It can be hard to pin down the exact cost of a tummy tuck. Depending on your body, the specific procedure to be used, and the surgeon who will be performing the operation, costs can vary quite a bit. But it is possible to get a baseline or a general understanding of the costs for this type of operation. This article will explain the cost of tummy tuck procedures as best as possible.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, sometimes called an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, and firms up the muscles in the region. It is a cosmetic procedure, but is sometimes medically necessary to treat issues like hernias.
Tummy tucks are split into two different types: total, and partial. A partial tummy tuck will primarily address the region under the navel, tightening the skin and removing excess fat. A full tummy tuck will address the entire abdomen. These procedures are sometimes performed on women after childbirth and can also improve the appearance of stretch marks.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia and sedation and generally consists of several steps. First, the surgeon will make an incision along the waistline. Then, excess skin and fat will be stretched downwards and removed. Muscles will be tightened, and the skin will be secured back in place with layers of sutures.
What is the Cost of Tummy Tuck Operations?
It can be hard to pin down the exact cost of a tummy tuck, especially since the Australian Medical Board has specific and exacting guidelines for how surgeons are allowed to list the costs of these procedures.
Generally, the full cost of a tummy tuck procedure falls in the $10,000 to $16,000 range. This price generally includes the cost of a surgeon, local anaesthesia and sedation, and a day stay in the day clinic. If you have private insurance, they may cover a portion of your costs.
If you’re ready for your free consultation, get in touch with the specialists at Lavida Cosmetic Medicine today. We can book your initial appointment and help you work out the cost of a tummy tuck just for you.
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