Combining multiple plastic surgeries into one procedure is more common today than ever before. And mommy makeover surgery remains at the top of the list of most popular plastic surgery combinations. A mommy makeover, which combines different body contouring surgeries together, is intended to help women address multiple areas of their appearance. The result is comprehensive body enhancement with an added convenience that cannot be attained by undergoing these procedures separately. Today, our expert plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC have taken some time to answer a few common questions about the mommy makeover and who specifically it may be able to help.
Question #1: If I’ve had blood clots in the past, does that mean I am ineligible for a mommy makeover?
Not necessarily. The health and safety of our patients is always our highest priority during any plastic surgery procedure that we perform. While blood clotting issues can obviously be serious, a history of blood clotting doesn’t automatically prevent someone from being a good candidate for a mommy makeover, or any other cosmetic procedure. It just means that some testing, as well as a possible visit to a hematologist, may be required first to confirm that you can safely undergo this surgery.
Question #2: Is 50 too old to undergo a mommy makeover?
Absolutely not. There is no specific “right” age to undergo a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover can be incredibly helpful for women of all ages, as long as our plastic surgeons are able to determine that the patient is a good candidate and is mentally and physically healthy enough to undergo the procedure. This is something we will discuss in more detail at the mommy makeover consultation appointment.
Question #3: How many procedures can I have done as part of a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is meant to be highly customizable in order to fully address the needs of each specific patient. And while the procedure typically includes some combination of liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and a cosmetic breast procedure, some women may be interested in additional add-on procedures like an arm lift. This is quite common after significant weight loss. However, in the spirit of safety (both during the procedure and during the recovery period), a mommy makeover should typically be completed in under 6 hours.
It’s always our pleasure to answer questions like these from patients. It’s incredibly important to us that procedures like mommy makeover surgery feel as inclusive and open to patients as possible. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Cumming, Canton or Lawrenceville area locations. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.