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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

 
 average costRange: $3,000-$8,500 
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  Typical costs:
  • A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, varies widely in cost from $3,000 to $8,500. This includes an anesthesiologist fee of $500 to $700, a facility fee of $700 to $1,000 and a surgeon's fee, which averages $5,232 according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,. The cost varies according to how much skin and fat has to be removed and whether the procedure is performed in a doctor's surgical suite or in a hospital. Sometimes, a tummy tuck requires an overnight hospital stay , which can make the procedure considerably more expensive.
  • Patients in the northeastern United States can expect to pay higher surgeon's fees, averaging $4,995, while patients in the south central states pay much less, averaging $3,681.
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What should be included:
  • In a tummy tuck operation, which usually takes two to five hours, the surgeon makes a vertical and a horizontal incision to create a skin flap, which is lifted to reveal the "girdle" of muscles that holds in the internal organs. The doctor then pulls these muscles tighter, stitching them in place before removing extra skin, repositioning the navel and closing the incision. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons[1] provides diagrams and an overview of the procedure. A tummy tuck can remove fat, as well as stretch marks on the lower abdomen.
Additional costs:
  • Expect to pay for pain medication your doctor will prescribe.
  • Some patients require additional surgery, either to correct complications or because of dissatisfaction with the results. Also, women who become pregnant and give birth after having a tummy tuck may choose to repeat the procedure.
Discounts:
  • Patients who are within 10 percent of their ideal weight and whose fat deposits are confined to the area below the navel might be candidates for a less complicated - and less expensive - procedure, a partial abdominoplasty, also known as a "mini tummy tuck." This procedure can usually be done in an outpatient basis.
  • Tip: Ask your surgeon if you can get free or discounted services by agreeing to provide a testimonial or by allowing your before and after photos to be used on websites or in advertisements.
  • Having two plastic surgery procedures at the same time can save money on anesthesia fees and facility costs. However, if you have enough fat in your abdomen that you also require liposuction in this area, you should have the procedures done separately, three months apart, to avoid healing complications.
Shopping for a tummy tuck:
  • Tip: Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience performing breast reductions. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons[2] provides a free referral service.
  • Tip: Talk to your surgeon to make sure you're a good candidate for a tummy tuck operation. The ideal tummy tuck patient is a man or woman of normal weight, with a slightly protruding or sagging stomach that has not responded to diet and exercise. Also discuss possible complications, which include infection, skin necrosis, and fluid or blood collecting under the skin, which require a trip to the doctor for removal.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Mommy Makeover
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Posted by: Felicia in Hartford, CT.Posted: July 28th, 2015 07:07PM
Clinic or Hospital: Any
Hi I'm a 45 year old mother of five, I had my first child at 19 years old and due to complications during childbirth, I was only able to give birth by cesarean section with all five of my children. My before pregnancy body has always been a cocoa cola body shape but since the cesarean section the bottom have of my belly hangs, where it covers my majic place :) I breastfed all my children so you can imagine my breasts they're hanging like missles... please help me and by any means I will do marketing & a testimonial of the work I have had done PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!! Thank you in advance :)
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Tummy Tuck
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Posted by: Seriously depressed! in Rolling Fork, MS.Posted: July 18th, 2015 08:07PM
Please help I'm a 44 year old Massage Therapist with Diastasis Recti .My stomach looks like I'm 15 months pregnant ..Please consider me because I can't afford the surgery.
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tummy tuck
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Posted by: Heather Rohr in st louis, MO.Posted: July 8th, 2015 07:07PM
Clinic or Hospital: St. Louis, Mo
I am a mother of five and two years ago i gave birth to triplets. When i was four weeks pregnant i ended up in the hospital for hyper stimulating and gained 40 pounds. I have lost all my pregnancy weight and i work out daily. I need help getting my stomach back. This weighs on me daily and i am not comfortable at all. I will do testimonies and pictures for advertisement. Please help me.
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tummy tuck or mini tuck
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Posted by: lynette dyer in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: June 30th, 2015 08:06AM
Clinic or Hospital: open
Hi iam Lynette iam 43with 5 children single perent, I need held with a tummy tuck mini tuck.I been trying to save bit haven't been able to I tried everything to get it off nothing works if there's any surgeons that can help
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would love to give testimonial.
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Posted by: dena in pittsburgh, PA.Posted: June 18th, 2015 05:06AM
Clinic or Hospital: pittsburgh,pa
Had gastric bypass in (2000). I only need a mini tuck,small cuts under belly overlap. Willing to do testimonial. Any doctors with the power to make a girl happy, please consider me. Thank you.
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Please help!
