American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago


Generally, would this surgery be paid in full? Or are there payment plans?

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Replies 5

Trent Douglas
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question and doing your homework with ASPS member surgeons. Tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance. As such, it requires payment in full prior to the procedure. Different offices will have different policies regarding how far in advance of surgery the payment is due. Fortunately many offices also offer financing plans that make procedures affordable and in reach. It is always best to consult with a board-certified ASPS member surgeon and develop a plan that fits your goals, budget, and timeline. Best wishes on a great result and speedy recovery!

Tracy McCall
ASPS Surgeon

You would need to pay the full amount prior to the surgery. This is true in my office and all of the offices with which I am familiar. There are patient financing plans. They are like credit cards but for medical treatment. You would have to apply. Do be careful with anything like this. You will end up paying more in the long run. You are better saving up for your surgery. Good luck.

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

if you come to mexico and do it it has to be paid in full previuosly

Nelson Castillo

Because an aesthetic procedure, a tummy tuck would be paid in full prior to surgery. There are financing companies such as CareCredit that can finance this cost for you over a wide spectrum of repayment plans. Hope this helps

Jon Ver Halen

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Whether your surgery is paid in full, or in installments depends on 1) your surgeon, and 2) your financing plan. In general, both options are available. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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