It is everyone’s dream to have a leveled and well-structured abdomen. Naturally, to achieve a leveled and well-structured abdomen, what you only need to do is to exercise and watch your diet.
However, sometimes, even with strict adherence to diet and regular exercises, some people still struggle with sagging skin and persistent fat around their abdomens.
This can be due to aging, pregnancy, past surgery or hereditary factors.
A tummy tuck is a type of surgery done to permanently remove stubborn fat and sagging skin from around the abdomen.
This, as a result, restores the destabilized muscles and making the abdominal contour even and dense.
It is also referred to as abdominoplasty. According to the American society of plastic surgeons’ statistics, more than 117,000 Americans undertook tummy tuck surgery in 2014. Tummy tuck surgery is almost similar to liposuction.
There are many variations of a tummy tuck. One of the common variations is the mini tummy tuck.
Unlike the full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck uses a shorter incision slightly above the pubic region.
Mini tummy tuck’s incision is similar to cesarean section incision. The mini tummy tuck is ideal for those patients with less excess abdominal skin or fat that is localized just below the belly button area.
Cost of a Tummy Tuck
The total tummy tuck cost is a composite of several costs including the anesthesia fees, medical tests, surgical facility costs, surgeon’s fees, and post-surgery garments.
Tummy tuck surgery costs vary depending on a number of things. Below are factors that can affect the cost of having a tummy tuck surgery;
- The type of the tummy tuck
- Surgeon conducting the procedure
- Facility where the surgery is taking place
- The anesthesia being used
- Different medical tests conducted
- Your geographical location
- The nature of post-surgery procedures.
Tummy tuck surgery is treated as a cosmetic enhancement. As such, tummy tuck surgery and its related complications are rarely covered by most insurance companies.
However, if a patient is suffering from massive weight loss, especially after bariatric surgery, then it’s possible to get an insurance cover for a tummy tuck surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons studies, averagely, if you choose to do a tummy tuck in the US, it will cost you about $5,992, but the prices range from $2,000 to $12,000.
Below are tummy tuck prices for different geographical locations in United States and across the world:
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Mini Tummy Tuck cost
Because mini tummy tuck is less involving and does not require in-patient services as compared to a full tummy tuck, it costs a little less.
The prices range from $1,500 to $15,000 with an average price of a mini tummy tuck going at around $4,500.
Tummy Tuck Financing Plans
In recent times, most surgeons are allowing their patients to pay for the service using different and affordable payment plans.
Some of the allowed financing options include:
- Surgeon-specific payment plans
- Personal credit cards
- Medical credit cards
- Retirement account loans
- Home equity loans
Most patients that have performed tummy tuck have always looked for cheaper options.
I won’t recommend that kind of approach. If you are planning to have a tummy tuck, look at diverse factors.
This includes the nature of your abdomen, the experience of the surgeon and the indirect costs of any payment plan. Make sure that the costs match your budget.
Cost of other related treatments.
- Liposuction Cost – $9,200
- Smart Lipo Cost – $5,000