

​A Smoother Figure

Tightened Abdominal Muscles

Enhanced Natural Beauty

Tummy Tuck Results

*Note: Results are not guaranteed and can vary per individual.

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Before Tummy Tuck
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After Tummy Tuck

Types of Tummy Tuck

We are able to customize each tummy tuck procedure to the needs of the patient because we offer mini, traditional, and extended tummy tuck techniques. The mini tummy tuck only addresses loose skin in the lower abdominal area, while the extended version also addresses excess skin toward the flanks.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice Schedule Your Consultation

You have worked hard to reach or maintain a healthy weight. You deserve a figure that reflects your efforts. Schedule your consultation to find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck. We serve patients from Reno, NV, and the areas around Lake Tahoe.

Contact us online to send us a message or request a consultation with our plastic surgeon. You can also reach us by calling

(775) 322-3446

Dr. Murphy and staff

Dr. James E. Murphy and his team of plastic surgery professionals can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. We provide personalized treatment, so that you can have a hand in your own stunning results.

"And I'm thrilled with my results." Glowing 5-Star Reviews

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Gay Wallway

2021

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Exceptional! Always a pleasant experience and a courteous staff. Dr. Murphy is a perfectionist in his field of expertise and very personable... I have known Dr. Murphy and Meghan since 2004. A great office and excellent team!

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Karla Anderson

2018

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Dr. Murphy is one of a kind. He made me feel comfortable and was very professional. The entire staff is heartwarming and welcoming. After surgery they continuously followed up with me and made sure I had no concerns or questions. I appreciate their care.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: What Is the Difference?

Many patients believe that a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the same as liposuction. This misconception is completely understandable. However, the surgeries differ in what they can achieve.

Why Abdominoplasty Is Performed

An abdominoplasty smooths your abdomen. It comes with several different options, such as a traditional or mini tummy tuck. This is done by tightening your abdominal muscles and removing excess skin, as well as excess fat.

Why Liposuction Is Performed

Liposuction, on the other hand, strictly deals with the removal of fat. Unlike tummy tucks, liposuction can be used in a variety of areas beyond the abdomen, like arms, buttocks, and chins.

For More Exquisite Results Combine an Abdominoplasty and Liposuction

Excess skin and excess fat can both be addressed when a plastic surgeon combines abdominoplasty with liposuction.

These two procedures can often be done at the same time. Combining these body contouring procedures means you will not have to return for an additional visit. Of course, this also depends on your candidacy and your cosmetic goals.

Dr. James E. Murphy will be fully transparent with you about your enhancement options. If he does not think that you are eligible for one or both of the procedures, he can recommend alternatives that may be better for your needs.

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The Abdominoplasty Procedure Step-by-Step

For optimal safety, your tummy tuck will take place in a hospital here in the Reno area.

Sedation

To begin treatment, you will receive general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the surgery.

Incisions

Once you are sedated, Dr. Murphy will create two incisions. The first will be located between your navel and pubic area, extending from hipbone to hipbone. The second incision will encircle your belly button.

Removing Excess Tissue

Through these incisions, Dr. Murphy will trim away any damaged, stretched, or excess tissue.

Adjusting Abdominal Muscles

He can also repair separated abdominal muscles to provide you with a flatter, tauter midsection.

Optional Liposuction

Dr. Murphy may also perform liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits as part of your treatment plan.

Naval Adjustments

In most cases, Dr. Murphy will also relocate your naval to a higher and more youthful position on your stomach.

Completing Surgery

Finally, he will close the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.

Greater Pain Relief with EXPAREL

We use EXPAREL®, an advanced pain reliever to minimize discomfort and speed recovery. This is greatly beneficial to all of our abdominoplasty patients because it minimizes apprehension and improves the post-surgical experience. In fact, just one dose of this non-opioid can reduce pain for three days.

Tummy Tuck Results

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As you heal, you will enjoy the results of your tummy tuck. Your stomach may be significantly more defined. Excess skin and fat deposits will be drastically reduced if not eliminated. Your stretch marks may also fade. As a result, you may look years younger and pounds thinner, and you could enjoy a greater sense of self-confidence than ever before.

Have a Busy Schedule? Choose a Plastic Surgeon Who Works on Your Timeline

From work to childcare to chores, Dr. James E. Murphy and our staff know that you have a lot on your plate. We want to make your life a little easier, which is why Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa offers extended hours.

At our Reno, NV, practice, you can take advantage of our late and weekend hours for your next appointment, opening up new possibilities based on your own schedule.

Does a tummy tuck on your own time sound like a good idea? To begin the treatment process, contact our office in Reno or call:

(775) 322-3446

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Patients considering extended, traditional, or mini tummy tuck can visit Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa for late or weekend consultations.

"Exactly what I was hoping for!" Why Our Reno, NV, Patients Love Their Results

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Cheryl Muzinich MPM RMP

2022

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I have been seeing Dr. Murphy for about 20 years. A rare find in the plastic surgery field, he will set proper expectations and not embellish what the ultimate outcome may be of any particular procedure. His staff is friendly and pricing is reasonable. Highly recommend!

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Michelle Beck

2020

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Dr Murphy and his staff were such a pleasure to meet!!! They are so sweet, welcoming, thorough, and just exactly what I was hoping for!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking to enhance themselves in anyway!!!!

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Common Abdominoplasty FAQs

Will There Be Scarring After My Tummy Tuck? Yes, but it can vary

Patients will experience a degree of scarring after their abdominoplasty, the extent of which depends on the type of tummy tuck performed. For instance, a mini tummy tuck will require smaller and fewer incisions than an extended tummy tuck.

Dr. James E. Murphy believes in taking a conservative approach to surgery, which allows him to enhance your natural beauty and minimize the potential of scarring.

With care and time, post-op scarring will usually fade. Scars can also be hidden easily when you wear many bathing suits, allowing you to feel confident in your new figure.

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Can I Tighten My Abdominal Muscles With a Tummy Tuck? The Answer Is Yes

Before Abdominoplasty
Before Abdominoplasty
After Abdominoplasty
After Abdominoplasty
After pregnancy, many people notice that their abdominal muscles are weaker or that they have separated. This is a normal occurrence and does not require treatment. However, if you wish you could refine the abdominal area and strengthen your muscles, then a tummy tuck at our Reno practice can provide the results you're looking for.

Can a Tummy Tuck Replace Weight Loss? No, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss substitute

No, tummy tucks cannot replace weight loss.

While you will likely lose several pounds of excess skin and fat, abdominoplasty is not intended to replace weight loss.

In fact, patients must be within about 10 or 15 pounds of their goal weight to be considered for the procedure, even if it includes added liposuction.

"Always a pleasant experience and a courteous staff." Hear from Our Patients

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Leah Verdeck

2018

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I have had several procedures with Dr. Murphy, and could not be happier!

He is an artist, with a spectacular eye, specializing in the most natural results. He and his staff are delightful, I will be a lifelong customer!!

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2010

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Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon, and compassionate doctor. His easy bedside manner made me extremely comfortable, and helped me with my decision to choose him as my doctor. He is artistic and a very talented surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery! The office staff was friendly and helpful!!

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Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice for nearly two decades. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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