The average cost of a tummy tuck in the United States is about $8,000, and is not covered by insurance because it is a cosmetic procedure.
How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost In Different Locations?
There are many variables that can affect how much is a tummy tuck. Prices vary based on how much work is done, whether the procedure involves liposuction or not, whether it is performed in conjunction with a necessary medical procedure, the surgeon’s experience and expertise, and additional costs that may be incurred, such as x-rays. Tummy tuck surgery cost can also be determined by location.
The average price of a tummy tuck in Florida is about $8,000, in New York City about $6,500, in Ohio about $7,400, in Dallas, Texas about $12,000, in California about from $5,500 (more rural areas)-$17,700 (Los Angeles), in Atlanta about $7,500, in Michigan about $8,200, and in Houston, Texas about it can range from $8,000 to $17,700.
Sometimes, cost of a tummy tuck can be cheaper in other countries. In Canada, you can afford a tummy tuck for as little as $3,000-$4,000 in British Columbia, and the price in general rarely goes above $8,000. In Australia, the cost is about the same as in the United States, usually ranging from $6,000 to $8,000. In the United Kingdom, the average price is about 2,000 pounds to 6,000 pounds, or $3,300-$9,900.
This is not to say you should necessarily go off to another country to have the tummytuck completed: you must also factor in the cost of traveling to another country for your procedure, and accommodation prices if you decide to recuperate there, as traveling immediately after the surgery is not advisable. No matter where you get your tummy tuck done, you must look at each individual doctor you are considering, to see what kind of patient satisfaction histories they have. Sometimes a more expensive doctor is worth it to ensure that your surgery comes out satisfactory, because a botched surgery can cost even more to fix and can be very painful or leave terrible scarring and damage.