How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Women often seek a tummy tuck (abdominalplasty) procedure in order to obtain a more attractive, bikini ready stomach. Ideal candidates often suffer from sagging abdomen skin and loosened abdominal muscles that often get stretched or separated during pregnancy or significant weight loss.
A tummy tuck provides a patient with a firmer and flatter abdomen by removing excess skin below the belly button, pulling down the redundant skin above the belly button, and the tightening of the abdominal muscles to reconstruct the abdominal wall. Another type of tummy tuck is referred to the mini tummy tuck. This procedure only removes redundant skin from below the belly button and tightening of the lower abdominal muscle. Liposuction of the flanks and abdomen often accompany a tummy tuck to obtain a slimmer silhouette.
Costs associated with a tummy tuck include surgeon’s fee, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and lab and garment costs.
A surgeon’s fee includes the doctor’s time during the operation, office visits, expertise, and all of your care. This cost is highly dependent on the technique and it’s level of difficulty needed to achieve ultimate results.
Facility fees are related to the operating room costs and prices vary greatly, though it is important to have your surgery performed at an accredited center, rather than someone’s office clinic. Anesthesia fees will vary as well, though tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
Lab costs are any medical tests that needed before the surgery to ensure the patient is in good health. Garment costs refer to the compression garments needed post surgery to help reduce swelling and speed the recovery time.
The price for the tummy tuck procedure is determined based on the patient’s anatomy, surgical technique, operating time involved, and the amount of liposuction that needs to be performed.