What is the Price of a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover Price
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Costs of Surgery
In considering the cost of a Tummy Tuck, you should look at the components of the cost:
1. Surgeons Fee. This is usually the greatest part of the overall cost and can vary immensly from location to location (just like the cost of living varies in each location) as well as in the same location, it can vary from surgeon to surgeon. Usually, a surgeon commanding a higher price is very experienced and has very good results reliably, and is very busy due to the above.
2. Anesthesia Fee. This can vary depending on if a board certified MD anesthesiologist is used, vs. a nurse anesthetist, vs. a non-certified nurse, vs. only local anesthesia (an awake procedure). Obviously, the further you go down the line, the cheaper the price. You do get what you pay for.
3. Facility Fee. This can vary if it is a a state/medicare certified facility, vs. the back of a doc's office.
4. Accessories. This includes things like a pain pump, Exparol injections (72 hour long lasting numbing), garments, tissue glues, etc. These are not necessary for a great result, just add to the comfort of a result.
5. Revision. Usually a revision such as dog ears or lowering the scar, or a seroma, is much less that the original surgery, but this depends entirely on what exactly is being done.
6. Add on surgeries are usually discounted, as in a mommy makeover.
7. Insurance. If an insurance based surgery, such as a hernia repair is done at the same time, the tummy tuck may be discounted.
As with anything in life, buyer beware of risks of cutting corners in surgery.
Real Self has average costs of every operations in your location that you can peruse before seeing a surgeon, but keep in mind that the above quality can change from office to office. Choose a surgeon that you are very comfortable with and is board certified.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Cost of a mommy makeover.
thanks for your question. The cost for a mommy makeover can range from $6000 to over $10000. The factors involved will be where you love (prices vary around the country), and what you would like done during the surgery. Do your tummy muscles need to be repaired? Do you want a breast lift with our without implants, etc...
What is the cost of a mommy makeover?
With a mommy makeover, it is imperative to select your surgeon very carefully. Look at many, many photos of results, but also look carefully at the training and education of a surgeon you are considering. This is a big procedure and safety is extremely important. The most important thing you can do in repairing for your mommy makeover is selecting the right surgeon. Look for a plastic surgeon who trained at top tier medical school, graduated at the top of his or her class and went on for more intensive training at top notch university medical centers.
After checking a surgeon’s background, training and experience look at before and after photos. Scars around the belly button are a dead giveaway of a tummy tuck. There should NOT be visible scars around the belly button. Fullness in the upper abdomen is a result that would not be the ideal for most patients. Plastic surgeons who are unable to create natural looking belly buttons, or who rush through surgery without addressing upper abdominal fullness may charge lower prices than plastic surgeons who have the training, ability and interest in providing the very best possible result.
Breast augmentation should be in proportion with the rest of the body and breasts should be placed in such a way that the result looks and feels natural. Even appropriately sized breast implants can look unnatural is they are too high on the chest wall, too far apart or too close together.
If you are concerned about a recovery, discuss your concerns with your surgeon. You could stage the procedure if that is your preference,. The biggest savings is in taking less time off work for women who wrk outside the home. Most surgeons will offer a reduced fee for secondary proceeders as a way to show patient appreciation and also as a means for not making patients feel pressured into more surgery than they feel comfortable undergoing at one time.
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The cost of a mommy make over is extremely variable.
The reason for the variability is that pregnancy and breast feeding changes the person's body in different ways. Some patients require a full tummy tuck while other only need liposuction or a mini-tummy tuck.
After breast feeding some patients need a breast reduction (which is covered by OHIP) while others need a breast augmentation.
The range in price $6500-12,000.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
the costs of this procedure will depend greatly on the details of your particular operation, but can range in my practice from $8000 to $15000. Please understand that making decisions based on costs is not in your best interests however. Frequently I see patients in my office who made poor choices based on financial benefit- in almost all cases, I am only able to offer an incomplete correction of the poor outcome that resulted... their desire to save money has robbed them of any opportunity they may have had to achieve the appearance they dreamed of. Please read the following article I wrote on this topic:
By far the most common question I am asked is the question of cost. Especially in today's world, this is obviously an important consideration, but the implication in most of these inquiries is that the person asking the question is not interested in anything else, unless his or her sense of having found a great price is satisfied.
This is very disturbing, on many levels. Whether it be a lawyer, an architect, or an engineer, you would expect to pay a bit more for a professional with a top-notch education, excellent training, and lots of experience who does quality work and has a reputation for treating people fairly. You would also think that most people understand that insisting on these qualities in a plastic surgeon is particularly important, considering that you will be putting your health and safety (to say nothing of your sense of beauty and personal satisfaction) in their hands.
Of course it is hard to blame the public, bombarded as we are by the constant media message that you can have it (!) and cheap!!
It is axiomatic that you generally get what you pay for in life, and also that if you search hard enough for something (like a bargain price) you will generally find it.
I guess my message to people interested in plastic surgery is that you should be searching for lots of things (price being just one of them--and not the most important one).
So, all that being said, how would a person best be able to cut through all the marketing mumbo jumbo and find the surgeon most likely to help them achieve their satisfaction?
What we're really trying to get to the bottom of is, how do you maximize your chances of getting the outcome you want, with safety, and a comfortable and pleasant experience?
