Costs & Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
When doing research on what type of cosmetic surgery you want it is important to consider what the cost and benefits of the surgery will be. Cosmetic surgery is not a cheap option, and it is important that you know the possible results of your surgery. A mommy makeover is no exception. So how much does a mommy makeover cost? And what can you expect from a mommy makeover procedure? These are some questions that we will be discussing today to help you have a better idea of what you should expect from a mommy makeover with Doctor Garrett Wirth.
What to Expect with Your Mommy Makeover
First the cost of a mommy makeover. There are differences in costs based on the combination of procedures done to produce your mommy makeover, as this generally combines a tummy tuck and a breast procedure (such as an augmentation, lift, augmentation and lift, possible liposuction, etc.).
Most sources say that the average cost of a mommy makeover is somewhere around $15,000-$20,000. That price can include anesthesia, operation room facilities, surgeon fees, or related expenses; for example, if you were to stay overnight. The hard part about financing a mommy makeover is that most insurances do not cover any of the costs of surgery or any of the complications that may arise post-surgery. This means that the financial responsibility relies solely on you. Many surgeons offer a financing plan to help you pay for your procedure over time, as does Dr. Wirth.
The cost of your surgery will include fees such as anesthesia, hospital or surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments, possibly cosmetic insurance, prescriptions for medication, cost of breast implants, and a surgeon’s fee, as examples. The surgeon’s fee will vary based on your surgeon’s experience, the type of procedure, and your geographic location. Clearly the better your surgeon, the more expensive your surgery, but the location where you receive your surgery can also factor into the cost, so make sure you research possible locations. For example, an experienced and reputable surgeon like Dr. Wirth may cost more than a surgeon right out of residency training.
What to Expect Post-Surgery
So, after you have financed your mommy makeover, what can you expect after surgery? Well you already know that before surgery you had cosmetic concerns that you were not happy with. The question is, now, will a mommy makeover solve your problem? It is important that you talk with Dr. Wirth, review before-and-after pictures of past patients, and even bring in pictures of what your goals are based on prior photographs or magazine pictures. You want to make sure the results you are wanting will be achieved by the surgery you have chosen.
A mommy makeover surgery can be an outpatient surgery, but you may want to arrange to spend the night, which Dr. Wirth recommends. Depending on which surgery options you choose, immediate results will not be seen for several weeks because of swelling and bruising. Some surgeries may even require patients to wear an elastic garment for up to four to six weeks to help reduce swelling and maximize final contours. Every patient recovers differently, so talk with Doctor Wirth about your specific circumstance. However, in most cases patients are back to normal activity after a few weeks; however, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activities for at least six weeks, depending on what surgeries you choose.
Post-surgery it is important to keep a healthy diet and exercise plan if you want to keep your surgical results. Surgery alone will not fix your problems forever.
Now that you have considered the cost and benefits of surgery you should be able to decide if a mommy makeover is the right option for you. If you have any questions, it is recommended that you meet with Dr. Garrett Wirth for an initial consultation. Call (949) 238-6713 or fill out an online contact form to get started today.