What is the cost of a Tummy Tuck procedure?

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.  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.

Dr. Tammy Wu & Dr. Calvin Lee.   Surgical Artistry, Modesto, CA.   www.SurgeryToday.com (209) 551-1888

Dr. Tammy Wu & Dr. Calvin Lee.
Surgical Artistry, Modesto, CA.
www.SurgeryToday.com
(209) 551-1888

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About Tammy Wu

Dr. Tzuying Tammy Wu, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Modesto, CA and co-founder of Surgical Artistry. She graduated top of her medical school class at Brown University. She received her plastic surgery training with Dr. Elvin Zook at Southern Illinois University. She and her husband, Dr. Calvin Lee created Surgical Artistry in 2006 in Modesto, CA. Her specialty includes Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Facelift, and several other cosmetic surgeries. Before 2006, she worked with Sutter Gould-Memorial in Modesto, a large multispecialty group, as their sole Plastic Surgeon in Modesto. She also works as a board of director member for the Cooperative of American Physicians in Los Angeles, CA. She regularly runs marathons and half marathons. She is the title sponsor of the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. There are about 16 other doctors in her family - brothers, parents, uncles, aunts, in-laws, and cousins. Disclaimer: Please see your physician in person for specific medical advice, this webpage is intended for information, not advice directed towards you.