21 September 2022

How much does a tummy tuck cost?


What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin, loose skin and fat from the abdomen. It’s also known as an abdominoplasty, and is popular with people who have experienced significant weight loss or have been left with excess tummy skin due to pregnancy.

There are different types of tummy tuck, each using a different technique to help you achieve your desired results:


Full tummy tuck

  • Most common type of tummy tuck
  • Removes excess fat and skin from the upper and lower abdomen
  • Can repair abdominal muscles post-weight loss and/or pregnancy

Mini tummy tuck

  • Less invasive than full tummy tuck
  • Usually requires just 1 incision
  • Removes excess skin and fat from around the lower abdomen

Extended tummy tuck

  • Similar to the full tummy tuck, but more suited to those who have lost a significant amount of weight
  • Incisions are typically extended around the back to allow for more skin and fat to be removed

Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck

  • Similar to a full tummy tuck, as it removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower abdomen
  • Includes a vertical incision that allows your surgeon to tighten up the skin from the sides as well as up and down
  • Can repair abdominal muscles


Lauren, tummy tuck patient


What does the abdominoplasty procedure involve?

As a tummy tuck is a major procedure, you’ll be given general anaesthetic so that you’ll be asleep for the duration of the surgery.

The technique that your surgeon will use will depend on the type of tummy tuck that you’re having. For each type, your surgeon will make an incision across your tummy to remove excess fat and skin, and realign your abdominal muscles if necessary. They might also cut a new hole for your belly button before stitching it into place.

The incisions will be stitched and dressings applied to protect them.


Is tummy tuck surgery covered by health insurance plans?

Cosmetic fat removal surgery is not covered by health insurance providers.


Can I get a tummy tuck on the NHS?

A tummy tuck is not typically available on the NHS, as it tends to be for purely cosmetic reasons.


How much does a tummy tuck cost in the UK?

Abdominoplasty cost in the UK can vary depending on your desired results. The price depends on many factors including which kind of tummy tuck you have, the surgeon you use and the surgical provider you go for. It’s important to bear these factors in mind when planning your tummy tuck, without being tempted to make a quick decision based on price alone.



Mini tummy tuck


Full tummy tuck


Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck


*Prices accurate as of September 2022.


What factors can affect abdominoplasty cost?

There are a few different factors that can affect the total cost of your tummy tuck surgery. These will relate to your desired results, your surgeon, and your cosmetic surgery provider.


What does the price typically include?

What an abdominoplasty costs in the UK includes all depends on which surgical provider you choose, and it’s always worth asking the question of “Are there any additional fees?” Some providers offer a free, no obligation consultation so you can visit a few in order to weigh up your options and make an informed decision.

Typically, though, the price of a tummy tuck includes:

  • Surgeon’s fees
    • Anaesthesia
    • Overnight stay in a hospital
    • Meals after surgery
    • Pain relief and other associated medication
    • Inclusive aftercare, with the offer of an extended warranty.


Transform’s Aftercare

We believe in good, well-rounded post operative aftercare. It’s every bit as important as your tummy tuck surgery itself. That’s why we strive to give our patients the very best, and we listen to all your feedback when you tell us what you need. All our patients are covered by our comprehensive 2-year aftercare programme. To learn more about what’s included in your aftercare package, click here.


Why choose Transform for tummy tuck surgery?

As one of the UK’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery, we put our patients first. We pride ourselves on providing high levels of clinical care in a professional, safe and comfortable environment. Our experienced surgeons could help you achieve the results you’re looking for, and our comprehensive aftercare package will ensure that you have everything you need to maintain your results.


What our patients say

Helen's results

“If you were to compare me with the person I was before surgery, you’d barely recognise me! And that’s not just physically, it’s mentally and emotionally, too. I never realised how my body affected me before – even down to my body language, my posture, and the way I presented myself. I would draw the attention away from myself and my body, and now I live in fitted workout gear and crop tops!”

- Helen


Trustpilot Review

“I had a great experience from the start, from pre-op to post-op. I looked at a few different places before deciding that I would go forward with Transform. My surgeon assistant really made me feel at ease and I felt she understood exactly what it was that I wanted. My surgeon, Dr Cheema, has done an amazing job with my tummy tuck and I would definitely recommend him. All of the staff at the hospital have been lovely, and the aftercare has been brilliant.”

- Sandeep


Meet some of our tummy tuck surgeons

Mr Sulaiman

Mr Sulaiman is a highly experienced surgeon whose areas of specialism include breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tucks and liposuction.

Mr Simons

This multi-skilled cosmetic surgeon has particular expertise in breast surgery, body contouring, female cosmetic genital surgery (labiaplasty) and eyelid correction. He works as a Consultant at hospitals in the NHS and abroad.

Dr Mounir

Dr Mounir has been dedicated to cosmetic surgery and skin health for over 20 years. His surgical specialities are cosmetic breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, abdominoplasty (the so-called tummy tuck procedure) and nose reshaping (rhinoplasty).



How do I start my abdominoplasty journey with Transform?

Your tummy tuck journey starts with a telephone consultation with one of our friendly advisors. They’ll answer any questions you might have about your proposed surgery, and can also provide you with more detail on the price of your abdominoplasty. You can book your free telephone consultation here at a time that suits you.


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