A tummy tuck is the removal of excess skin and fat, which is sought by those with excess abdominal tissue following a pregnancy (twin pregnancies in particular) or weight loss. Although excess fat is removed in a tummy tuck, its main benefit is that fact that it tightens loose skin, which you cannot get rid of through diet and exercise. You can expect to pay at least $4,000. Some cost $9,000 and others can cost around $15,000. Although tummy tuck prices are highly variable, the average is around $5,000. Exactly how much it will cost you depends on the extent of the excess skin, your age, and your overall health. The cost of a tummy tuck will depend on you as well. The price you get will depend on the type of tummy tuck (you can get a complete, partial, or a combination with another procedure such as a breast lift), the surgeon, and your location. Generally, if you live in large city, you can expect the prices to be less as there will be more competition. If you live in a small town you can expect to be charged higher prices. As such, it makes sense to look for surgeons not just in your area because the cost of the round-trip flight and lodging pales in comparisons to the total cost of tummy tuck. Furthermore, you might not like the quality of surgeons in your area and opt for one in some other city. Although cost should certainly be one of your deciding factors, it shouldn't be the only one. In the grand scheme of things, it is worth it to pay $2,000 more for a surgeon who you know will get the job done right. Furthermore, it's not like you have to pay the cost of the tummy tuck immediately

You can get financing from companies such as CareCredit as your health insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of the procedure. Although your insurance may cover parts of it, you're still going to have to pay for most of it no matter what. The surgeon may also offer some sort of a financing or payment plan to help you pay for the surgery. The tummy tuck surgery cost will consist of the surgery itself, anesthesia that is administered by an anesthesiologist, and other costs such as the use of an operating room and operating equipment. There are also pre and post operation fees to consider. You may have complications, such as an infection, which will require further treatment. You may also have to pay for prescription medications following this outpatient procedure. Before the surgery you're going to have to undergo some tests, which will cost money. When you are shopping around for tummy tuck surgeons you want to make sure that you get the full cost so that you can make apples to apples comparisons. Some surgeons have their own private operating room while others have to make use of hospital's facilities, which will increase the total cost of the abdominoplasty. You want to keep in mind that the cost of the surgery itself will only be around 70% of the total cost.

A tummy tuck is an outpatient surgery, which means that you don't have to spend the night at the hospital following the procedure. This means that you can go straight home and not have to worry about any extra fees from the hospital for staying overnight.

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An unexpected cost of a tummy tuck is that your health insurance premiums may rise following the procedure. You may want to talk to your insurance provider to see if your premium will be affected. Your premiums may go up because your provider may think that you pose more of a risk due to complications from the tummy tuck procedure.