Mommy makeover cost ranges can vary widely. Simply put, this is because of the very nature of the surgery: No two mommy makeovers are exactly alike. No other plastic surgery is quite as customizable.
Each patient chooses his or her own sub-procedures. And although there are certainly those that are frequently included in most mommy makeovers (tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction), patients can basically choose anything they want as long as it’s safe and works well with the other procedures involved.
As you can see, this makes accurately estimating the cost of mommy makeover surgery nearly impossible.
What we can provide is a list of the factors that will ultimately determine the cost of your surgery. Naturally, which procedures you choose is one important factor! But below, we’ve outlined the others you should be aware of as well.
Factors Influencing Mommy Makeover Costs
The overall cost of a mommy makeover will depend on where you get surgery. In rural areas with lower populations, costs tend to be lower. In bustling city regions, you’ll find the average costs of plastic surgery are higher. This parallels the costs of living in these areas.
The final cost of your surgery will be heavily influenced by your surgeon’s fee. For each surgeon, this cost breakdown varies. That is, some surgeons will include only their personal fees in this cost (how much they charge for their own services, equipment, time, etc.).
Others will create an all-inclusive total cost that will include their own fees as well as surgical facility fees, anesthesia fees, consultation and followup fees, etc. Be sure to ask about this at your consultation appointment because every surgeon is different.
Your anesthesia fee can vary depending on what type of anesthesia you require (general anesthesia tends to be more expensive than local anesthesia), who performs and monitors your anesthesia, how long your surgery is in the operating room (how long anesthesia is required), and other factors.
Surgical Facility Fees
While some plastic surgeons have their own in-office surgery center, many surgeons have privileges at one or more local hospitals or surgical facilities. You will go to one of these locations for your procedure, and that facility will charge their own fees.
Required Technology, Equipment, and Supplies
Both at your surgeon’s office and the facility or hospital where you undergo surgery, you will be using a long list of resources — from staff assistance, equipment and technology, and surgical supplies, to operating rooms and recovery rooms, all of these items will need to be paid for.
In addition, any breast augmentations will come with their own costs for the actual breast implant you choose. Silicone implants and saline implants of varying shapes and sizes will cost different amounts.
After surgery, during your recovery, you will likely need to purchase one or more post surgery garments. You may also need prescription medications and other supplies to aid in the healing process.
Lastly, during your mommy makeover recovery, you’ll need to meet with your surgeon periodically for follow-up appointments. At these appointments, your surgeon will monitor your incision sites, swelling, and overall progress.
They’ll also ensure you’re wearing your compression garment as directed and discuss mommy makeover scar therapies as well as when you can return to work, school, exercise, etc. Follow-up appointments are typically charged separately. However, they are sometimes included in the total package price of your surgery.
FAQ: Mommy Makeover Surgery Cost & More
How much does mommy makeover cost with insurance?
Mommy makeover procedures are almost never covered by health insurance. This is because health insurance providers must deem a procedure medically necessary to cover any of the associated costs. Only some types of plastic surgery are included in this.
What is typically included in a mommy makoever?
Most mommy makeovers will include a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and tighten separated abdominal muscles, liposuction to remove excess fat, and some combination of breast procedures. This might be a breast augmentation to increase breast volume and overall size using saline or silicone breast implants. Or, it could be a breast lift to make breasts appear more lifted and youthful. Increasingly, patients are interested in including a Brazilian butt lift fat transfer procedure or a fat transfer breast augmentation in their mommy makeovers.
What is the average cost of mommy makeover surgery?
Plastic surgeons charge all different amounts for plastic surgery procedures, making it difficult to estimate a total cost for any one plastic surgeon in any one specific geographic region. Moreover, mommy makeover costs are even harder to estimate because these cosmetic procedures are customizable. No two surgeries are alike.
For these reasons, it’s important to meet personally with board certified plastic surgeons in your area for one-on-one consultations. At these appointments, you will ideally be presented with at least a ballpark cost estimate for your body contouring procedure.
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A woman’s body can change drastically after having children. From loose skin and stubborn fat deposits, to drooping breasts and other physical concerns, women often feel like they’ll never get their pre baby body back.
If you have gone through one or more pregnancies, are done having children, and would like to get back to your pre baby shape, a mommy makeover can help.
Female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg performs a range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including mommy makeover surgery, for patients in the Houston, TX area. To learn more about the cost of a mommy makeover, look at Dr. Steinberg’s mommy makeover before and after gallery, discuss mommy makeover scars and recovery time, and more, please reach out to us today and set up a consultation.