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For some people, no single cosmetic surgery procedure will be able to help them achieve the aesthetic result they desire. And while there is nothing wrong with undergoing your cosmetic procedures one step at a time, there are certain advantages that combining your surgeries can provide. A mommy makeover is perhaps the most popular combined plastic surgery performed today. The surgery combines a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a cosmetic breast procedure to help women achieve a trimmer, healthier, younger-looking body contour.

Due to the complex nature of a mommy makeover, preparation is especially important. A mommy makeover allows women to customize their procedure based on their specific aesthetic needs. That’s why prospective mommy makeover patients need to take their time and research all of their potential options in order to get the most out of their plastic surgery experience. To help my patients prepare, I would recommend asking the following questions during your mommy makeover consultation.

  • Have you been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • How long have you been performing mommy makeover procedures?
  • Do you have any mommy makeover before and after photos from past surgeries that you have performed?
  • Would I personally benefit more from combining my procedures or undergoing them all separately?
  • What is a realistic final result that I can expect from my mommy makeover?
  • Which hospital or facility will my procedure be performed in?
  • How much post-surgery scarring should I expect following my surgery?
  • What will the total cost of my mommy makeover be?
  • What can I do to physically and mentally prepare in the weeks before my surgery?
  • What will my recovery period be like following my mommy makeover?
  • Are there any risks and complications associated with a mommy makeover that I should be aware of?

Although every patient is different and you will certainly have your own unique questions, this list can serve as an excellent place to start when discussing your mommy makeover with your plastic surgeon during your initial consultation. For more information on mommy makeover surgery or if you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. Don’t forget to follow us Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more plastic surgery news, photos, tips, and updates.