Cost of a Tummy Tuck

Cost Of A Tummy Tuck for 2023

The cost of a tummy tuck surgery depends on the technique, the type of anesthesia, and the location.
On average, the process costs in Turkey between 2,000 and 5,000 dollars.

Have you tried exercising and crazy diets but can’t seem to get rid of the little pouch under your navel? Or, maybe you are fighting off that stubborn baby weight and losing. Many women struggle with these and many other problems no matter how much they diet and work out.

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can help you get rid of that unwanted, stubborn weight and look like your old fabulous self in no time. However, the cost of a tummy tuck will differ for various reasons that we will discuss throughout this article.

The different types of tummy tuck cost

As everyone is unique and requires different needs, multiple factors can affect the cost of a tummy tuck surgery.  

There are three types of abdominoplasty:

  • Full or traditional 
  • Mini
  • Extended

The difference between these three options is the amount of fat removed and the extraction areas.  

For example, a mini tummy tuck removes your lower abdomen’s sagging skin, excess skin, and fat. You can expect to pay between $3,500 – $8,000 for this procedure.

A full tummy tuck cost will range from $8,000 – $12,000. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, your most expensive option is extended surgery; an extended tummy tuck costs $12,000 – $18000.

When discussing costs with your plastic surgeon, please inquire about your fees, as they might hit you for additional charges. 

Generally, the price of the procedure should include the following:

  • Anesthetic
  • Cost for the facility where the procedure will be done
  • Any tests that need to be performed
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
Country TypePrice
United Statesmini$3,500 – $8,000
traditional$8,000 – $12,000
360$12,000 – $18,000
United Kingdommini£5000 – £6000
360£9500 – £11,500
Turkeymini€2,500 – €3,500
traditional€2,800 – €3,800
360€4,000 – €5,000

tummy tuck cost in Turkey

In Turkey, a tummy tuck cost with non-surgical methods (JPlasma) starts from 2500 dollars, while a surgical tummy tuck is more expensive. It may start from 3000 dollars, which can be increased according to the patient’s condition and the severity of the sagging. 

It may also decrease if the sagging is less. HayatMed Clinic Turkey is considered one of the most famous centers specializing in plastic surgery, offering fantastic prices compared to other Clinics. The cost is determined within the center based on the severity of sagging and fatty accumulations in the abdominal area.

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Tummy tuck cost in the UK

In the UK, a tummy tuck costs between £5000 to £9000, which can cost more than £10,000 (depending on the individual and the work required).

There is no fixed price for a tummy tuck because the cost varies from case to case.

Many aspects need to be taken into consideration. The only way to get a more accurate price for the procedure is to book a free consultation and speak to our expert surgeons.

Tummy tuck price in the US

According to the 2020 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a tummy tuck in the United States is about $6,154. However, this is only a part of the entire cost; The cost may not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related costs. Don’t hesitate to contact your plastic surgeon to determine the final fee. The cost of a tummy tuck surgery depends on the surgeon’s experience, the treatment performed, and the location of the practice.

Remember that most health insurance plans do not cover tummy tuck surgery or aftercare, and many plastic surgeons offer patient financing arrangements.

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Factors that Will Affect the Cost of a Tummy Tuck

Factors that Will Affect the Cost of your Tummy Tuck

  • The extent of the surgery

Tummy tucks aren’t just about removing fat; they can sometimes include excess skin removal, tightening, lifting, reshaping, and repairing muscles. But, of course, the more options you choose, the more you will pay.

Another factor to take note of is the amount of fat being removed. If it’s just a tiny area, the cost should stay low, but removing a large fat volume will require additional liposuction, which will cost you more.  

  • What anesthetic do you get?

Anesthetic is expensive, and if you require a larger dose, it will cost more. You might need a larger dose, depending on your weight or the length of the procedure. If you are worried about the cost, speak to your plastic surgeon about the type of anesthetic they use.  

Local anesthetic is usually more cost-effective than general anesthetic, and you can be given a sedative to help you dose off during the procedure. 

  • If you have opted for liposuction

Some people feel that tightening and lifting their tummies is insufficient and will want liposuction.

Liposuction is very effective at contouring your body by removing stubborn fat by sucking it away. This procedure is often demanded as it draws more fat than a tummy tuck.

If this is the only treatment you have, it could cost as little as $3,500, but often if you combine it with a tummy tuck surgery, you can save money on both. Prices change due to how many areas are being worked on and your plastic surgeon’s technique.  

Back in the day, liposuction was only used for more significant parts of your body like your belly, sides, behind, and chest, but thanks to modern technology, it can be used in most body parts like thighs, underarms, knees, chin, and neck.

  • Medical Insurance

Many assume their health insurance won’t cover their tummy tuck surgery as it is a cosmetic treatment. While this might be true, there are cases where the procedure is covered, so it’s always essential to check first.

