How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in the US?

a woman's belly being marked before procedureAmericans who underwent an abdominoplasty in 2016 paid an average of nearly $5,800 each, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

If you plan to undergo a tummy tuck in Utah, for example, you need to consider the fact that the cost of such cosmetic surgery in the state may have become more or less expensive now compared to two years ago.

Surgical Expenses

The cost of a tummy tuck operation will mainly depend on the surgeon’s fee, operating room facilities, and anesthesia. When shopping around for rates, remember that these cost factors come into play, so you should expect to pay more than the quoted price. Health insurance providers normally exclude this service from patient coverage.

However, you should ask your doctor if they offer flexible payment plans to help their patients. Other than considering the associated costs, you should be more thorough about choosing a qualified and board-certified surgeon.

Experience and Credentials

A surgeon’s experience will be an important indicator of their ability to perform abdominoplasty with the best results and minimal risks. Credentials, on the other hand, serve as proof that you are in good hands.

Eric Ashby, Utah Plastic Surgery Society president, said that you should check a person’s qualifications through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing or other state licensing boards. There is also a subtle difference between a cosmetic and a plastic surgeon. The latter should have completed a post-medical-school training requirement between five and eight years, while the former should have done the same for three to five years.

Like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery will require you to do your own research. This will help you avoid paying a high price for an unsuccessful operation. It will also allow you to find the right surgeon to help you.