Tummy Tuck

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A firm, flat abdomen can be a testament to a person’s health and fitness. But if you have loose skin, excess fat, or even stretch marks, what can you do? Women and men considering a tummy tuck choose Synergy Plastic Surgery. Our rigorously trained board-certified plastic surgeons see tummy tuck patients from San Antonio and the Austin area. They offer personalized cosmetic procedures designed to help your fitness and vitality shine through.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Case 33 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #33

This 33-year-old female wanted to transform her abdomen and breasts following pregnancy as part of a mommy makeover package. After having her four children she was left with a stomach that looked deflated and breasts that had lost their fullness. Like many Austin, Texas, area women she decided to schedule a complimentary consultation with our doctor... Read More
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Case #205

This 33-year-old female wanted to rejuvenate her abdomen following multiple pregnancies which left her with loose skin and poor muscle tone. Like many Austin, Texas area women she decided to schedule a complimentary consultation with our doctors to see what options were available.During her consultation, it was pointed out that a full tummy... Read More
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Case 230 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #230

This patient came to see Dr. Kerr at his Austin, Texas plastic surgery clinic to discuss abdominal rejuvenation.Dr. Kerr met with her for about an hour during her initial visit where he discussed options to improve the contour and appearance of her abdomen. Ultimately he recommended a tummy tuck with liposuction of the abdomen.Her results... Read More
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Case 292 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #292

This 33-year-old patient came to see Dr. Kerr at his cosmetic practice with concerns about her excess abdominal fat and skin. She had heard that a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) could provide a more youthful and fit appearance to her body.She chose Dr. Kerr as he had come highly recommended by other friends and family of hers. Many women who... Read More
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Case 112 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #112

This woman, age 37, came to our practice for a full tummy tuck combined with breast reduction in Austin. Her post-op results speak for themselves. The "after" photos were taken about 3 months out from surgery. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Many of the patients our plastic surgeons see for tummy tuck procedures are women concerned about the appearance of their abdomens after having children. A tummy tuck, technically called abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular procedures included in a Mommy Makeover, which typically incorporates breast enhancement such as breast augmentation. However, men who have experienced significant weight loss can also benefit from abdominoplasty. It provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Flattening a bulging tummy
  • Tightening excess stretched out skin
  • Repairing abdominal muscles that were separated during pregnancy
  • Sculpting the waistline

When you meet with with us for your consultation, your surgeon will ask you to describe your desired improvements. Your doctor will explain your options and give you plenty of time to ask questions.

Your Tummy Tuck Options

Patients have their own unique anatomies and aesthetic goals, so our doctors offer a variety of tummy tuck techniques, including the following:

  • Complete tummy tuck (also called a full tummy tuck) restores the appearance of the entire abdomen from the lower ribcage down to the pubic bone by addressing lax skin, stretched/separated abdominal muscles, and a misshapen belly button.
  • Mini tummy tuck addresses the lower abdomen below the belly button.
  • Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, which is most appropriate for post-bariatric plastic surgery patients, extends the complete tummy tuck with a vertical incision that runs from the pubic area to the bellybutton to the chest. This technique removes a significant amount of excess skin to tighten the hips and waistline.
  • Extended tummy tuck (or belt lipectomy) continues the horizontal abdominoplasty incision around the waist, like a belt, over the upper buttocks to contour the waist and lift and tighten sagging outer hips and buttocks.

Our plastic surgeons personalize all of these techniques to the unique needs and cosmetic goals of the patient.

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Mini Tummy Tuck

For patients who only have a small amount of excess skin, a mini tummy tuck can be an excellent option.

What is the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck?

The mini tummy tuck tightens loose skin below the belly button. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a short horizontal incision on the lower abdomen that is easily concealed, even by bikini briefs. In a full tummy tuck, there is an incision that extends horizontally from hip to hip and another that encircles the belly button. Unlike a full tummy tuck, there is no tightening of any skin above the belly button (which remains in the same place).

A mini tummy tuck isn’t the appropriate approach for women who need their abdominal muscles repaired after they’ve been stretched by pregnancy. It also isn’t recommended if there is a significant amount of excess fat or skin to remove.

What is done in a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will use general anesthesia and often will combine liposuction with the procedure to sculpt the finishing touches on the hips and abdomen. The incision for a mini tummy tuck is similar to what’s used for a Caesarean section birth, which is usually about 6 inches.

