If you have sagging skin around your stomach, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure. This surgery – also known as an abdominoplasty – is a great option for people who have skin that didn’t “snap back” after major weight loss, pregnancy, or even as a result of getting older.
Interested in the surgery, but not sure how much you should budget? Let’s take a look at how much a tummy tuck costs.
The Average Cost of a Tummy Tuck
The average cost of a tummy tuck procedure is $6,253, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Added fees for the operating room and anesthesiologist may bring the total closer to $10,000. While your tummy tuck cost may be different, it’s a good starting place for understanding how much you should begin to budget.
3 Factors That Can Affect Your Tummy Tuck Cost
1. Your location.
If you live in a major metro area, there’s a good chance you’re going to pay more for your surgery than if you live in a rural area. That’s because your plastic surgeon may have to charge more due to pricey rents, utilities, and more operational costs.
2. Your plastic surgeon’s experience levels.
The more experienced and esteemed the plastic surgeon, the more likely it is that you’re paying for that experience. That’s a good thing, as when it comes to tummy tuck surgery, you don’t want the budget to be a leading factor in your decision-making process.
3. Additional surgical costs.
It’s worth noting that the final price of your tummy tuck procedure can be influenced by additional costs stemming from the surgical center, prescription medications, and even general anesthesia fees. Make sure you have a full understanding of what’s included in any tummy tuck surgery fee.
The best way to find out how much your tummy tuck surgery will cost is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Robert Aycock. As a tummy tuck specialist, Dr. Aycock can work closely with you to identify if you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck, what you can expect from the surgery, and how much your procedure may cost.
Additionally, Dr. Aycock is pleased to offer affordable financing options to patients who qualify.
Hey, it’s been two whole years since my TT. It’s been one year since I gave up beef and pork. What I realized is I didn’t lose any weight but my health is awesome. No high cholesterol, no High Blood pressure etc. Feeling good even though a gained a few pounds which I’m working on getting off now. I’m more of a private person so I never post photos. I will post one today with my small weight gain. Work in progress! Need to work out more and firm up. Never giving up I spent too much money.
Take the Next Step
Ready to take the leap? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.