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A tummy tuck is a popular form of plastic surgery, with around 162,000 procedures performed annually across the country. But what does a tummy tuck cost? And what do you get for your investment?

This article will review the various factors affecting the average cost of a tummy tuck and explain what you can expect.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in the U.S. is $7,215, but that only accounts for the surgeon's fees. Dr. Adam Basner's practice charges between $9,500 and $11,600, which includes all associated costs. This range is simply an estimate. Your actual tummy tuck cost will be based on your specific needs and goals. A mini tummy tuck cost may be less, but this depends on your unique circumstances.

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Factors Affecting the Cost of a Tummy Tuck

The cost of a tummy tuck is more complex than it appears. Several factors impact pricing, including:

  • 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: The cost increases the more complex your surgery is.

When selecting your plastic surgeon, it's essential to consider more than just the tummy tuck cost. You need to be comfortable with your doctor's level of expertise and approach to your procedure.

What's Covered by Dr. Basner's Tummy Tuck Cost

When you choose Dr. Basner for your procedure, your tummy tuck cost will be all-inclusive. As we determine your final cost, we factor in:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Supply costs
  • Follow-up appointments

Dr. Basner is somewhat unique among plastic surgeons because he bundles any necessary liposuction 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 an additional charge. A tummy tuck alone can flatten the stomach, but often, liposuction is needed for further refinement and shaping of the torso.

Dr. Basner makes every effort to keep your tummy tuck cost reasonable without compromising on the quality of care he provides his patients. He prioritizes providing top-notch care and, as a result, does not offer discounts or engage in cost-cutting practices.

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Dr. Basner is an exceptional surgeon known for his meticulous skills and is an excellent option for your tummy tuck. He has received recognition as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine and has been listed among the top plastic surgeons in America by Newsweek Magazine. Additionally, he serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital.

His unique blend of artistic insight and surgical precision guarantees outcomes that look naturally youthful and cater to your personal desires. Opting for Dr. Basner means choosing unparalleled patient care and an unwavering dedication to achieving the highest standards for your surgical procedure.

Will A Tummy Tuck Benefit You?

A tummy tuck is best for men and women with significant excess skin, loose abdominal muscles and excess fat. Unlike liposuction alone, which only removes small amounts of fat, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens 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 as part of a mommy makeover for this reason. 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.

Additional Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can do more than tighten loose skin and muscles. In some cases, it may help correct a ventral hernia. If you opt for this procedure, you also may benefit from:

  • Reduced urinary incontinence related to stress
  • Improved posture and reduced back pain
  • Increased muscle tone and exercise tolerance

How to Get the Full Value Out of Your Tummy Tuck

Since tummy tucks can be expensive, maintaining results is critical 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.

How to Manage Your Tummy Tuck Cost

Health insurance usually doesn't cover the cost of a tummy tuck. We offer options from several third-party financing companies to make your tummy tuck cost more manageable. Be sure to speak with our staff to explore all the opportunities available to you.

What to Expect From Your Tummy Tuck

The first step toward your new, flatter stomach is a consultation with Dr. Basner. During this meeting, he will listen closely to your goals and concerns and perform a thorough examination. This is also an excellent time to talk with our staff about financing options.

On the day of the surgery, you'll need to have someone accompany you and drive you home. You'll be anesthetized, and Dr. Basner will perform a long incision along the same line where a cesarean section would be. This is low enough to be covered by all underwear and swimming suits. He'll lift the skin and fat, tighten your abdominal muscles and perform any necessary liposuction. Then, Dr. Basner will replace the skin, remove any excess and sew up the incision.

You can expect recovery to take up to 10 days before you can return to work.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck Costs

As a trusted tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Basner is ideally suited to answer your questions about tummy tuck costs. Read on for the information you need.

How Do Most People Pay for a Tummy Tuck?

Many people take advantage of third-party financing options to pay for their tummy tuck.

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Last?

Weight fluctuations and aging may affect your results. But if you eat right and exercise, you can enjoy your tummy tuck results for years, even over your entire lifetime.

Can I Combine a Tummy Tuck With Other Procedures?

You can absolutely combine other procedures with a tummy tuck. Make sure to thoroughly explain all your goals to Dr. Basner during your consultation so he can design the best approach possible to achieve your dreams.

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