How long does it take to recover from a mini tummy tuck?

As you might expect, the recovery following a mini tummy tuck may be a bit shorter than what a full tummy tuck patient experiences. A full tummy tuck usually requires a patient to take 2 weeks off from work; some mini tummy tuck patients feel ready to return to work after 1 week, but it’s still wise to plan on being away for 2 weeks.

Because a mini tummy tuck typically doesn’t involve repairing the abdominal muscles, most patients are fairly comfortable during the healing process. As with a full tummy tuck, however, you will need to avoid placing undue strain on the abdomen. Prescription and over-the-counter pain relief medication can manage any discomfort you might experience.

You will need to wait at least a month to 6 weeks before resuming any kind of strenuous exercise. Your surgeon will work with you to develop a more specific timeline during your follow-up visits.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery

Our surgeons perform tummy tuck surgery in our private, state-of-the-art surgery center as an outpatient procedure. Our doctors use general anesthesia so you will sleep through the surgery. This procedure provides comprehensive improvements with an incision that typically spans from hip to hip, but can usually be concealed by underwear or swimsuits. The surgeon removes excess skin, repairs abdominal muscles, and repositions the belly button. In addition, the surgeon may use liposuction to sculpt the abdomen, hips, and thighs, if desired.

How Long Is Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

We suggest that patients take 2 weeks off from work following a tummy tuck. Our surgeons provide detailed postoperative instructions that will help you recover as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of post-surgical complications. We encourage you to carefully move around as soon as the evening of your surgery or the day after. Light walking around the house helps promote good circulation and enhances the healing process.

Most patients are ready to resume light activity within 10 to 15 days (the timeline may be slightly faster following a mini tummy tuck); however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks following any tummy tuck surgery. If you have any questions about your recovery, please contact our office.

Tummy Tuck Results

Tummy tuck surgery picks up where diet and exercise leave off, providing lasting improvements to the midsection and removing excess skin and the belly bulge caused by weakened abdominal muscles.

After abdominoplasty, you likely will be thrilled to have a flat abdomen right away. Keep in mind, however, that you will need to avoid positions that place strain on the treated area during the recovery period. You will also have a scar that needs your attention and care as it heals.

The scar initially will be raised and pink; over the course of several months, it gradually recedes and the color fades to more closely match your surrounding skin tone.

Women and men considering tummy tuck surgery travel from Killen, Cedar Park, and other neighboring Texas communities to our Austin or Round Rock offices. To meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons request a consultation using the online form, or call us at  (512) 244-1439.

