A few years ago, it was the tummy tuck cost that put this procedure way out of reach of many people who wanted to get rid of unsightly bulges around their stomach area. However, these days there are options available in the UK that help to cover the price of a tummy tuck, therefore making the procedure more affordable to many more people, although these prices do vary from city to city.
While there are clinics in the UK that are on the expensive side, there are those that do not charge an arm and a leg for a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, as it is also known, so it is a matter of shopping around and finding the clinic that is most affordable to you. Liposuction, the procedure to remove excess fat from the stomach area, is normally carried out during the tummy tuck operation, if necessary.
You can expect a tummy tuck cost to be in the region of 5500 pounds in the London area. Liverpool is next on the list, where the price of the procedure will set you back between 5000 and 5500 pounds, and in Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle you can expect to pay on average 5000 pounds. The least expensive cosmetic clinics to go to for a tummy tuck are in the Luton, Maidstone, Middlesbrough and Cardiff areas, where the cost to you will be more or less 4000 pounds.
Usually, your first consultation with the clinic is free, where you discuss the operation and whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, but the tummy tuck cost comes in with the procedure itself, as well as post-operative care that you might need. It is therefore a good idea, once you have the quote for your tummy tuck, that you find out exactly what other costs might be involved. It is also good to bear in mind that you will probably have to take time off work during your recovery period, which is normally about two to three weeks, and could lose out on earnings, due to the fact that it is a cosmetic procedure and not a medical necessity, for which you would normally receive sick pay.
You need to therefore carefully weigh up all the pros and cons first, about the procedure and the cost thereof, before you make a firm decision as to whether or not a tummy tuck would indeed be beneficial to you.