Being a mom can be one of the most gratifying and beautiful parts of life. However, pregnancy can change your body dramatically, and regardless of good diet and exercise, some changes cannot be reversed without surgery. That’s where we come in. A Mommy Makeover at our Denver plastic surgery center can help you look and feel your best. Before you come in for your consultation, here are a few things you should consider:
Know what you want
Scheduling your Mommy Makeover is an exciting early step in your cosmetic journey, but it isn’t the first step. It is a good idea to know what procedures you are interested in before your consultation, so you are ready to discuss your potential treatment plan with your surgeon.
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of breast and body procedures that are performed simultaneously. By combining surgeries, you can transform more than one part of your body without having to undergo multiple recovery periods. Mommy Makeover patients usually choose one or more of the following procedures:
• Breast augmentation
• Breast lift
• Tummy tuck
Sometimes patients complement these surgical procedures with non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers for more comprehensive rejuvenation. Because you have so many choices, it is essential to understand your options so you can have an informed discussion with the surgeon during the consultation.
Research your surgeon in advance
Don’t just choose a surgeon because he or she is the first name to pop up on your Google search. You should first make sure that you choose someone who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification means that your surgeon has completed 6 years of surgical training, plus rigorous oral and written examinations.
It is also important that your surgeon has years of experience performing Mommy Makeovers. Because it is a combination procedure, it can be more complicated than other cosmetic surgeries, so finding a surgeon who regularly performs Mommy Makeovers is important to achieving the outcome you desire.
Last, I advise patients to check out online patient reviews. Although these reviews don’t always accurately depict a surgeon’s skill, reading about another patient’s experience with a particular surgeon can be a great place to learn what you might expect from the same doctor.
Understand the limitations
A Mommy Makeover can provide you with dramatic results; however, the procedure is not a replacement for good diet and exercise. Instead, it is meant to complement a healthy lifestyle. Good Mommy Makeover candidates should be committed to caring for themselves both before and after surgery. In particular, women considering a Mommy Makeover should stop smoking, be prepared to take time off work, and arrange for help around the house during recovery.
Having realistic expectations is key to being satisfied with your final results. Visit your surgeon’s website to see before-and-after photos. This will give you a good idea of what you can expect.
You are also responsible for maintaining your results. Significant weight fluctuations or pregnancy can affect your results and sometimes warrant revision surgery. Because of this, it is important to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
For more information, check out our previous blog post about the benefits of a Mommy Makeover.
Are you ready to take the next steps? Request a consultation online or give us a call at our Denver office at (303) 951-2100, or at our Golden office at (303) 278-2600. Our goal is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and boost your confidence. As a mom, you truly deserve it.