Having kids can be wonderful, but it can also be hard on a mother's figure. Many moms are left with saggy stomachs, droopy breasts, and stubborn pockets of fat. What if diet and exercise aren't enough to make you look and feel better again?
Cue the Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover is the name for a series of procedures that are hand-picked to help you get your pre-pregnancy body back.
A popular question we get is: how much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
The truth is, it's impossible to give a single, one-size-fits-all price estimate because a Mommy Makeover is not a single procedure, rather a combination of procedures that are tailored to your specific needs and goals.
In this article, we'll discuss the cost of each of the procedures that may be included in a Mommy Makeover, so you can get a better idea of how much your Mommy Makeover will cost.
Mommy Makeover Costs in California
The single biggest factor affecting the cost of a Mommy Makeover is how many problems you would like addressed.
Every woman's body is affected differently by pregnancy. Some mothers are left with sagging tummies, others with deflated breasts, yet others with stubborn pockets of fat or other concerns (and many with all of these problems!).
It's important to understand where your problem areas are. An evaluation with an experienced Mommy Makeover surgeon can help you develop a plan for a personally tailored Mommy Makeover.
How Much Does Each Mommy Makeover Procedure Cost?The most popular combination of procedures for a Mommy Makeover includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation and/or lift. Other popular treatments also include buttock augmentation and labiaplasty.
Tummy Tuck ($15,000 to $40,000)
A tummy tuck is the first key component of a Mommy Makeover. The procedure removes excess abdominal skin and tightens stretched abdominal muscles to restore a flat and firm tummy. A tummy tuck is frequently combined with liposuction and breast enhancement during a Mommy Makeover.
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, and/or Breast Reduction ($15,000 to $40,000)
Breast enhancement is the second key component of a Mommy Makeover. Breast enhancement may be performed using implants (breast augmentation), a breast lift, and/or a breast reduction.
Liposuction ($10,000 to $60,000) and/or CoolSculpting (starts at $1,500 and up, most commonly $2,000-$4,000)
Fat removal is the third key component of a Mommy Makeover. Stubborn fat pockets can be eliminated via liposuction, a minimally invasive procedure, or CoolSculpting, a revolutionary non-invasive procedure. Popular areas treated include the stubborn pockets of fat of the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks, bra rolls, arms, and chin left after childbirth.
Brazilian Butt Lift ($15,000 to $40,000)
This procedure enhances your curves by adding fullness and shape to your backside using your body's own fat.
Labiaplasty ($6,000 to $15,000)
This procedure removes excess tissue from the labia (the external skin surrounding the vagina) to enhance appearance, increase comfort during sexual intimacy, and eliminate issues with hygiene.
Other Factors Affecting the Cost of a Mommy Makeover
Individual surgeons charge different fees, depending on their experience, skills, and demand. The old adage "you get what you pay for" is often true, as the best surgeons tend to be the most expensive.
Be careful of choosing a surgeon with low prices as that may be a sign of a poorly skilled surgeon, a surgeon who lacks adequate credentials, and/or a surgeon who takes shortcuts that could put you at higher risk of having a botched procedure.
Read More: How To Choose A Great Plastic Surgeon
Pro Tip: Make sure that your surgeon is very experienced with the procedures you need. Also, look at their Before-and-After photos to make sure you agree with his or her aesthetic taste.
Facility fees refer to the cost for use of the operating room facility. A Mommy Makeover should be performed in an accredited, certified surgical facility such as a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.
Additional costs you may wish to consider include the cost of any necessary medications, supplies, lab tests, time off work, and aftercare.
The Bottom Line:
At our San Francisco practice, a Mommy Makeover can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $90,000, with most patients falling in the $30,000-$50,000 range.
Getting a Mommy Makeover is an investment that can help you get your body back and have you looking and feeling your best.
Childbirth may change your life - but it does not have to change your body permenently.
If costs and pricing have you feeling stressed, our financing options are worth looking into. Another option is to explore single procedures that may be a better fit for your post-childbirth body shape goals.