A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and it's not hard to see why. While these procedures can be life-changing for many patients, it is important to be aware of all of the tummy tuck costs associated with the procedure before diving in.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?
- Reduce your waistline
- Tighten sagging abdominal skin
- Remove stretch marks
- Change the shape of your belly
- Fix weakened muscles
Different Types of Tummy Tucks
Tummy tucks are very common. Nearly 100,000 are performed each year, according to recent data. Here are the most common types:
- Full tummy tuck: Addresses the entire midsection and is the most common. In this procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened by suturing them back together after they may have separated due to pregnancy or weight gain. It also removes the excess abdominal skin for a smooth and flat stomach.
- Mini tummy tuck: A mini tummy tuck is a minimally invasive surgery that is often a good choice for post-pregnancy “pooches.” Unlike a full tummy tuck, which treats the entire abdomen, a mini tummy tuck focuses on loose skin, muscles, or fat just below the belly button.
- Extended tummy tuck: If you're unhappy with the amount of loose skin on your body, you may want to consider an extended tummy tuck. This surgery is often used to remove large amounts of loose skin after major weight loss, often leaving a bigger scar.
What is the average cost of a tummy tuck?
It can be difficult to know which procedure is right for you and their costs will vary. The average cost of a tummy tuck is around $6,155 based on statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
That sometimes doesn't include costs for things like anesthesia, the operating room, or medication. Once you add in those costs, the total price can be closer to $10,000-$20,000 depending on the final procedure chosen by you and your surgeon, as well as the outcome of your surgery.
A tummy tuck can be a life-changing event and a big financial investment. From your very first meeting with a plastic surgeon to the supplies that you’ll need during recovery, there are additional fees to take into account. Some of these include:
- Consulting fees: Fees for meeting with your plastic surgeon before and after surgery.
- Testing: Before you go under the knife, your surgeon might see the need to run tests. This is unknown until you meet with the surgical team and make a surgical plan.
- Facility costs: Where the surgery will be performed.
- Doctor’s fees: The main cost – more experienced surgeons and surgeons in certain locations sometimes charge more. This will also include a fee for the Anesthesiologist involved.
- Anesthesia: The anesthesia used in your procedure will have to be paid for.
- Post-Op gear: Your surgeon may recommend that you wear compression garments post-op in order to help you heal faster and reduce skin sagging.
- Medication if needed: You may need medication to prevent infection and to help with the healing process.
The Costs at SixSurgery
Drain-Free Tummy Tuck – $ 7300 (mini) or $ 10 300 – $16 500 +
Additional liposuction: $ 2500 – $ 6500 per additional area to be liposuctioned
Extended / Vertical Tummy Tuck – $ 13 300 – 18 500 +
The Bottom Line
If you're looking for a way to improve the way you look, a tummy tuck may be a helpful solution. This surgery can help reduce excess skin, give you a sleeker look, and improve your self-esteem. Contact the SixSurgery Team today to find out if you’re a good candidate for this surgery.