Insurance generally does not cover cosmetic surgery, so you will need to pay for your tummy tuck out of pocket.
Insurance does occasionally pay for a procedure called a panniculectomy.
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat but also tightens the abdominal muscles.
What is the average cost of a tummy tuck in California?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average surgeon’s fee for tummy tuck surgery in 2014 was $5,493.
How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck recovery also depends on the extent of the procedure. A modified tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty plus liposuction, which usually takes about two weeks to resume sedentary work and 3-4 weeks to return to other activities like exercise.
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a Panniculectomy?
Panniculectomy, which can be performed alone or in combination with tummy tuck surgery, removes any overhanging “apron” of skin and tissue from below the belly button. Different from a tummy tuck, which tightens the underlying stomach muscles, a panniculectomy only removes excess skin and fat.
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