How Much Will a Tummy Tuck Cost?

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How much do Tummy Tucks cost?

No one can give you an exact answer because not all tummy tucks are the same. Some are done with only a transverse scar, some with an additional vertical scar, some with liposuction at the same time. In general, the more time the procedure will take, the more expensive it will be. In our practice tummy tucks range from about $4000 to $6500.

Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck costs

Depending on the amount of excess weight that you still are, there will be a greater or lesser extent of tissue to remove and thus of surgery to perform.  The cost will depend on if your surgery is done at a surgery center or if you have a doctor or nurse as anesthesia provider, it will depend on the length of the scar and if you need to have tissue removed from all the way around.  The cost ranges from 5 to 12 thousand and greater.

Ricardo A. Meade, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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The cost of a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is a safe and effective procedure to contour the abdomen, create a tight beautiful waist, and remove extra fat, skin, and stretch marks.

In our practice, we feel that as every patient is unique so is every tummy tuck. During the initial consult, we spend a great deal of time understanding the patient's concerns and what their aesthetic priorities are. This allows us to design a tummy tuck just for them. These tummy tucks are often done in combination with liposculpture, and liposuction. Many of our patients, use this opportunity to receive other surgeries in the same setting and take advantage in the cost savings and in a single recovery process. For this reason, the costs of the tummy tuck may vary considerably. The price of the surgery may range between $5000 and $13,000.
Clearly, this is a significant investment on the part of the patient. However, patients considering such a surgery should keep in mind that the cheapest way to have the surgery is to have it performed correctly the first time. Unfortunately, we have seen many patients here in South Florida that have received tummy tucks from providers who are not plastic surgeons and then present to the office requesting a revision. These patients will not only have to cover a second procedure but their options may be limited depending on the tissue and scarring that was left from their first surgery.

Therefore your best bet is to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced in, plastic, liposuction, and body contouring. They will be able to thoroughly evaluate you and determine if you are a candidate for surgery and what other modalities can help you reach your aesthetic goal.

Pat Pazmino, MD, FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of Tummy Tuck

The answer to your question will depend on whether you will need a mini-tummy tuck, tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck.  In addition, many surgeons recommend additional liposuctioning of the waist and/or hips.   The total cost of your procedure will vary based on region and should also include OR/Facility fees and anesthesia costs.

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck fees

Tummy tuck fees vary around the country.  In NYC the fee range is probably $7000-$15000 depending upon who you go to.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Average tummy tuck pricing.

Although I understand your desire to obtain the price; I can't give you a fixed price for several reasons. Prices depend on:
Do you want it performed in an office, surgicenter or in a hospital setting?
Do you want a nurse, a surgeon, or a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to perform anesthesia?
Do you want me to provide you with dressings & garments or do you want to buy them?
Depending on these factors thigh liposuction can range anywhere from $4000 up to $10,000.  For your information our typical cost for liposuction of the lower abdomen averages about $4500 and currently includes surgeon's fees (certified anesthesiologist, accredited outpatient surgicenter, and initial garments and dressings). Each additional treatment area adds approximately $750-1500 to the total fee. Many other options are available and prices do vary accordingly.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Tummy tuck costs

The cost for a tummy tuck depends on geographical region, surgeon, location of surgery, length of the procedure and if you spend a night it the hospital. Given all these variable, the price can range from $6000 to $12000. It would be best to have a consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon to get more details.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

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