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Is a Tummy Tuck Cheaper if You Don’t Get Muscle Repair?

Published on March 21, 2022 by
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It’s an undeniable fact: plastic surgery is expensive. As a result, a lot of people who have procedures on their wish list look for ways to cut costs. If you are seeking a tummy tuck, you might be wondering if you can save a few thousand dollars by skipping the muscle repair. But is a tummy tuck cheaper without correcting the muscles?

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

While forgoing part of a procedure may make it cheaper, it also compromises the quality of your results.

The exact cost of your tummy tuck will vary based on everything from the doctor you select to the fees the hospital charges. The average cost of just the surgery is $6,154, but once all the fees are factored in, this will usually come to around $15,000 or more.

Will Skipping Muscle Repair Save Money?

Truthfully, tightening the muscles is pretty much a central feature of a tummy tuck. If all you are doing is removing excess fat and skin, that’s just liposuction and skin removal. If this is what you need, there is nothing wrong with that — and this will be cheaper than an actual tummy tuck.

But if your muscles are rounding out your abdomen or you have diastasis recti, you won’t end up with the look you want unless you have the muscles repaired as well. And not getting the results you expect is emotionally taxing.

If you are concerned about the cost of a tummy tuck, schedule a consultation. Dr. Dellinger and his team can help you see if your insurance will cover part of your tummy tuck as well as offer other ways to make the price more affordable for you. Remember, your tummy tuck should last decades; it isn’t something to cheap out on.

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Is a Tummy Tuck Cheaper if You Don’t Get Muscle Repair?
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Is a Tummy Tuck Cheaper if You Don’t Get Muscle Repair?
Is a tummy tuck cheaper without muscle repair? Dr. David Dellinger at Elysian Plastic Surgery in Austin gives the answers you need about tummy tuck costs.
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