Cheap Tummy Tuck in Washington DC?

I desperately need a tummy tuck. Are there any doctors in the Washington, DC area performing this service pro bono or at a greatly reduced fee? I would prefer a surgeon experienced with black skin.

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Tummy Tuck in Washington DC


Plastic surgery residency training programs at George Washington and Georgetown may be good alternatives if you can not afford a board certified plastic surgoen.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Best wishes. 

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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In most instances, you get what you pay for and cheap cosmetic surgery is certainly no exception.  One option you might look into though would be to contact the plastic surgery residency training programs at George Washington and Georgetown Universities and see if they have a resident cosmetic clinic.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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You may be able to find people who will do the surgery for a very low fee, but often times, these physicians do not have equivalent training to that of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Ultimately, if you are looking for a highly qualified, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience operating on African-Americans, you should seek out someone with those qualifications. It probably will not be cheap, but after all, you'll be investing in yourself.

Best of luck.

Sam Jejurikar, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Dear Annetta,

Be careful! The adage generally hold true "you get what you pay for." I certainly understand that you might really "need" a tummy tuck and could be a wonderful candidate for the procedure, but in general, if you find a "great deal" it is because someone is learning on you. If you are going to go this route, the best way to get a deal and still have a good surgeon is to find a reputable academic plastic surgery training program. Ideally you want a fellow's clinic in Aesthetic plastic surgery, but if you cannot find one, then a resident's clinic in plastic surgery. In both of these settings, you should get a technically proficient surgeon who will be supervised by someone that has the appropriate knowledge base.

Best regards,

Dr. B

Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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