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You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Synergy Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Sep 23, 2021
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I have search the internet for great reviews and looked at each plastic surgeon’s photo gallery. I made a list and synergy was on top of that list. I called scheduled consult was scheduled Dr. Mehta. During the consult he address all my concerns and answered all my questions. I felt so comfortable and relaxed with Dr. Mehta and nurse coordinator Amanda. I knew that night I wanted him to do my surgery. all staff at synergy are incredible caring and nice. Dr. Mehta cares so much that he gives you his phone number if you have any problems. I have not had a doctor like that.It has been just 9 weeks after my surgery and the results have been incredible.
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5.0/5
Aug 27, 2021
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Dr. Mehta have really changed my life. I knew it was him since the very first visit. I visited different surgeons but at the end I knew I will choose him because of how comfortable I felt the first visit. Amanda, his patient coordinator and all staff at synergy are incredible caring and nice. Dr. Mehta patiently listened to my concerns and answer all of my questions both in person, over the phone and video call the day of surgery. It has been just two weeks after my surgery and the results have been incredible I can't wait to see my final results. His caring for his patients after surgery in unique ❤️🙏🏽
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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2021
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Margaret, Dr. Crawford's patient coordinator, is the BEST in the business. I have had several consults for my breast reduction, and even had a surgery date scheduled (with non-refundable deposit) with another surgeon, and have decided to move my surgery to Dr. Crawford before I've even met her face to face, thanks to Margaret's incredible service (and lots of research!). I feel so comfortable proceeding with surgery with this team and am ecstatic to see my results!
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5.0/5
Jul 14, 2021
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Margaret (patient coordinator) is THE most helpful person I have ever worked with in this industry. I had a breast reduction scheduled with a deposit at another surgeon, but after speaking to Margaret about having another procedure done at Synergy, I have decided to move the surgery to the Dr that she suggested. Not to mention, she answered my emails at 10:30pm with no hesitation!
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5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
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Hopefully, I can express how absolutely pleased I’ve been with Synergy. Dr. Blagg must be the best BA surgeon in the country. I was blown away by the before and after results before I met with him. But he performed what I can only equate to a miracle on me personally. Beforehand, I met with other top surgeons in Austin, and they all truly pale in comparison to Dr. Blagg. From start to finish, he was caring and confident, arguably the two best characteristics of a surgeon, and he delivered results that exceeded every expectation. The frequent follow ups and wonderfully thoughtful nurses will make you feel more welcome than your own home. And I definitely cannot fail to mention one of the nurses in particular, Mariah Gilkey. She is a pure ray of sunshine that will shower you with so many compliments, you’ll be questioning if you even need surgery. She, specifically, made the entire experience exponentially better than I could’ve imagined. My only regret with Synergy is that, despite whatever I’ve paid them, I’ll never be able to adequately repay the life-changing results that they’ve given me. Thank you.
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5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
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Great place , Got breast augmentation Sep of 2020 and I’m in love with my results. Dr. Ross Blagg and staff are amazing .
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5.0/5
Mar 17, 2021
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If I could give more stars, I would. Dr. Crawford and her team are amazing. From start to finish, everything went so well. I’m almost 4 months post of a BA, I am so happy I went with Dr. Crawford’s recommendation. She is honest, respectful of your concerns and questions and I felt extremely confident after my consultation. I am pretty petite and 265CC was a perfect fit for me! From the consultations, to surgery 10/10. I would highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! Thank you Dr. Crawford for your amazing skills and personality! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Mar 6, 2021
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I’m super impressed with Synergy Plastic Surgery’s ability to listen and sympathize with their patients. My Patient coordinator, Margaret, has helped me tremendously with my surgery process and treats me as if I’m her own daughter. She is personable, and does everything in her power to make every patient feel taken care of. I called her struggling with some concerns of mine and she completely eased my stress and worries. My surgeon, Dr. Crawford, has a heart of gold and unmeasurable compassion. It’s truly admirable to have a doctor that is already putting so much time into her own busy job then to still dedicate time to volunteer and community work. I’ve watched her through social media change the life of children and others, and that makes me proud to call her my doctor. I’m excited to continue my surgical journey with Dr. Crawford!
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5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
