Is liposuction generally included in the price of an abdominoplasty?

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Thank you for your question. Lipoabdominoplasty involves Liposuction during your Abdominoplasty procedure to assist with contouring and improve results. Many Plastic Surgeons will add some amount of Liposuction with an Abdominoplasty unless the patient had very little body fat. The preference for this is dependant on the practitioner however so you should ask and be clear about what your pricing and procedure includes. In my practice, when a patient wishes to add Liposuction to areas beyond the abdomen, we add the cost of that additional work.

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Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Is liposuction included in the price of an abdominoplasty?

Thank you for your question. Tummy tuck, also know as abdominoplasty, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and to restore the weakened abdominal wall, giving a firmer and smoother appearance.  We nearly always add liposuction to our tummy tucks to sculpt the body 360 degrees to achieve an ideal feminine figure. Depending on the amount of liposuction and areas treated the price may increase but most of the time it is already incuded in the package. Tummy tuck is a very powerful technique in the right hands, and can have dramatic results if done correctly.  You definitely have to choose your surgeon correctly and make sure that he/she has the training and experience to meet your goals with absolute safety.  Don’t settle for less than a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure.

Alex Campbell, MD
Colombia Plastic Surgeon
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Is liposuction included in an Abdominoplasty?

This is a great question and is very specific to the practice you're having surgery with. Some practices, such as ours, include minor liposuction into the cost of most abdominoplasties. For example, this usually includes minor liposuction to the flanks to improve the contours at the end of the incision lines. It does not cover liposuction of the back, hips, or thighs.  Other practices may charge for the tummy tuck alone without any additional liposuction at all. It is important that you ask specifically, and if you desire liposuction in a certain area, make sure that is included in the price. Hope this helps. 

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction and Abdominoplasty

That’s a great question. This will depend on the specific surgeon you decide to have your work done with. At our office, we offer abdominoplasty with liposuction in a specially-designed procedure called lipoabdominoplasty, known at our office as the Bella Body Lift. This procedure is great for men or women who are at a healthy weight but wish to get rid of any disproportionate bulges or fat deposits

Because each practice offers different options and each patient is unique and may require more treatment than others, it’s recommended that you consult directly with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in your area to review your options and if they offer liposuction with a tummy tuck. 

Best of luck.

Michael Chiaramonte, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Is liposuction generally included in the price of an abdominoplasty?

Thank you for sharing your excellent question.  Each practice will handle costs differently but in general each procedure is charged separately in an overall operation and liposuction is not included unless specifically noted.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck an lipo

Usually liposuction is performed at an additional fee if you are having this done along with an abdominoplasty.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction With Tummytuck

Most board certified plastic surgeons utilize different techniques to achieve the best result for each individual.  Usually, I perform liposuction of the flanks and central upper abdomen on all my Tummytuck patients with no extra charge to sculpt those regions to achieve symmetry and the best figure possible. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!

Robert M. Tornambe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Separate procedures

Thank you for your question. These are generally separate procedures from a cost standpoint but frequently performed at the same time. Best wishes!

Nicholas Tarola, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Is liposuction generally included in the price of an abdominoplasty?

No. Each and every procedure, even though possibly provided in conjunction with additional procedures, has its own billing status. Each and every procedure adds time and requires additional skill and therefore will be extra

Thomas Trevisani, Sr., MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo in abdominoplasty, some advices:

Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. 

Its not always include it depends on the patients wishes and their needs. I recommend you to send your photos to us to tell you which procedures you will need.

Kind regards

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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