Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the major body contouring plastic surgery procedures. As the procedure is usually performed as an elective surgery without insurance coverage, cost becomes an important starting point for many patients.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie will discuss all aspects of tummy tuck during the initial consultation with the patient, including its estimated costs. Dr. Motykie provides tummy tuck and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Factors Affecting Your Checking Account
The sticker price of tummy tuck plastic surgery can vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice. The following factors will influence the actual cost of procedure:
Where the practice is located can make a significant difference to the costs of tummy tuck surgery. The average costs of most types of goods and services, including plastic surgery services, will usually be higher in prime urban centers, coastal regions and other major cities. On the other hand, a practice located in a smaller town in the interior regions may be able to offer slightly lower prices because the average cost of living is lower.
A cosmetic surgeon who is board certified and is considered an authority in the field of body contouring surgeries may usually charge a higher fee than another surgeon who is less trained or less experienced or working under the supervision of a senior surgeon. According to the ASPS, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should be secondary to such a decision.
Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs
Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia. If the anesthesia procedure is performed by a board certified anesthesiologist, their fee may be relatively higher than that of a registered anesthetist nurse. Furthermore, if the procedure is performed at a fully accredited (AAAASF) surgical facility or at a hospital, the costs will be higher as compared to a procedure performed at a private surgical suite.
Extent of Surgery
Some patients may only require mini abdominoplasty, which addresses only the lower abdominal region, the overall sticker price of the procedure may be less than a full tummy tuck surgery. If liposuction is combined with the procedure, it may also have an effect on the costs.
Following the surgery, many patients may prefer to stay for one or more nights at the recovery treat with 24×7 nursing care. This will marginally increase the costs but make the immediate post-operative period safer and easier. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.
The patients should explore their financing options well in advance to make it easier to pay for the tummy tuck surgery. Specialized medical financing firms offer loans for cosmetic procedures, which makes the loan procedure quick and efficient. In some cases, very low or even zero interest rates may be charged for the first one or two years. The patient can repay the loan in convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months.
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