Over time, your abdomen goes through a lot of changes. With weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and lack of exercise, skin stretches and muscles lose firmness leaving you with a saggy, uncomfortable midsection. We can give you a slimmer waistline and flatter stomach with a tummy tuck, but you may want to budget for your tummy tuck cost.
1. Determine Your Surgery Cost
A tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat with liposuction, removing excess skin, and tightening stomach muscles. Costs can vary based on procedures, but we can help you determine an accurate cost for your surgery.
2. Ask About Financing Options
Typically, a tummy tuck is not covered by insurance, so you should ask about financing options. You may be able to pay with a credit card or financing option that allows you to make installment payments. This can help you spread your tummy tuck cost out over time.
3. Decide on Your Recovery Stay
After surgery, you’ll need several days to recover. A hospital recovery stay will probably cost you more than a private in-patient facility. We will recommend the best type of facility for your recovery stay so we can monitor your recovery.
4. Plan for Recovery Costs
After surgery, you won’t be able to drive for a while, so you may incur transportation costs. You’ll also need medication to prevent swelling and promote healing. We can help you budget for post-operative expenses that impact your tummy tuck cost.
5. Plan for Follow up Visits
You will need to budget for follow up office visits after surgery. We will need to remove the dressing and check on the healing process of your incision and scar. We will monitor your overall recovery progress to make sure your tummy tuck heals properly.