What Factors Affect Tummy Tuck Cost?

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Are you considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to flatten your waistline and improve your confidence? This transformative body contouring procedure profoundly enhances your appearance and lifestyle, but we recognize that it also impacts your wallet.

Let’s explore the factors that affect tummy cost to help you better understand, plan, and confidently approach your procedure.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in San Antonio?

At our San Antonio plastic surgery practice, a tummy tuck procedure starts at $8,450. Tummy tuck pricing varies because each patient has unique needs and aesthetic goals, and we always take a customized approach to your treatment. Generally speaking, the more complex your procedure is, the higher the cost.

Because a tummy tuck is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, health insurance generally does not cover it. However, if excessive, loose skin causes medical concerns, your insurance may cover the cost of a panniculectomy. We offer tummy tuck financing options to help make paying for your procedure more convenient and affordable. After your personalized consultation, we’ll provide a detailed price quote that aligns with your treatment plan.

Mini Tummy Tuck Cost vs. Extended Tummy Tuck Cost

The type of tummy tuck you have drives overall cost. A mini (short-scar) tummy tuck uses a modified approach by only addressing loose abdominal skin below the belly button. A full or extended tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat above and below the navel. We also reposition the skin around the belly button for natural-looking results. Liposuction is typically included to help eliminate fat and sculpt your ideal physique.

While a mini tummy tuck is a cost-effective alternative to a full or extended tummy tuck, it only provides limited results. A full or extended tummy tuck is a better option for patients who want to repair ab muscle separation and address excessive, loose skin following pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Choosing Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon

Even though cost is a major consideration, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor when choosing the right tummy tuck surgeon. Always opt for a well-credentialed surgeon who makes you feel safe, confident, and supported during your initial consultation.

It’s essential to place your safety and trust in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive body contouring experience. We suggest reading patient reviews and viewing your surgeon’s gallery of before and after tummy tuck photos featuring actual patient results.

Understanding Additional Tummy Tuck Fees

We always strive to be transparent by sharing detailed pricing before your procedure. Keep in mind that you need to consider pre- and post-surgery costs. Our procedure pricing always includes the following:

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • OR/surgical center fees
  • Anesthesia
  • Post-surgery medications and supplies

We may recommend combining your tummy tuck with other procedures to address multiple concerns during a single surgery. For example, a mommy makeover is considered the ultimate combination surgery. It helps women dramatically transform after having children by combining a tummy tuck with breast augmentation,  breast lift, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures that deliver comprehensive rejuvenation. However, combining additional procedures with your tummy tuck increases the total cost.

Start Your Transformation!

If you have more questions about how to pay for your tummy tuck procedure, we encourage you to contact us at any time. Request a consultation online or call us at (210) 942-6672 to embark on your aesthetic journey!

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