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When is the Ideal Time to Have a Mommy Makeover?

December 7th, 2023

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When is the ideal time to consider a Mommy Makeover?

I often see women in my office wondering about this question. So here are some factors to consider when thinking about having a Mommy Makeover. Firstly, the 2 surgeries that are involved include breast surgery restoration and tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. It is crucial to be done breastfeeding, returning the breast tissue and milk ducks to their pre-pregnancy state and this time frame varies. A tummy tuck is particularly helpful to minimize excess skin that has stretched and is a result of accommodating a growing baby when diet and exercise are not enough. I advise my patients that it is wise to consider whether you have completed your family planning and are done having children. The Mommy Makeover is most effective after childbearing has been concluded.

While some surgeons roll both of these procedures into one surgical visit, I believe it is unwise decision. It carries extra risk due to longer surgical time spent in the operating room and multiplies the chance for complications, while doubling the surgical fee.

Let’s move on to which surgery to do first. I have a pretty simple answer: What bothers you the most? Having 1 procedure done at a time allows ample time for healing and your body to adjust to your new body image. Several patients find that by doing the procedure that is personally most bothersome, they skip the 2nd one altogether! I understand that my cosmetic surgery philosophy is unique, but I sleep well at night.

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Am I a candidate for Mommy Makeover/Weight Loss Makeover?

July 25th, 2023

Tummy Tuck surgery

The cornerstone of the Mommy Makeover is an abdominoplasty, or more commonly called a Tummy Tuck. Pregnancy is not the only cause for women seeking a tummy tightening surgery and breast restoration surgery combo. General weight fluctuations also contribute to excess belly fat/skin, which is commonly accompanied by stretched or laxity of the skin and muscles. In addition, Augmentation for fuller breasts or Breast Lift Surgery is often requested due to weight loss following pregnancy/nursing or as a simple result of a weight-loss program.

In both cases, an office consultation is complimentary and is a good first step to discuss all your options. Best results are obtained when ideal weight is reached before cosmetic surgery.

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