I live in San Diego, besides my q's below, what kind of price range can I expect for a TT, lipo & BL-no implants? (photos)
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Mommy Makeover - Cost?
Cost for a MM
- Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:
1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.
2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?
3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?
The lift will not change the size dramatically and will not leave you with much upper pole volume. Fat grafting is a good way to direct soft tissue volume to targeted areas on the breast. This is helpful for small volumes. Larger volume increases are still best done with implants. Your photos do not look like a "D" cup. Rather, the excess skin makes it difficult to contain your breasts. A lift will help correct that issue. Based on the photos, I would prefer a full lift mastopexy.
You should seek several consultations with board-certified plastic surgeons before making a final decision.
As always it is best to be healthy, no smoking, and to make sure that any health care conditions you have are managed by your primary care doctor.
Best to you
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I live in San Diego, besides my q's below, what kind of price range can I expect for a TT, lipo & BL-no implants?
Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast lift/reduction, with or without implants, costs
The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies from practice and location but the cost of not going to a licensed Facility and Surgeon just to save money can end up costing much more in the long run. Most important is to pick a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It can be hard and confusing for consumers when a physician may tell you they are Board Certified. Make sure it is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery as many Physicians are certified but it is in another area such as Dermatology, Gynecology, ENT, or some other specialty that does not have the years of training and Certification in Plastic Surgery required to be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Rather than finding a non-certified surgeon that may give you better pricing it can be helpful to find a newer Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that has years of experience in training and surgery-required to become Board Certified in Plastic Surgery but is newer in practice. They have the latest up to date training and highest standards as currently set by the newest technology and are able to pass on to the consumer much better pricing. Newer highly trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeons often assist patients with special pricing to make sure the patients are getting the expertise and experience rather than cut corners. Check for special pricing here on RealSelf and make sure the surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and you may find the perfect Plastic Surgeon for you who is able to work with your budget without cutting corners!
As far as the Breast Lifting/Reducing with or without implants, your surgeon should be able to explain to you why they are recommending the size and procedure they are according to your current breast tissue, measurements including your chest width and your desired outcome. From your photos your nipple/areola is large and low so usually a full lift is necessary to achieve the desired look, either a vertical (lollipop) or anchor pattern lift would work best as the Benelli is not enough of a lift in your case. The lift with implants will give you a more youthful and fuller shape. Your Surgeon should be able to advise you thoroughly on your options.
We have all our Breast Surgery patients not only utilize our 3D imaging so they can get a real visual on what the implants will look like on them but also to actually try on the different size implants with a tight bra and t-shirt to see what they might expect. That way they have a good visual of what a 450cc implant will do as opposed to a 350cc implant for example. You want to make sure that you see a surgeon that will listen to you and your goals for the procedure and discuss in detail their recommendation for size and shape not only taking into consideration your desired outcome but also your breast measurements before the procedure including your chest dimensions. And then let you try the implants that they feel will give you the desired result so you are in agreement with the size.
Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck w Lipo.
Best advice is to get examined and advised by one or more ABPS Bd Certified plastic surgeons to get advice and good guidance in making your choices. Mastopexy and tummy tuck should provide very nice benefits for someone with photos such as yours.
Prices will of course vary depending upon the nature of the procedure, the operative time and the variable of how much liposuction/fat injection you need. Make your choices carefully and be certain that you are confident with your plastic surgeon based on your face to face meetings, reputation and a review of photos of other patients. Good luck and best wishes.
Jon A Perlman MD FACS
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV
Beverly Hills, Ca
TT, lipo & BL-no implants?
The length of the procedure, cost, and the specific operative steps to achieve an ideal cosmetic result vary from patient to patient and would depend on the findings at your consultation examination. Fees vary depending on the extent of the procedures, location of the surgical practice, and experience as well as the reputation of the surgeon.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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