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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Cost

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Cost – West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Cost - West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel ValleyThe cost of tummy tuck cosmetic surgery may vary from one practice to another due to a number of factors. Dr. Daniel Lin will discuss the cost aspect in detail during the initial consultation with his patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia and surrounding communities.

Cost Factors

The following are some of the key factors that may determine the cost of abdominplasty at the office of a particular plastic surgeon:

Practice Location

The cost of abdominoplasty in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, or nearby areas is likely to differ from the cost of the same procedure in Virginia. This is because the average cost of living may be different in the two regions, and it will have an impact on all the products and services sold in a particular area.

Fee Charged by the Surgeon

Surgeon’s fee constitutes a significant component of the overall costs of tummy tuck. This fee may depend on the skills, experience, and reputation of a plastic surgeon in performing tummy tuck surgeries. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises patients to choose the right surgeon for their needs, and treat the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration in their decision.

Anesthesia and Operating Room Expenses

If the tummy tuck procedure is to be performed under general anesthesia, the fee of the anesthesiologist should be considered. When the procedure is performed at a state of the art surgical facility with advanced technologies and experienced staff members, the cost may be higher than that of an average facility.

Complexity of the Surgery

The length and complexity of the tummy tuck cosmetic surgery may impact the overall cost of procedure. A full abdominoplasty would cost more than just a partial or mini abdominoplasty. If the procedure is combined with liposuction or another surgery, the cost would be different.

Additional Expenses

When preparing the cost estimate for tummy tuck, the patient should also consider smaller cost components such as the costs of medical tests, prescription drugs, post-surgery visits to the surgeon, and other related costs. These costs can add up to a significant amount, and they may vary from one case to another.

Average Cost of Abdominoplasty

As per the figures released by the ASPS, the national average cost of tummy tuck procedure in the United States in 2012 was $5,241. However, this cost excludes the costs of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other related expenses. The ASPS also clarifies that the overall cost of procedure would vary from one practice to another depending on various factors.

Insurance and Financing

Abdominoplasty is usually performed as an elective surgery for aesthetic reasons. Therefore, the cost of such a procedure is not likely to be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. However, if the procedure is deemed necessary due to specific medical reasons, the full or partial cost may be covered under the insurance policy. Patients can also get the procedure financed through professional medical care financing companies. This can make the payment process more convenient and within the monthly household budget of the patient.

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