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 [...]
Tummy Tuck (also known as Abdominoplasty) is an elective cosmetic surgery of the abdomen needed to remove excess skin and fat (saggy skin and wrinkles) and tighten the skin over the stomach. It is the only known remedy to remove baggy skin that is so stretched out that that it has lost elasticity and no amount of exercise or proper nutrition can restore it.
To remove excess skin from the abdominal area the surgeon first makes a long incision from hip to hip just above the pubic area. He then makes a second incision around the navel to free the belly button from the surrounding skin. The skin is then surgically separated from the abdominal wall up to the ribs and lifted to expose the muscles in the abdomen. The muscles are repositioned and stitched to provide a firmer, slimmer and more contoured abdomen. [...]