“Body contouring” describes a number of different surgical procedures intended to improve your body’s natural shape. These procedures may focus on eliminating unwanted fat or excess tissue, or providing lift and volume where it’s needed most. Body contouring is an individualized set of treatments designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.
What Costs are Associated with a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck procedure works to reduce excess tissue in the midsection and belly area to create a flatter and more toned midsection. Patients who benefit most from this procedure are those who have excess or loose skin due to aging, considerable weight gain or loss, or following a pregnancy, and who are generally in good health.
The pricing of this surgery will be affected by the extent of the work required. For instance, some patients may only need a mini tummy tuck to address the area below the navel, while others will need to have a traditional tummy tuck to address a larger area of the midsection. Pain management and anesthesia must be included in the surgical costs as well. Lastly, after a tummy tuck, you will have to take a significant amount of time off from work. After a mini tummy tuck that is healing well, it may be possible to return to work in a little over a week. However, a traditional tummy tuck will require at least two weeks or more off from work to allow for safe healing. This is a significant part of the cost of a tummy tuck procedure.
What Costs are Associated with Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure in which your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tube (cannula) to suction out excess fat from virtually any area of the body. This procedure helps to smooth out and contour difficult-to-tone areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms.
Pricing varies based on the location of the procedure, because some areas may have more fat to remove or may simply take more work to address. Sometimes, multiple liposuction procedures may be needed to help you achieve your desired results, which will increase costs. Lastly, it is important to note that while this procedure is minimally invasive, there will still be a significant time needed for recovery, during which you may not be able to work. Depending on your employer’s health benefits package, this may lead to a financial impact on your wages.
What Costs are Associated with CoolSculpting?
This may be one of the more cost-effective body contouring procedures because it is non-invasive and does not require patients to take time off work to heal afterwards. Using a targeted cooling process, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells so that the body can flush them out over the next few weeks to permanently remove the fat cells. This procedure can be used to eliminate stubborn fat in the inner thighs, flanks, abdomen, and on smaller areas like under the chin. The price of CoolSculpting is affected by the size of the area to be treated and how many treatments you will need. The best way to find out the pricing for this treatment is to have a consultation appointment during which our treatment experts can evaluate what will work best for your unique body and needs.
Are There Financing Options Available?
Absolutely! To make body contouring more affordable, we recommend that our patients explore their financing options and customized payment plans through our partners at Crelogix and Medicard.