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Surgery of the Abdomen (Abdominoplasty)


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Abdominoplasty is a procedure that Dr. Hunstad teaches to plastic surgeons during his annual instructional courses at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has also performed this procedure in over ten countries and throughout the world by invitation. This procedure creates a flat and tight result of the abdomen with significant flattening. The excess fat is removed from above the belly button to within the pubic hair area. The incision typically extends from one hipbone to the other, but is placed very low. The muscles are repositioned to achieve a flat, tight abdomen with dramatic improvement to the waistline and posture. Liposuction is typically performed as well throughout the entire abdomen, hips, and pubic area. These procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis at the Hunstad Center or you can stay in our overnight facility so that all of your needs can be met that first evening by our highly skilled nursing staff .


ABDOMINOPLASTY COST

The cost of the Abdominoplasty is determined by many factors.  Things that are very important that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon include what type of anesthesia provider is caring for you?  Is it a board certified anesthesiologist such as what we have at the Hunstad Center for cosmetic plastic surgery or is it a nurse anesthetist who normally in the hospital setting is supervised by the anesthesiologist.  Having a board certified anesthesiologist is the goal standard by which all others are judged and provides the highest level of safety and care, but comes with a slightly increased cost as you could imagine. 

Another question asked is, is the facility certified?  There are only a few certifying agencies that can certify the surgical facility.  You should be sure that your procedure is being performed in an accredited facility.  Accreditation Boards include AAAASF, which is the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Center, AAAAHC, the American Association for the Accreditation of Health Care Facilities, and JACHO, the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospital Facilities.  All of these organizations are recognized as proper certifying bodies, and the surgical facility should be certified by one of these entities. 

Another question to ask is the plastic surgeon and the staff advanced cardiac life support certified?  Although this is not required having the physician and all clinical staff certified in advanced cardiac life support such as we have at the Hunstad Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care should there ever be an emergency. 

One should consider asking for tour of the surgical facility.  Is the surgical facility properly outfitted?  Is there proper cleanliness, proper lighting, and proper space for the procedure as well as the recovery room and, overnight facilities, which are commonly necessary following important face lifting and body contouring procedures?  At the Hunstad Center, we are very proud of our fully certified stay at the surgical center and are excited to tour our prospective patients through our facility and they have all universally found to be quite impressive and outstanding.

These are important questions to ask when considering the cost of Abdominoplasty.  Abdominoplasty is an important procedure and needs to be performed properly in a proper facility with proper personnel.  These important issues will help ensure that you have a successful high-quality outcome.



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This patient is 36 years old. She is 5'4" tall and prior to surgery was 134 lbs. She came to the Hunstad Kortesis Center with a desire to regain her pre-baby body with a "mommy makeover"! She underwent a Full Abdominoplasty with muscle tightening, as well as Liposuction to her hip rolls and her circumferential thighs. 200cc of her own fat was reinjected into her buttocks to alleviate indentations. During this section of the procedure, Dr. Kortesis removed a total of 5 lbs. She also had a sub muscular silicone gel breast augmentation with a Pursestring Mastopexy to create extra "lift" accentuating her Abdominoplasty result. These photos were taken at 7 months post surgery. (KORTESIS 2011)
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52 years old- This client underwent a Circumferential Abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle plication/repair. HUNSTAD

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57 years old- This client underwent an Abdominoplasty and no liposuction was required.   KORTESIS

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51 years old-  This client underwent a Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty with muscle repair and liposuction.  Smartliposuction was also used on her hip rolls.  KORTESIS

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50 years old-  This client underwent a full Abdominoplasty. KORTESIS

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41 years old- This client underwent an Abdominoplasty with muscle tightening/repair.  No liposuction was required.  HUNSTAD

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The following patient underwent a Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair. 5.7 pounds of skin and fat was removed during this procedure. (HUNSTAD)
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The following patient underwent a Circumferential Abdominoplasty, including muscle tightening as well as liposuction to her tummy and hip rolls. A Pursestring Gluteoplasty was also performed, molding her own tissues to create a fuller buttock. During this procedure, 5 pounds was removed. (HUNSTAD)
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46 years old- This client underwent a full Abdominoplasty along with muscle repair and liposuction.  She also received Smartlipo to her hip rolls.  KORTESIS

