Cost of a Tummy Tuck

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, Nearby Maryland & Lower Pennsylvania

Posted: September 5, 2018
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The cost of a tummy tuck can vary greatly from person to person. At Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner’s practice, the average range for a tummy tuck in Baltimore is anywhere from $7900 to $9500, although this cost could end up being higher or lower depending on your specific needs. We offer tummy tuck financing to help patients cover the costs of their procedure.beautiful-woman-lying-on-beach.jpeg

If you are interested in a tummy tuck, the best way to get an exact quote is to come in for a consultation. Call Dr. Basner at 410-616-3000 to schedule yours today.

What Goes Into Tummy Tuck Pricing?

The cost of a tummy tuck depends on factors such as:

  • Location: Often, plastic surgery is more expensive in bigger cities.
  • Surgeon: Plastic surgeons with more experience may charge more.
  • Anesthesia: A board-certified anesthesiologist will be more expensive, but also much safer.
  • Complexity of surgery: Cost goes up the more complex your surgery is.

Dr. Basner is somewhat unique among plastic surgeons as he bundles any necessary liposuction in with the overall cost of your tummy tuck. Many plastic surgeons charge extra for shaping with liposuction, but Dr. Basner will perform any liposuction necessary to create an attractive shape without extra charge. A tummy tuck alone can flatten the stomach, but often liposuction is needed for further refinement and shaping of the torso.

Will A Tummy Tuck Benefit You?

A tummy tuck is best for men and women who have significant excess skin and loose abdominal muscles as well as excess fat. Unlike liposuction alone, which only removes small amounts of fat, a tummy tuck will remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles.

Women who have had children are often left with loose abdominal muscles that bulge out and can’t be rectified with diet and exercise alone. Tummy tuck surgery is extremely popular among post-childbirth women for this reason, as it is the only way to fix protruding muscles that make it look like you are still pregnant even after giving birth.

Men with large beer bellies can also benefit from a tummy tuck in many cases. See Dr. Basner for a consultation if you are interested in flattening your stomach.

How to Get the Full Value Out Of Your Tummy Tuck

Since tummy tucks can be quite expensive, maintaining results is key to getting the full value out of your surgery. Tummy tuck results can last a lifetime as long as you:

  • Maintain good dietary habits
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t become pregnant
  • Limit alcohol consumption

We always recommend waiting to have a tummy tuck until you are finished having children. While it is safe to have children after a tummy tuck, it will very likely ruin your results and you will need a revision surgery to once again enjoy a flat stomach.

In addition, it is a good idea to be at or near your ideal weight and committed to maintaining good diet and exercise habits before having a tummy tuck. The closer you are to a healthy, sustainable weight, the better your results will be.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

If you want to flatten your stomach, call Dr. Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Baltimore, Columbia, Lutherville Timonium, and other nearby areas of Maryland.