Mommy Makeover Costs and Doctor Recommendations - Bergen, NJ

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Bergen County, NJ and Can Anyone Refer Me to a Top-rated Physician?

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Choosing your Surgeon?

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There are several guidelines to follow in order to ensure that you choose one of the finest plastic surgeons in your area:

• You need your plastic surgeon to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification is an indication that the surgeon has had extra training in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. This also ensures that the plastic surgeon has earned his or her degree from a reputable medical school and has completed five years of additional residency. Avoid "board certification" by the "board of Cosmetic Surgery" and other similar organizations.

• Reputable plastic surgeons should have privileges to perform cosmetic surgery procedures at an accredited hospital – not just in the surgery center in their office.

• Ask your plastic surgeon to show you before-and-after photos of patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery and ask to speak with some of their patients. 

• Good doctors will ensure realistic expectations and take the time to address your concerns. They will encourage you to do your homework, talk to other patients, and make an informed choice.

• Be skeptical of super saver deals advertised in newspapers and magazines. Most plastic surgeons charge comparable rates and rarely offer "deals." Don't compromise quality care and your safety just to save a few dollars; it may end up costing you more in the long run. An experienced plastic surgeon will be more adept at fixing or addressing any problems that may arise.

• Of course, one of the most important factors in choosing a plastic surgeon is your personal comfort level with the doctor. You should feel comfortable asking questions about your cosmetic surgery procedure so that you can make an educated final  decision regarding the planned procedure.

I hope this helps.

The Approximate Costs of a Mommy Makeover

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The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.

The costs of a #Mommy Makeover will depend on several factors. Such include the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Approximate #costs can be found here on the Real Self website,, or Also, the costs are contingent on the specific #procedures being combined in the operation. Such will be discussed in greater length during your one-on-one consultation. Also, such #combined operations are often performed with our Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with Mommy Makeovers. Therefore, if you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your doctor. Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time. 


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Costs for a mommy makeover will certainly vary depending on your location. Things to factor in for the procedure standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction, surgical garment, implants, etc.). When I think of a mommy makeover, it includes a tummy tuck, breast lift, and possibly breast implants. A range in price ~$9000-17000 is not unreasonable. $12-14K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing result for you. Good luck!


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First off, make sure you go to a board certified plastic surgeon for any plastic surgery. There are many cosmetic surgeons who may not be trained in plastic surgery who still can offer you surgery. Second, don't let price drive you to have surgery from a surgeon with whom you are not comfortable with. Third, you need to decide between breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, mini-tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, and body lift procedures.
In Columbus, Ohio where I practice, the total price (surgeon's fees, anesthesia fees and facility fees) for a mommy makeover can range between $6000 and $14000

Mommy Makeover Cost

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The cost of a mommy makeover really depends on what you'd like to have done. For example, these procedures are commonly part of a mommy makeover:

breast augmentation $7000-$9000 (depending on implant type and technique)
breast lift $8000-$9500 (depending on technique)
tummy tuck $6500-$9000 (depending on whether it's a mini, full or floating abdominoplasty, and if liposuction is also performed)
liposuction $2000-$8000 (depending on number of areas)

These ranges are what you'd find in Toronto, Ontario, where I am located. They may be quite different in your city. A combination of procedures may slightly reduce the costs of each, especially when two or more are performed at the same time.

For a better idea of pricing, please check out the websites of your preferred surgeon or call around in your city. Having said that however, it's always best to find a surgeon you are comfortable with and trust instead of picking one based on how much they charge. 

Mommy Makeover Costs and Doctor Recommendations - Bergen, NJ

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The fees will vary considerably throughout the county and based on the combination of procedures which you wish in your mommy makeover. Dr. Stephen Colen and Dr. Richard Winters are possibilities. Consult with 3 - 4 surgeons in your area to understand your options.

Some suggestions on picking a mommy makeover surgeon.

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Tips on picking a Plastic Surgeon
Article by George J. Beraka, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

1) Is the surgeon a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? Members usually do a lot of cosmetic surgery.

2) Did you sense a commitment to excellence in the office. Did the surgeon spend a lot of time with you? Someone who rushes through the consultation may rush through the surgery.

3) Were you treated as an individual? Did the surgeon present you with a surgical plan tailor made for you?

4) Plastic surgeons have to have a good eye and meticulous technique.  Did the surgeon show you A LOT of before and after pictures, and did you love the results?

5) Talk to other doctors you know. Established plastic surgeons have a reputation in the community, good or bad.

6)  Ask to speak to a patient who has had the procedure you want.  You are looking for a surgeon who does a lot of what you want.   Many  patients are eager to share their experience.  Privacy is preserved by having the patient call you.

7)  If you are having breast augmentation, ask if the surgeon has a large inventory of different size and shape breast implants available in the operating room.  A surgeon who does a lot of breast surgery will have an inventory.  This way, the final implant choice does not have to be made in advance.

8)   With office surgery, make sure the surgical facility is ACCREDITED.   Very important safety assurance.

9)   Make sure the anesthesia is given by a BOARD CERTIFIED ANESTHESIOLOGIST.  Another very important safety factor.

10)  Make sure the office has trained nurses available for hands-on post operative care.  This can really speed recovery.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Finding a top-rated plastic surgeon

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I would recommend going to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website to find qualified local doctors.  Prices vary from doctor to doctor, so interview with a few to get an idea of local prices.

Mommy makeover cost and recommendation

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Cost for mommy makeover varies on the followings: 1) combination of procedures involved (breast lift vs. breast augmentation with/without lift in combination with tummy tuck with or without liposuction), 2) surgeon's fee, 3) anesthesia fee, 4) facility fee, 5) cost of implant (saline vs. silicone).  Surgeons, anesthesiologists, facility fee will depend on extent of surgery required, i.e. hours of operation.  Therefore, cost of mommy makeover can vary from  $13,000 to $20,000.

In terms of finding a plastic surgeon, talk to your family and friends who have gotten a procedure from the plastic surgeon.  Make sure you feel comfortable with the surgeon and that she/he is board-certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Best of luck to you.

Cost for a Mommy Makeover

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The cost for a mommy makeover will vary depending on exactly what procedures you need done. Common procedures include a tummy tuck, breast lift or implants, and some liposuction.  To figure out the cost, you need to total up the prices for each individual procedure and then there is usually a discount for combining surgeries because of anesthesia savings. For breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction, you are looking at around 15,000-20,000 depending on the area and the physician. Hope this helps. Maybe you will take the trip over the river....

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.