Mommy Makeover Price

What is the Price of a Mommy Makeover?

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Mommy Makeover Price

I'm at plastic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio. A mommy makeover has many different factors in pricing. Not every "mommy makeover" is the same. A patient may consider an abdominoplasty, liposuction, a mastopexy (breast lift), or breast augmentation in regards to a mommy makeover. With the more procedures done at the same time the more pricey the procedure becomes. Most commonly patients are interested in an abdominoplasty, mastopexy, and small breast augmentation. For all three procedures to be performed at once you are looking at $14,000-$16,000. This pricing includes; facility and anesthesia fees, all the surgeon fees, and implants. When thinking about what concerns you most, you may not need one of the 3 most common procedures in a mommy makeover. Less procedures done at the same time, the less pricey. Seeing a local board certified plastic surgeon in consultation would give you an individualized surgical plan to know what to expect financially.


Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 13 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!

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

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Mommy makeover price - cost, Connecticut

Mommy Makeover is the term used to describe a combination of two procedures. The most common of these procedures are Breast lift (with or without breast implant) with a tummy tuck. There are 3 types of tummy tucks. Mini tummy tuck, regular and extended. 

Recovery after a Mommy Makeover:

  • 3-4 hours in the Recovery room, Overnight stay in the hospital may be necessary.
  • 3 days of management of surgical discomfort with pain meds and muscle relaxant
  • 10-14 days: resume your activities of daily living
  • 4-6 weeks: Full exercise
Cost of a Mommy Makeover: $10000-$14000 depending on the amount of time needed in the OR and anesthesia. 
Financing available through carecredit

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Mommy Makeover price

The real cost of Mommy makeover varies widely and it depends on many factors, but these 3 are important 1) the experience of the plastic surgeon, 2) your location 3) the procedure(s) performed. Do not use price to select your plastic surgeon. The best plastics surgeons are usually not the cheapest. Bargains are great, but not with your body and not in plastic surgery. It better to select a plastic surgeon that understands your desire and expectation.

However, your best plastic surgeon has the experience, training, and results that relates to you. Do your research and find a real Plastic Surgeon and book a paid consultation. Free consults are just a sales pitch and does not work in your best interest. People always say “you get what you pay for”. This is very true in Plastic Surgery.

Below are other criteria to use when selecting a Plastic surgeon.

Questions to ask your potential plastic surgeon (Answering NO is a big red flag)

1) Are you a plastic surgeon? (You should research the differences between cosmetic surgeon & plastic surgeon. Make sure that your plastic surgeon is a trained surgeon! You may be surprised)
2) Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery? (Board certified in what? You are looking for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many boards and some are fake. Make sure that the certifying board is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.)
3) Will the procedure be performed at a fully accredited & certified procedure room or ambulatory surgery center, or hospital
4) Do you have hospital privilege to perform the same procedure you do in the office? Which Hospital?
5) Do you offer complication insurance. How do you handle complications and revision (it does happen, it better to be safe)

The most important decision is to do your homework well. Good luck.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Mommy makeover price

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that you choose to have. While most women get a breast lift/augmentation and a tummy tuck, you may want to have more than that done, or less. For that reason, pricing depends on what procedures you are wanting to have. Usually, if it's a breast lift and augmentation as well as a tummy tuck, it would be about $18,000 or so, depending on the type of tummy tuck (that price is based on a full tummy tuck). What are you unhappy with in terms of your appearance? It's best to decide on what you'd like to improve, then discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out if your goals are attainable and pricing.

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Cost of Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover can include breast lift with or without augmentation, abdominoplasty, and often liposuction.  The costs depend on the exact procedures performed and the time in the operating room to perform them.  The range is from $10,000 to $15,000.  When additional body contouring procedures are added such as lower body lift or buttock fat grafting, then the price can approach $20,000.  Of course, those prices include everything (anesthesiologist fee, operating room fee, surgeon fee, compression garments, and all follow-up appointments).  Be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and that he or she be experienced in mommy makeover surgery.  Finally, ask to see before and after photos of patients who have had these procedures performed by them.  Best of luck!

Paul Fortes, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 8 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
4.8 out of 5 stars 111 reviews

Price for a Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover is a combination of breast and body enhancement, which can involve several different procedures, so the price varies. Roughly speaking it will range from around $9,000 for a mini tummy tuck and breast lift up to around $18,000 for a full tummy tuck, breast lift and gel implants. The right combination of procedures for you must be decided upon between you and your surgeon.

Cory Goldberg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.