Average Cost Of A Tummy Tuck And Liposuction

Average Cost Of A Tummy Tuck And Liposuction

Abdominoplasty or ‘tummy tuck’ is a cosmetic surgery procedure. This involves removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal region to tighten the abdominal wall. This surgery is required either for women with loose tissues after pregnancy or other individuals where the sagging is due to weight loss.

The procedure restores weak and separated muscles and creates smooth and firm abdominal profile. People who are planning for weight loss need to postpone this procedure till the weight loss is completed.

Liposuction or lipoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove fat from many different parts of the body. The areas of the body which are considered for this procedure include abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back of the arms etc. This procedure is not to be considered as alternative to exercise and diet. It is a form of body contouring. The procedure makes use of a stainless steel tube connected to a suction pump and inserted in the body fat for its removal through suction.

In a cosmetic surgery operation cost depends on many factors such as age of the patient, weight and the state of health. The cost for the tummy tuck is given below.

Surgeons fee - $5,200
           Anesthesiologist - $500
           Facility fee - $500
           Average total cost - $6,200

For liposuction, the following costs are to be considered.

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Surgical supplies
  • Operating room cost
  • Anesthesiologist fee
  • Lab fees
  • X-rays

Costs are given below. These are national averages (2007)

Body part

US $

Body part

US $

Tummy Upper & Lower

3000-7500

Chin & Neck

2000-4500

Arms

1500-5000

Thighs & Knees

2000-5000

Buttocks

1500-4500

Inner Thighs & Knees

2000-5000

Hips

1600-5000

Thighs

1600-5000

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