Life can sure take its toll on the abdomen. Think about it. If you gain weight or lose it, your abdominal region stretches and shrinks. When you are pregnant, the abdomen stretches itself enough for a beautiful baby to live in it for nine months. After being pregnant one or more times, the body has really been put to the test. And if those two things aren’t enough, the very act of aging can cause your abdominal muscles and the skin over them to lose their elasticity. At Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona, we love all the wonderful things that your abdominal muscles and skin do for you and we are here to serve you with a Tummy Tuck! Let’s take a look at the cost of this wonderful treatment for those hard-working abdomens.
Tummy Tuck Overview
A Tummy Tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is an operation that is designed to reshape the abdomen. This procedure will be done under general anesthesia and takes roughly 3 hours. It is an outpatient surgery, so you go home the same day. .During the tummy tuck, Dr. Jamie Moenster will be removing excess skin and excess fat from the area. She will also tighten the underlying muscles to create a firmer, and more sculpted base.
How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost?
When considering the cost of any procedure, there are three key considerations.
- The first consideration is the experience and expertise of the surgeon. You want to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and a history of satisfied patients.
- The second consideration is the geographic location of the surgeon’s practice. The cost of procedures in very large, highly populated areas can differ from the cost of the same procedure in a very remote, sparsely populated region. The cost of living in different areas will affect the overall cost of the treatment.
- The final factor to consider when counting the cost of the tummy tuck is the type of procedure that will be used and the extent of the work that must be done.
With these 3 factors in mind, according to the 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a Tummy Tuck is $6253. This figure does not include the price of the anesthesia, the operating room charge, or the post-operative compression garments and prescriptions. It is also important to note that most Tummy Tuck surgeries are not covered by insurance companies, making the total cost of the surgery the responsibility of the patient alone. Many surgeons do offer financing plans, so be sure to inquire about those during your initial consultation.
“This office is just amazing! Dr. Moenster is phenomenal! Her bedside manner is outstanding! She takes her time with you, making sure to answer any questions you may have. No pressure at all! Very comfortable provider! I have seen her for injections as well as a Tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo! If you are wanting anything cosmetic I definitely recommend you take the time and get a consultation with her. Believe me you will be happy that you did! Thank you so much Jamie! Your amazing!”
Take The Next Step
If you are ready to pursue your Tummy Tuck, it is time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. Dr. Jamie Moenster at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to meet with you and help you begin your journey. Fill out the form on this page or call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to meeting you soon.