Should you try to save money on the cost of your tummy tuck? Or on any plastic surgery for that matter? Of course you should: as long as you can do it without sacrificing the quality and safety of your surgery. And this can be done by doing lots of research and homework.
The average cost of a tummy tuck in the United States will run $6000-$8000. It will vary from state to state with the most expensive generally being on the East Coast. But the prices can vary from surgeon to surgeon even in a smaller city. In Indianapolis, for instance, there can be a difference of $1000 between two surgeons that are only 2 blocks apart. Does this mean one is better than another? Not necessarily and it also does not mean that the posted price is the one you will actually be paying.
The total cost of your surgery should include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and operating room fee. It should also include the implant fee if you are having breast augmentation.
Did you know that you can save quite a bit of money by combining procedures? So, if you are going to get a tummy tuck this year and considering liposuction next year, you can save quite a bit by doing both at once. Or you might want to combine breast augmentation with your tummy tuck.
Many surgeons will negotiate fees if you just ask. Or they will do extra procedures without additional charge. One of the things you will want to negotiate is the cost for any revisions that might need to be done down the road. This can save you a huge amount of money if there is something you are not quite happy with.
Lynn Huber has spent the past 5 years working with women who are enhancing their bodies through plastic surgery. If you're considering plastic surgery you can get more of her tips here: