There’s no straightforward, simple answer to the question of how much a particular plastic surgery procedure costs, which is frustrating if you’re not in the 1%. Pricing varies wildly—by thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars—and is dependent on factors such as where you live, your doctor’s expertise (and fame) level, the type of anesthesia used, whether you’ll be in a private surgery center or a hospital, how long the procedure takes, your negotiation skills, and what insurance may cover.

According to RealSelf members, a tummy tuck costs an average of $8,225 but can range anywhere from $3,350 to $13,050. So how do you know what you should be paying for yours? In the spirit of transparency, we asked seven women across the country to share how much their tummy tuck cost and whether it was worth the price.