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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

Tummy Tuck Cost 

It is hard to give an exact cost for tummy tuck surgery because there’s really no standard price set for everyone. Tummy tuck cost would differ depending on its type.  There are available data and figures in the web regarding the cost of a tummy tuck but those are just rough estimates of its real value. This is because the charges for each surgical procedure changes drastically.

The general cost of tummy tuck procedures, also known as abdominoplasty, would range from $3,000 to $20,000. It is totally dependent on the patient’s needs, the type of procedure, surgeon’s location, surgeon’s professional fee and some other additional procedures that the patient would demand like butt lift and liposuction.

Tummy tuck cost comparisons

Traditional tummy tuck is more expensive compared to a mini tummy tuck. While extended tummy tuck is more costly than a traditional tummy tuck. This is because each type has different underlying procedures which can be broad or narrow. Therefore, the cost would vary depending on the length of time as well as the amount of work to be done.

If the patient’s case requires reconstructive tummy tuck surgery, which means the patient had already undergone abdominoplasty in the past, the cost might be higher than usual. This is because reconstructive tummy tuck is more complicated and difficult to perform

Tummy tuck cost would also vary depending on the surgeon’s location. The surgeon’s demographics and geography affects the value of their service considering their practices, business overhead cost and the competitiveness of the local community. While it is time consuming to search for the most cost effective yet excellent tummy tuck surgery, it is still best to do it to ensure not just fair value but also to get the best surgeons out there to take care of you.

Would there be additional cost?

It is possible that you will be charged separately for the venue, treatment and other needed facilities. Thus, it is best to ask if the price quotation given to you includes practically everything. Normally, the surgeon’s professional fee would cover about sixty to eighty percent of the total cost while anesthesia, laboratory and medical services will be charged separately. There are also cases where the surgery will not be done in the surgeon’s private clinic but in the hospital instead. The patient will usually be charged for an OR facility fee.

Bear in mind that whether the operation will be done in the hospital or not, make sure that the surgery clinic is accredited. True enough that those non-accredited surgical clinics charge less, credibility is still focal in any transaction especially those that concerns human health. Besides, you will be hurting your budget even more for paying post-surgery operation and treatments which in truth are far more expensive.

Another cost that may be added to the quotation is the post-surgery care. This includes compression garment and treatments. Moreover, the rise of insurance premium cost after the abdominoplasty operation is something that most patients are not aware of. There are certain insurance companies that consider possible side effects of the tummy tuck procedure and include it in computing coverage cost. Therefore, it is best to contact and talk to the insurance company agent and ask everything you would like to know about the policy.

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