Tummy Tuck Cost
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be just what you need to tone your abdomen, but you might have questions about the cost.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Tracy McCall can provide an individualized quote and offer answers about financing and payment options.
Men and women from the Milwaukee area can read on to learn more about the cost of tummy tuck surgery at our practice in Waukesha, WI...
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a tummy tuck in the United States in 2020 was $6,154. Keep in mind that this is just an average, and that the price can vary from patient to patient.
Since the price of a tummy tuck is so individualized, it's important that prospective patients visit Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery for a consultation. Dr. McCall and provide a price quote for you as well as a breakdown of the costs involved.
Is Abdominoplasty Covered by Insurance?
No. Like liposuction, a tummy tuck is considered an elective procedure rather than being medically necessary. Health insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery.
Factors Affecting Tummy Tuck Cost
The Complexity of Your CaseSome patients may have unique concerns or needs that require additional planning and attention. Our plastic surgeon may need to consider the location of incisions, scarring risk, and the need for additional pre-op and post-op care.
The Type of Tummy Tuck PerformedSome patients may need more or less revision of their abdominal area. If you have a relatively small amount of excess skin, you may qualify for a mini tummy tuck, which would cost a bit less than a traditional abdominoplasty. On the other hand, if you require an extended tummy tuck, that will cost more than the standard procedure.
The Need for Additional Body ContouringIf you've lost significant weight, you may require more than removing excess skin and repairing abdominal muscles. Other body contouring surgeries may be needed to complete a post-pregnancy mommy makeover or a total body lift after major weight loss.
Tummy Tuck Financing Options Making Plastic Surgery More Affordable
We don't want the cost of a tummy tuck to put a financial strain on your household. That's why our practice accepts financing through CareCredit® and United Medical Credit. These lenders allow you to divide the total cost of cosmetic surgery into affordable installments.
Ultimately, we want as many people as possible to experience the benefits of expert plastic surgery. During your visit to our Waukesha office, we can work with you to find an affordable cosmetic solution.
Something to Consider Beware of Low-Cost Deals
You may see cheap tummy tuck surgery advertised for $4,000 or less online. These deals are probably too good to be true, as they likely involve hidden fees or charges. In addition, the procedure may not be performed by a reputable plastic surgeon. As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, do your research on the surgeon and facility, and use your best judgment.
Is a Tummy Tuck Worth the Price? Do Abdominoplasty Benefits Justify the Cost?
After substantial weight loss, you may have loose skin and stretch marks that affect the way you feel about your appearance. An abdominoplasty can help you achieve a slimmer frame, allowing you to wear new outfits and experience improved confidence. It can be difficult to put a price tag on this renewed sense of self.
A tummy tuck can be a worthwhile investment, but it's a good idea to talk it over with an expert. At Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery, we'll help you evaluate the pros and cons of surgery and come up with a cost-effective treatment plan to achieve your goals.
"Dr. McCall is a wonderful person and surgeon. I’m only 4 days out from my tummy tuck, but the results are already better than I ever could have asked for. I carried around a large apron of skin since I was 17. I waited 24 years to have it removed. Dr. McCall blessed me beyond belief and went the extra mile for my procedure. Her kindness, compassion, and expertise leaves me speechless and in tears. She has literally given me back part of my life. One of the reasons why I chose Dr. McCall is because she came highly recommended by my primary care physician, as well as other mom’s in a local mom’s group. Dr. McCall’s approach is very straightforward and unpretentious, which I personally appreciate. You can tell that she truly cares about her patients and her masterpieces! Her office staff and nurse Kristen, are also wonderful!" Robin Beining