So, you’re considering a mommy makeover but have concerns about cost? You’re not alone. For many women, the benefits of a mommy makeover surgery are overshadowed by the idea of how much each procedure might cost.
In the end, it is very difficult to estimate how much your mommy makeover surgery will cost. This is because each patient will have their mommy makeover designed just for them. Where one woman may want a breast lift and liposuction around her midsection, another may want a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Each of these procedures costs a different amount and will also vary based on the extent of the procedure. For example, liposuction on the abdomen only will cost a different amount than liposuction on the abs, flanks, and upper arms.
What Is the Average Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
Ultimately, the average cost of a mommy makeover ranges from $20,000 to $30,000. Of course, this is only an estimate, and it’s important to book a consultation appointment for an accurate cost estimate.
Below, we’ve outlined what you need to know about mommy makeovers in general, as well as how to think about mommy makeover cost.
Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery
A woman’s body is drastically changed as she goes through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. However, while these experiences are naturally rewarding, the extent of physical change a woman goes through can also be upsetting.
This is where mommy makeover procedures can be helpful. Even the most rigorous exercise regimen and the best diet plan won’t fix every cosmetic issue that a woman is confronted with. Excess skin on the abdomen, for example, can really only be rectified with a tummy tuck. Likewise, stubborn fat deposits are best taken care of with liposuction, and droopy breasts are best fixed with a breast lift.
In fact, for this reason, a mommy makeover actually includes multiple plastic surgery procedures. Each mommy makeover surgery is different. Patients speak one-on-one with their surgeon to discuss their desired results and go over their medical history.
Together, a surgical plan is created, which will ideally address each patient’s trouble areas. Patients are also given cost estimates at this time.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Surgery Include?
Again, all mommy makeovers are different, meaning everyone can choose different procedures. Overall, however, most mommy makeovers include the following procedures:
Breast surgery may include a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. These surgeries can often be combined as well. For example, patients may opt for a breast augmentation and breast lift combination.
Likewise, breast augmentation may be in the form of breast implants (saline or silicone breast implants) or a fat transfer.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Tummy tuck surgery is a plastic surgery that involves the removal of excess skin on the abdomen. Especially during pregnancy, a woman’s abdominal skin will be stretched to accommodate her baby.
At the same time, diastasis often occurs. This is the separation of the rectus abdominis during pregnancy. A tummy tuck can also fix this issue.
Patients may choose from a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, or an extended tummy tuck. Each one is appropriate for different patients.
Excess fat around the midsection or on the upper arms, thighs, or buttocks can be nearly impossible to get rid of. Even with diet and exercise, fat often accumulates in these areas and “sticks”. On top of that, many new moms struggle with losing stubborn body fat as they are busy with young children.
Liposuction literally suctions out excess fat. The procedure can be highly effective, and the results will last for years to come.
Fat Transfer Procedures
There are several fat transfer options that may be involved in a mommy makeover. Most notably, an increasing number of moms are interested in Brazilian butt lift surgery (BBL surgery).
This procedure uses liposuction to take fat away from the midsection and relocate it to the buttocks and hips. Frequently, moms and women, in general, accumulate fat in their midsections while their hips and buttocks remain relatively slim. The result of this body shape is a large and unflattering abdomen with a small butt, which most patients find undesirable.
A BBL can transform this “apple-shaped” figure into an attractive hourglass figure. BBL procedures are being included more and more in mommy makeover surgeries.
Will Insurance Cover the Average Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
Generally speaking, cosmetic surgery is not covered by medical insurance. But before we dive into the details, first, we need to discuss the actual purpose of medical insurance.
For the majority of health issues, medical insurance exists to cover the expenses of required treatment. So, for example, if someone was injured in an accident or has anything from a ruptured spleen to cancer, insurance will cover all or some of the expenses associated with diagnosis and treatment. But in these cases, the patient’s medical insurance is covering their claims because the treatment they require is “medically necessary”.
Cosmetic surgery, as a treatment for aesthetic purposes, is not deemed “medically necessary”. Therefore, it is not covered.
In rare cases (for example, in the event of a congenital defect that results in one breast not developing normally), plastic surgery may be covered. Breast augmentation (reconstruction) for a breast cancer survivor is usually covered, for instance.
The majority of issues associated with mommy makeover surgery, however, are not considered medically necessary. Therefore, most mommy makeover plastic surgery procedures must be paid for out-of-pocket.
If you are interested in plastic surgery payment plans like CareCredit, our staff would be happy to speak with you about your financing options.
Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation
Do you want to restore your body after having children? Mommy makeover surgery can give you your pre-baby body back. Of course, those who are not moms can get mommy makeovers too. Call us today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Matthew Schulman.
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