There is a chance that your plan will pay for the entire thing, or you might only have to cover your co-pay and prescribed medication.

When will a Tummy Tuck be Seen as a Medical Procedure?

You will find that most insurers will not cover mini tummy tucks, and if you were to be reimbursed for a fat removal procedure, it would be a full tummy tuck. 

Medical benefits that arise from this procedure are as follows:

  • Assisted weight loss
  • It helps with bladder control 
  • Treats ventral hernias
  • Eases back pain

Assisted Weight Loss

Assisted Weight Loss

Insurers might cover your procedure if you have undergone a weight-loss surgery like a gastric bypass that leaves you with excess skin that needs removal.  

This skin could obstruct your movement, thus hindering you from exercising, and can be painful and prevent you from losing weight.

Lots of time, money, and dedication go into weight-loss surgeries, not to mention you will be a healthier person once the procedure is over, and insurance companies will want to keep you that way. So that usually encourages them to cover the procedure.

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Stress Urinary Incontinence (Bladder Control)

You will often hear this term around women who have given natural birth. SUI is a condition where your pelvic floor is weakened, and Urine often leaks when pressure is placed on your bladder. That can happen when you exercise, sneeze, cough, or laugh too hard. 

During the abdominoplasty, your pelvic floor is strengthened to provide a better barrier for your bladder. It is a very effective surgery and is usually permanent. However, your muscles could tear if you undergo another natural childbirth or trauma affecting your pelvic region.

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Easing your Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, it could be due to weakened muscles in your lower back, resulting from poor posture or injuries.  

A tummy tuck can improve your muscles’ strength by tightening them and getting rid of that excess weight your lower back muscles need to hold up.  

That will alleviate your back pain and improve your posture, which may be an eligible reason for insurance coverage.

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Treating a Ventral Hernia

ventral hernia occurs when your intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through its surrounding tissue to your abdominal wall, causing a pocket or sac. That usually stems from childbirth by C-section. Your insurer may cover tummy tucks if you have a ventral hernia, as surgeons usually perform these two surgeries together.  


tummy tuck recovery

After your procedure, you will be bandaged in surgical dressing, and you will have tubes coming out of your incision on either side, draining any excess fluid that builds up.  

You must lie in a specific position and be encouraged to move around, even if painful, to avoid blood clots. Ensure you have some help around the house for the first few days, as you will not be able to move around too much, and you will be on some solid medication as recovery will be painful.

You will be given specific instructions from your surgeon to look after your incision and drain your tubes while recovering. Sometimes you must also apply a topical cream to the affected area, which helps heal.

To help with swelling and ease discomfort, you will be told to wear a support garment, and there is a set amount of time you need to wear it daily.  

You must quit if you are a smoker, which delays healing. It is also recommended that you give up alcohol as it is not supposed to be mixed with strong painkillers. 

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How Long Will it Take to Heal?

Not everyone is the same, and healing is different for everyone, but most people take 30 days off work to recover. Moving swiftly and picking up heavy objects will be almost impossible for the first 14 days. However, returning to normal activities like cooking and shopping would be best after the first week.

You can expect to feel like your usual self and see the full results after three months. that is generally when the swelling and bruising start to vanish completely.


The cost of tummy tucks will vary depending on how much fat you extract and what areas it is extracted. Tummy tucks are not just for aesthetical purposes and can be used to treat various medical conditions primarily related to weight, childbirth, or injury.

Always inquire about the type of anesthetic your surgeon will be using. A local anesthetic is more cost-effective and reduces the price of your surgery.

Your medical insurance might pay for your tummy tuck if it is considered a necessary medical procedure. Always double-check; you might land up saving yourself money.

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Contact Us Today

Lastly, if you need to know more about the tummy tuck cost in our clinic or have more questions about other procedures, we offer a free consultation on WhatsApp or Fill out The Form Here.

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in Istanbul 

  • Istanbul airport (IST)
  • Sabiha Gökçen (SAW)

You can book a ticket to one of them because we offer a pick-up service from both airports at Hayat Med Clinic.

You need to stay 7 nights in Turkey for the operation, so if you book the arrival flight Monday, the departure needs to be the next Monday.

After you check the availability with our consultants and buy your ticket, you need to send us a copy. Then all your arrangements will start, and we will send you a confirmation letter

When you undergo a tummy tuck in Turkey most of the side effects of the procedure will fade after the operation in two to four weeks. You can return to work one week after the operation, as we said previously, by covering the remaining redness with some make-up if you need to.

You can go back to work after one week following your procedure. This is when you have fewer signs of surgery at a time in your recovery. Ideally, it would be best if you aimed to go back to work after seven to ten days following your procedure.

Whether it’s a mini tummy tuck or a traditional, it is usually performed using general anesthesia. So, you’ll sleep through the procedure. You will stay in the hospital for one night after the operation to avoid any side effects caused by general anesthesia.

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