The Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses post-pregnancy body issues. It includes a tummy tuck, breast enhancement (either a breast lift or augmentation). These surgeries may be done at the same time or may be done as a series of separate procedures. If you’ve decided that you would like to have a Mommy Makeover, you can go to a plastic surgeon for advice. This is a no-obligation appointment.
Here are questions you should ask the plastic surgeon about your Mommy Makeover:
Is your general health status right for surgery?
You need to be upfront with the plastic surgeon about any pre-existing health conditions you may have. They can influence the surgeon’s decision about the viability of cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles. If you’re very overweight, the surgeon may suggest postponing the surgery. It will be more effective if you’ve lost some weight prior to it. If you’ve had recent surgery, the plastic surgeon may also want to put the surgery off for a while.
What happens during the consultation?
During your consultation, your doctor will examine and take photographs of your breasts, stomach, buttocks, and possible your genital area. These help him/her to get an overall picture of what you want to be done and where things stand. They allow him/her to plan the best way forward to achieve the results you desire. It may be a little awkward. That’s why it’s important that you feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon. You must be prepared to show him/her your body and ask sometimes embarrassing questions.
This might be an opportune time to discuss varicose veins treatments that he/she can offer you at the same time. Many women experience varicose veins during pregnancy. They may continue to worsen after the pregnancy. Varicose vein pain is common. The surgeon may be able to incorporate varicose vein surgery into your Mommy Makeover.
What are the options the doctor will present to you?
After the evaluation, the doctor will have a clear picture of what needs to be done. Based on how many procedures he/she feels you need, and how big they are, a recommendation will be made. Dr. Augusto Rojas states that it may be that you must have your Mommy Makeover in stages. Or it may be that it can be done in one operation.
Having multiple surgeries in one session presents risks, but so does going under the knife several times. Your doctor will weigh up the risks and benefits and present them to you.
The post-operative risks and recovery time
Ask your doctor to explain the risks of the surgery to you, so that you make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. Discuss how long it takes to recover from the surgery. Ask what restrictions are placed on you after the surgery. You may not be able to drive for a while. It’s important to know this so that you can make sure you get help.