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Tummy Tuck Affordable or Not ?

Aug 17, 2007
Abdominoplasty, better known as a "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat from the body and to tighten the muscles. The majority of people who undergo this operation are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that doesn't respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who after multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point to which they can return to normal.

Nowadays more and more people are opting for a tummy tuck, which is safe. But always there is cost factor associated to any operation. When undergoing any sort of medical procedure, cost is going to be a factor. It may even be possible that insurance companies may not pass the claims for the operation procedure for that the doctor should provide the substantial reason for the operation requirement. Majority of people who delay tummy tuck do so because of the cost factor. The cost is high and usually between $2500 and $8500 for a tummy tuck, the cost depends upon the reputation of team you hire, length and complexity of the procedure along with the ancillary costs associated with the tummy tuck. The various factors which are effective in determining the cost for a tummy tuck are:

" Location of surgical practice, whether it is an urban, suburban, or rural are will influence the cost.
" Surgeon fees - there is a large variation in cost dependent on the surgeon themselves, with the most reputable surgeons generally charging more.
" Medical tests prior to the tummy tuck surgery to evaluate the patient's condition.
" Anesthesiologist fees.
" Operating room fees - whether the procedure will be carried out in the surgeon's office or in a hospital environment.
" Overnight stay at a hospital or the surgeon's facilities will increase the cost - Generally most patients will not require overnight stays unless the surgery is extensive or is conducted in conjunction with another surgical procedure such as a hernia or gastric bypass operations.
" Post-surgery medical prescriptions and compression garments.
Therefore it is imperative that you obtain all-inclusive cost figure during your consultation with the plastic surgeons. Also communication with your insurance company is important to determine if there is any coverage. With any cosmetic surgery, this may affect future insurance coverage for you and your premiums may increase. Check with your insurance agent.
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