The following question from our forum is from a woman who wants to know how much a tummy tuck would cost in the United States. She doesn't have a credit card or insurance and would like to pay in cash. Date: 07/19/2010 Submitted by: Nene I want to have a tummy tuck in the United states. I do not have credit card nor insurance and will prefer to pay cash before the surgery. What is the total cost? Please advise [...]
Sometimes. Depends on your surgeon or financial institution. One option you may be able to use is financing your procedure with your credit card. Many plastic surgeons accept credit cards to pay for surgeries. I paid for mine that way. If financing is a necessity, call the local plastic surgeons in your area and ask the receptionist if they finance or have payment plans. If they do, then check out the surgeon before making an appointment.
Hidden costs may include: lab work costs, pre and post-operative check-ups (these should be included free), visits to family doctor to get "medical approval for surgery", post operative antibiotics and pain medicines, post-operative garments, home health care support if you live alone, transportation costs after surgery (since you won't be able to drive), and possible loss of pay from work.
The average cost is between $3,000 to $10,000 in the United States. Costs vary due to the patient's health, the type and extent of the surgery, geographical location, which surgeon you use, the operating facility and other factors. Mine cost me $11,200. The national average cost in the United States was $5,263 in 2006. That's for physician/surgeon fees only and do not include fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, surgical garments, or other miscellaneous costs related to [...]