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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 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.

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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.

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 13 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 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

Mini Tummy Tuck Cost, Connecticut

There are 3 types of tummy tuck. Mini, Regular, and Extended. The cost of plastic surgery will vary depending on where you live and the surgeon you choose. In general a mini tummy tuck will cost about $6500-10000. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in the type of surgery you are interested. All the best.

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
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Mini Tummy Tuck Cost

Hello Mitchell,

The cost of a mini-tummy tuck varies according to location, in what state you are wanting to have the procedure. The procedure cost vary between $5,000-$8,000 in southern california area. Please choose a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who will be able to exam and reccommend the correct procedure for you. 
Good Luck to you.

Best Wishes,

Dr. James Pietraszek

James C. Pietraszek, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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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
factor.

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.

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