Total Abdominoplasty


The total abdominoplasty is reserved for ladies who are struggling with an access of additional skin in the abdominal region, often due to having lost a great deal of weight. In a total abdominoplasty Dr. Jacobsen can target the access skin surrounding the entire torso, as opposed to only in the abdominal region as it does in other Abdominoplasties or Tummy tucks.

As a result, to accomplish the removal of skin that is adequate for them, Total Abdominoplasties require further skin excisions. For a Total Abdominoplasty two excisions are used. The first being a usually curvilinear incision. Extending very low through the pubic area from the LEFT to RIGHT hip.  An additional, second incision is then made from the middle of the pubic area to right above the belly button.  This allows skin to be removed from side to side, as well as removed from top to bottom of the mid-region. The result is an inverted T incision.  Due to the number of excisions this procedure requires further time to heal. There is usually more swelling and fluid, but no more pain than in a regular abdominoplasty.  For recovery drains are placed and usually stay in for 2 weeks before removed.  The patient will need a binder as well.  Any more than minimal activity and lifting greater than 10 pounds is restricted.

As result from the skin stretching for so long, the skin being removed and sewed together is often chronically injured and quite thin. Which is why taking care, and monitoring your healing is very important. In the case that skin is very thin and stretched out there is the possibility that the skin does not heal normally and may lift slightly. Causing the need for further suture material to be placed after surgery. Dr. Jacobsen will take care of you and correct all of this if it does occur. Remember that lifting is not uncommon and is not a complication.  The better you take care of yourself the less likely this common issue is to occur.

Despite the long surgical incisions’ and healing time women are always very happy with the contour the operation gives the abdomen. Dr. Jacobsen and his staff will stick with you and make sure that you come through with ultimately the best outcome that can be achieved. As with anything there is a tradeoff that comes with the inverted T-incision required to move the maximal skin.  Dr. Jacobsen is happy to educate and will demonstrate this when you come in for your consultation.

Standard Abdominoplasty Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees $  6,140
Dr Js Surgical Fees $ 3,800
Garment $  70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen $ 3,870
Estimated Anesthesia Fee $ ~770
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter $  ~1,500
Total Payments $  6,140

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.

Mini-Abdominoplasty Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees $  4,640
Dr Js Surgical Fees $  2,800
Garment $ 70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen $ 2,870
Estimated Anesthesia Fee $ ~650
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter $ ~1120
Total Payments $ 4,640

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.

Total-Abdominoplasty Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees $  8,320
Dr Js Surgical Fees $ 4,800
Garment $  70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen $  4,870
Estimated Anesthesia Fee $  ~890
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter – Overnight $  ~2560
Total Payments $  8,320

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!


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  • review rating 5  I couldn't be happier with my procedure. Dr. J has the most kind and relaxing manner and he is the ultimate professional. I had a fatty tumor on my forehead that he removed, as well as breast reconstruction. The breast reconstruction was overdue as I had breast cancer with multiple lumpectomies, biopsies and radiation. It left the tissue hard and my old implant like a rock. He was able to correct all of the problems and I'm much happier with my appearance. Although you may find it odd at first that you can't get anyone by phone their response time is amazing. I emailed the office on a Sunday afternoon that I had a problem and within ten minutes (no exaggeration) I had a text back that a prescription had been called in to my pharmacy. I've had procedures with other doctors around the Valley and never had an experience more pleasant, nor one which I was happier with the results.

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  • review rating 5  Hi Dr. J ., Tracy, Ashley, Kimberly and Susan- I came back to your surgical practice as I was very pleased with previous results. I find again a very caring atmosphere and staff and I am excitedly anticipating future results of your excellent technical expertise. Waiting to hear from you regarding the rest of the repair work yet to be done. Happy New Year and Happy Blessings to all of you! Thanks so much, Lisa Bishop

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  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen is a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon. He removed a malignant melanoma from the left side of my face. He was thorough and precise. I am now cancer free. The result is outstanding. Dr. Jacobsen and his staff are outstanding when it come to communication! I left a voice mail at his office on a Saturday morning and Dr. Jacobsen called me back himself within 15 minutes! He requested me to immediately email photos and the lab report. I did so and again heard back from him within 15 minutes! His web site has links to contact the office directly. This type contact is promptly answered. I highly recommend Dr. Jacobsen.

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  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen is a great surgeon. He performed surgery on my melanoma 4 weeks ago and has been very good about following up to help me feel comfortable. He often returns my calls to his office personally and makes time to see me when I am concerned. His office is lovely and well-run. The staff is efficient and caring. My calls are returned promptly. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Jacobsen for a doctor.

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    7/12/2019
  • review rating 5  I honestly cannot say enough about the entire experience. From the girls at the front to Dr. J, nothing was short of first class excellence met with an one of a kind feeling of being amongst people who really care. Whether its the little things of being offered water for every visit or Dr. J himself, you just get an incredible unrivaled experience here. Dr. J is extremely nice and genuine to say the least, and his work shows! I had a nasty raised scar from a dog bite and was really nervous to have that taken out, but the whole experience was virtually painless and smooth. Not to mention what Dr. J did was just flat out impressive. I can barely even tell there was anything there to begin with..so so thankful.

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    2/17/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. J and his entire staff are the BEST! He was personally so responsive to a weekend email about my son's accident that resulted in a cut on his chin. Dr. J and his staff made sure to fit my son in to see Dr. J immediately. We have confidence that my son's wound will heal well after receiving care from Dr. J. Thank you Dr. J!

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  • review rating 5  I didn’t know what to expect at first.. but Dr. J answered all of our questions we had when we went in. He was so friendly and welcoming and so was the staff. Everyone there was amazing. I got all my questions answered so quickly with email. My surgery went great and I went in for my first Post op appt yesterday... I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Dr. J is absolutely amazing and I would recommend him to everyone given the chance.

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  • review rating 5  Dr. J is an amazing surgeon . he also has an exceptional staff. I am very thankful for this whole staff.

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    4/01/2019
  • review rating 5  I'm having a hard time with this because, I can't say enough good things about this office! Dr. Jacobsen is an amazing surgeon. He is always available, for any questions or concern. His staff go way beyond any other office I have seen. They are more than helpful with insurance, appointments, or any issue or questions. The office is both beautiful, and comfy. Like I said can't say enough.

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Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701
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