Tummy tuck cosmetic surgery is typically undertaken as an elective procedure. For this reason, you may not be able to obtain insurance coverage for this surgery and should be prepared to pay the full costs out-of-pocket.
At the time of your initial consultation, your surgeon will explain to you all aspects of the tummy tuck surgery, including its estimated costs. The first goal of a responsible surgeon will be to provide the patient with clear and accurate information to enable them to make a well-considered decision.
Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.
Factors Affecting the Cost
Tummy tuck plastic surgery costs can vary between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice. A few key factors that can influence the overall surgery costs include:
The average cost of living varies between different regions. Therefore, the practice location can be a factor that influences the costs of your tummy tuck procedure. Prime urban centers and busy metropolitan cities usually have higher real estate costs and overheads compared to a small town in an interior region. This will impact the costs of various types of products and services, including cosmetic procedures, such as abdominoplasty.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee that your surgeon will charge is likely to be commensurate with their professional credentials, experience, and recognition in the field of cosmetic surgery. The surgeon’s fee is a key cost component that will affect the total surgery costs.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should carefully consider the skills and qualifications of the surgeon when making a choice, while aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary factor.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Expenses
Your surgeon could recommend the use of general anesthesia for a major plastic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck. An anesthesiologist or qualified anesthetist nurse will administer the anesthesia. They will charge a fee according to their qualifications and experience.
You may undergo tummy tuck surgery at a hospital, an ambulatory surgery center, or a private surgical suite. Each option offers its own set of costs and benefits, which you should carefully weigh.
Extent of Surgery
Your surgical technique for the tummy tuck procedure will depend on your unique mid-section anatomy and your personal aesthetic goals. The complexity and length of your procedure may influence the total sticker price of the surgery.
A partial tummy tuck, which involves no muscle tightening, will be more affordable in comparison to a traditional tummy tuck procedure. There will be an increase in the procedure monetary amount if the surgeon performs liposuction surgery as an ancillary procedure to reduce your love handles or other areas.
Insurance and Financing
In exceptional cases, where the tummy tuck procedure is medically necessary, you may be eligible for insurance coverage. In other cases, it may be a poignant idea to consider your financing options. A number of professional medical care financing companies offer faster loan approvals, competitive interest rates, and convenient monthly installments.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for tummy tuck body contouring surgery.
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.