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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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Cost of a mini tummy tuck in Las Vegas

Every region of the country and every city varies significantly when it comes to cost of cosmetic surgery. Las Vegas is unique in that we benefit from lower than average operative facility and anesthesia costs compared to nearby markets such as Los Angeles.

A mini tummy tuck involving just removal of lower abdominal skin and some adjacent liposuction would run about $3000-$6000. The lesser fee for an in-office procedure done under local anesthetic. The higher fee for the procedure performed at an outpatient surgery center and involving tightening of the rectus muscles.

Best of luck.

- Dr. Bryson Richards

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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.

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.  $$$$$

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.

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
New York 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 16 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.

Cost of a mini tummy tuck

In the midwest a mini tummy tuck in office under local anesthesia can average 1500-4500 dollars. If hospital and anesthesia are needed the costs average 4500-8000 dollars.

How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?

The range for abdominal contouring procedures ranges between $3,000 to over $7,000. These costs include the preoperative evaluation, surgery, anesthesia, operating room and post op visits. The price is determined by what procedures are required to achieve the result desired. This can include simple skin excision (low cost) to the need for skin excision with liposuction and muscle plication/repair. As you can imagine the more that needs to be done, the greater the time and therefore the higher the price. 

good luck.

thank you 


Bram Kaufman, MD
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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