Hello everyone, I would like to get a tummy tuck and lipo done, 11 yrs ago I had a 10 pound baby and gained 80 pounds while pregnant:( I now lost the weight and I'm left with loose skin and stretch marks. I cant stand to feel so uncomftable anymore. Does anyone know of a good doctor who is affordable, all I could afford is 4-6 thousand.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP Thanks.
Where Can I Get a Cheap Tummy Tuck in New York?
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University programs offer discounted tummy tucks with quality and safety.
The best way to get a high quality tummy tuck at a reduced price is to visit on of the university plastic surgery programs and sign up on the residents schedule. The residents are surgeons with 6 to 8 years of formal training after medical school and they are carefully surpervised throughout the USA. In New York, try the Columvba program, or New York University, or Mt Siani, etc etc...there are several others. Your will get quality and safely. Do not simply shop for the cheapest doctor around who may have limited credentails. There is truth to "you get whhat you pay for" but rniversity programs are safe with quality.
Cheap tummy tuck = bad tummy tuck
A tummy tuck is a procedure with risks and you will see many examples of poor tummy tucks in the questions on RS. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can have a great result for a cheap price. The best plan is to dedicate to saving for the right doctor in NY who will help you get the best result safely!
Remember that needing to revise a poor result is much more expensive that getting it right in the first place and sometimes the revision can't even be done.
Where Can I Get a Cheap Tummy Tuck in New York?
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Hello everyone, I would like to get a tummy tuck and lipo done, 11 yrs ago I had a 10 pound baby and gained 80 pounds while pregnant:( I now lost the weight and I'm left with loose skin and stretch marks. I cant stand to feel so uncomftable anymore. Does anyone know of a good doctor who is affordable, all I could afford is 4-6 thousand.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP Thanks."
New York is a very expensive town and I doubt you will find a real Plastic surgeon who could afford to do a proper Full Tummy Tuck and Liposuction in a certified facility with proper anesthesia for 6 thousand. If you insist on having your surgery in the city you may wish to see what are the rates at the Plastic Surgery residents' clinic at : Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York Hospital, New York University or Columbia _Presbyterian Hospital. If their prices are higher that your budget, you should consider waiting until you saved enough money.
Dr. Peter Aldea
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Tummy tuck in NYC
The question is not to look for someone who can give you a cheap tummy tuck but who is qualified to perform a good tummy tuck safely. There is a program at NYEEI that offers affordable plastic surgery procedures. Good luck
University Programs where you are operated on by a Resident is probably the least expensive and still safe way to go.
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.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Cheap Tummy Tuck?
Thank you for the question.
You will find that the cost of surgery will vary significantly even in the same town. Although important, ultimately the cost of surgery should be of less concern than the quality and safety of the procedure performed. In other words, do your due diligence carefully. Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and/or and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for appropriate training and credentials. Then, make sure you see lots of examples of the surgeons work in pictures ( better yet meet with patients who have had similar procedures).
If the surgeons you choose are out of your “price range”, wait on having the surgery until you can afford them. Elective plastic surgery is not an “item” you should bargain shop for. You will find that revisionary surgery can be more much more expensive.
Check for a board certified plastic surgeon.
You can check around at different board certified plastic surgeons by going to the ASPS website. If price is still an issue, you can check with plastic surgery colleges in your area.
4-6 thousand dollar tummy tuck in NY
I don't know of anybody that will do that in NY for that price. You must take into accound the region that you're having this surgery done. Ultimately if you can't afford to have plastic surgery maybe you should save up until you can. Remember that cosmetassure will be offered by some and it can help in case anything were to happen unexpectedly after surgery and they will help cover the cost of it. Prior to surgery it's a minimal expense and I've had it really save the least expecting people a bundle! Best wishes,
Tummy Tuck on a Budget
If you are going to proceed with elective cosmetic surgery, you owe it to yourself to seek out the best result. I would not proceed with surgery if you cannot afford to have it performed by a trained professional. The cost of a cosmetic surgery complication can have lasting financial burden. I recommend consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and see if you are a candidate for healthcare financing. If you do not qualify, I would recommend delaying surgery until you are more financially stable. I wish you a happy and safe result.
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