In general, the total cost of a tummy tuck includes three fees: the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesia fee and the facility fee. The average surgeon’s fee is slightly more than $5,000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is the average, which means individual surgeons may charge more or less.
Anesthesia and facility fees vary based on the extent of the surgery and where it is performed. A more extensive tummy tuck procedure will cost more, and the total cost will be higher if other procedures are performed at the same time as the tummy tuck. Costs are typically higher if you have the surgery performed in a hospital and an overnight stay is required.
Additional fees that may not be included in your initial quote include tests such as x-rays before and after surgery, medications and antibiotics, other post-surgery services, and follow-up appointments.
Based on these estimated costs, the average total cost of a tummy tuck can vary from $7,000 to $15,000 or more.
Tummy tucks are considered cosmetic procedures and are not usually covered by your health insurance. Check your own medical coverage to be sure.
For more information and to schedule your tummy tuck, visit Dr. Wali’s website www.plasticsurgerysocal.com.