It’s a bit nerve-wracking to undergo any surgical procedure, even when it’s elective plastic surgery. So, our surgeons understand when women considering Mommy Makeover surgery in Denver ask about the safety of combining multiple surgical procedures during a single operation.
A Mommy Makeover is an increasingly popular choice for women concerned about the physical changes that occur after having children. The most common procedures included during a Mommy Makeover are cosmetic breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction. When performed by 1 of our board-certified plastic surgeons, the Mommy Makeover procedure is safe and gets excellent results.
Not all patients need the same procedures. Some women are happy with the size of their breasts, for example, but want a breast lift to create a perkier appearance. Others might only need a mini tummy tuck rather than a full abdominoplasty. How you customize your Mommy Makeover procedure is up to you and your surgeon.
Why Combine Procedures?
Not all patients thinking about cosmetic surgery after having children decide to get the combination procedure. Some are more concerned about 1 area of the body or decide to get a breast lift first and postpone abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for another time. That’s fine, but there are some compelling reasons to combine procedures.
- Your Busy Life: Having just 1 surgery and recovery can be especially beneficial if time is limited or you still have children at home. The truth is that scheduling time to recover after a single surgery can be tricky. Having separate surgeries and 2 or more rounds of downtime might not even be realistic for many people. Even though a Mommy Makeover recovery might be a little more complicated than that of a single surgery, it typically doesn’t take any more time.
- Comprehensive Results: Think about planning a kitchen remodel and only replacing the counters. The cupboards and appliances now look even more dated, and you realize it probably made more sense to tackle the whole project at once. That’s how some patients feel if they only get 1 procedure at a time. The satisfaction created by addressing all of your concerns at the same time is worth it in most cases.
- Complementary Procedures: When you combine complementary procedures, you enhance your results. For example, restoring your breasts’ volume and youthful appearance by combining a breast lift with implants can also enhance the slimmer, more toned midsection created by a tummy tuck and liposuction.
Besides the reasons listed above, combining procedures in a single operation can be cost-effective. Operating room and anesthesia fees, for example, are charged only once instead of multiple times for individual operations. The savings in some cases can be significant.
If you’ve been thinking about getting plastic surgery after having children, you can read an earlier blog post about certain habits that can enhance your recovery. You can also check out the types of results our surgeons create by viewing our gallery of before-and-after photos.
If you feel like you’re a candidate for a Mommy Makeover or have questions about combining procedures, use the online form to request a consultation or call us at (303) 278-2600 (Golden) or (303) 951-2100 (Denver) to schedule an appointment.