Tummy Tuck Costs
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How much does a tummy tuck typically cost?
You've had gastric bypass surgery and you vow never to get overweight again. You quit smoking and have eliminated your Type II diabetes. You look better and feel better. However, your belly appears as if it has jowls. This is common--when you're overweight, your skin is stretched like a balloon, and gastric bypass surgery deflates your belly. Will it cost as much to get rid of the excess skin with a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty as the bariatric surgery did?
Abdominoplasty cost can vary from surgeon to surgeon, state to state, and costs include:
- Surgeon's fee
- Facility fee
- Anesthesia (costs can be lower if you don't opt for general anesthesia)
- Surgical instruments
- Pre- and post-operative consultations
- Corrective treatments
The average abdominoplasty cost is $6,500, but check with your surgeon. A tummy tuck practitioner may not give an average quote on the Web site or in brochures, but may charge you on a case-by-case basis. Consult your abdominoplasty surgeon. A complete abdominoplasty for gastric bypass patients tightens skin on the back, lower body, and legs, which increases abdominoplasty cost. Of course, if you hadn't stopped smoking and eliminated diabetes, abdominoplasty cost would be a moot point. Surgeons don't consider patients who smoke or are diabetic. Fortunately, you're investing in your health and physical well-being, not just with money but with a complete change of lifestyle.