How Much Does Excess Skin Removal Cost?

The real question for our patients is how much does excess skin removal cost in Florida?

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 excess skin?”

Excess skin removal cost varies based on a number of factors. Excess skin removal 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.

The Type of Excess Skin Removal Surgeries You Get

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

Each of these has a different cost. Costs depend mainly on the complexity of treating the area.

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.

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.