How Much Does an Abdominoplasty Cost?

Just curious what the price range is for abdominoplasty surgery...

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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.

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Costs of Tummy Tuck

Thank you for your post.
In considering the cost of a Tummy Tuck, you should look at the components of the cost:
1. Surgeons Fee. This is usually the greatest part of the overall cost and can vary immensly from location to location (just like the cost of living varies in each location) as well as in the same location, it can vary from surgeon to surgeon. Usually, a surgeon commanding a higher price is very experienced and has very good results reliably, and is very busy due to the above.
2. Anesthesia Fee. This can vary depending on if a board certified MD anesthesiologist is used, vs. a nurse anesthetist, vs. a non-certified nurse, vs. only local anesthesia (an awake procedure). Obviously, the further you go down the line, the cheaper the price. You do get what you pay for.
3. Facility Fee. This can vary if it is a a state/medicare certified facility, vs. the back of a doc's office.
4. Accessories. This includes things like a pain pump, Exparol injections (72 hour long lasting numbing), garments, tissue glues, etc. These are not necessary for a great result, just add to the comfort of a result.
5. Revision. Usually a revision such as dog ears or lowering the scar, or a seroma, is much less that the original surgery, but this depends entirely on what exactly is being done.
As with anything in life, buyer beware of risks of cutting corners in surgery.
Real Self has average costs of every operations in your location that you can peruse before seeing a surgeon, but keep in mind that the above quality can change from office to office. Choose a surgeon that you are very comfortable with and is board certified.
Best Wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck Cost

Pricing really depends on the surgeon, location and type of tummy tuck. Generally speaking, mini tummy tucks range from $6000 to $7000 while full tummy tuck are more, ranging from $8000 to $9000.

Another factor that should be considered is if liposuction is performed as well. If yes, this may be more or integrated into the price.  

How much does an abdominoplasty cost?

Costs for a tummy tuck will certainly vary depending on your location. Things to factor in for the tummy tuck standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction, surgical garment, etc.) A range in price ~$8000-15000 is not unreasonable. $9-11K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing tummy for you. Good luck!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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.

Abdominoplasty Fees

The cost for tummy tuck like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $4000 + MD Anesthesia related expenses for a modified tummy tuck. With a complete tummy tuck being more. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work with personalized care at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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.

Good luck.

David A. Robinson, MD
Munster Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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