Mini tummy tucks can help you achieve a flatter, sleeker tummy below the belly button. Perfect for select weight loss patients and certain mothers who are finished having children, the surgery removes loose, sagging excess skin and areas of stubborn fat as well.
Sound pretty good? It can be an absolutely transformative surgery for many; just take a look at some mini tummy tuck before and after photos.
Still, a common roadblock for some patients is cost.
If you’re in this boat and a search for “mini tummy tuck cost near me” has brought you here, you’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at the average cost of mini tummy tuck surgery.
How Much Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?
It can be challenging to estimate the average cost of any cosmetic surgery because all cosmetic surgeries are different, all patients are different, and all surgeons charge different fees for their services.
In Texas, however, we can estimate that the average mini tummy tuck cost is usually between $6,000 and $8,000. These are average prices. They are not inclusive of all services and products required for surgery. However, this can give you a ballpark range if you are considering this surgery for yourself.
Factors Influencing Mini Tummy Tuck Cost
Here are the main cost components that will influence what you pay for a mini tummy tuck:
Who Your Doctors Are
In addition to nurses and other surgical staff, you’ll need a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure and an anesthesiologist to administer anesthesia and ensure your safety and stability throughout the procedure.
Most plastic surgeons work regularly with certain anesthesiologists. However, anesthesiologists (or nurse anesthetists, where applicable) will charge their own fees, separate from your surgeon’s fee.
Your surgeon’s fee will vary depending on what they include with their services (pre-surgery exams, compression garments, medications, consultation and follow-up appointments, etc.). It will also vary depending on their level of expertise. When a surgeon is especially skilled with a given procedure, they will charge more for that procedure because their services will be more in demand in that specific area.
Where You Undergo Surgery
Here, we’re talking about both the geographical location of your cosmetic surgery (where in the United States you undergo surgery) and whether you have your procedure performed in a hospital, in a surgical facility, or in your surgeon’s own private operating room (not always available).
Geographically, the higher the cost of living is in a given city, the higher the cost of plastic surgery will likely be. In terms of the location of your actual procedure, hospitals and surgical facilities will charge their own fees. These will generally be separate from your surgeon’s fees and other required expenses. They will cover things like the cost of their staff, materials, surgical equipment, utilities, etc.
The Scope of the Procedure
A simple mini tummy tuck, without any other procedures added on, will usually cost between $6,000 and $8,000. Frequently, however, patients will come in wanting a mini tummy tuck, liposuction, a breast lift, and other work done. This is quite common when patients are interested in mommy makeovers, for instance.
Any time additional procedures are added, it’s important to note that the overall cost of your surgery is naturally going to go up. Do keep in mind, however, that combining multiple surgeries together into one procedure is ultimately going to lower the individual cost of each surgery.
For example, if you get a breast lift procedure in January and a mini tummy tuck procedure the following November, the combined cost of these separate procedures is ultimately going to be higher than if you were to just get both procedures done at the same time. Note, however, that not all procedures can be combined with mini tummy tucks.
Do Mini Tummy Tucks Cost Less Than Full Tummy Tucks?
No, contrary to what you might assume, most mini tummy tuck surgeries will cost about the same as full tummy tuck surgeries. The expenses required for both of these procedures is comparable, so the ultimate cost of both surgeries will be about the same.
Will Insurance Cover a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Not usually. Even though medical insurance does sometimes cover plastic surgery (certain rhinoplasty procedures, medically necessary breast augmentations, some loose skin removal surgeries, etc.), most mini tummy tucks do not fall within this category.
Book a Consultation With Dr. Ashley Steinberg
Could removing loose skin with a mini tummy tuck be right for you? Call us today to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg.
Dr. Steinberg can sit down with you to discuss the ins and outs of mini tummy tuck surgery, including your candidacy for the procedure, surgical steps, cost, recovery timeline, and more. Please contact us today to book your consultation. We look forward to your call!