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Posted by: Lexis in Seth, WV.Posted: June 14th, 2015 06:06PM
Hello! I'm 21 years old and my son just recently turned 1! My pregnancy had a major toll on my body and I gained 50 pounds. My weight is a big burden on me. I have been exercising and cut my eating habits in half. I have lost a little over 20 pounds but now I can't seem to lose a pound. I want this more then anything. I want to feel normal again.. I want to be as confident as before I became pregnant.
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reconstruction-scar revision panniculectomy
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Posted by: jmc in orlando, FL.Posted: June 14th, 2015 02:06PM
I've had 9 abdominal surgeries over the last 30 years and have lost 70lbs in the last year. My pannis is hanging so much and my scars are painful and feel like they are ripping my skin off. I'm working so hard to better my health but the excess skin is a reminder of my part life. I got an estimate of 9k. That isn't going to happen in this lifetime.
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would love to give a testimony
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Posted by: Layla1324 in Wichita Falls, TX.Posted: May 3rd, 2015 02:05PM
Clinic or Hospital: either
I'm 33 years old with 7 children. My weight has fluctuated a lot since my first birth in 98. I feel as though I'm at my ideal weight at 143 lbs .my loose skin around my mid area just won't go away. It has made my self-esteem level go way down to the point, where I get thoughts of bulimia or anorexic, what good will I do myself to lose all the weight I want, but still have loose skin. I work out and walk, but still with insecure thoughts of being fat. I just want to feel good about myself again and not feel ashamed to the point where I hide in my house or take it out on the closest people to me. I would really appreciate what ever help you can give either with contacts of Doctors in this field or clinics that would take on my case for advertisement. Yours truly Amy
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Tummy tuck it
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Posted by: Gracey hood in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: April 28th, 2015 02:04AM
Clinic or Hospital: N/a
I just recently had my beautiful daughter. I'm 20 years old and 4"9 (180) lbs I have had a dr wiegh me and my body fat. My boobs are about 17 lbs each. They are natural before my daughter I was 100 lbs and could move. Now I can't move my feet hurt my back kills me I can't wear jeans, because my excess tummy skin won't alow me. I'm so insecure about my body I honestly don't have a mirror big enough to see my whole body anymore. All I do is cry when I look at my tummy it's covered in stretch marks and I hate my self for it. I've done so many things. I e tried the gym and all it does it make me skinny every where else's. I've dieted and nothing. My tummy skin just won't go. So I ask please help me... I know people think it's bagging but I honestly have no means of paying for one of these. I've got no parents family just me my daughter. Parents died and so did all of my family. That's what I mean by no anything. I would be so happy with myself my life and the outcome would be amazing
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Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty
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Posted by: Aly G in Chicago, IL.Posted: April 5th, 2015 09:04AM
Clinic or Hospital: Chicagoland/NW Indiana/Southern Wisconsi
I am an attractive 35 year old mother of three and caretaker to my disabled aunt. I have struggled with my weight since I was raped at 17 (I started eating poorly due to depression and anxiety). I have FINALLY lost a total of 100 pounds and have a very uncomfortable apron of skin in my lower abdominal area. I have a skin condition which causes very painful boils on my abdomen, buttocks and upper thighs and having this extra skin makes me more prone to these boils. I would very gladly allow my likeness to be used for promotional purposes as well as provide testimony in any form of media (photos, print, video, etc.) if given the opportunity to have this life changing procedure!
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Mommy make over
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Posted by: Believing in Orlando, FL.Posted: April 1st, 2015 08:04PM
Clinic or Hospital: Clinic
I am going to be 50 on 12/32/16. Do not have money for the make over I would like to do this for myself but more for my husband who is always caring for me and our family but never asking for anything in return. I am the care giver for my mom who suffers from deminta. My husband feeds her cares for hr and never complains. He does for all of us and I would love to do this for us. My confidence would return making him happy. I am always down and he try's to lift me up but after my 40's and thyroid problems I look like a kangaroo. Please if anyone reads this a doctor or someone who wants to give back. Please consider my family. Thank you and may the lord bless you back for your gift.
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need a tummy tuck
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Posted by: maryannlo in boston, MA.Posted: February 20th, 2015 10:02PM
I'm 47 2children. my stomach has nothing to do with pregnancies. I have.several health condition that have caused my weight gain and unable to stay as.fit as I should. My stomach is so big at.this point I have a.hars te bending, crossing my legs and cloths well nothing fits. I am really depressed every time I look in the mirror
Please helpe!!!
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get a seond job
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Posted by: notlazy in cherry hill, NJ.Posted: February 1st, 2015 06:02PM
Clinic or Hospital: DE vally plastic surgery
STOP BEGGING ITS MORE PATHETIC THAN ANY STOMACH ISSUES YOU HAVE.I MANAGED TO PAY TOP DOLLAR ON A GOOD DOCTOR IN NJ BY GETTING A SECOND JOB FOR A FEW YEARS....wow what a concept!!!
