How much for that tummy tuck?
We are often asked why there’s a range for the prices for a Tummy Tuck. There are many variables and we want to charge a fair price for the amount of work which is needed and every patient is different. Full vs. Mini becomes one of the reasons for a price range differential. Plus the duration of the surgery becomes another variable. Thus it isn’t like buying a one-size fits all product.
We are located in Central Valley, California, specifically Modesto, CA. Our fees for the tummy tucks which includes the Surgeons Fee, Anesthesia Fee, and Hospital Fees usually range from $6000 to $10,000 (in 2013 – please call for updated prices!). We have occasionally seen less and have also seen more for our own patients. Dr. Tammy Wu is a board certified plastic surgeon. We have seen tummy tucks advertised by other specialties, we however, feel that a board certified plastic surgeon offers the best training and experience for a tummy tuck procedure.
National Average Surgeon’s Fee for Tummy Tuck
According to ASPS (Dr. Tammy Wu is a member), the national average surgeon’s fee for a tummy tuck in 2012 was $5,241. This does not include the anesthesia or operating room fees.
The cost of a tummy tuck surgery involves these components:
- Plastic Surgeon’s Fee
- Hospital (facility) Costs
- Anesthesia Costs
- Prescription costs or medicine costs
- Post Surgery Compressive Garments
- Medical Tests
- Optional Pain Pump
- Optional stay at the hospital (inpatient instead of outpatient procedure)
There may be other fees in involved, but for the most part, the above lists covers it.