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How much does a tummy tuck typically cost?

If you are bothered by sagging skin on the tummy and weak abdominal muscles, you could certainly benefit from a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery is often needed to fix the changes that occur in the abdomen because of factors such as weight fluctuation and pregnancy. But how much does a tummy tuck typically cost, and what is the recovery like.

Tummy tucksurgery
Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that is done to trim and tone the abdomen. This is achieved by removing excess fat and skin from the midsection, and repairing the separated abdominal muscles.  The stomach muscles often separate as a result of pregnancy. A tummy tuck can also reduce stretch marks, and improve your overall figure.  The improvements achieved with a tummy tuck are long-lasting.

How much does tummy tuck surgery typically cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck varies, as it depends on factors such as the extent of the treatment and your geographic location. However the cost generally ranges from $3,000 to $6,000. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that patients pay an average of $5,500 for a tummy tuck, but this does not include related expenses such as those payable for anesthesia, and use of the operating room facility.

Recovery
Recovery after a tummy tuck takes about 2 weeks, and most patients are able to return to work after that time. However, post-op swelling can take up to 3 weeks to resolve. Patients may have to wear a compression garment to assist with healing.

Tummy tuck surgery is available at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, located in El Paso, TX.

Call us today at 915-351-1116to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ozan Sozer.

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