How much does a Hybird Tummy Tuck cost? Where can it be done?
Hybrid Tummy Tuck Cost?
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Hybrid tummy tuck (R)
A hybrid tummy tuck is a tummy tuck where a full tightening of the deep fascia is performed, all the way up to the xiphoid. A small amount of skin is removed from the lower abdomen.
This differs fundamentally from a mini tuck, in which the fascia is only tightened up to the umbilicus.
The advantages of a hybrid tummy tuck in the right patient are that the bulge from children is usually large and extends well above the umbilicus. A mini tuck alone leaves the bulge above the umbilicus to continue to bulge out. A hybrid tummy tuck fixes this problem.
It is harder to perform a hybrid tummy tuck because special instruments are required to "see" beyond the umbilicus and tighten the fascia there. These are called bariatric and endoscopic instruments.
The hybrid tummy tuck was originated in this office.
The average cost for a hybrid tummy tuck is about $12,500.
Cost of a tummy tuck?
Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:
1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.
2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used? 3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery 4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?
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Hybrid tummy tuck??
First you must ask yourself what is a hybrid tummy tuck? And am I a good candidate for it.
A hybrid tummy tuck is really no different than a mini tummy tuck, where ideally the muscle plication is what is done, and minimal skin removal. The hybrid name is just a trademark by one surgeon.
So if you think you have only a bulge and not much or any loose skin, which is rare, then you are a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. Every board certified plastic surgeon can and will perform a mini tummy tuck if you are a candidate for it.
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