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I chose Synergy a few years ago to perform my breast augmentation procedure because when I was looking at their website before and after photos, not only did I like the way the patients looked after their surgeries, it was the one website that had someone monitoring the site and popped up and asked if I had any questions. They also had an awesome special running and were super nice when I called to ask for more details as several other places were not that I called. I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Ross Blagg because I watched some of his videos on the site and also on Instagram and really liked his personality and after photos. He seemed to really know what he was talking about and cared about his patients. He was the same way when I met him in person and I put the deposit down that day after our consultation. It took me almost two years to finally go through with my surgery due to life events and the pandemic, but I was finally ready in Nov 2020 and they even honored the price I was originally quoted! The nursing staff was so nice and warm when I arrived for my surgery and got me calm and ready for my surgery. I was nervous but not scared because I knew I was in good hands. The surgery was so quick and when I woke up I had very minimal pain and felt like I was ready to go within 20 minutes! The pain the next few days was no where near what I imagined it would be, and I definitely recommend this surgery with Synergy Plastic Surgery if you are feeling hesitant about breast augmentation in general. They will be the best ones to take care of you. It has been almost 4 months since my surgery now and I absolutely love my results! They are almost completely dropped now and my scars are also less apparent already! I can't wait to show them off at the beach soon!! 😀
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5.0/5
Feb 24, 2021
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Where to even begin in expressing how utterly happy I am to have discovered Synergy and Dr. Crawford. I recently lost 95 pounds and unfortunately was left with loose skin that could not be fixed just by working out. I requested in person consultations from 3 places, one being Synergy. I was able to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Crawford very quickly. My problem areas were my arms, stomach, legs, and breasts. Immediately within meeting Dr. Crawford, I knew she was going to be my surgeon. She was extremely thorough, listened to what I was wanting to achieve, but was also very kind and empathic. Walking out of the appointment I did tell them full disclosure I wanted to at least follow through with my other consultations, but I knew I was going to choose Dr. Crawford. My other consultations did not give me that same connection and warmth, and their pricing was absolutely not comparable. The staff at Synergy continued to follow up with me, made sure I did not have any questions, and even told me if I went elsewhere they were happy for me. Side bar - both the Round Rock and Austin facilities are beautiful and very clean, and every single employee there is kind and courteous. It was a no brainer in ultimately deciding to choose Dr. Crawford. I opted to do a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and arm lift and am now 2 weeks post op. The morning of surgery I got extremely nervous (which is so not normal for me) and Dr. Crawford just sat with me and let me take as much time as I needed before we proceeded with surgery - another moment in which her qualities as not only a surgeon but as a person far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Crawford has continued to follow up with me throughout these 2 weeks and I genuinely cannot express how thrilled I am with the results already. Recovery has been a breeze (I was literally walking on my own day 1), my incisions are as flawless as they can be all things considered and I accredit that to Dr. Crawford’s talent and precision. I already have this newfound sense of confidence that I lost when I had gained the weight, and even when I lost it and had to face that new body I was left with. To anyone reading this, save yourself the time and book with Dr. Crawford. The pricing is fair and less than the other places I spoke to. You are not, I repeat you are NOT going to find someone like her elsewhere. She is so genuine, and really listens and cares about her patients. Aside from being the most genuine and kind Doctor I have ever had, her work is absolutely flawless. I really cannot stress enough, even without being fully healed how amazing I look and feel. This was one of the best things I have ever done, and would do it 100 times over, with Dr. Crawford, and Dr. Crawford only. I am very much looking forward to booking my leg lift as soon as I am healed and cleared, and would never even consider another person. Dr. Crawford, thank you for everything; you have literally changed my life and are my angel. P.S - Synergy and Dr. Crawford have not asked me to leave a review. I am doing this because her talent, work, personality, just everything about her deserves this and to anyone shopping around or are on the fence, do yourself the favor and meet with her. You will not regret it!
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5.0/5
Feb 11, 2021
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I highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! The staff is always very nice and helpful. The office is always super clean! I was lucky enough to find Dr. Blagg and couldnt have been any happier with the outcome! Very great bedside manner, very patient and listens to you. He also pays very good attention to detail! Cant complain about one thing! I am very happy i went with Synergy!
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5.0/5
Dec 6, 2020
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BEST RESULTS I'VE EVER HAD! I went pensively to get Botox & fillers/lip injections at the referral of a friend who looks amazing. I have had Botox before at other places & because I have a small forehead, have ended up in tears with hooded eyes. Most of my deep wrinkles are in my forehead. My appt was with Mara & from the first moment I could tell this wasn't just a job for her. It's her passion. She listened to EVERYTHING I said (which was a lot), spent time really studying my face & clarifying what I had said I wanted to accomplish. I was adamant no drooping of my eyes but PLEASE try to get some of the wrinkles out of my forehead. And I was also very specific about my lips looking natural but filled back in. She explained everything to me, was honest about what she felt she could accomplish in one sitting & I have to tell you I am shocked & amazed at how awesome the results are!! I have received more compliments in the last few weeks about how great my skin looks, asking about my face cream, how rested I look, and how pretty my lipstick is. That tells me she did EXACTLY what I asked. Natural & subtle. And the deep wrinkles on my forehead are almost completely gone!! I cannot say enough how much I trust her with my face/skin. I am genuinely impressed with her skills & knowledge. I have referred friends who are just as picky as I am & will continue to refer people as I truly believe they will be just as pleased with their results. Thank you Mara & Synergy for taking years off my face & giving me back much needed confidence.
