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Mommy Makeover

Surgery cost and payment

ashburnam hamilton, MT
3 months ago

Im wondering if its possible to have a mommy makeover with out insurance and to just pay completely out of pocket? Is that aloud? Also how much would that even cost fully out of pocket no insurance?

Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
3 months ago

A mommy makeover usually refers to a procedure that includes an abdominoplasty and some sort of breast surgery procedure. These are usually self-pay procedures. I do these all the time. Good luck.

Debra Johnson, MD Sacramento, CA
3 months ago

Dear Ashburnam, Mommy makeovers are considered cosmetic operations and are never covered by health insurance. The cost depends on what you're trying to achieve. Do your breasts need an implant, a lift, or both. Does your tummy need liposuction, a mini-abdominoplasty, or a full abdominoplasty? Pricing would range from around $10,000 to $20,000+, and also depends on the type of anesthesia you need and the operating room facility your doctor uses. You would benefit from using the Find-A-Surgeon tool on this website to locate a board-certified plastic surgeon near you. An in-person consultation is the best way to discuss your needs and the costs. Many surgeons offer financing so be sure to ask.

David Azouz, MD Dallas, TX
3 months ago

Every patient is different and a Mommy makeover can vary from patient to patient. A plastic surgeon can perform a history and physical examination to determine what is best for the individual patient. After determining what the individual patient requires then a price for the procedure can be provided.

Mario Carranza-Garcia, MD Monterrey, N.L. - Mexico
3 months ago

Here in Monterrey, Mex. that would be like 5,000 dollars with operating room, surgeon and anethesiologist. and the hotel close to where the operation would be

Rahul Vemula, MD Wall Township, NJ
3 months ago

Thanks for your question. A mommy makeover which usually consists of an abdominoplasty ( tummy tuck) with a breast lift (mastopexy) with or without breast implants depending on your anatomy and goals. This is considered a purely cosmetic surgery and will not be covered by health insurance. The cost consists of three things, the surgeon fee, Operating room fee and anesthesia. Cost depends on region and operating surgeon as well as the type of implants used. Please meet With an ASPS member surgeon to go over all of your options for surgery.

Rahul Vemula, MD - Plastic Surgery of the Face and Body

Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery

Active Member, ASPS

Matthew Camp, MD Minnetonka, MN
3 months ago

Hi Ash

This procedure is done all the time as a self pay procedure. The price ranges from $7-9 K for the tummy tuck, and 6-10 K for the breasts. The range in price on the breasts depends on what needs to be done. Breast lift and implant is the most expensive. Breast augmentation alone without lift is less expensive. Some surgeons give a percentage discount on the second procedure if the two procedures are booked together. This is a good time of year to shop around, as the first few months are a little slow, and you may find a really favorable price. Just make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. If the person is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you know that the person has been appropriately trained, passed all the tests, and was voted in as a member of the society. Have a great day!

Matthew C. Camp MD

Jon Ver Halen, MD Colleyville, TX
3 months ago

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. In fact, most patients pay completely out of pocket for a mommy makeover. To get a good estimate of cost, call surgeons in your area or seek in-person consultation. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

Thank you for submitting this question. We love doing mommy makeovers! Mommy makeovers are typically not covered by insurance companies. However often our patients will have an umbilical hernia or ventral hernia after having a pregnancy which is covered by insurance. This will help defray the cost of the overall surgery. I cannot express to you how happy our patients are after having a mommy makeover! For those patients who have had a previous C-section, the mommy makeover is an much easier recovery! With a mommy makeover, you are able to maximize on downtime and capitalize on the results. In our practice we also combine non-invasive procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing and medical grade skin care with the mommy makeover to rejuvenate your appearance from head to toe! We considerate this as the mommy makeover from head to toe and inside out!

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
3 months ago

Thank you for sharing your question. Because mommy makeovers are considered "not medically necessary" they are self-pay operations and would not be covered by insurance. Costs will vary based on the procedures needed to best achieve your goals, so be sure to see a series of surgeons in consultation to discuss the best costs for the MT region.

Curtis Wong, MD Redding, CA
3 months ago

Mommy makeovers are not covered by insurance so this would be a self-pay procedure. No one in the States can compete with pricing in Mexico or abroad but you won't have follow-up and anyone happy to see you should a complication arise. If you spend considerable time in those areas abroad, it may make more sense to have it there. Otherwise you want to find a surgeon you can trust who will be there for you post-op and who truly cares about the outcomes his/her patients achieve. Costs in the States start around $6500 and only go up from there.

A mommy makeover, or tummy tuck and breast procedure ( lift, implants or both) is usually self pay as these are cosmetic procedures that aren't submitted to insurance. Cost will vary widely so best to meet with a surgeon to get that information. In the Washington DC area, a tummy tuck and breast implants would be about $18,000 with surgery, anesthesia and facility fee.

Lori Cherup, MD Bridgeville, PA
3 months ago

No mommy makeover- composed of a breast procedure like a lift or augmentation, and a tummy procedure, like liposuction or a tummy tuck- is EVER paid for by insurance. Perhaps you are confused , because some breast reductions are paid by insurance when significant back pain, rashes, and large volumes of tissue, are involved. Mommy Makeovers range from $6000-15000. It just depends on what all is done. See a board-certified plastic surgeon, and be open-minded to all the improvement you can have.

Dear ashburnam,

A Mommy Makeover is a term that usually refers to a breast augmentation/lift and tummy tuck performed at the same time. These procedures usually are not covered by insurance. Sometimes, if you need a breast reduction and not an impant/lift, that can be covered by insurance. If you decide to go out of the country remember you will have little no recourse if you sustain any surgical complications.

Good luck,

Nirmal R. Nathan, M.D.

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons


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