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Tummy Tuck Cost: How Much Should You Pay?

When evaluating tummy tuck cost, consider how much you’re worth as well.



Tummy Tuck Cost

by Amy Finley

Tummy Tuck Cost: What’s it Worth to You?

What would you pay to look and feel better about yourself? Most of us would pay a pretty penny if we could. As the costs of living continue to rise, there seems to be more bills to pay and less money to save for many of us, let alone for cosmetic surgery or tummy tuck cost, (tech term: abdominoplasty) right?

Yet an important factor when considering tummy tuck cost is your personal value as well.

Cosmetic surgery cost: More than money…

If you’re thinking about a cosmetic surgery like a tummy tuck, cost varies depending on where you live (some websites offer free estimates for your specific area, though). Monetarily, the average tummy tuck cost according to Smart Tummy is anywhere between $5,000and $9,000, not including other fees.

When discussing tummy tuck cost, however, it’s important to think about more than just money. It may cost you more than you realize if you don’t look into the procedure.

Tummy tuck cost and personal confidence

One reason many of us look into cosmetic surgery like tummy tucks is because having a procedure like this will help us to look and feel our best. When we look and feel our best, our confidence soars. When we have full confidence in ourselves, that is when most of us excel. Just think – having the confidence you desire at work, at home, out with friends, wherever. What’s tummy tuck cost compared to a richer, fuller life with added confidence?

Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t think of tummy tuck surgery as a cure-all, but for many people, a procedure like a tummy tuck, cost aside, could significantly help boost confidence and thus enhance self-esteem -- and in turn improve personal and professional interactions.

Tummy tucks and healthy living

For many people, a tummy tuck surgery is desirable after losing weight due to excess amounts of skin. After working hard to lose weight, it can be frustrating to still not look the way you want.

It can also be difficult to start a healthy eating and exercise regimen when overweight, no matter how much a person desires to do so, because of a lack of energy. In this case, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction may help energy and confidence levels to rise dramatically. In either case, tummy tuck cost comes second to continuing or beginning a healthy lifestyle.

Personal freedom

For some of us, having tummy tuck surgery may be a key in allowing us the personal freedom to easily participate in activities with and make cherished memories with our family and friends.

Going to the beach will be about having a good time with our kids, our spouse, our friends, whoever, instead of being self-conscious and wearing a t-shirt over a bathing suit or with swim trunks to hide a protruding tummy. Tummy tuck cost will never amount to as much as losing valuable memories with loved ones.

Tummy Tuck cost: Get all the facts

Tummy tuck surgery is not right for everyone. You should get all the facts from your doctor or healthcare professional, as well as a detailed tummy tuck cost estimate, before you make a decision.

As I said before, tummy tuck surgery is not a cure all – but in addition to helping you look and feel your best, tummy tuck surgery may give you added confidence, encouragement to live a healthy life, and personal freedom to participate in any activity without self-consciousness and embarrassment.

When evaluating tummy tuck cost, consider how much you’re worth as well.


In addition to being a freelance journalist with PULSEMEDIA International, Amy Finley is a creative writer and a graduate student of English at Cleveland State University. She lives in Rome, Ohio with her husband and three young children.


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