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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost? I also wanted to know if the can repair a hernia while doing a tummy tuck?

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Costs of Surgery

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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. This also depends on if a circumferential, tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, and skin only tummy tuck is performed. These are usually less expensive in decreasing order.
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.
6. Add on surgeries are usually discounted, as in a mommy makeover.
7. Insurance. If an insurance based surgery, such as a hernia repair is done at the same time, the tummy tuck may be discounted.
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


Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty Costs - The Painless Drainless Tummy Tuck

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Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty Costs -

These costs can vary widely, but generally begin at about $8,000 dollars. Ask about Painless Drainless Tummy Tuck procedures which use long acting injectiable medicine for pain relief in the first 3 days.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
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Tummy tuck costs in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Tummy tuck costs can vary significantly, depending on the type of tummy tuck - mini, standard, extended, or circumferential body lift.  In the San Francisco Bay Area these costs can range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Many practices, including my own, offer free consultations in which the cost of the procedure is discussed.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
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             A tummy tuck may cost $6500 on the low end.  The hernia repair can be performed at the same time in most cases.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tucks each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

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Hello. The costs for Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty will vary depending on what region of the US you live in and the physician doing the surgery. The cost can usually be broken down in to the surgical fee, the operating room fee, and the anesthesia fee. As the OR and anesthesia often charge by the hour, these fees can vary depending on how long it takes to do the procedure. Someone very petite with no fat (just loose skin) will take less time than someone larger. Total costs in the Bay Area probably range from  under 10K to close to 15K or 20K. Depending on your insurance plan, repair of a hernia at the same time may be covered as well as some or all of the OR and anesthesia costs. This can vary widely. Hope this answers your question. See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with an expertise in body contouring and tummy tucks for more individualized information. Good luck!

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

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Thanks for share your question. Tummy Tuck average is US$3000 - 8000 , it will basically depend of the doctor, state, etc.  

Hernia Repair and muscle repair can be doing at the same time at the tummy tuck.

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The average quoted nationally on this website is $7900. That would be on the low side where I practice. RealSelf does have geographic listings that your can review.

A hernia repair can usually be done at the same setting, depending on its location and size. All the best. 

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