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How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?

What is the average cost of a mini tummy tuck?

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Mini Tummy Tuck Cost


A mini tummy tuck in my community starts at around 4500 up to 7000 depending on the amount of lose skin removed and liposuction performed.    This cost will include the surgeon fee, anesthesia, fee, facility fee, garment, and postoperative care for 1 year.   I wish you all the best.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Mini abdominoplasty is associated with high satisfaction rates. The cost of mini abdominoplasty is variable and depends on several factors, including the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia charges. Fees in the Midwestern United States typically range from $4,500 to $5,500.
Mini abdominoplasty is frequently performed in combination with liposuction or as part of the mommy makeover. Under these circumstances, multiple procedure discounts are usually applicable. The cost of mini abdominoplasty is important but patients should also consider their surgeon’s experience and qualifications.
It’s absolutely essential that you are able to communicate and have a comfort level with the surgeon who will be performing your surgery.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a mini tummy tuck


When asking about pricing for any surgery make sure you know what is included.  Sometimes people quote just the surgeons fees while other times it is all inclusive.  My estimates cover everything including pre and post op appointments, garment, insurance, surgeons fees, OR facility fees and anesthesia

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the most common cosmetic operations for women.  There are many variations to this operation which depend on the exact anatomy.  Each surgery takes a different length of time and is therefore a different price.  I recommend an individual consultation to see which procedure is correct for your anatomy but in general a tummy tuck ranges between 6,500 and 13,500.


1. Mini Tummy tuck -leaves a low shorter scar with all the work done below the belly button.  It address only excess skin in this area and the skin can not be too severe. $
2. Standard tummy tuck hip to hip low scar with an additional scar around the belly button this address the extra skin and lower abdominal pouch.  the rectus muscles (6 pack muscles) are brought back together to restore a flat abdomen.  $$
3.  Extended tummy tuck- the same as the standard but the scar extends beyond the hip bone and onto the flanks.  This is used to address increased amount of skin and fat excess of the lower abdomen. $$$
4. Circumferential abdominoplasty- The same as an tummy tuck but extends the scar 360degrees around the patient.  This is typically done follow massive weight loss or in inpatients with severe excess skin.  $$$$$

Chad K. Wheeler, MD
Spokane Plastic Surgeon
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Mini Tummy Tuck Costs?


Thank you for the question. As you have seen the monetary costs of mini tummy tuck surgery varies greatly.


More importantly you should be aware of the limitations of the mini tummy tuck procedure;  otherwise, the cost of revisionary surgery should also be considered.

In my opinion, the mini tummy talk is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus leaving the upper number wall potentially lax. The appearance of the umbilicus is not necessarily addressed sufficiently.

For most patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results. Of course, there are downsides (including a longer scar and probably a longer recovery time) but for most patients the benefits outweigh the downsides. It is not unusual to see patients who've had mini tummy tuck  surgery present for  revisionary surgery.
It is important to work with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to obtain advice (based on good ethics and judgment) to  improve your chances of a successful outcome and minimize the need for further surgery.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Mimi Tummy Tuck cost


In the Chicago, the cost for a mini-abdominoplasty can be anywhere from $1500 - $5500, depending on the extent of the surgery, componenets addressed, etc.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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Mini tummy tuck cost


The fee for a mini-tummy tuck will vary from area to area. In NYC figure the range is$7,000-$10,000  for the surgeon's fee.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a mini tummy tuck


Realself has great resources for this but it may widely range from 3500-15000 USD depending on what is doen

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Atlanta - Mini Tummy tuck cost


At our  facility in Atlanta the Tummy tuck procedure can range from $5,500.00 to 7,500.00 . The pricing includes the doctors professional fee, the facility cost and the anesthesia fee. It also includes all of your follow up visits. We would need to see you for a consultation to give you an exact cost.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Mini tummy tuck


It really depends on who is doing your surgery, how much tissue is being removed, whether you need liposuction with it, and  whether it can be done under local anesthesia.  This will range between 3500 to 6000 in Southern California.

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Compare costs very carefully

Often it is not the best approach to find the cheapest plastic surgeon. Does the surgeon specialize in this procedure? What are their credentials? How long have they been in practice? What percentage of their practice is cosmetic surgery? How many of these surgeries have they performed? Do they use the latest techniques? What do their results look like? Do they have photos to show of their work? Do they provide follow-up themselves, or will you only see the nurses (or even just an assistant)? Are they available by phone for an emergency or does one of their staff answer after-hour calls? What is the impression you get from their office and staff? Are they professional and informative? Do they know what they are talking about? You need to ask yourself all of these questions.

When comparing quotes from different doctors, check to make sure that the costs you are quoted are for the same thing! Check to see what type of anesthesia and facility you are going to be treated in. If the total price is lower but you are not going to receive proper anesthesia from a board certified anesthesiologist, then are you getting a better deal (or inferior treatment)? If the facility is not a certified outpatient surgery center but is an in-office procedure room, is the difference in safety worth the cost reduction? If the doctor is not a board certified plastic surgeon, is that worth the discount in the fees? I would say the answer to all three of these questions is no!

Assuming you are talking about a board certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience in abdominoplasty, you need to find someone who you trust. This is your body, make sure you are making decisions based on the quality of care, the experience and training of the doctor, and proven results! Cost alone should not be the deciding

The prices can vary from state to state, and from city to city. Our costs, including the board certified plastic surgeon's fees, board certified anesthesiologist's fees, operating room, labs, scar gel, vitamins, and follow-up at 1 day, 5 days, 7 days, 9 days, 14 days, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, and every year after that forever, are around $7400. If you need more follow-up appointments, those are free as well.

Gary Lawton, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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