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: Ahagg in Valparaiso, IN.Posted: January 31st, 2015 08:01AM
I'm a 46 yr old beautiful woman I only look about 35 I'm often mistaken for my 25 yr old sons wife however I'm fairly thin and fit but my tummy is large & sagging and gives me a huge complex I've done exercise dieting the rest of me gets smaller the tummy stays gross please help I've no money to pay for the procedure
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Tammy tuck plz....
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Posted by: c perkins in los Angeles county, CA.Posted: January 29th, 2015 09:01PM
Two yrs ago had twins unexpectedmy....but love my kids they came at 7 myths had my first c section and still can't get rid of the belly fat plz help Need tummy tuck bad....tired of the back pain and stomach weight .....please help....
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In DIRE need of tummy tuck
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Posted by: Julie D in Little Elm, TX.Posted: January 26th, 2015 06:01PM
Iam a 42 year old mother of 7 children, my pregnancies have wrecked my body, the loose skin I have has taken a toll on my confidence. I would love to do a testimonial and photos for a discounted rate.
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Need a Tummy tuck blessing
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Posted by: Cricket in Jackson, MS.Posted: January 16th, 2015 08:01PM
Hi,I'm going by the name cricket cause when I was a little girl that's the name I used in my newspaper article. I'm 44 yo I'm in need of stomach work do to having my first child at age 11yrs do to molestation by father. I had a c- section then after that I had a second child but naturally at 15 so next my appendix ruptured at 17 then at age 23 I had a tubal pregnancy by that time I had surgery 3 Times in the same incision from my navel down making it deeper every time so when I was 29 I became pregnant one last time with another tubal pregnancy so that time they finally did a bikini cut & I hate my stomach. I really need help. I feel I didn't have a child hood nor teenage life and I haven't enjoyed my adult life yet either cause I also been caring for my mother the past 18 yrs so out of 44yrs of my life I have been caring for everyone else for 32yrs of my life & that is something that will make me very happy. Thanks for the opportunity to at least share my story.
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need tt n mayb lipo
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Posted by: no self-esteem girl in Houston, TX.Posted: January 4th, 2015 02:01PM
Clinic or Hospital: clinic
in need of a tt/lipo at lease thats what I was tolded thu pics.well have had 4 c sections plus tubal, but cant afford the procedure if I do bf and after or testimony for discount will greatly appreciate it.thx
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in need of a tummy tuck
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Posted by: MommyOfTwo in forst lake, MN.Posted: December 11th, 2014 03:12PM
I have had 2 c sections a d have lost over 90lbs. Lost my first daughter and mother over the last 5 years. Have done dieting and exercising with no help. Would give testimonials, video, before and after pictures, whatever you would like. Have no money to pay for it. If you could, please help me improve my self confidence it
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wanting a tummy tuck
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Posted by: coloradogirl2010 in aurora, CO.Posted: November 28th, 2014 11:11AM
Clinic or Hospital: unknown
Hi I am a mother of 3 kids all c-sections would love to have a tummy tuck but can't afford it It would make me feel way more confident it has gotten to the point where I feel insecure after having the 3rd c-section I had started to feel pain in my lower back willing to post pictures
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my tummy is a problem
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Posted by: Monica Smith in Phenix City, AL.Posted: November 2nd, 2014 12:11PM
I'm looking for a tummy tuck I have no money to pay for it I have 3 kids have. I had a c-section it would fall mike kids I had bad surgery at the age of 12 and 13 and with my tummy hanging is opening open my c section and my stomach is making my back worse please help anyone have any information please give it to me
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Tummy Tuck
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Posted by: a user in Lex, KY.Posted: October 30th, 2014 08:10AM
I would love to have a tummy tummy tuck. I'm 4'11 and 54 yo and waist 40', weigh 147- 150. I would love to wear a straight dress and not look pregnant. Im Scared but I've been wanting this for years. I lost 20 pounds about 3 years ago, I've gain 15 back:(
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Tummy Tuck
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Posted by: Nickey Turner in Virginia Beach, VA.Posted: October 19th, 2014 05:10AM
Clinic or Hospital: Makeover travel
I am a 31 year old female with three kids and badly in need of a Tummy Tuck.I work very hard and long hours in the gym but still stuck with this ugly fat stomach that keeps me from looking attractive in my clothes...Plz help me!!!
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: Simone H. in Baton Rouge, LA.Posted: September 5th, 2014 06:09PM
Hello everyone
I'm a 34 year old female. I have 5 kids. I have two sets of twins and they did a work on my stomach. By me Having 3 c-section it left my stomach hanging past my pubic area. I feel so ashamed when I were tights are pretty much anything. I been searching for a low paying surgeon who would give me a nice tummy tuck. Please if there's anybody out there who know of anybody please share the information. I can't afford to pay a high cost surgeon.
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