Dr. David Whiteman Answers Your Questions about the Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover can be a terrific way for any woman (not just mothers) to improve the contours of her silhouette. By combining a tummy tuck (using my special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding, weight fluctuation, or aging. A Mommy Makeover is able to provide comprehensive and long-lasting body contouring results for women trying to regain their younger figure and show off their best selves this summer. Since a mommy makeover is a customizable procedure that varies depending on each specific patient’s needs, I have taken the time to answer some more general questions about what patients can expect before and after their surgery:

Dr. David Whiteman Answers Your Questions about the Mommy MakeoverWhat position should patients sleep in while they recover from a mommy makeover?

This is a great question. It’s important for patients to get plenty of rest after their procedure to help build up the strength needed to recover and promote the best-possible results from their surgery. Normally, I advise my mommy makeover patients to try sleeping on their backs with pillows under their backs and legs. The legs should be kept slightly bent at the hips. This may help minimize the tension on the abdominal incision, reduce pain, and facilitate a thinner scar.

What can I do in the lead-up to a mommy makeover to prepare my body for the procedure?

For starters, hydration is crucial. Leading up to a mommy makeover, patients should try to exercise at least 30 minutes per day and maintain a healthy diet to go into their procedure in the best possible physical condition. Mommy makeover patients should cut out all tobacco/nicotine consumption for at least 3 weeks before and after their procedure to promote good healing. Limit alcohol consumption to less than 2-3 drinks per week leading up to your procedure. Avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, etc.) that can increase bleeding for 2 weeks before and after your mommy makeover.  Always follow your pre-op instructions closely to go into your procedure in the best-possible physical condition.

It’s also essential to prepare for your recovery period in advance of your surgery. Make sure someone is on-hand to take care of young children (should that be necessary) and help out with minor tasks like lifting, cleaning, and driving for 2 weeks following your procedure.

Will a mommy makeover help someone trying to lose a lot of weight?

Unfortunately not. A Mommy Makeover is a body contouring procedure, so patients should not expect a great deal of weight loss following their mommy makeover. During the procedure, excess skin and fatty tissue is removed and, in some cases, muscle is repaired if the patient has experienced muscle separation. The skin and fatty tissue that is removed does not weigh that much. I recommend that my patients get as close as they can to their goal weight before undergoing their Mommy Makeover.

Whether you are trying to regain your pre-baby body or seeking the ideal figure that you have always desired, I believe a mommy makeover at Southern Plastic Surgery can be a terrific option for women. As always, a pre-surgery consultation will be required to determine if a mommy makeover is the right choice to help achieve your unique aesthetic goals. For more information or to schedule your plastic surgery consultation today, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.

The Time is Right for a Mommy Makeover

Beach and pool season is nearly here. If you’re like many of us, you probably can’t wait to get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun after being cooped up through the fall and winter. Though for certain people, it’s not that simple. If you have struggled to regain your pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise alone, a mommy makeover at Southern Plastic Surgery can be just what you need to reshape your silhouette and make you more comfortable and confident than ever before.

By combining a tummy tuck with liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to target several common issues many mothers deal with after pregnancy. Mommy makeover surgery can be perfect for women trying to take a few inches off their waistline, while also firming sagging breasts and tightening their stomach.

If you’re still curious about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve the figure you desire, check out the video below in which I discuss the flexibility of the mommy makeover and how it can help women with a variety of aesthetic needs:

Women should only consider a mommy makeover once they are finished having kids, as additional pregnancies can negatively affect the results of your procedure. Since each patient’s body reacts differently to pregnancy and childbirth, a pre-surgical consultation is hugely important to determine the best procedures for your needs. For more information on the mommy makeover or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.

You’re Invited to our Holiday Open House and to Take Advantage of our November Specials!

2016 is winding down, though there is still much to be thankful for this November at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS). Whether you seek plastic surgery or any of the many nonsurgical treatments available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we’ve got what you need to help you look and feel your best as the holiday season approaches.

You’re Invited!

We’ll be starting November off in grand fashion with the SPS & Laser Lights Holiday Open House celebration at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. This event provides our patients with a great opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new staff and new technology and treatments at Laser Lights and enjoy exclusive deals on many of our most popular cosmetic treatments. You will also get a chance to watch demonstrations, visit with some of our skin care representatives and enter several chances to win select treatments and skincare products. The event begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Check out the flyer below for more details!

Holiday Open House for Laser Lights & Southern Plastic Surgery

Holiday Open House for Laser Lights & Southern Plastic Surgery Thursday, November 3, 2016

One of our most popular procedures, Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover procedure is our Procedure of the Month this November. The Mommy Makeover continues to be in-demand due to the comprehensive and long-lasting results it provides. Combining a tummy tuck (using Dr. Whiteman’s special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast procedure, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and lose skin, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of weight gain and breast feeding.

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November Specials

All throughout November, you can enjoy fantastic deals on treatments like SilkPeel® Microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, spider vein removal and more. Take a peek at the flyer below for more information:

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Both Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so check back with us if this month’s specials don’t tickle your fancy. Also, ask us about our package specials that are available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

All monthly promotions expire on November 30th, 2016 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions and events for October at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we invite you to contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at 770-622-9100 with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation or RSVP for our open house!