Posted November 03, 2022 in Mommy Makeover
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Many women want plastic surgery to address the changes to their bodies brought about by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Fortunately, that is the purpose of the Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover is not a single surgical technique; instead, it is a combination of operations that target the areas most affected by the childbearing process, namely the abdomen and the breasts.
This procedure can transform your “Mom bod” from flab to fab; however, it comes at a financial cost. And because plastic surgery procedures are deemed elective and not medically necessary, health insurance does not contribute to covering that cost. This leaves the bill falling entirely on your shoulders.
So, is a Mommy Makeover in the cards for you?
How Much Is a Mommy Makeover?
Unfortunately, there is no set price for a Mommy Makeover in Florida or any other area. This is because the total cost of the surgery depends on variables that cannot be determined until you go in for a consultation with a plastic surgeon and a surgical plan is established.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a Mommy Makeover can range between $9,000 and $20,000.
What Contributes to Mommy Makeover Fees?
1. Surgical Procedure Selection
The Mommy Makeover combines plastic surgery procedures, but not every woman chooses the same ones.
A Mommy Makeover usually consists of two or more of the following:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation with lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck surgery
- Non-surgical body contouring with CoolSculpting®
The above selection will radically impact the cost of your Mommy Makeover.
2. The Extent of Correction
No two bodies are the same; therefore, no two plastic surgery procedures are the same. The cost of your Mommy Makeover will depend on where your body is starting from. Are you on;y looking to remove fat pockets from one body area? Or are you hoping to tone several areas?
This makes a difference in terms of cost.
3. Geographical Location
Much like everything else in the world, certain prices vary depending on where you are. Some areas are simply pricier than others.
While some patients accept this fact and stay near their home for plastic surgery (even if they lie in a high-cost area), others will travel to other areas, such as Florida, to undergo plastic surgery.
4. Facility Fees
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed in a hospital or an accredited surgery center. The fees for these options vary.
Fees for a surgery center tend to be more predictable, and there will be more surgery times available since you will not be dealing with the potential for emergency surgeries (as seen in hospital settings).
5. Anesthesia Fees
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed under general anesthesia for your safety and comfort. You are responsible for the cost of this medication. This fee includes the anesthetic itself as well as the time for the anesthesiologist.
The anesthesiologist will remain present throughout your surgery to monitor your vitals and ensure your safety.
6. Your Surgeon
Saving the most important for last, the final price of your Mommy Makeover comes down to the surgeon you choose.
Plastic surgeons all charge different fees. The amount the charge is usually associated with the level of training and experience they have in any given procedure. While you cannot guarantee that an expensive plastic surgeon is necessarily a better surgeon, you may want to be wary of “discount plastic surgeons.”
Ask yourself why they are charging so much less and whether or not you believe they will be able to get you the results you want.
When you select a plastic surgeon, you put your trust, health, and physical appearance in that surgeon’s hands. Make sure that your surgeon is up for the task. You can get a better idea of this by evaluating their before and after images, reading online reviews, and asking for recommendations from friends, family members, and primary care physicians.
Skilled plastic surgeons should also be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Check to see if your surgeon is certified here.
Interested in a Mommy Makeover?
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