Mar
2013

Infographic: Mommy Makeover Cost, Facts, and Figures

     

Infographic: Mommy Makeover Cost, Facts, and Figures

 

Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back

The term “Mommy Makeover” was coined in 2005 and has increased in popularity ever since. To restore your body to pre-pregnancy condition, a Mommy Makeover combines two or more plastic surgery procedures into one, lowering the cost and recovery time.

Doctors are often asked, “Am I too old for a mommy makeover?” The truth is that a majority of plastic surgery patients are over 34! According to the ASAPS, 43% of all 2012 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients ages 35 - 50.

Pregnancy is beautiful, but also takes a toll on your body. You’re not alone -- it happens to all moms! Many effects of pregnancy don’t just go away with time:

  • Loose or separated abdominal muscles

  • Loose Skin - Skin does not always regain elasticity

  • Weight gain due to hormones, lifestyle, and unbalanced diets

  • Loss of volume in breasts

Your hormones are changing as you age! 40-something women are experiencing a decrease in “nurturing” hormones estrogen and oxytocin, while testosterone levels are on the rise, increasing sex drive. Sounds great, right? The only problem is many 40-something women are also feeling self-conscious about their post-pregnancy bodies.

  • 86% of moms say they feel less attractive post-pregnancy.

  • About 15% of married couples have not had sex with their spouse in the last 6 months to 1 year.

  • 62% of moms say they would consider a mommy makeover if cost were not an issue.

With constant innovations to procedures, prosthetics, and instruments, cosmetic surgery is becoming more attainable than ever. In fact, 7 out of 10 cosmetic surgery patients make less than $60,000 a year.

Standalone Procedure Costs (2012)*

  • Breast Augmentation / Lift - $4,003.50

    • Breast Augmentation was the #1 popular procedure among women in 2012

    • 55.6% of 2012 breast lifts were performed on women 35 - 50 years of age

    • From 1997 to 2012, there was a 540% increase in breast lifts performed in the U.S.

  • Vaginal Rejuvenation - $2,593

  • Breast Reduction - $5,272

  • Liposuction / Lipoplasty - $2,830

  • Liposuction was the #2 most popular procedure among women in 2012

  • The average lipoplasty patient loses up to 12 lbs post-surgery

  • Lipoplasty eliminates fat pockets and love handles

  • Thigh Lift - $4,933

  • Arm Lift - $4,055

  • The tummy tuck was the #3 most popular procedure among women in 2012

  • From 1997 to 2012, there was a 360% increase in tummy tucks performed

  • Abdominoplasty tightens abdominal muscles, and eliminates excess fat and loose skin

  • Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty - $5,419

The benefits of choosing a Mommy Makeover versus several separate procedures:

  • Depending on the procedures selected, combining surgeries can reduce cost by several thousand dollars. When combining two surgeries in a mommy makeover, patients are only charged one operating room fee and anesthesia fee instead of two!

  • The most common mommy makeover combines a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. By opting to have these surgeries performed at once, you can reduce your recovery time by as many as six weeks.

  • Cost and time savings not enough? 68% of female body contouring patients noticed an improvement in their sex life after the procedure.

Who is a candidate for a mommy makeover?

  • The best candidates for a mommy makeover are finished growing their families, and do not plan on having any more children.

  • The ideal candidate is also fully recovered from pregnancy. Most surgeons recommend waiting 3 - 6 months after you’re finished breastfeeding.

  • Recovery time varies based on the elected procedures, but generally most patients will need at least two weeks off of work to recover before returning to normal activities.

Find a Plastic Surgeon in your area by checking out LocateADoc.com for information on local doctors. Schedule a consultation today and be sure to discuss your aesthetic goals with your doctor. On LocateADoc.com, we strive to provide you with all the information to help you make an informed decision:

  • Read Reviews

  • See Board Certifications

  • Check Financing Options

Sources: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The New York Times, Daily Mail, MySurgeryMD.com, Parents.com, Plastic.org, WebMD.com, Lipo.com, Daily Beast, Huffington Post

*Based on 2012 National Averages from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Costs based on surgeon fees only, may vary by region and do not include operating room or anesthesia costs.

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