How Much Does an Abdominoplasty Cost?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
Just curious what the price range is for abdominoplasty surgery...
Cost of tummy tuck
Thank you for your question.
Each surgeon’s fees will be different depending on many factors. Factors such as the certification of the surgeon, the experience of the surgeon, if the surgery is performed in the office or in a hospital / outpatient surgery center and who is administering the anesthesia. Don’t choose your surgeon ONLY by price, make sure they can achieve your goals.
It can range from $8500-10,500.... maybe more if you do the extended tummy tuck.
I hope this helps.
Cost of tummy tuck
The cost of body contouring can vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon. Facility fees play a large part on the total cost also.
Remember too that there are various things to consider including what areas (if any) are going to have liposuction ( I personally go after areas even with a small amount of fat that is not wanted). In addition, what type of tummy tuck? Mini, regular, fleur-de-lis?
So you can see that you need to have a full discussion with plastic surgeons about your case. Choose the best ones you can find and compare your costs. Do not choose the one in Outreach, Yougoslavia because they give you a break on airfare !!
Be smart.....choose your surgeon first and then work with the numbers.
Good luck on it all,
Steven M. Lynch, M.D.
Surgical fees vary dramatically across the country and you should always beware of the lowest fee in town. The range starts at $5500 for a mini tuck and $6500 for a full abdominoplasty.
How much is an abdominoplasty
There is no 1 price for a tummy tuck since no 2 procedures are exactly alike. Beware of “price lists” offering cookie cutter surgery.
Cutting costs by cutting corners in a tummy tuck can result in unfavorable results or possibly serious complications.
After checking a surgeon’s background, training and experience look at before and after photos. Scars around the belly button are a dead giveaway of a tummy tuck. There should NOT be visible scars around the belly button. Fullness in the upper abdomen is a result that would not be the ideal for most patients. Plastic surgeons who are unable to create natural looking belly buttons, or who rush through surgery without addressing upper abdominal fullness may charge lower prices than plastic surgeons who have the training, ability and interest in providing the very best possible result.
Some physicians charge an additional fee for body garments, pain control devices and even monitoring after surgery.
Select your plastic surgeon based on the quality of their work, not the price they charge for surgery. The most expensive plastic surgeon is not always the best, but the lowest price is definitely not the best way to choose a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck or any other surgical procedure.
Web reference: http://michaellawmd.com
Atlanta Pricing for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The pricing at our facility is $7,275.00. This price includes the Doctor's professional fee, Facility cost (licensed facility), Anesthesia (by M.D. anesthesiologist) as well as a one night stay in our overnight suite with a registered nurse monitoring you for a 12 hour span. The only additional cost would be a lab work up as well as prescriptions. All follow up visits after surgery are included in the price as well.
Abdominoplasty prices vary with location
I would say that it is about $5500-6500 for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or perhaps more depending on your location. Prices will vary.
It is important to check pre and post op photos, and ensure the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Price varies by region and extent of surgery
The price of an abdominoplasty depends on the setting (hospital vs surgery center), additional procedures performed (liposuction) and the amount of time the procedure will take. In general, an abdominoplasty (without liposuction) will run approximately $6000-$7000( this includes anesthesia, facility and surgeons fee).
Keep in mind, this is for a straight forward abdominoplasty w/out liposuction. This price may vary on someone who has undergone bariatric surgery or who has lost a significant amount of weight. This is due to the fact the surgery may take longer or may require an overnight stay.
Be sure to schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon who can assess your condition and give you a more accurate understanding of what your surgery will entail.
Price of a tummy tuck abdominoplasty
These can describe a full range of procedures that can be carried out under local or general anesthesia.
An office visit/consultation (complimentary) is mandatory to give you a more precise estimate. There is no way to give you an accurate quote via EMail. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) describes 3 or 4 different types of operation based upon the condition of the skin (scar, stretch marks), fat (amount and location), muscles (loose, weak, or separated following pregnancy), as well as your general body weight and shape. A tummy tuck in a 150lb individual who smokes and has lost 100 lb and has had 3 children (one of which was delivered by a c-section) is not the same as 110 lb individual with localized fullness of the lower abdomen.
The operation may involve removal of skin and/or fat (liposuction) and/or movement of the umbilicus and/ or tightening or repair of the underlying muscles. The proper procedure to perform is a complex decision.
Surgery is about 2-5 hours. Depending on the extent of the procedure it can be performed on an outpatient or inpatient (overnight) basis.
Although I understand your desire to obtain the price; I can't give you a fixed price for several reasons. Prices depend on:
- Extent of the procedure (liposuction, skin resection, muscle repair)?
- Do you want it performed in a surgicenter or in a hospital setting?
- Need for overnight stay?
- Do you want a nurse, a surgeon, or a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to perform anesthesia?
- Do you want me to provide you with dressings & garments or do you want to buy them?
Depending on these factors abdominoplasty can range anywhere from $3500 up to $15,000. Abdominal liposuction runs about $2000-4000 (each additional treatment area adds approximately $750-1500 to the total fee); Mini-abdominoplasty runs about $4-5000; full abdominoplasty runs about $6-8500 for surgeon's fees (does not include operating room, anesthesia, and overnight stay, pain pump). Think about it and make the right choice. Many other options are available and prices do vary accordingly.
Prices vary by surgeon and region
Depnding on where you live and who you go to, the cost can vary. Usually there are 3 fees: the surgeon's fee, the operating room fee, and the anesthesia fee. Together, you should expect to pay anywhere from $8000 up to $15000 or more.
The key is find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in tummy tuck surgery who can not only help you get the results you want, but also one who prepares you for what to expect after your procedure so that your recovery can be as smooth and as quick as possible.
Web reference: http://www.drsalemy.com
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