The price of plastic surgery varies from surgeon to surgeon and will be different depending on where you are in the country, the doctor’s overhead, the amount of nurses he has, your particular body needs, and various other factors.
In general, we find from RealSelf.com that surgeons generally have different opinions about the cost of this procedure.
The most general consensus is that is ranges form $6k-$17,000. The reasons there is such variation in price–besides the reasons mentioned above–are that not all mommy makeovers are the same. In order to be considered a mommy makeover, all you need is some breast work combined with some abdominal work.
So, you could have a VelaShape and laser skin tightening combined with a slight breast augmentation at the least expensive end of plastic surgery.
On the most expensive side, you could have a full abdominoplasty, with massive breast revision, as well as laser for stretch marks and liposuction to remove excess fat. There is a massive range of possibilities.
Here is what the doctors are saying:
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.…
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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.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Mommy makeover cost depends on exact surgery
The cost of a mommy makeover depends on the exact combination of surgery that is best for you. Mommy makeover refers to a tummy tuck (with or without liposuction) in combination with breast surgery (reduction, augmentation, lift, or a combination). It is best to schedule several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons in your area to get an idea of cost. At the end of the day, while cost is a concern, the most important factor is that you choose a surgeon who is well trained and that you are comfortable with.