Mommy Makeover FAQs

Childbearing can be a beautiful moment in a woman’s life that is unforgettable. In an instant, you can experience a gamut of emotions from joy, happiness, and unconditional love that is simply indescribable. Though producing children is one of the greatest gifts, it can also take a major toll on your body physically. I recommend a mommy makeover for women who are looking to tighten up their waistline or undergo a complete rejuvenation. Below is a list of common questions and answers about mommy makeover surgery:

Post Pregnancy Plastic SurgeryQ: Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
A: I recommend for my female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering mommy makeover as additional pregnancies can reverse your results. Additionally, it is important for you to be in overall good physical and mental health before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss your personal cosmetic surgery goals and what customized procedures will be performed in order to give you the look you desire.

Q: What are my different options for a mommy makeover?
A: Typically, mommy makeover is a comprehensive combination surgery incorporating both breast and body contouring procedures. If you suffer from sagging breasts or have lost volume, a breast augmentation or breast lift can be performed. To sculpt the areas on the abdomen where skin has stretched, I use tummy tuck surgery to target excess fat and skin and re-tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured outcome. Additionally, I can combine liposuction to remove stubborn isolated pockets of fat and help sculpt the midsection as well as the thighs, hips, and arms.

Q: What is the recovery time and how can I optimize my results?
A: By combining surgeries, the amount of downtime is significantly less than if you had individual procedures. Depending on the procedures performed, during your mommy makeover, each person’s recovery time will undoubtedly differ. I advise all my patients to regularly schedule follow-up appointments in order to receive recommendations for minimizing the risks of complications, and follow instructions that’ll help aid in your healing process following your surgery. Maintaining a healthy exercise and diet regimen will prolong your results, but if you experience a dramatic fluctuation in your weight, results can be reversed.

If you’re interested in mommy makeover surgery, or any of the other procedures I perform, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Southern Plastic Surgery Wishes Patients a Happy Holiday!

happy-holidaysDr. David Whiteman and his medical team at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. would like to thank patients this holiday season for your continued support. This past year, Dr. Whiteman introduced his new specialty website, Atlanta Breast, to highlight the cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures that he offers at Southern Plastic Surgery. In addition to extending his breast surgery options, Dr. Whiteman has also continued refining his implantless techniques for ethnic rhinoplasty and surgical techniques to achieve optimal abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) results.

In October, Dr. Whiteman attended the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) to present topics on his tummy tuck procedure. He also made an appearance on Bravo® TV’s “I Dream of NeNe” during its premiere season.

All of us at Southern Plastic Surgery would like to thank you again as we look forward to another great year! Happy holidays and we’ll see you in the New Year!