What to Know Before Mommy Makeover Surgery

happy-motheer-and-babyThe world of plastic surgery is always changing thanks to technological and surgical breakthroughs. Procedures that didn’t seem possible in previous decades quickly become the norm as we acquire more knowledge and understanding over time. One such development that has become increasingly popular over the years is the ascent of the mommy makeover. Over time, it’s only natural for women to experience aesthetic imperfections like stretched skin and excess fat that impact the appearance of their figure (especially after pregnancy). A mommy makeover can help by combining multiple body contouring procedures into one surgery to provide comprehensive cosmetic results that last. To help patients gain a better understanding of what a mommy makeover can do, we have provided a few simple things everyone should be aware of.

Your Mommy Makeover Options Are Up To You

One of the best things about the mommy makeover is that it is highly customizable based on the needs and preferences of each patient. While it’s true that the procedure typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction), the details of the mommy makeover can be altered. For instance, some patients may be candidates to add additional body contouring like an arm lift to their mommy makeover. We can discuss all potential treatment options during the pre-surgery consultation appointment.

The Mommy Makeover Is Safe

Concerns before surgery are only natural. Especially before a more complex, combination procedure like a mommy makeover. However, as long as you find the right plastic surgeon to perform your procedure then there is nothing to be worried about. The experts here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery have years of experience performing mommy makeovers and know what our patients require to have the most comfortable and successful surgery experience possible.

The Mommy Makeover Isn’t for Weight Loss

It’s essential for patients to understand in advance that a mommy makeover should not be thought of as a weight loss solution. In fact, we advise our patients to reach their goal weight for at least six months prior to their surgery. While the body contouring procedures that comprise the mommy makeover may result in some weight loss, significant weight loss from the surgery is not a realistic expectation.

We understand that when it comes to a mommy makeover, there is a lot to know and many factors to consider. Our hope is that this information can help guide and assist patients who think they might be candidates for this outstanding cosmetic procedure. To learn more about the mommy makeover, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a plastic surgery consultation at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.