Mommy Makeover Price

What is the Price of a Mommy Makeover?

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Costs of Surgery

Thank you for your post.
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.
Best Wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD


Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

What is the cost of a mommy makeover?

The cost of a mommy makeover will not only vary from surgeon to surgeon, but from patient to patient. No plastic surgery procedure should be a "cookie cutter" procedure and a mommy makeover has a significant number of variables. Generally, a mommy makeover is for women, who, after having having children find themselves with areas of the abdomen or breasts that they would like to have improved. For some women this may mean a tummy tuck and small breast implants. For other women, this might mean a full tummy tuck, breast implants, a breast lift and liposuction.

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.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Pricing

Pricing for tummy tucks varies from surgeon to surgeon. The typical range of a tummy tuck is anywhere between $6500- $10,000. The price may or may not included OR and anesthesia. The price also varies based on the exact surgery being performed. For example, in our practice we encourage our patients to have a tummy tuck with additional liposuction to the abdomen and flank region. That being said the price may increase as you add additional areas that need to be addressed. My advice to you is to not only find a surgeon that is within your price budget but also find a surgeon that you are comfortable with when undergoing surgery. Good luck!

Dr. Kouros Azar

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

Hi there-

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!

Price for a mommy makeover

The price for a mommy makeover will depend on a number of things (location, surgeon, specific concerns, etc).  The most important consideration is what is being done for the breasts.  In all cases a tummy tuck will be combined with a breast enhancing surgery.  That may include a reduction (covered by OHIP), a breast lift (mastopexy), a breast augmentation, or an augmentation and lift.

In general for a tummy tuck alone assume $6-8K.  If you do in combo with an augmentation then $12-15K.  If a tummy tuck and a breast lift possibly $10-12K.  And if a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation$14-16K.

Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville Plastic Surgeon
Ass't Clin Professor &
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training,
McMaster University

Rodger Shortt, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Mommy Makeover Price in Boca Raton, FL

The price for a Mommy Makeover in Boca Raton, FL, where my practice is located, depends on your unique physical needs. Some women need a breast augmentation plus tummy tuck. Others need a breast reduction (ie, no implants) plus the tummy tuck, while others want a breast lift with their tummy tuck, with or without an implant. For women in need of a mini tummy tuck (focuses on the area beneath the belly button), the price for the tummy tuck is, obviously, lower than a full tummy tuck.  Depending on each patient's unique needs, liposuction may also be needed. Some women decide to use the fat from the liposuction to plump up other areas of their bodies, such as the back of the hands, lips, cheeks, etc. 

Our price for a mommy makeover ranges from around $6K to around $10K again, depending on whether the patient needs breast implants and, if so, what type she prefers. Saline implants are the least expensive, gel filled implants (sometimes called "silicone implants) are mid-range and the newest Gummy Bear implants, sometimes called Form Stable implants, are the most expensive of the three options. 

The bigger issue is that you choose a highly experienced board certified plastic surgeon who performs this combination surgery on a regular basis. I do. We have our own on-site accredited surgery suite to guarantee our patients the very best care. I have worked with my OR staff for years, so they know how to care for my patients in the way I deem best. 

Call us for a consultation if you're in the South FLorida area seeking a Mommy Makeover, and visit our website to see photos.

Best regards,
Jonathan Berman, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
drberman.com

Jonathan Berman, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Camry vs. Cadillac

Buying a mommy makeover is like buying a car. Although a Camry and a Cadillac are both "cars", they have different prices because of the different materials, features, engines, warranties, etc. A mommy makeover is similar in that the name may remain the same, but the operation has many variables that are customized from one woman to another. You must obtain a consult with a hands-on exam (not just advice from a photo) for you to feel confident that you are choosing the right combination of procedures in YOUR mommy makeover.

Sheldon Lincenberg, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Mommy Makeover Price

The term "mommy makeover" is a generic term for addressing changes in the breast and body from pregnancy and age. Each patient is unique and some require more surgery y than others. Therefore fees can vary greatly based on your desires and needs. Typically one is looking at a combination cost of abdominoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation.

Brian Reedy, MD
Reading Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Cost will vary based on what procedures are done

 A mommy makeover is a generic term for an operation in which a woman is having surgery on both her breasts and her abdomen. It is referred to as a mommy make over because pregnancy can have a significant effect on the look and shape of both the breasts and the abdomen. So when one asks the price of a mommy makeover it is hard to give a specific answer because a number of different operations could be coupled together. The usual surgeries that can be done to restore the breasts include;a breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lift or breast lift with the addition of implants. With respect to the abdomen it could be everything from liposuction only to a full tummy tuck, with or without liposuction of the flanks and hips. After consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon he or she will be able to advise you on which surgeries paired together will give you the results you are looking for.

Best of luck 

John Mancoll, MD
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Mommy Makeover Price

Thank you for your question.  "Mommy makeovers" is a popularized term for a spectrum of different plastic surgery procedures.  It typically includes a breast surgery component, a breast augmentation using implants, with or without a breast lift, and an abdominal procedure, again typically a full tummy-tuck with or without additional liposuction.  There are three predominant components to billing for cosmetic surgery procedures: the facility fee, anesthesia fee, and surgeon's fee.  Depending on the extent of surgery required, prices can range from 6500 to 15,000 or more.  With such a large range of prices, it is important for you to find a board certified plastic surgeon who can perform a physical exam and make the best recommendations for you and your body.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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