You should expect to spend anything between $3,000-$15,000 when considering a tummy tuck, WebMD explains. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons also pegged the average cost of the procedure in 2020 at $6,154 (not including additional expenses for anesthesia, prescriptions, after-care items, testing fees, facility charges, and more). The full cost actually depends on a number of factors, like how intricate your surgery is expected to be, the surgeon’s rate based on expertise and experience, as well as your location, per Real Self.
A more affordable option to consider is a mini tummy tuck which costs $4,000-$5,000. Bear in mind, however, that there is a difference between this and the full tummy tuck. Board certified surgeon Dr. Stephen Bresnick, M.D. says that whereas a mini tuck only addresses loose skin and excess fat below the navel, a full tummy tuck tightens the muscle in the entire abdominal area. Also, the incisions of a mini tummy tuck are a lot shorter than a full tummy tuck, making the recovery time shorter.
No doubt, a tummy tuck procedure is expensive but most patients report full satisfaction after the surgeries, writes Dr Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center. The surgeries also have a 96% “worth it” rating based on nearly 8,000 Real Self reviews.