How Much Would a Tummy Tuck Cost Me?

I'm 20 and I had a baby a year age. I'm a size 7 and I would like to be Ina size 1. I would like to get a tummy tuck because I've tried everything to lose wieght and get slim and to tight my tummy up and nothing have work. And I don't know if I would have the money from a tummy tuck. What is the lowest price for a tummy tuck?

Doctor Answers 8

The Cheapest Plastic Surgeon Often Is Not The Best

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Do you really want to trust your appearance and health on the basis of who is the cheapest???
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 (in your case yes) 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.  For reference, in Orange County the estimated range is $7000- $15,00+ depending on the variables above

Costs of Tummy Tuck

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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.
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
4.9 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Fees range.... go to a few consultations

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Fees range widely  The average fee in the Sacramento area is around 8K.  Please be careful in fee shopping, because this is your body, and bad outcomes or complications can become extremely expensive.  Make sure you have a board certified PS, and preferrably one that uses a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited facility.  In our area, there's an OB and an ENT doing tummy tucks.... even a pediatrician doing breast augmentation with fat..... Do your homework!

Cost of a Tummy Tuck

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Hi There,


Thanks so much for the question.


The lowest price available for a tummy tuck is $5800 at my clinic in Miami Beach.  


I hope this information helps.


Dr Tachmes

Cost of Tummy Tuck

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Fee's vary depending on MANY FACTORS...the state in which you perform the surgery, the surgeon's experience, whether they are a board certified plastic surgeon or not, if the surgery is performed in a hospital setting or office operating room, who administers the anesthesia, etc so it's difficult to say.  It may be in your best interest to visit a few surgeons whom you have researched and see what the range is in your area. Good Luck!

Lucky You Live In Kentucky

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The cost of a tummy tuck varies widely among different geographical areas.  The total cost for my tummy tucks is around $6,000.  This includes my fee, hospital, anesthesia,supplies, etc.  I am fairly sure the fees given for Miami are for the surgeon's fee only.  The costs are generally going to be greater along either coast.  The fees in Lexington and Knoxville are probably comparable to mine, although I am lucky to have a hospital which significantly discounts their charges.  I am concerned, however, that you feel a tummy tuck will reduce your dress size frrom a size7 to a size1.  This will not happen.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon

How Much Would a Tummy Tuck Cost Me?

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Here in  MIAMI the fees vary from $4,500 to $10,500. Best to make sure you are using a boarded PS. And see many evaluations. 

Tummy Tuck Pricing

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Prices for tummy tucks range between $6000 and $12000 depending on where you have the procedure done and what part of the country you are in. Also, it depends on the patients size and health history. I would recommend calling around to different doctors in your area. Make sure they give you an all inclusive pricing and that they are board certified in plastic surgery.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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