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This 62 year old patient underwent a Mini Abdominoplasty with Liposuction.  KORTESIS

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44 years old- This client presented to us with excess skin and muscle laxity due to childbirth. She underwent an abdominoplasty with muscle tightening. No liposuction was required. HUNSTAD

 
36 years old- This client underwent a full abdominoplasty with muscle placation and liposuction. She also had full back liposuction, a breast reduction and fat grafting to her buttocks. Dr. Hunstad
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34 year old- This client had a full abdominoplasty with liposuction to her hip roll areas as well as her inner thighs. She had 272cc of her own fat injected into each buttock and lost 5 pounds with this procedure. HUNSTAD

 

62 year old patient- underwent a Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair reaching her goal weight of 155. HUNSTAD

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The following patient is a 46 year old African American female just 3 months after surgery! She underwent the Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair. She lost a total of 22 lbs. during this procedure and is thrilled with her new body!

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The following is a 36 year-old patient who underwent a Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair. She also had liposuction to her lower back with fat grafting to her buttocks to fill in depressions. During this procedure, she lost a total of 13.4 lbs. of fat and skin.

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This 36 year old patient had a Full Abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle tightening. During this procedure, she lost 5 lbs. of excess skin and fat.

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The following 48 year old patient underwent the Full Abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair. During this procedure, she lost 5 pounds from around her midsection. She also, in conjunction with this procedure, had hip roll liposuction and breast augmentation.

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The following patient underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle tightening. During this procedure, she lost 5 pounds.
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This 26 year-old patient has excess abdominal fat and muscle laxity. She also has the  stretch marks that are often seen following pregnancy. She underwent a full abdominoplasty with muscle tightening and liposuction. Her torso has now been returned to its original pre-pregnancy state.

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This is a 61 year-old patient who had the full abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair. She also had a breast reduction with lifting.

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This patient is 40 years old. She had a full abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair. She also underwent full back liposuction, inner thigh liposuction and a full mastopexy with saline augmentation. Twenty-four pounds were lost during this procedure.
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This is a 38 year old full abdominoplasty patient. She had the liposuction as well as the muscle tightening. During this procedure, she lost 11 pounds!
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This patient had slight laxity and excess fat tissue. Liposuction was performed and all of the skin was removed from above the belly button to the pubic hair line. The muscles were tightened and returned to their original state and a new belly button was created. A beautiful shape and waistline was  achieved. She also underwent inner thigh liposuction.

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The following 39 year old patient had a Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair. She lost 4 1/2 pounds and inches! She also underwent a Full Mastopexy (Breast Lift).

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The following patient had an abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair. She also had fat grafting to her buttocks using fat taken from her abdomen.

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The following patient underwent a Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction and Muscle Repair. She lost 3 1/2 pounds with this procedure.

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The following patient is 52 years old, 5'7, and prior to surgery, was 162 pounds. She underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair. Due to the fact that her laxity was minimal, it was not necessary to relocate her umbilicus. This gave her a very attractive umbilicus with slight hooding. During this procedure, she lost 6 pounds and is very happy with her results.  

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The following is a 46 year old patient who underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair.

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The following patient underwent a full abdominoplasty with liposuction and muscle repair.
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The following patient is 5'4. She underwent the Full Abdominoplasty with muscle repair. The previous gall bladder scar required us to create an off-center vertical resection to preserve the skin. She lost 12 pounds with this procedure.

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Dr. Hunstad and Dr. Kortesis


 
The Hunstad-Kortesis Center specializes in Charlotte Face lift.  They also focus on Charlotte liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), body lifting, surgery after massive weight loss, rhinoplasty, as well as other facial and body contouring procedures.  The Doctors also operate Hunstad Med Spa at the Hunstad-Kortesis Center where they perform procedures including laser hair removal and offer injectable fillers Botox cosmetic, and Dysport. The Hunstad-Kortesis Center is located in Huntersville and serves patients from Charlotte towns such as Statesville, Rock Hill, Pineville, Matthews, Lake Norman, As well as, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, the united States and our international patients.

The Hunstad-Kortesis Center for Plastic Surgery & Medspa
11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300

Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone:704.659.9000
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