For patients who are healthy enough to do so, combining plastic surgery procedures can be an excellent way to treat multiple areas at once and achieve even more comprehensive aesthetic results. A mommy makeover is one of the most popular combination surgeries performed today. By combining a tummy tuck (using my Scarpa fascia technique for the waist), liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery, the mommy makeover is ideal for women who can’t seem to regain their younger, pre-baby bodies with diet and exercise alone.

When discussing mommy makeovers with prospective patients, many seem to be intimidated by the potential post-surgery recovery period. Surely recovering from three procedures simultaneously will be quite an undertaking. However, the truth is that combining these procedures into one session can actually simplify the recovery process. Allow me to explain.

Any plastic surgery procedure will require some downtime for recovery. However, by combining your procedures into a mommy makeover, you will only have to go through one recovery process. The alternative is fully recovering from your first procedure and then beginning the process all over again for your second and third ones. Choosing to undergo a mommy makeover instead of individual procedures can also help reduce surgical costs by cutting back on hospital fees like anesthesia.

For more details on what patients can expect from their recovery following a mommy makeover, check out the video below where I discuss this very subject:

While it may not be the best approach for every patient, undergoing a mommy makeover can be an excellent way to achieve the younger-looking, pre-pregnancy figure. Before you make any decisions, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is required to discuss all of your potential options and determine the right surgical plan for your needs. For more information on mommy makeover surgery or to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for even more cosmetic surgery videos, tips, news, and updates.