Even if you have lost a large amount of weight, you may struggle with 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.
Tummy Tucks Are Hugely Popular
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that contours the abdomen through muscle tightening and the removal of excess fat and skin. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® reports that tummy tucks are the 4th most sought-after cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S.
The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Less Excess Skin
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.
How Much Does
Tummy Tuck Cost?
The price of a tummy tuck starts at $11,000 at our practice. The cost may increase if patients require more extensive treatment, such as added liposuction.
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:
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Allow Our Expert Surgeon To Evaluate Your Candidacy
Struggling with excess skin around the midsection can seriously harm self-confidence. This leads some women to wrongly believe they will not be suitable candidates for a procedure they want. Call or write to Dr. James E. Murphy so he can use his surgical expertise to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.
Dr. James E. Murphy Is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
To become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, one must have already achieved the high honor of board certification. A candidate must then meet other strict requirements that include references from surgical experts and proving themselves to be a specialist in surgery.
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.
Our Surgeon Performs Scar Revision With Tummy Tuck Surgery
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
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.
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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 the arms, buttocks, and chin.
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.
The Abdominoplasty Procedure Step-by-Step
For optimal safety, your tummy tuck will take place in a hospital here in the Reno area.
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
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:
Patients considering extended, traditional, or mini tummy tuck can visit Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa for late or weekend consultations.
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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.
Can I Tighten My Abdominal Muscles With a Tummy Tuck? The Answer Is Yes
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.
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