Understanding Tummy Tuck Cost
Following successful weight loss surgery, many patients are ecstatic with their results, but are left with stretched and sagging muscles and skin in their midsection. Abdominoplasty, more commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and tighten up underlying tissue to create a smooth, toned waistline that complements the new shape of your body. If you think a tummy tuck might be right for you, you likely have questions about the cost of your treatment. Dr. H. Joseph Naim can discuss the factors that will influence your tummy tuck cost during a consultation at one of our Long Beach area locations. We offer a comprehensive approach to weight loss and can help guide you through each step of your journey. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and pricing, contact our office to make an appointment today.
Determining Your Treatment Cost
The most important factors that will affect the cost of your tummy tuck procedure are the doctor that you choose to perform the surgery and the extent of your treatment. Surgeons who are more experienced and recognized as experts in the field will often charge more for their services because they consistently provide results that are superior to their competition. This is not meant to be a discouraging factor since most patients are seeking the very best surgical outcome.
Tummy tuck surgeries can vary in their scope of treatment. Some patients may be able to achieve their treatment goals through mini tummy tuck, a less invasive procedure which carries different costs. Typically there will be some liposuction involved to enhance and fine-tune contouring, and the amount and location of fatty tissue that needs to be removed can affect pricing. Procedures that only address minimal fat deposits in the lower abdomen will generally be less expensive than a surgery that involves liposuction to treat the love handles or other areas.
Your reason for undergoing the operation is another important consideration. Generally, tummy tucks are considered cosmetic procedures and insurance companies will not cover any part of the treatment cost. However, if a patient has a medical reason for requiring the surgery, which is quite common following a bariatric procedure, insurance may contribute or completely cover the entire cost of the operation.
Patients who qualify for insurance coverage for abdominoplasty procedures will usually have some ongoing health concerns related to the excess tissue in their midsections, such as a rash, infection, or backache. Our team is happy to help you better understand your insurance, and determine what coverage you are eligible for. For patients who do not qualify for insurance coverage for a tummy tuck procedure, we offer affordable cash packages that can be customized to fit any budget.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
We want to help you achieve a body that reflects your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions about tummy tuck or would like to discuss your insurance options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Naim.