How Much Does an Abdominoplasty Cost?

What the price range is for abdominoplasty surgery?

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Price

There are two basic types of tummy tucks: mini and full. The type that you need will dictate the price. A mini is for the area below your belly button and a full is for both above and below your belly button. A mini is $5800 and a full is $8000. These prices include all fees (surgical facility, surgeon's fees, anesthesia, all appointments). At my practice in Toronto, Ontario, the price also includes scar therapy and a compression garment. Medications are separate.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of abdominoplasty

Mini tummy tucks generally cost about $7500 while a full tummy tuck would be about $9000. These are the average prices in Toronto, Ontario.

Abdominoplasty costs

Yes, you are a good candidate for an abdominoplasty. Pick a plastic surgeon based on qualifications and board certification in plastic surgery. Try to stay close to home. If you have a complication you do not want to travel many hours to see your plastic surgeon. Your surgical procedure, abdominoplasty with liposuction of the posterior hips, flanks and upper back would take approximately 3.5 hours. Average cost in Atlanta is in the 7K to 8K range.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Price Range for Abdominoplasty

#PriceRangeforAbdominoplasty
The price is dependent on many factors - is it a mini, full or extended abdominoplasty such as a fleur de lis pattern where redundant skin is removed from the center as well as the bottom of the abdomen? Is it skin only or does it include tightening of the muscles? Will Liposuction also be necessary? Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay or in an independent out-patient facility? Will a surgical assistant be needed? Will a board-certified anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist be used? Will an (anti) pain pump be used?
All of these factors influence the cost. In Orange County, the estimated range is $7000- $15,000+ depending on the variables above.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Costs of Tummy Tuck

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.
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.
Best Wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck Cost

Pricing really depends on the surgeon, location and type of tummy tuck. Generally speaking, mini tummy tucks range from $6000 to $7000 while full tummy tuck are more, ranging from $8000 to $9000.

Another factor that should be considered is if liposuction is performed as well. If yes, this may be more or integrated into the price.  

How much does an abdominoplasty cost?

Costs for a tummy tuck will certainly vary depending on your location. Things to factor in for the tummy tuck standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction, surgical garment, etc.) A range in price ~$8000-15000 is not unreasonable. $9-11K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing tummy for you. Good luck!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Cost of tummy tuck

Hi,

  The cost of body contouring can vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon.  Facility fees play a large part on the total cost also.

  Remember too that there are various things to consider including what areas (if any) are going to have liposuction ( I personally go after areas even with a small amount of fat that is not wanted).  In addition, what type of tummy tuck?  Mini, regular, fleur-de-lis? 

  So you can see that you need to have a full discussion with plastic surgeons about your case.  Choose the best ones you can find and compare your costs.  Do not choose the one in Outreach, Yougoslavia because they give you a break on airfare !!

  Be smart.....choose your surgeon first and then work with the numbers.

                    Good luck on it all,

                              Steven M. Lynch, M.D.

Abdominoplasty Fees

The cost for tummy tuck like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $4000 + MD Anesthesia related expenses for a modified tummy tuck. With a complete tummy tuck being more. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work with personalized care at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Cost of tummy tuck

Thank you for your question.

Each surgeon’s fees will be different depending on many factors.  Factors such as the certification of the surgeon, the experience of the surgeon, if the surgery is performed in the office or in a hospital / outpatient surgery center and who is administering the anesthesia.  Don’t choose your surgeon ONLY by price, make sure they can achieve your goals. 

It can range from $8500-10,500.... maybe more if you do the extended tummy tuck.

I hope this helps.

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