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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.
  • 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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Tummy Tuck
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Posted by: S. Moore, Thomasville, GA in Thomasville, GA.Posted: October 25th, 2018 04:10PM
Clinic or Hospital: Tallahassee FL
Single Woman, tired of my stomach hanging over my clothes, and people asking me how many months pregnant am I. I know I am beautiful and would like to look like how I feel inside. Need affordable tummy tuck or tummy tuck alternative, living on a budget.
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Tummy tuck maybe lipo
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Posted by: Mi in Shreveport, LA.Posted: September 3rd, 2017 07:09PM
Clinic or Hospital: Need an experienced doctor
Mother of 2. No matter how much I work out I still have to wear a waist train. I will workout to keep it up. Just need this stomach tucked. It's very depressing.
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: June Horton in Little Rock, AR.Posted: June 4th, 2017 04:06PM
Clinic or Hospital: Little rock
I'm 62, I lost 140 lbs and have kept it off for 17 years but the skin is still there sagging. I feel great not on any medications. I'd love to get a tuck so I look how I feel and my clothes would fit better. Can someone help me? I'm on Medicaid and only income is my widows benefits.
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: Lesley Demarco in New haven, CT.Posted: April 17th, 2017 07:04PM
Clinic or Hospital: New haven ct
I had two children 30 years ago I lived with these horrible stretch marks and need a tummy tuck If anyone can help please let me know
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Tummy or mini tummy tuck
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Posted by: Michele Millay Waldrip in Louisville, KY.Posted: February 11th, 2017 10:02PM
Clinic or Hospital: None picked out
I am the mother of 4 boys the last twins and since then I have had a belly button hernia and pocket of fat above it. I have been praying for this for many years to help me with my self esteem. If anyone can point me to a University or MD that offers lower cost I would be so grateful
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Tummy tuck
Amount: $2,800.00
Posted by: Mommy of three in Deptford, NJ.Posted: February 1st, 2017 11:02AM
I am a mother of three. My youngest is 13. When I had my oldest I was 17 and weighed 115 post and 198 after. I have stretch marks that go around my sides and right before the middle. I would love to have a tummy tuck done to boost my self-esteem when I wear a bathing suit.
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: Cmontgomery in Dallas, TX.Posted: December 28th, 2016 03:12PM
I'm a African American female mother of 4. I would love to have fat removed and skin tighten from my abdomen. I'm beautiful now but would love to look and feel amazing again. Please help!
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Huge tummy tuck
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Posted by: Darnell Peters in farmington, NM.Posted: July 13th, 2016 09:07AM
Clinic or Hospital: Neirher
I have been trying to lose weight by excersice and dieting but nothing works I juat keep gaining. This tummy tuck will help my huge sagging belly due toy first pregnencey which I was severly oberweight. I need this to feel better instead of feeling disgusting.
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Mommy make up
Amount: $2,500.00
Posted by: Ty Gee in Deridder, LA.Posted: June 19th, 2016 08:06PM
Clinic or Hospital: Alexandria Womens hospital
I am a 33 year old mother of two who has been battling this demon of mine for at least 13 years. I realize I am no different than any of these other women. My story is no different, I'm depressed, frustrated, disappointed and definitely self conscious about my body. I'm an army veteran who is in pretty good shape and works out weekly with a trainer but can not get my 18 year old not body but stomach back. I feel like I deserve this but can not catch a break financially to make it happen for myself. I got liposuction about 2 years ago and the results are not satisfactory, the doctor was board certified but not professional and I was not pleased with his work at all
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Posted by: NEWLOOK NEWME in mobile, AL.Posted: June 8th, 2016 01:06PM
Clinic or Hospital: CLINIC
IM 48 yes old. I have a 26 yr old daughter. And at the age of 40 had another daughter. I'm not wanting to look like a movie star but I tiers of having all this extra weight that I can't loose. I want to look and feel healthier. My daughter is A straight A student and I would ❤❤❤ to go to her plays and b more active in her school because most of the time i can't find something to wear that looks halfway decent on me..
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Surgery soon
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: jessicamomof3repeatcsections in spartanburg, SC.Posted: May 9th, 2016 05:05AM
I am actually looking for a surgeon to do a tummy tuck and lipo to my stomach i have 10000 to spend i have spoken to a surgery center and they said that the tummmy tuck is @7,500... I was just letting the women on the site know that there is other ways to get the money such as loans, credit cards or you can try carecredit.
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Tummy tuck and boobs reduction
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Posted by: Maria Avalos in IRVING, TX.Posted: April 11th, 2016 11:04PM
Afther I lost almost 40 pounds I have alots of skin hanging and its very uncomfortable..
