Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the popular body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures to restore a firmer, flatter and more youthful looking abdomen. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of tummy tuck surgery, including its estimated costs.
The first goal of a responsible surgeon will be to ensure that the patient makes an informed decision after considering all issues, including the costs and their budget.
Perspicacious, pragmatic, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir of Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut provides tummy tuck to patients in New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and surrounding locations.
The price tag of a plastic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck will vary from practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice in some cases. The actual sticker price will depend on how complicated the procedure may be, and what kind of skills, time, effort, and resources may be required to accomplish the surgery.
Abdominoplasty may be performed as a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck surgery, depending on the unique needs and aesthetic goals of the patient. The cost of the procedure will vary in each case. Sometimes a tummy tuck may be a part of a mommy makeover surgery, which may make the procedure more cost-effective because of multiple procedures being performed together.
Tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction for more consistent results, which will add to the total cost of the procedure. A mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, may be performed at a much lower cost because it does not involve a major surgery or multiple incisions.
Monetary Amount Variation at Different Practices
The sticker price of a tummy tuck will also vary from one practice to another due to several factors. The geographical location will impact the cost of most services in the area, including plastic surgery services. Anesthesia costs can vary depending on whether the procedure is performed by an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist.
Tummy tuck surgery may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The potential costs and benefits in each case will vary. Patients should also consider pre- and post-operative costs such as medical tests, prescription drugs, compression garments, and post-surgical visits to the surgeon’s office. These seemingly minor costs can add up to a significant amount.
Patients should also consider the eventuality of a revision surgery. Although revision surgeries are unlikely when the tummy tuck procedure is performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, but any unforeseen complication, unfavorable scarring or results not according to the patient’s expectations may lead to the possibility of a revision surgery.
Insurance and Financing
Tummy tuck surgery is an elective procedure that is primarily performed for cosmetic enhancement purposes. Such elective procedures are typically not covered under health insurance. Therefore, patients should explore their financing options in advance.
A number of professional medical care credit companies are available that specialize in financing facilities for elective cosmetic procedures of all kinds. Sensational and dependable cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and other neighborhoods and cities in this area of the northeast for tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.