Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) Cost
Tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure involving reduction of loose skin and excess fat tissue to sculpt the abdominal contours. At the time of initial consultation, the tummy tuck surgeon will discuss all aspects of the surgery, including its expected costs. The goal is to help the patient make a well-informed decision.
Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin provide abdominoplasty to patients in Richmond area and various other communities, including Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, and Chevy Chase.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery will vary from one practice to another, and may even vary from one patient to another at the same practice. A number of factors will impact the overall monetary amount of surgery.
Where the Practice is Located
Costs of most types of goods and services, including plastic surgery services, can vary from one city to another. This can depend on the average income of the local population, real estate costs, taxation and other local parameters. For instance, the cost in Richmond, VA may not be the same as the cost in, say, Boulder, CO.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee of the plastic surgeon can vary depending on their qualifications, experience, and reputation in the area of tummy tuck surgery. In any case, for a major surgery such as tummy tuck, it is important to choose a fully trained and experienced surgeon. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients must choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should be secondary to such a choice.
Surgical Facility and Anesthesia Costs
The surgical facility’s impact on your finances can vary depending on whether the procedure is performed at a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The kind of technology and services offered at the facility will also make a difference. Anesthesia may be performed by an anesthesiologist or a trained nurse. Their fees will vary according to their skills and experience, which should be considered while estimating the final price tag.
Extent of Surgery
Some patients may need to undergo a full abdominoplasty, while others may only need a partial tummy tuck as a maintenance procedure for minor improvements. Some cases can be more complex, particularly if they involve tightening of underlying weak or separated abdominal muscles.
The length and complexity of the surgery can have an impact on the final cost of the procedure. The choice of technologies and whether the procedure is performed as a standalone surgery or in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction will also affect the overall costs.
Insurance and Financing
In most situations, the cost of tummy tuck will not be covered under the patient’s health plan, unless as an exception when the procedure is performed out of medical necessity. Patients should explore various competitive financing options well before the procedure in order to pay for it in convenient, monthly installments. The surgeon’s office may offer assistance in this regard.
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