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: Gina B. in Modesto, CA.Posted: March 24th, 2016 07:03PM
Clinic or Hospital: Memorial
Yes would like one but I am not begging I look good but tummy hangs over my cut mark but I am getting strong 6 days a week to the gym 5 a.m. Transcend Fitness Modesto little tummy I lost 32 lbs and not dieting I am eating healthy rotation of my carbs
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Wanting a tummy tuck with thigh lipo
Amount: $4,500.00
Posted by: Nj girl in Deptford, NJ.Posted: February 26th, 2016 11:02AM
I am 37 and a mother of 3 with my oldest being 20 and my youngest 12. I was young when I had my daughter and was 115 pounds before I got pregnant and was 198 when I had her. I am looking for a tummy tuck with lipo since my thighs rub and I have some hanging stomach. Plus I want my self-esstem back and be able to wear certain cloths and have jeans that fit like they should and not having my love handles hang over. Please help me. I will give testimonials, videos, pictures whatever the surgeon would want. I have saved the 4500 for a year and would love to finally wear a bikini since the last time I wore one was when I was 16. I am looking for a date of July 1st 2016
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Wanting- please help get a tummy tuck
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Posted by: Floridasbaby in St.pete, FL.Posted: February 25th, 2016 04:02PM
Clinic or Hospital: Fl or Tennessee
I have been overweight since my teens i had gotten the lapbabd and had many problems. Then they had to remove it after the lapband eroded through my stomach. I had so many issues really think long and hard about getting that. After that 5 months later my sister passed away from heart issues overweight. I started back into more weight loss idea's i qent with the sleeve i was losing weight slowly by myself like 2 pounds a month. I had the sleeve surgery its been about 8 months and i dropped 90 pounds. So my beginning weight before these surgeies was 300 n something now i am 187. I have my flap my talking belly and it been there since before i lost the weight its just hanging on my legs and it hurts everyday. I feel like shit everyday. People like my family say you can't be that weight your to fat. It really bugs me but i am the oldest so i just try to be the bigger person and say sure i am lying. Though i really work hard for this...
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too much gut; not enough butt
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: cc2 in Houston, TX.Posted: December 31st, 2015 05:12PM
Clinic or Hospital: John Sealy
I spent this amount and than some on lyposuction; which had no good results. I have tried diets, exercise, everything and can't get rid of this stomach, can't do much of situps now because it hurts my back so bad, my c4 & c5 discs are screwed up and can't afford to pay out of pocket for a tummy tuck in which I need, sometimes I wonder what is the purpose of living when everything I try is not working out. I know no doctor (board certified) will help me out, but I just had to vent......
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a tummy tuck for a woman with no bucks!
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Posted by: camy in Southfield, MI.Posted: December 5th, 2015 10:12PM
Clinic or Hospital: anywhere
I am asking for help . I tried sit ups , exercising and nothing my busted tire is still holding on. I would like to be someone's success story. I bet the odds by surviving a head on car crash. Getting a college degree and the proud single mom of2. If any surgeons are willing help it will be very this woman with a pretty face get a new stomach to match.
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Tummy tuck
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Posted by: latrice in Shreveport, LA.Posted: October 4th, 2015 07:10PM
I'm tired of being the only woman that looks like she pregnant when i wear my clothes my stomach is the biggest thing on my body.. could you imagine how that makes me feel about myself looking in the mirror every day
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Need to feel better about myself
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Posted by: Hmc in COCOA, FL.Posted: October 4th, 2015 02:10PM
Clinic or Hospital: 1976
I have recently been very depressed about the way my stomach looks I've dieter walked ran everything I can do to loose my stomach I have from having my 3 children I'm a hard working single mom who has no help it's just us I would really really like help with this procedure
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Tummy Tuck
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Posted by: Robs wife in Erie, PA.Posted: September 10th, 2015 08:09PM
I am a 39 year old mother of 5 children ages 13 to 22. Married to their father, my highschool sweet heart for 13 years now. In October of 2016 it will be 15 years and I want to lose this front luggage by then. Please help!
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Tummy tuck and breast agumentation
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Posted by: Meem in colonie, NY.Posted: August 29th, 2015 12:08PM
Clinic or Hospital: Albany Medical Center
I am an attractive, almost 50 year old mom of 3 and grandmother (meem) of 1. I have a really bad back do to a childhood bike injury. I weigh 150 lbs which is where I want to be but I can't do any ab exercises due to that injury, I have a big fat circle (that's what I call it) around my belly button to the top of my pelvis that I can't fix myself. At 40 years old I had issues with my breast, lumps and fibroids so I had a breast reduction to get rid of the lumpy parts now I want to get implants to get back to my size C cup. I have been checking on line to see if teaching hospitals around me perform surgery at a discounted rate but, I can't find any. Please help me find out where I can look or whom I need to call to get this done so I can wear that little green bikini that I bought 2 years ago.
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Help me see PLEASE!
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Posted by: Shalonda Patrick in San jacinto, CA.Posted: August 28th, 2015 08:08PM
I have had two c- sections and my youngest is 6 , when she was 3 we were wrongfully evicted and we were homeless for a year. I gained 65+ lbs within four months and even after we got an apartment and I got a part time job after, I cannot get this belly down , walking, crunches dieting, nothing helps I had always been under 135lbs except during pregnancy. I get really sad looking at by belly area because even after the 3rd child I still looked great. I will gladly allow before and after photos to be shown of me. I like the rest of my body just get rid of this flap. PLEASE.
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