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I am 41 years old and am considering breast augmentation and/or lift along with a...

Q:

I am 41 years old and am considering breast augmentation and/or lift along with a tummy tuck/lipo.  I think I have relatively good genes and exercise regularly but am concerned that the cost of having these procedures will somewhat be out weighed by the fact that I am older.  Can you give me some idea of how long I can reasonably expect to see the full effects of these procedures?  Also, can you give me some idea of the reasonable costs for all?  Could I possibly receive a multi-procedure discount?

A:

The procedure you are considering is what we refer to as a "Mommy Makeover."  Your age should not be a factor as long as you are in good health.  The tummy tuck is the part of the procedure that takes the longest in recovery, however most patients are able to return to work within a couple of weeks as long as there is no heavy lifting involved.  Most patients can return to their normal life including exercise after 6 weeks. The cost of the surgery can be dependent on your location and the surgeon you pick; also it makes a big difference if you are having a breast augmentation versus an augmentation with a lift, as a lift is a much more complex procedure than just an augmentation. Ballpark I would say you are looking at around $15,000 to $18,000, but again your geographical area can make a difference, and each surgeon sets his/her own surgical fees.

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