Are Tummy Tucks more expensive on the East Coast?
What is the Average Price for a Tummy Tuck on the West Coast?
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Costs of Tummy Tuck
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.
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.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Range of tummy tuck surgery on the west coast
Thank you for the question. The range for a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) on the West coast will vary between 6-15 K most of the time. Its a large variation in part because of the location and surgeon. Younger plastic surgeons may be more eager to get their practice and their skills recognized and therefore the price may be less than well established plastic surgeons. Make sure you get several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons and try and compare "apples to apples" so to speak.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Cost of Tummy tuck
Prices vary by geography but in general it can be between $6500-$9000. Factors such as surgeon, anesthesia, and facility cost play a factor.
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Cost of Tummy Tuck on West Coast
Thank you for your question.
Cost of this surgery has many variables. First, you must make sure that you are going to a board certified plastic surgeon for this procedure. The experience of the surgeon makes a difference in price as well as where the procedure is performed. Some surgeon's perform surgery in their office suite, others will go to an out patient surgery center or hospital setting (more expensive than office). Also, who administers the anesthesia can be a factor (ie.. a board certified anesthesiologist is paid more than an nurse anesthetist). Also, the amount of work needed to be performed, muscle work, etc.. can increase the operating room time and therefore increasing cost.
A range could be from $8000-$9,500.
I hope this helps.
Patients will find different costs from surgeon to surgeon. As well as coast to coast. There are so many variables, IE patient size, lipo suction, muscle repair etc. Do get a few consults for a more accurate dollar amount. Good luck.
Tummy Tuck fees
Surgery, or and anaest generally cost 6-9000 in orange county. adding liposuction and the size of the patient will affect the time and cost as well
Tummy tuck costs can vary
The cost of a tummy tuck depends on a variety of factors such as the length of the surgery, the facility where it is performed, who is performing the procedure and who is delivering the anesthesia. This can vary anywhere from 5000-10000; and can also vary based on whether liposuction of the flanks (love handles) is done simultaneously.
I do not recommend bargain shopping for plastic surgery. Visit with a few board certified plastic surgeons (American Board of Plastic Surgery) before making your decision.
Like anything else in life, you get what you pay for, so be careful.
Varying costs for a tummy tuck dependent on several factors
Prices for tummy tucks do vary quite considerably among physcians in the same community, between communities and even between states and different parts of the country. Your best bet for useful information, is to find board certified plastic surgeons that you may want to consider and get an idea of what the total cost of the procedure would be if you used them.
West Coast Fees for Tummy Tuck
General fees for a tummy tuck in our practice near Sacramento, California is $8,500 to $9,500. This includes the surgeon's fee for the procedure, the anesthesiologist's fee, the facility fee, all garments, and pre and post procedure visits. The fee is variable depending on the size of the patient as larger patients ultimately take a little longer. The fee can also be higher depending if the patient wants to include liposuction of another area during the tummy tuck procedure, though I always include some liposuction of the waist and hip area that is already included in the normal tummy tuck fee.