Medically reviewed by Dr. John Rosdeutscher – Written by Sine Thieme
How To Budget for a Mommy Makeover
Because of their nature as a combination of various treatments, mommy makeovers typically don’t have a set price. NuBody Concepts mommy makeover prices might start as low as $3,400 if all you’re having is liposuction on your tummy, and could go up to over $20,000 if, say, you combined a tummy tuck with several areas of skin tightening and a breast lift. Once you have had a personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, you will be given a custom quote.
Below we are going to examine the factors to consider when pricing your mommy makeover.
All-Inclusive Pricing vs Fees & Surcharges
When you compare mommy makeover price quotes, make sure you look at all-inclusive prices so that you don’t get charged with added fees at the time of your procedure.
At NuBody Concepts, our mommy makeover price quotes are all-inclusive. What you see is your final price – no hidden fees, surcharges, or taxes. Your quote includes surgeon fees, anesthesia costs, facility fees, and even a compression garment if one is needed for your recovery. We also apply your consultation fee to the cost of your procedure. The only fee you may incur on top of your NuBody price quote is the cost of any prescription drugs needed for your procedure.
IV Sedation vs General Anesthesia
Mommy makeovers can be complex procedures that may be done in a hospital setting under general anesthesia or in a private practice as outpatient procedures. You should know that general anesthesia requires intubation of the patient and therefore carries higher risks and needs a longer recovery than so-called awake anesthesia. It is also typically more expensive, which will be reflected i the price of your procedure.
If you don’t go to a hospital, your surgeon will likely used IV sedation rather than general anesthesia, which is perfectly adequate for mommy makeover surgery. The sedative is adjusted to the length of your procedure, resulting in a shorter recovery. Outpatient procedures also help keep the cost of a mommy makeover affordable by foregoing expensive hospital fees while achieving results just as good.
When obtaining a mommy makeover price quote, make sure you ask if the plastic surgeon uses a hospital to operate on you or if the surgery is performed in their private practice. Your savings in a plastic surgery practice rather than a hospital could be quite substantial.
Mommy Makeover Financing Plans
When you have narrowed down the procedures that will make up your mommy makeover and received a customized quote, you will need to determine how to finance it. The good news is that there are many medical financing providers that offer payment plans. Even a higher-priced procedure that seems unattainable is much more easily affordable when spread out in installments.
Most cosmetic surgery lenders offer 12-month interest-free payment plans. Your first step is to check your credit score, and then check if it qualifies you for one of the plans on offer. You’ll need a credit score of at least 600-620 to be approved for medical financing. There is a slight variance in credit score cutoff among lenders, so you may have to try several before finding one that works.
Your next step is to schedule your consultation with a plastic surgeon. Be sure to bring the financing paperwork with you for faster processing.
It’s also worth noting that elective surgery like a mommy makeover typically won’t be covered by your health insurance.
Experience of the Plastic Surgeon
Because of their wide variety of components, mommy makeovers in particular require a plastic surgeon with experience and skill in various fields. The more experienced your surgeon, the better your results are likely to be. Make sure you ask if your plastic surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the gold standard of certification in the United States. Also find out if the doctor has performed the actual procedures you are looking for. Requesting patient before and after pictures may help you determine whether it’s a good fit.
As with any service, you get what you pay for in cosmetic surgery. A more experienced surgeon will likely charge a higher price than a novice, but getting the result right the first time without any rework is absolutely worth the money.
At NuBody Concepts, both our Nashville and Memphis practices are led by plastic surgeons with over 20 years of experience in their field. Dr. John Rosdeutscher is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who has served patients in Middle Tennessee for over two decades; Dr. Mark Peters, is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Memphis for several years after relocating from Louisiana, where he was in private practice.
Higher-Priced vs Lower-Priced Locations
The cost of a mommy makeover – and generally cosmetic surgery prices – can differ quite a bit between geographic regions. The higher the cost of living, the higher typically the price of plastic surgery. In the New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles metro areas you could easily pay $25,000 for a mommy makeover that might cost you only $12,000 in Nashville or Memphis.
As long as you stay within the United States, where safety standards are quite high, it can be a good idea to price shop between different regions. We do not recommend traveling to cosmetic surgery destinations like Mexico, India, or Turkey .
The benefit of having your plastic surgery close to home is that you will have support for your aftercare. But if you are looking for affordable mommy makeover prices, Nashville, TN or a similar lower-cost area could be an option. NuBody Concepts offers a travel package for out of town guests to help offset your hotel stay and travel expenses.
Components of Your Mommy Makeover
The most common type of mommy makeover combines a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation. The former could be a standard tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. It could also be supplemented with liposuction and/or radio frequency assisted lipolysis for optimal toning of the abdominal area.
The latter could be done using implants or via fat transfer (also called fat transfer breast augmentation). In many cases, implants alone may not be enough to address age-related sagging of the breasts; in this case a breast lift might be indicated. Some patients may not be looking for a breast enhancement at all but rather a breast reduction.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to mommy makeovers. Depending on the treatments you choose, your price could range anywhere from $3,400 to $15,000. Your personal price quote is determined after a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon, however you can get a general idea by comparing price ranges for our individual service offers below:
We hope that we’ve answered your questions about the cost of a mommy makeover. Please contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.