What Is The Best Procedure From The Mommy Makeover For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering what are the prices of your procedures I have been looking into mommy makeover for several years, (breast life/augmentation,tummy tuck, and some liposuction of the inner thighs and back flanks. I’m not looking to be a supermodel/size 6, I would be quite happy size 12 – 16. I just want a flatter tummy, non droopy boobs and thighs that don’t rub together. I have attached several pictures, could you please tell me what the cost would be, and if there is anyway to have our insurance company pay. I’m very depressed with the way I look, I just want my outside to reflect the way I feel on inside. I want to be that sexy person for my husband, and confident for myself. I hate trying to find clothes that hide my tire ring for a tummy, and replace pants because they got worn in the thigh area. I would also like to wear shirts without having my breast hang down to my tummy area. I need help, can you help me………..

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can not comment on your breasts since the pictures have a bra on but I will assume, for the sake of this discussion, that you need a full breast lift. Otherwise, you would benefit tremendously by having a full abdominoplasty to get rid of the overhanging pannus combined with liposuction of the flanks. This is the one procedure that will provide the greatest overall change. You do not have enough of an abdominal pannus to qualify for insurance coverage based on my experience. From a thigh standpoint, I don’t know that liposuction can ever take you to the point where your thighs don’t rub, that is not a realistic goal. Some improvement can be achieved in their fullness but to say they would not rub together would not be an accurate statement about the achievable result.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana