Cost of Mini Tummy Tuck
If you are looking to have a tummy tuck done you have a lot to consider, not the least of which is the cost. Did you know that there are two types of tummy tucks? There is a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. Obviously, as the name implies, a mini tummy tuck is an easier procedure, less invasive and less costly.
In the full tummy tuck procedure excess skin and fat from the midsection are removed while tightening the abdominal muscles. During this surgery an incision is made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button because the belly button needs to be relocated after the muscle and skin is tightened. Many people want to have a tummy tuck because the result of this surgery is a tighter, smoother, and flatter stomach. A full tummy tuck is recommended for those who need more extensive tightening of the abdominal muscles and who are 20% above their ideal weight.
Sometimes people who qualify are able to undergo a mini tummy tuck procedure. A good candidate for a mini tummy tuck is someone who just has a pouch of fat in their lower abdomen that they want to have removed. This is a procedure that may be recommended for people who are within 10% of their ideal body weight. A mini tummy tuck requires a smaller incision and leaves the belly button alone.
Both procedures will often have liposuction performed in addition to the tummy tuck procedure because this will enhance the overall results of the entire procedure and make you happier with the results.
Now that you understand the difference between the two procedures you can understand why a the cost of mini tummy tuck will be significantly less. First of all it is an outpatient surgery and second it takes less time. You may even find that a mini tummy tuck is as much as 50 percent less costly than a full tummy tuck.
It is very important to know how much any type of cosmetic surgery is going to cost you because it is typically not covered by health insurance. So do your homework and know what type of cost you are looking at before having a tummy tuck. If you do your homework and are aware of the different procedures you will be able to choose the procedure that best fits your needs and your pocketbook.
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