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5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
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Where do I even begin?! I received 6 other consults throughout the U.S. for my MMO before going to Synergy. After loosing more than 120lbs, I had very unique needs but realistic expectations. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Blagg, I knew he was my surgeon! We spent nearly an hour discussing my options and ultimately coming up with a surgical plan that we both felt was best. (Not many surgeons do that!) From the consult, to pre-op, surgery and post-op, the experience was phenomenal. The day of surgery was a breeze from what I can remember lol. Dr. Blagg called me to check on me though I vaguely remember it because of the anesthesia and pain meds. My recovery was so easy. I was up and moving the next day with minimal assistance. I'm now 3 months post op and couldn't be happier with my results as they exceeded my expectations. Dr. Blagg has great bedside manner, a sense of humor and not bad on the eyes either. He is genuinely a good person and you feel that in his presence. Janice, his coordinator, is so sweet and informative. At every point of my journey, I felt safe (which is important in the current climate). I literally don't have a single bad thing to say which is unusual because I'm very critical. I'm so glad I trusted Dr. Blagg for my Mommy Makeover. I'll definitely be going back for all of my future cosmetic/plastics needs! If you're considering Synergy, do it, you won't regret it!
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5.0/5
Sep 9, 2020
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Staff and Dr. Kerr were great, and i love my breast augmentation results!
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Sep 8, 2020
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It’s wonderful place! Alicia Long the best from the best! I have been in the USA 9 years and she is first who made my lips perfect! She also made Botox for my twice. I’m so happy ! It’s amazing! Thank you so much!
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5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
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I cannot say enough about the Team at Synergy Plastic Surgery! From the 1st phone calls and emails with Vlasta, to the virtual consultation with Dr. Kerr, my actual surgery, and the after care, everyone and everything was A+++! I had 6 other consults with surgeons in Houston Tx where I had my first augmentation and none of them even came close to the customer service and care Synergy provided. I went in for an implant exchange. I was so scared! It wasn't exciting for me like it was the 1st time in my early 20s lol!! But rest assured, the Synergy team did everything to make me feel SO comfortable! My pre op nurse, Tiffany was THE BEST! She administered the IV needle which was my biggest fear. Normally I would've cried and begged for the person to stop. I didn't even feel a thing! Carol administered the anesthesia and once again...I didn't feel a thing! Dr. Kerr gave me exactly what I asked for and I'm so thankful. I didn't even have a single bruise. If you're looking for the best pros in the business to give you gorgeous results AND quality customer care, Synergy is the place! Thank yall!
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
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I’m over a month post-op and loving my results! My breast augmentation has given me so much more confidence and I highly recommend Dr. Kerr. Everyone at Synergy is so sweet and helpful. Such a great experience!
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Jun 2, 2020
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10 out of 10 recommend. Vlasta my coordinator was great with keeping in touch with me and rescheduling me throughout the crazy COVID19 ordeal. Dr.Kerr and the entire team were great. Surgery day went smoothly and my results are coming along nicely. 👌
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Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Kerr did my breast reduction and lift. I couldn’t be happier!!! He already knew exactly what my problem was and was right on point re: size I wanted to be. His whole team from office to surgical are amazing! I’ve never felt so comfortable and happy during any other surgical procedure that I’ve had. It’s truly changed the quality of my life! THANK YOU ALL 🙏💕
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Mar 26, 2020
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Dr. Kerr and his team are AMAZING. I had a breast augmentation and lipo in early March. I am so glad out of the three surgeons I met with, I decided to go with Dr Kerr. Vlasta, Ashley and the staff are welcoming, friendly, and so caring. My surgery day went flawlessly and I couldn’t be happier with my results (and I’m not even a full month out)!!! Don’t think twice, choose Synergy.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

Is it possible to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Yes, and it’s quite a common path for our patients. After having children, many women combine tummy tuck surgery with breast enhancement in what’s called a Mommy Makeover. As you can see in the accompanying photos, Mommy Makeover surgery can provide a comprehensive transformation for women who have concerns about both their breasts and their abdomens.

How can I plan for the cost of tummy tuck surgery?

Because there are so many variables that go into your final procedure, it’s not easy for us to predict what your cost will be until we’ve met you during a consultation. That’s when you and your surgeon will sit down, talk about your goals, and arrive at a surgical plan (which we can then price out for you in the form of a quote). As you are planning for surgery financially, do keep in mind that we offer patient financing options. Refer to our Pricing page for information.

What happens if I become pregnant after a tummy tuck?

While safe, pregnancy after a tummy tuck will likely compromise the results of your surgery. Pregnancy stretches the abdominal wall and the surrounding muscles, which can bring back the very things your tummy tuck procedure corrects. For this reason, we strongly recommend that patients delay tummy tuck surgery until they are finished having children.

More questions? Please visit our Tummy Tuck FAQ page.