Cosmetic Surgeons New Jersey Cherry Hill
Under the experienced care of Dr. Steven L. Davis, a board-certified plastic surgeon, patients can achieve their desired aesthetic results and improve their self-confidence through a wide range of customized procedures. Tummy Tuck Cherry Hill
Tummy Tuck Cherry Hill
The cost of a Tummy Tuck
If you are unhappy with the look of your belly, you may be considering having an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. One of the first questions most people ask is “how much will a tummy tuck cost me?”
Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this. Ultimately it will be up to your Cherry Hill plastic surgeon to determine what needs to be done and how, assess your current health and medical care and give you a cost based on many factors.
Prices in the United States range between $5000 and $20,000 and here is why:
The largest factor within the tummy tuck fee structure is the fee your plastic surgeon charges to perform the surgery. This fee can range between 60% and 80% of the total cost. Since different surgeons charge different fees, it is best to get a quote from several around your marketplace.
When the day of your tummy tuck surgery arrives, you will have an anesthesiologist in the operating room with you to deliver either local or general anesthesia, whichever is decided upon during your initial consultation. Since this person is usually contracted and hired independently, their fees can range from $1000 and up.
The use of a local anesthesia would certainly lessen the cost, it is not typically recommended with a surgery such as a tummy tuck since the procedure itself can take 4 to 7 hours.
Hospital and/or Surgical Facility fees
Few Doctors have their own surgical facility on location. Many use space at a local hospital or medical facility to perform their cosmetic surgeries and they simply pass the use of this space on to you.
Factors such as age, weight and health condition will certainly cause the price to increase as additional safety measures and pre-screening health tests and x-rays will take place to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo this elective cosmetic procedure safely.
Your Cherry Hill Doctor will ask for a list of all medications you are currently taking: prescribed, over-the-counter or herbal. He may ask that you stop taking some and/or prescribe some additional medications you should be taking to make your tummy tuck surgery easier and your recovery time shorter, hopefully less painful and with less chance for complications.
Transportation and a home care provider
For the first few days up to a week you will be on strict bed rest following your tummy tuck surgery. You will need someone with you to assist you with your personal upkeep and hygiene, in addition to monitoring your food and liquid intake, as well as monitor your vital signs and medications. If you do not have a friend or family member in Cherry Hill who can do this for you, you will need to factor in the cost of a home healthcare provider to stay with you.
In addition, you will not be allowed to drive for several weeks and will need to arrange for transportation to any follow up, post-surgery visits with your Cherry Hill plastic surgeon.
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