Tummy Tuck Cost
Tummy tuck cost depends on your goals, the experience of your surgeon, and the extent of your surgery. Dr. Brian F. Burns in Victoria, TX, invites you to learn more about what you can expect to pay for a tummy tuck, and how convenient financing options can make this procedure affordable on virtually any budget.
Factors That Affect Cost
No two tummy tuck procedures are the same. The cost varies depending on:
Extent of Surgery
If you only want to address the lower half of your abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may be enough to achieve the results you want. However, if you want to address a larger area, Dr. Burns may recommend an extended tummy tuck. Because an extended tummy tuck offers more comprehensive results in a larger area, it is more expensive than a traditional tummy tuck.
Your Surgeon's Level of Experience
Surgeons with more experience typically charge more than less experienced colleagues. Although it can be tempting to choose a surgeon based on a low price, you must remember that an experienced surgeon is more likely to deliver the results you want. By choosing an extensively trained surgeon who focuses on body contouring, you minimize your risk of dissatisfying results. Dr. Burns uses the latest technology and surgical techniques to deliver the safest, most satisfying results for each of his patients.
Surgery that takes place in a private on-site surgical suite will cost less than surgery performed in a third-party facility such as a hospital. Although accredited private facilities are considered safe, hospitals are generally equipped to handle any possible complication in the utmost safety.
Because a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by insurance. To help make treatment more affordable, Dr. Burns accepts financing through CareCredit®.
Paying for a Tummy Tuck
Because a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by insurance. To help make treatment more affordable, Dr. Burns accepts financing through CareCredit®. This third-party lender offers flexible, low-interest financing plans for qualifying patients.
Do the Benefits Justify the Cost?
Many patients choose to invest in a tummy tuck because it offers:
- Results that diet and exercise alone cannot provide: When abdominal skin becomes stretched to the point where it cannot naturally conform to leaner contours, surgery is the only way to achieve the tightening effect needed to make your weight loss accomplishment apparent.
- Instantly noticeable results: The results of a tummy tuck are almost immediately noticeable. Over time, scars will fade in a way that gives you natural-looking results both in and out of your clothes.
- Improved self-confidence: By eliminating excess skin and fat on your abdomen, a tummy tuck can give you a more toned, contoured appearance that boosts your self-confidence.
By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, most patients can enjoy the results of their tummy tuck for many years.
Contact Us for More Cost Information
Because every patient is unique, the only way to determine what you can expect to pay for a tummy tuck is to visit South Texas Plastic Surgery and speak to Dr. Burns. Contact us online or call us at (361) 576-1975 to schedule an appointment.