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How much does a tummy tuck cost?

Tara Whitworth
Nursing
The cost of tummy tuck surgery varies from state to state. The total cost is determined by several factors, such as the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. In general, it can cost anywhere from $4000 to $12,000, but most facilities offer payment options, such as a payment plan or financing. 
Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck abdominoplasty or panniculectomy (enormous abdominoplasty) range in price anywhere between $5,000 and $25,000. Prices certainly will vary due to geographical areas. Most importantly is that the patient must have the abdominoplasty performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. The doctor must be a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, have a board certified anesthesiologist and an accredited ambulatory surgical center in order to perform this surgery in a safe and predictable manner. 

An abdominoplasty for a reduced price by a non-qualified doctor could be disastrous, unreparable, or fatal. Abdominoplasty procedures require skill and experience especially with tightening of the internal muscle lining. Complications from unqualified surgeons can lead to severe hemorrhage, infection, skin necrosis, untoward scarring.

Plastic surgery should be performed by doctors who are qualified and real costs are associated with that. Again board certified anesthesiologist to place the patient under general anesthesia, ambulatory centers that are certified and nursing staff and certified scrub techs that are certified and qualified to aid the surgeon in this invasive operative procedure.
Erik A. Hoy, MD
Plastic Surgery
Procedure costs vary between surgeons and geographic locations, but a sample range of prices for tummy tuck procedures might be $3,000 to $12,000. As much as you might be tempted to pay less for your procedure, remember: you often get what you pay for! Do your homework, find a surgeon you trust, who can help best ensure your safety and satisfaction, and then find out what the cost is. Buyer beware: plastic surgery should not be a service that you bargain shop for!

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