How Much Does Excess Skin Removal Cost?

How Much Does Excess Skin Removal Cost?

At Vanguard Aesthetic Plastic Surgery we commonly receive from our patients is in relation to how much excess skin surgery costs.

Many people suffer saggy skin after weight loss. Since the body can take a long time to adjust to its new weight, it’s natural to wonder “How much does it cost to remove extra skin?”

Skin removal cost varies based on a number of factors. The surgery is definitely worth it, but you should plan with the different factors in mind.

Let’s look at the elements that impact body contouring cost.

Surgeries Available

There are many different kinds of skin removal treatments, including:

So, What Exactly Does Skin Removal Surgery Cost?

Each of these has a different cost. Costs depend mainly on the complexity of treating the area. However, according to Everyday Health, in 2018 the average of 30,000 breast lifts was $4,236; 9,300 arm lifts avereaged out to $3,574; and 8,000 thigh lifts cost on average $4,464.

As you may have guessed by now, epidermis removal costs are not fixed but, instead, they are based on calculating the total cost of each separate procedures performed on the parts of your body you wish to address. So if you want to know how much skin removal surgery is, you have to first determine where on your body you want to get rid of excess fat. You don't have to have all areas of left over skin removed during the same surgical procedure either; meaning you can address the parts of your body you can afford to do first and spread the costs out over time. If achieving a better looking you is a matter of being able to afford it, you can always finance your fat removal procedure. Click here to learn about financing options.

Arm Lift Surgery Infographic

How Much Does Excess Skin Removal Cost - Arm Lift Surgery

Amount of Excess Skin & Fat You Have

The need for skin removal can vary from minor to dramatic. Since body lift surgery is typically for those who’ve lost 30 percent to 50 percent of their peak weight, candidates usually have several inches of skin they wish to remove over multiple areas.

How Many Surgeries Are Done at Once?

It’s not unusual for candidates to pursue a tummy tuck and breast lift at the same time, or do inner and outer thighs at the same time. This may help accelerate recovery and offers the sense of having “gotten it over with,” too. Your surgeon will advise you on your options.

See also: What are the different types of tummy tucks I can have?

Diagnostic Tests & Post-Operative Medications

Depending on your health, it might be necessary for several diagnostic tests to be performed. After surgery, you may temporarily be placed on medication. In particular, pain medication might be needed if work was done on the breasts and tummy.

Your Surgeon's Qualifications

When you are considering surgery, it’s important to choose the most qualified person for the job. The best surgeons in any area are likely to charge a premium. Likewise, they may have a waiting list. Be prepared to wait anywhere from weeks to a few months.

Where You Get Surgery

Prices are generally higher in large urban areas. Of course, a key issue is whether you will need to travel far to get care. Although skin removal can be performed as an outpatient procedure, a lengthy hotel stay will add some additional costs.

If Your Insurance Will Cover the Cost

Insurance typically only covers procedures deemed “medically necessary” as opposed to “cosmetic.” Though it might seem like skin removal is cosmetic, under rare circumstances it can be approved by some insurance. Ask your doctor for more information.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To schedule a free consultation, contact Vanguard Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We can help you determine if you are a good candidate and provide personalized pricing information.