Tummy Tuck Cost Columbus, OhioOctober 18, 2022
How We Calculate Accurate Tummy Tuck Surgery Pricing
During the research phase, one of the most common questions a patient asks is “How much does a tummy tuck cost in Columbus, Ohio?” The answer: $8,500 – $14,000.
Note: This is an average range when considering all aspects of surgery, including consultations, aftercare and more. We strongly urge patients to seek out the complete cost breakdown of any procedure to get a more accurate estimate.
The Price Range Typically Hinges On One Major Variable: Fat Removal
On its own, tummy tuck surgery is designed to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin (and some stretch marks), tightening the abdominal wall and removing fat. The majority of the fat that is removed from the body is attached to the excess skin and tissue that is removed during the dissection portion of the procedure. If this is all of the fat that you wish to remove at this time, you will be on the lower end of the pricing estimate.
Additional Liposuction To Obtain Desired Results
The majority of our patients opt for secondary treatments to complement their tummy tuck, with the most popular options being liposuction of the flanks (Love Handles) and Lipo360 (Love Handles, abdominal, back and bra fat area). How much the price increases from here largely depends on the amount of fat removed and the added time to do so.
Tummy Tuck As Part Of The Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is one of our most popular surgical options and involves some combination of any of the following surgeries: breast enhancement, liposuction, labiaplasty and tummy tuck. As a woman seeks to reclaim her confidence after childbirth, a tummy tuck can reconstruct the abdomen and tighten the skin.
The more procedures added to your visit, the higher the cost is going to be. However, our practice offers a “multiple procedure discount” to help offset some of the surgical costs because we are already operating! No matter if you’re choosing to add simple liposuction or a full host of Mommy Makeover procedures to your visit, we will work directly with you to fairly reduce the final invoice and provide flexible financing options to assist you on this journey.
How Much Does A Mini-Tummy Tuck Cost?
This procedure is an option for the patient seeking to remove loose skin below the belly button but doesn’t require full abdominal correction. It also employs a smaller incision when compared to traditional surgery. The average cost of a mini-tummy tuck ranges between $5,750 – $6,500.
What Is Included In Tummy Tuck Surgery Costs?
- Every pre- and post-operation appointment, including consultation
- Post-operation garments, drains and other tummy tuck recovery necessities
- Operating room fees
- TAP block (necessary numbing technique)
- Anesthesia fees
The Full Journey Should Be Considered When Comparing Quotes
We have found that some practices will present the lowest possible price estimation online in an effort to garner more interest – only for the patient to be responsible for a $100 consultation fee and a substantially higher price tag than initially bargained for. It is vital to get a comprehensive quote in the early stages and a complete breakdown of costs when finalizing your tummy tuck timeline.
What To Look For In A Tummy Tuck Surgeon
American Board of Plastic Surgery certification is a strong indicator of a quality tummy tuck surgeon. By weeding out practices that lack board certification, a patient will be presented with only the best choices. From here, we strongly advise individuals to consider the surgeon’s total body of work – not just with successful abdominoplasty procedures, but also their experience with surgical revisions and belly button touch-ups.
Online reviews are a great crowdsourced option to see what others are saying about the surgeon and the practice, as a whole. Beyond the 5-star reviews, we urge potential patients to look into video testimonials as a means of validating a surgeon’s work and seeing the authentic emotion previous patients exude following their surgery.
Have Additional Questions About The Cost Of A Tummy Tuck In Columbus, Ohio?
We often urge patients to get all of the information they can before taking the next step forward on their confidence journey. Our team at Donaldson Plastic Surgery is on standby to answer any questions you may have in order to help you feel completely comfortable with your decision! We invite you to get in touch with us and our experts today.
About The Author
Jeffrey Donaldson, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast and body surgeries, including the tummy tuck procedure. Throughout his 20+ year tenure, he has completed thousands of successful tummy tucks. Dr. Donaldson continues to hone his craft by adopting advanced surgical techniques and looks to educate individuals throughout the country who may be seeking this surgical intervention to help reinforce their own self-confidence.