Tummy tucks, or to use their technical name, abdominoplasty, is a form of cosmetic surgery that focuses on removing excess skin and fat from the stomach area. It is a quite a common form of cosmetic surgery so you will find that most clinics will offer it, and it is for this reason that it is always a smart idea to compare a few tummy tuck prices from different clinics before committing.

Tummy tucks are often thought of as a "quick fix" when it comes to weight loss, which is in fact as far from the truth as you can get. It is a very serious procedure to undergo, and is actually major abdominal surgery. Tummy tucks are not to be used as a form of weight loss, as this is not what they are designed to do. They are most commonly performed on those who have excess skin sagging on their stomachs, which can be a result of many things such as losing a large amount of weight, or numerous pregnancies. The idea of a tummy tuck is to tidy up the stomach area, removing aprons of skin that hang down, which for those who have worked hard and lost a lot of weight can be a distressing after effect.

Tummy tuck prices are one of the more varying prices among cosmetic surgery procedures, mainly due to the great differences in the amount of work involved on a case by case basis. There are varying levels of tummy tucks, ranging from mini tummy tucks through to full tummy tucks, depending on the amount of skin and fat that needs removing and whether any underlying muscles need tightening. It may also be the case that additional surgery in the form of liposuction is needed, which can be done at the same time, in order to give the best result possible. This is something your surgeon will discuss with you at your initial consultation, where they will advise you on the best course of action to give you the results you desire. If you are unsure of the type of results you can expect to see from the type of procedure being recommended, then don't be afraid to ask the surgeon if they have any before and after pictures of tummy tucks they have carried out. Most good cosmetic surgery clinics will hold a portfolio of pictures for each of the procedures they carry out in order to give new patients a good idea of what to expect, not only from a results point of view, but also from a scarring point of view.

On average you can expect to find tummy tuck prices ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, of course, the more extensive the surgery, the more expensive it will be. This is why it is always worth getting at least a couple of accurate quotes from different surgeons to make sure you are getting the type of procedure you need, at a good price. Once you have a quote or two, make sure that it covers all aspects of your tummy tuck surgery. This will include things such as the surgeons fees, anesthetic, clinic fees, including more than likely an overnight stay and a comprehensive aftercare package. There is nothing worse than thinking you have found great tummy tuck prices at a great clinic, only to discover later on that there are additional costs that will have to be covered.