Tummy Tuck

What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

A stronger, tighter core sounds nice, but how much is it? No surprises here. Get Amelia's real tummy tuck cost.

Let's get financially prepared for your tummy tuck.

At Amelia Aesthetics, the average cost of a tummy tuck procedure is between $10,000 and $12,000.

But remember that your exact price will vary depending on your location, your plastic surgeon, and the type of tummy tuck you choose. You can learn more about the tummy tuck types in the free Bustmob Academy app.

For example, the cost of a mini tummy tuck is slightly cheaper than that of an extended or fleur de lis tummy tuck.

Here's the deal: if the cost of a tummy tuck sounds too good to be true, you may want to investigate.

Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most involved plastic surgery procedures and, therefore, isn't and shouldn't be "cheap." You should also consider the time you may need to take off from work for your recovery.

Our tip is to make sure your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon and that you understand what the price you were given includes.

What's included in the price?

We don't know about you, but a surprise bill is never fun, which is why it's crucial that you understand what your tummy tuck price includes. Hot tip: it's not the same across all plastic surgery practices.

Can you imagine thinking you've got everything covered, only to receive a bill for anesthesia that you weren't expecting?

Amelia Aesthetics is proud to share their pricing upfront, instantly, without a consultation. The best part is that their prices include everything:


- Surgeon fees

- Pre- and post-op visits

- Anesthesia

- Garments

- Scar Salve

- Patient Care Coordinator

- Time in the operating room

Your consultation fee goes toward your tummy tuck price, almost like a deposit. Your price also includes all surgeon fees, operating time, doctor's visits, recovery protocol, and garments, along with a Patient Care Coordinator (your Amelia BFF who is with you every step of the way).

What are the types of tummy tucks?

As we've mentioned, the type of tummy tuck you choose will impact the cost. There are four common types of tummy tucks:

- Mini tummy tuck

- Full tummy tuck

- Extended tummy tuck

- Fleur de lis tummy tuck

Each type removes excess skin and includes muscle repair and liposuction.

What sets them apart is the incision size and the amount of skin and fat that will be removed. The fleur de lis tummy tuck will have the largest incision, while the mini tummy tuck will have the smallest incision.

full tummy tuck incision
full tummy tuck incision

How do you know if you're a candidate for a tummy tuck?

A good candidate for a tummy tuck is in overall good health but is unhappy with loose, sagging skin and excess fat around their core. That loose skin can be a result of aging, pregnancy, and weight loss.

Diet and exercise can't address loose skin, which is why tummy tucks are a game-changer for many people.

tummy tuck before and after photo
tummy tuck before and after photo by Dr. Rafi Fredman of Amelia Aesthetics St. Louis

A tummy tuck removes excess skin that can't be eliminated through dieting, repairs the muscles that have separated during pregnancy and weight fluctuations, and permanently removes fat along the lower core, flanks, and love handles.

Unfortunately, there's no perfect home test to determine the best type of tummy tuck for you.

The type you'll need will be determined by your surgeon based on your diastasis recti (the separation of the abdominal muscles) and the amount of loose skin and excess fat that need to be removed to achieve your aesthetic goals.

But the more you know before your consultation, the more time you and your surgeon will have to discuss your personal surgical plan, risks, and benefits.

An added bonus is that you're less likely to be overwhelmed, swimming in a pool of vocabulary and newness, with a little tummy tuck knowledge under your belt.

Found this helpful but want more?

Good news! This is just one of hundreds of fun, factual videos on the Bustmob Academy app to make your plastic surgery research easy.

From commonly told myths and FAQs to recovery time and costs, Jenny Eden, founder of Bustmob, and Gretta Nance, lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics, break down your plastic surgery research into bite-sized, binge-able pieces.

Pair the Bustmob Academy app with the Bustmob Community, a safe space to connect and learn wherever you are on your plastic surgery journey, and you are well on your way to being empowered and educated before you even set foot in your consultation.

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