The decision to undergo a tummy tuck is life-changing on many different levels. You are making a significant investment in your appearance as well as a sizeable financial commitment. Generally, a tummy tuck in the Washington, DC, metro area costs between $7,700 to $15,000, depending on many factors. Those variables lead to many questions about the average cost of a tummy tuck and the availability of tummy tuck financing.
If you’re asking yourself questions like, how much does a tummy tuck cost, will insurance cover a tummy tuck, and can I afford this type of procedure, here are 5 factors to consider:
1) Amount of correction required
The type of tummy tuck we perform will be personalized to your needs. You may require an extended tummy tuck, which allows for more correction than a standard or mini tummy tuck. The more complex the procedure, the more time is involved and the greater the cost. During your consultation, we will assess your needs and goals and provide a customized recommendation and price quote.
2) Whether you are combining procedures
Sometimes a tummy tuck is combined with a breast lift or liposuction as part of a mommy makeover. Or, we may recommend pairing your tummy tuck with another beneficial procedure, such as J-Plasma. After conducting a physical examination and thoroughly assessing your needs, we’ll determine the most efficient and cost-effective course of action to achieve your aesthetic goals. You can see our patients’ tummy tuck results, alone and in combination with other procedures, in our photo gallery.
3) Inpatient vs. outpatient
While most tummy tucks are performed as outpatient procedures in our private surgery suite, you may prefer to recover in our special post-op recovery ward at Sibley Hospital. In this environment, patients receive around-the-clock care from a dedicated nursing staff where they can heal without the distractions they may experience at home. If opting to stay overnight at Sibley, there will be additional costs for your recovery and aftercare.
4) Insurance coverage
Insurance typically does not cover elective surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck. An insurance company may occasionally cover a medically necessary procedure after significant weight loss, such as a panniculectomy. However, we strive to make elective procedures as accessible and stress-free as possible by offering our patients various financing options.
5) Your surgeon’s reputation and experience
When undergoing tummy tuck surgery, it’s essential to place your safety and trust in the hands of a practice that includes capable, board-certified plastic surgeons. Only a highly credentialed provider should perform a procedure this complex. Your surgeon’s geographic location and level of training will also affect the price of your tummy tuck procedure.
While the decision to have a tummy tuck includes a significant financial commitment, our patients are rewarded with truly transformative results. If you have more questions about how to pay for a tummy tuck or one of our other surgical body contouring procedures, please request a consultation or call us at (703) 560-2850 to schedule an appointment.