How to Finance a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

im a stay at home mom to two young boys,the youngest being 4 months old.i am disgusted with my stomach.i hate it so much i have not even let my husband see it since i delivered my is affecting my well being and i really want to do something about it but the funds are just not there.since i have sacrificed a career for being a stay at home mom,my husband is the only person that brings home the money.i amheartbroken over how bad i look,i used to have a perfect stomach. im very fit.

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Financing a Tummy Tuck

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    We offer financing through multiple companies, and the payments are affordable on most anyone's budget.  Do not give up hope.  Also, your contours are very good, and you are being very hard on yourself.  Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tucks each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Financing for Cosmetic Surgery?

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Hello and thank you for your question/photo.

I understand your frustration.  Clearly you have always taken care of yourself and are probably your own worst critic.  Your belly will certainly benefit from an abdominoplasty, especially the loose skin, and belly button area.  There are companies such as CareCredit that finance any medical procedure, including cosmetic procedures.  Quite a few patients in my office have used their services.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard, MD


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Sorry to hear about your current state. 

There are financing options offered by surgeons. The financing company pays off your surgery for you, and then you make monthly payments to the financing company. These payments can be just a couple hundred a month. When you find a surgeon, ask about this option.

How to Finance a Tummy Tuck?

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You are pretty hard on yourself. Not to belittle the things that bother you, you will not find it easy to locate a better before picture, and your before photo looks better than some afters. 

Reviewing the pros and cons is best done in the setting of a consultation. There are a number of companies offering financing, and you can find them online. CareCredit is I believe one of the larger ones at least in my practice. 

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

How to Finance a Tummy Tuck?

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 Thank you for the question.  
You are wise in saving up for the elective surgery. Generally speaking, It is always in patient's best interest to achieve a certain degree of financial stability prior to undergoing elective surgery of any type. Patients should also keep in mind that additional surgery may be necessary in the short or long term, following the primary procedure that is being performed; this additional surgery may be associated out-of-pocket expenses. Overall, best to achieve a physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial “stable state” prior to considering elective plastic surgery. Best wishes.

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