So, you have had your 2 children, and are now considering having a tummy tuck. You have heard about the procedure from your friends, and are doing your research. You have tried to lose weight with normal methods, exercise, diet, and everything in between. Sometimes however, going under the knife is the only real way to deal with the problem. Luck for you, SA has incredible surgeons, with top results, as good as any other doctors in the rest of the world.
But, who do you go to? The internet has lists of plastic surgeons offering tummy tucks. Some will quote you R20 000, others as high as R50 000. If your doc is quoting R20000, you may need to ask if he is a qualified, registered plastic surgeon,, and not a GP performing these procedures, as this does happen in SA. The latter, understandably has clear dangers and possibly higher risks. So first prize is making sure your doc is actually a plastic surgeon. A younger plastic surgeon may charge 10 of 15 thousand rand less than a more experienced one, but again that’s a personal choice. FHF has seen anything from R35000 to R50 000 throughout the country. You can consult the Association of plastic surgery website for a full list, or visit the FHF website to find your own.
Many patients finance the procedure through First Health Finance, as its a easy flexible monthly payment, and much easier than discussing the procedure with your bank. You can apply online, and the service is very personal. Why worry about the funding as well as the procedure?
A Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure, so should be taken seriously. Your plastic surgeon will explain the recovery times as well as what to expect. Good Luck, hope the results are what you looking for.