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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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Posted by: Desperate for help! in Fond du lac, WI.Posted: August 6th, 2014 10:08AM
I am a 32 year old mother of three! In high school I was a size 8/9 and after my first child I went back to a size 10/12. Since my last two pregnancies I have been cursed with A LOT of extra skin in my lower abdomen. It is so gross that I have been divorced for 5 years And have not had a relationship since!! I work out and diet but never can I get rid of this skin!! I am willing to show before and after pictures andwrite testimonials. Please if anyone can help!!! I just want to feel good again!
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awful stretched marks
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Posted by: Tashawna in Massachusetts, MA.Posted: July 29th, 2014 08:07AM
Clinic or Hospital: Boston hospital
Hi I am 24 year old and I have a daughter. I am a Jamaican who comes here every summer to work so we can survive. I have stretched marks from my belly all the way down passing my knees on my inner thighs. I wish I could have a tummy tuck to at least get rid of some of the marks. It makes me very insecure and hate looking at myself.
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Baby fat for ten years
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Posted by: Eugenia Powel in Chicago, IL.Posted: May 31st, 2014 03:05PM
I'm 27 with two children, i have had stretch mark since i was 17 years old. Both, the thing is I just can not afford the procedure. College student working on a future for my children but i'm always preoccupied with me body. I need help!!
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tired of the tummy
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Posted by: Faith Franklin in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: May 27th, 2014 12:05PM
Clinic or Hospital: unknown
I have 4 children and always bounced back to my old self but my last child I had at age 38 and things did not bounce back plus the other 3 children were normal deliveries and my last was a C-section I think that was my downfall. He's 8yrs. old now and I still can't get rid of the tummy. I will do the before and after photos and testimonials. Please help!
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Posted by: Desperately seeking help in Wareham, MA.Posted: July 28th, 2013 12:07PM
I am a 23 yr old woman with 4 children, ages ranging from 5 yrs old to 4 mths old and a set of 3 yr old twin boys. I was only a size 3 and all of my children were a good size for my little body ( my first child was 8lbs 3.8 oz) my second pregnancy I had twins ( one weighing 6lbs 13 oz and the other 7 lbs 3 oz) and my last pregnancy before getting my tubes tied weighed almost 7 lbs. Since I had kids I have very very low self esteem I don't feel like a woman it this really upsets me to the point I co tangly wear girdles and try to hide behind layers of clothes even in the summer time. I feel that my body is taking a toll on my relationship because I am uneasy about taking my clothes off in front of him and I know it's not fear to hide from him but now I feel like this is building a wall between us. I don't like to do normal activities that I previously loved before my body went through a drastic change. Its embarrassing when you look thin with this disgusting hanging stomach.
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Posted by: pat len in grapevine, TX.Posted: June 14th, 2013 06:06AM
Clinic or Hospital: grapevine texas
I'm considered overweight and tried diet and exercise but it's a hormonal problem. I need to
get a tummy tuck but afraid.
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Posted by: Wendy P in Rochester, NY.Posted: April 20th, 2013 11:04PM
Clinic or Hospital: Rochester and surrounding areas
Hello, my name is Wendy and I am in desperate need of a tummy tuck. I had two c-sections many years ago and became disabled a few years ago due to a back injury. I don't have saggy skin rather a tummy that looks like I am expecting. I can guarantee you that you too will be shocked. The rest of my body does not match the size of my stomach. I have been asked on numerous occasions are you expecting and finally I got to the point I just say no its just fat. Embarrassed by this, I would be forever grateful to receive one and am willing to do testimonials, pictures or videos. I will keep my fingers crossed that someone out there has a heart and will make my dream come true to not have as much back pain. Thank you for your time.
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Posted by: Cindy Smith in Wells, ME.Posted: April 18th, 2013 07:04AM
Clinic or Hospital: any where between maine and massachusett
I have had 5 kids I'm 30 y.o.I'm 5'3" 120lbs but can't seem to lose my mommy tummy. Im very self conscious of it and would love to have the surgy it would make my body more proportionate and give me a boost of confidence! I will do testimonials, pictures and or videos. o
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beautiful with belly
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Posted by: Lynda Nash in Randolph, MA.Posted: March 28th, 2013 03:03PM
Clinic or Hospital: any
I'm a positive natured soul. I have had two major back surgeries. The weight gained was predominant in my tummy.I cannot exercise more than maintain weight gain from using wheelchair after surgery. The pulling on my back from tummy weight is causing great distress. I am willing to pay payments + photos + videos+ promote + teaching hospital and even work my bill off, (lpn license).Please help me get healthy enough to enjoy simply walking without suffering the pull pain I call it. I will travel any where.
Thank you kindly for your time.
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Posted by: Erlinda Vargas in Corpus Christi, TX.Posted: January 18th, 2013 12:01PM
Clinic or Hospital: any
I'm a 35 year old mother of 4 I've been ashamed of my body since I was a teenager. After having my children I decided that I'd like to start doing photoshoots, but I have sagging skin around my tummy. I workout and still can't seem to get rid of the sagging skin and stretch marks. I'd like to really get a tummy tuck soon I'd like to do more photoshoots as soon as possible please help.
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in need of help
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Posted by: LaurenBO in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: October 29th, 2012 12:10PM
Clinic or Hospital: any
I am 26 years old and a mother of two young children. I had a gastric bypass at the age of 17 as a life saving procedure. I have been living with the terrible bags of skin hanging off my stomach, arms, and legs from the massive weight loss. It makes my back hurt and causes so much mental pain. I would be willing to do a testimonial, pictures, anything to help me move on with my life and feel normal. If anyone out there can help I would be forever grateful.
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would love to do testimonial
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Posted by: tlee in gainesville, FL.Posted: February 22nd, 2012 06:02PM
Clinic or Hospital: unknown
Good evening,
I would love a tummy tuck I'm thin 43 but have grooves inner thighs and buttocks as well as inner thighs. I reside in florida a nurse and willing to do a testimonial for repitable doctor if possible for discounted rates.
Respectfully,
Tlee.
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wanting a flat tummy
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Posted by: TOMEKA FORWARD in ORANGE, TX.Posted: July 26th, 2011 11:07AM
Clinic or Hospital: baptist hosiptal
I HAD 5 SURGERY TO MY TUMMY. HYSTERECTOMY TUBAL AND 3 BABIES ONE PASS AWAY 2 LIVING.MEDICAID PAY FOR IT.I HAVE A MUFFIN TOP.IT'S MESSING WITH MY HEALTH. I NOT USE OF BEING OVER WEIGHT IT'S MESSING WITH MY BREATHING. I WEIGHT 210POUNDS. PLEASE HELP ME. I'M ON DISABILITY NOW USE TO BE A NURSE.
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Tummy Tuck Prices
Amount: $2,600.00
Posted by: lalila in Santa Cruz, Other.Posted: July 16th, 2010 01:07PM
Clinic or Hospital: MakeoverTravel
Latin America is a very good place for affordable plastic surgery. Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina are very good place.
A friend of mine have performed her tummy tuck in Bolivia and the results are really impressive! I am going to Bolivia on August (the next month) also for a tummy tuck. The price of my entire package including hotel, procedure, surgeon fees, anesthesia and anesthesist fees, medical team fees, clinic fees, blood test, bilingual assistant, transportation..is of 2600US$. It's very cheap. I think these prices are the normal prices there because my friend has paid the same price. Also I was looking for medical tourism companies in Bolivia and the two most famous I found was MakeoverTravel and SensualBodyDream and they have nearly the same prices. Betwen 2500US$ and 2700US$ for tummy tuck surgery.
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