Am I Being Charged Too High for Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by moxiegirl in san mateo, ca
- 4 years ago
I am a 47-year-old woman who has lost 80 lbs. I recently consulted with two surgeons for a Tummy Tuck. The first surgeon, who I did not connect with, would charge me $9000 all inclusive. The second, charges $12,000 for his services + $7000 on top for surgical suite fee, anesthesia, etc. He would do a Fleur de Lys, which I think is best. The surgical suite is his. He is well-respected and was recommended by my dermatologist. But, his fees seem well above norm; even very high for a Tummy Tuck. Is there some well-respected statistical reference for procedure costs? Is his price as high as I think it is? Can I negotiate?
Prices for a tummy tuck
Get a few more opinions. I do not recommend finding the cheapest plastic surgeon, nor is the most expensive necessarily the best. The price you quote is quite high. You should be comfortable with your surgeon and look at photos of his/her own patients. Good Luck.
What determines the price of a cosmetic procedure
The price of a cosmetic procedure is determined by 5 factors.
Seek several in person consultations
Thank you for the question. I think you will best served by seeking an in person consultation with several plastic surgeons in your community The first plastic surgeon may have given you the ball park cost of a full tummy tuck which is less than a fleur-de-lis. Obtain a few more in person consultations as this will give you a better idea of average cost.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Web reference: http://www.scottsdaletummytuck.com/
Variable cost of a Tummy tuck
Prices vary by geography but in Florida it can be between $5500-$8000. Factors such as surgeon, anesthesia, and facility cost play a factor. I would not recommend the cheapest or the most expensive but you have to connect with your surgeon and be comfortable with his before and afters.
Tummy Tuck Charges?
Thank you for the question.
Generally, you will find that there is the reason why a “plastic surgery” has much lower than average fees; In our community it is often the non-plastic surgeon who charges very low fees in order to attract patients. On the other hand, very high fees and no way indicates a better surgeon etc.
I am sure there are many well-qualified plastic surgeons in your area. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.
I hope this helps.
Fair Price for a Tummy Tuck
My previous response to this very question is one of my most popular RealSelf answers. You may want to look it up. In brief, cosmetic surgery prices vary widely by city, the surgeon's experience, desirability / availability among others. Never ever pick a surgeon based on the lowest nor the highest fees charged. There is always a reason why someone charges the lowest fees and charging the heftiest fees does not necessarily mean he is the best. Do your homework and use someone you both trust and like.
Tummy tuck costs - what is reasonable
If you didn't connect with a surgeon, I would definitely get a second opinion regardless of their reputation or price. It is important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon and they are able to develop the right plan for you. If you find someone you like, but the price is too high, then I would consider getting a third opinion. A price of $9000 all inclusive seems quite reasonable. The other price does seem on the high end.
Tummy tuck price quote
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