First of all, it is important to understand that while your chosen surgeon is probably the most important factor in achieving the above, there are other important considerations as well.
Find a surgeon you really like FIRST. Too many patients search for a price they like, or for a surgeon who is willing to do a certain procedure on them (whether it is really in their best interests or not). First and foremost, you should be looking for a quality education, top-notch training in plastic surgery, with board certification BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY (there are many "boards", but only certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures that the surgeon has undergone the years of plastic surgery specific training and examination you want). Provided the surgeon has these qualifications, it is important that you like them and feel you can get along well with them--you are, after all, entering into an important relationship.
If these two criteria are satisfied, it's time to evaluate his/her work and expertise... ask to see examples of his/her work, and maybe even to talk to some former patients. They will be best able to tell you what it was like to be cared for by this surgeon. Whatever you do, remember that quality professional treatment (whether by a plastic surgeon, an architect, or any other professional) will carry a price appropriate for the surgeon's level of training and expertise.
Once you have found a surgeon you like, it is important to know about THE FACILITY, and who will be providing your ANESTHESIA. Having a great surgeon won't matter if the facility is less than safe, or if your anesthesia provider is under-qualified or suspect. Most good surgeons make sure the facilities and anesthesia providers they use are reputable, but this is not always the case, particularly as surgeons have scrambled (like everyone else) to save money in these more difficult times. It is very important that the facility is certified by either the JCAHO or AAAASF. These regulatory bodies inspect facilities for safety and cleanliness, as well as verifying the training of the personnel involved in your care.
Your anesthesia provider can be a qualified nurse anesthetist, or an anesthesiologist (a doctor of anesthesia). My personal opinion is that the additional cost of having an anesthesiologist present and managing your care is more than worth it.
So there it is--research the surgeon, the facility, the anesthesiologist, and get a feel for the surgeon's work and manner with his/her patients. You'll be glad you went to all this trouble in the long run!
Mommy makeover price
Generally, a mommy makeover entails some sort of breast enlargement or lift and a tummy tuck, with or without liposuction. Various other procedures can be associated with the changes after pregnancy but most plastic surgeons will consider the breasts and abdominal area as the usual components of a mommy makeover.
Breast surgery could be as simple as a straightforward breast augmentation. Even with moderately droopy breasts, an implant alone can be enough to address the problem. If sagging is more marked, a breast lift would be needed. The degree of lift necessary varies and greater degrees of lift take longer and will incur increased cost. Lifts can be done with and without implants, depending on the patient's desires. Some patients have had breast augmentation in the past and revision surgery is needed, which can be quite complex. As you can see, breast surgery can be quite variable and really depend on your situation. The cost for breast surgery in my area can range from $7000-$15000.
Tummy tucks can also range from a mini tummy tuck to a full tummy tuck. Mini tummy tucks involve a smaller removal of skin, which results in a shorter scar and plication of the abdominal wall layer. This can be done along the whole length of the abdomen or sometimes just in the lower abdomen, below the belly button. The belly button in this case is usually "floated", rather than reconstructed as is done in a full tummy tuck. Full tummy tucks involve removal of more skin, usually to just above the belly button. This is why the belly button needs to be reconstructed in a full tummy tuck. Some patients have lost large amounts of weight and an extended tummy tuck which involves more removal of skin may be necessary. Tummy tucks can be done with and without liposuction. The cost in my market for these procedures ranges from $9000-$18000.
Please seek an experienced board certified plastic surgeon in your area. The cost will be higher than other cosmetic surgery practitioners, but I feel we are best qualified to perform these extensive procedures and this will give you the best chance of an excellent outcome. Needing another surgeon to revise your result will always cost you more in the end.
Shim Ching, MD
Mommy Makeover Price
Mommy Make Over Price
The exact price of your surgery will depend on the individual procedures necessary for you to achieve your goals. In the Midwest arrange will likely be between $9000 and $15,000. Good luck
Not all mommy makeovers are the same!
Since a Mommy Makeover is simply a term used to describe breast and body contouring after pregnancies, the exact surgical procedures used vary. The cost will range widely, therefore, the best way to get a price is to visit a board certified plastic surgeon. This way, you will be assured that you are getting quoted a fee from a doctor who is qualified to perform your procedures SAFELY. A lesser qualified surgeon may offer you a lower cost, but there is no assurance of quality or training.
In the midwest, $10,000-$15,000.
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to counteract the changes that occur in a woman’s body from pregnancy, delivery, and breast feeding.A makeover almost always involves abdominal re-shaping (in the form of a mini or full tummy tuck) breast re-shaping (with lifting, implants, or in some cases reduction) and often further contouring is needed with liposuction for the hips, thighs, back and arms.The exact combination you need depends on the ‘damages’ your children caused you! On average a mommy makeover can cost anywhere from approximately $10,000-$15,000 in our Midwestern practice.I would expect that to be significantly higher on either coast.One issue that you need to consider too is the training of the surgeon you choose.You may find a better price somewhere, but if that physician is not adequately trained in the type of surgery that you need, then you may not get much value for the money that you spend.The best way to know your surgeon is adequately trained is to find one that is board certified in plastic surgery.Board certification guarantees a high level of training and expertise in the area of cosmetic surgery, and that is well worth any additional cost! Get it done right the first time! Good Luck.
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