When having a tummy tuck revision, typically what is the patient's financial responsibility?

What is the normal procedure when a revision is necessary? What costs to the patient are typically involved? For example, a tummy tuck revision is needed to repair stomach muscles that were never tightened, what financial responsibility should the patient have?

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Patient's financial responsibility with revision tummy tuck?

It is hard to definitively say without a proper exam.  Cost often depends on the amount of revision to be done, and how much time is spent in the O.R.  For revisional surgery, the surgeon often does not have control over some costs, (O.R. fees, Anesthesia fees, Supplies, etc:). This is usually passed on to the patient.  Most surgeons will charge some fee for their own revision surgery. This can be variable.   Best to discuss this with your surgeon.  Delineate your expectations and together your should be able to come up with a plan. 



Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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I am sorry that you are not happy with your surgical results. You should discuss with your surgeon your concerns and ask them about a revision. Each surgeon has their own individual revision policy. Some surgeons will waive their surgeon's fee, but in general the patient is responsible for the anesthesia and facility fees. Best of luck. 

Joseph Michaels, MD
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck revision

Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck revision.
  • The cost depends entirely on the surgeon's policy.
  • Is your surgeon a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
  • If not, you definitely need to see one now - it is unusual for a qualified plastic surgeon to do tighten the muscles during a tummy tuck.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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