What Affects Your Tummy Tuck Cost?

If you’ve been researching tummy tuck costs, you’ve probably come across a wide range of figures. Why is there such a discrepancy? In short, a tummy tuck is personalized to the patient’s specific needs. The logistics of that customized surgery vary widely, affecting your final cost. Below, we cover some additional factors influencing your tummy tuck price.

Before & After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Before & After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Before & After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Before & After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Surgical Expertise

Highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons may charge more for their expertise. Their track record of positive reviews and high-quality, natural-looking results often ensures safer and more satisfactory outcomes. Always check that your provider is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Facility Fees

The location of your surgery also affects your cost. Having your surgery at a hospital tends to cost more than having a tummy tuck at an outpatient surgical centre. Ford Plastic Surgery, for example, has an on-site surgical facility accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, providing you with a safe, convenient, and cost-effective option.

Just as with the surgeon, the facility’s accreditation and reputation may also be worth an extra expense.


Anesthesia fees vary depending on the type of anesthetic used, the duration of the procedure, and the credentials of the person administering the anesthetic (such as an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist). Tummy tuck surgery is performed using a general anesthetic, which is more expensive than a local anesthetic.

Geographic Location

Tummy tucks may cost more depending on the surgeon’s practice location. Toronto is a major metropolitan area, so its average prices may be higher than those of smaller or more rural areas.

Preoperative Tests and Medical Clearances

Before undergoing a tummy tuck, you may need various preoperative tests and medical evaluations to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. These additional assessments contribute to the overall cost—always check whether your surgeon includes these tests in your surgical quote.

Postoperative Care and Follow-Up

Similarly, your overall tummy tuck cost will include follow-up appointments, medications, surgical drains, compression garments, and other recovery-related items.

Procedure Complexity

Your surgery price will reflect the extent of your procedure. A full tummy tuck addresses excess skin and repairs diastasis recti (if needed), while a mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen alone. As such, a mini tummy tuck costs less than a full tummy tuck.

Many patients also include liposuction in their tummy tuck surgery to enhance their body contouring results. This combination approach is more cost-effective since you pay only one set of facility and anesthesia fees and save time with only one recovery period. Liposuction targets areas traditionally not addressed by a tummy tuck, such as the flanks and love handles.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Ontario, Canada?

Our tummy tuck prices at Ford Plastic Surgery in Toronto start at $11,000 for a mini tummy tuck and $15,000 for a full tummy tuck. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personal quote that reflects the specifics of your procedure. It will also include the:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Follow-up visits for the first year after surgery
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Facility fees

Please view our pricing and financing page to learn more about our policies and the different financing options we accept.

Start Your Transformation

If you are ready to take the next step toward a smoother, flatter abdomen, please request a consultation online or call Ford Plastic Surgery at (416) 925-7337 to get started today.

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