Having children is one of the great joys of any woman’s life. But the physical changes the body experiences during pregnancy can leave some women pining for their younger, pre-baby body contour. This is especially true for women who have undergone multiple pregnancies. As the years go on, even women who have never become pregnant may notice similar effects like sagging breasts, loose skin, and unwelcome excess fat in areas all over the body.
A mommy makeover is a combination procedure intended to help women turn back the clock by rejuvenating their figure. By combining liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a cosmetic breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction), a mommy makeover is meant to provide comprehensive body contouring results that may not be achievable with only one procedure. Patients should be aware in advance that a mommy makeover is far more complex to perform than a single procedure. That’s why it is so important to find a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon who can offer safe and predictable outcomes. But what should patients look for when choosing a plastic surgeon to perform their mommy makeover?
First and foremost, any surgeon you are considering should be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Certification by the ABPS guarantees that this doctor has the required training and expertise to safely and effectively perform your procedure. Additionally, experience is crucial. Find out how long your potential surgeon has been performing mommy makeovers and ask to see before and after photos from some of their past mommy makeover patients to see if their results meet your personal expectations.
I also highly recommend finding a plastic surgeon who can fully understand your concerns on a more personal level. You want to find a surgeon that you are comfortable accompanying you on your mommy makeover journey before, during, and after your procedure is complete. As a mother myself, as well as someone who has been performing cosmetic procedures for over fifteen years, I feel that I have a unique understanding of what women hope to achieve with a mommy makeover.
I strongly believe that when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a mommy makeover can provide astonishing aesthetic results and a new lease on life for patients. Every woman’s body is unique and undergoing a mommy makeover may not be an option for everyone. Additionally, I typically advise my patients to wait until they are finished having children, as additional pregnancies can negatively impact the results of a mommy makeover. But if you think you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover and would like to discuss it in a more personal setting, please contact me, Allyson B. Maske at Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, news, and updates.