Posted: March 8, 2019
The cost of an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, varies by plastic surgeon, location, and other factors. Plastic surgeons who are board-certified will likely have higher prices than a cosmetic surgeon with less training and experience, and certain cities may have higher operating expenses due to the cost of living. While tummy tuck cost is an important aspect of the decision to have the procedure, it shouldn’t be the defining factor of who you choose to perform your tummy tuck. Low price tags that seem too good to be true often are, and you may be putting your safety at risk.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers financing options to give you the opportunity to reach your aesthetic goals for your body affordably. Some of the aspects that play a role in the cost of the tummy tuck surgery include:
1. Tummy Tuck Surgery Fees
When you have an abdominoplasty, the price is the sum of several fees. The plastic surgeon will have a fee for the procedure, which typically includes follow-up visits to ensure proper recovery and satisfactory results. There are fees for the surgical center—which should be an accredited facility where your plastic surgeon has privileges. The anesthesiologist also carries charges. A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia, so you’re unconscious during the procedure. There could be an additional cost for compression garments that help during recovery to reduce swelling and promote healing.
2. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Vs. Cosmetic Surgeon
A cosmetic surgeon is someone with a medical license who chooses to go into cosmetic surgery, which means they may not have the training and experience necessary to deliver your desired results. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) requires certified plastic surgeons to go through additional training, oral and written exams, and renew the certification every ten years. When you choose an ABPS-certified plastic surgeon, you can trust that you’re in skilled, experienced hands. While a cosmetic surgeon may charge less, a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as our Dr. David Bogue, comes with added security and trust in your results.
Make sure you research your plastic surgeon, read patient reviews, and view before and after tummy tuck photos.
3. The Type of Tummy Tuck & Combination Procedures
Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers four abdominoplasty options: Mini Tummy Tuck, Full Abdominoplasty, Extended Tummy Tuck, and Circumferential Body Lift. The form of tummy tuck that’s right for you depends on the extent of cosmetic concerns you have, and the cost of each tummy tuck type varies.
If you have minimal loose skin and are mainly concerned about your lower abdomen, the mini-abdominoplasty may be the best fit for you whereas if you’re also worried about your thighs, “love handles,” lower back, and buttocks, a circumferential body lift could be the best way to deliver dramatic results. The circumferential body lift is typically for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin that extends from the ribs down to the thighs. The mini tummy tuck doesn’t require an overnight stay, but the circumferential body lift does, which means the price difference between the two will be significant due to the facility costs.
Dr. Bogue may recommend combining your tummy tuck with liposuction, which will carry a higher price, but lower overall when you compare the two procedures separately.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation in Boca Raton
The cost of a tummy tuck with our board-certified plastic surgeon varies by patient. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, contact Dr. Bogue in Boca Raton today at (561) 886-1002 for a complimentary consultation. We serve patients in surrounding areas of Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach.