The first fee you will come across is the 'consultation' fee. A personal consultation is where the surgeon will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific goals. Sometimes this consultation fee is taken off the entire bill, once you actually commit to have the surgery.
The overall tummy tuck cost can vary from $3,000 to upwards of $8,000 or $9,000 dollars.
Basically, the more skin and fat that has to be removed, then the longer the surgical time will be, and therefore the higher the cost. Costs vary among different facilities as well. Tummy tucks can be performed in an office surgery, but in many cases they are performed in a hospital. The procedure often requires many hours in surgery with some patients staying overnight in the hospital, and these would typically cost the most.
Additionally, most of the surgeries offer financing through various finance companies, which splits up the payments into manageable amounts so you don't necessarily have to pay the full bill all at once.