Questions Every Mommy Makeover Candidate Should Ask Her Surgeon

Mommy Makeover Surgeons

Having a mommy makeover is a fabulous way to reclaim your pre-baby body and enjoy greater self-confidence. But it is a serious endeavor and requires in-depth consultation with a trustworthy plastic surgeon. Asking your mommy makeover surgeon certain questions during your consultation can help provide clarity about the treatment and give you peace of mind as you weigh your options.

Here, Bay Area mommy makeover providers of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center suggest questions to ask your surgeon that can provide useful insight into the procedure.

Is now the right time or stage in my life to pursue mommy makeover?

Timing is important, and your mommy makeover surgeon should explain whether now is the right time to pursue surgery or whether you would benefit from delaying your treatment. For example, if your weight is fluctuating, you are still nursing or you are planning to have more children in the future, the surgeon may suggest you postpone mommy makeover. It’s important that you be candid about factors such as whether you want to expand your family in a few years or whether you can commit to maintaining your results with diet and exercise for the most accurate recommendations.

What type of procedures do you recommend for my specific areas of concern?

Your mommy makeover will be completely customized to your specific areas of concern and overall goals of treatment. Describe what you would like to look like after treatment and ask your surgeon what combination of treatments he recommends to achieve those outcomes.

What will the recovery period be like?

Every recovery is different, but there is a general timeline that most patients follow. Depending on the type and number of procedures recommended for you, your plastic surgeon should be able to describe what to expect during recovery. They can give you an idea of how long you will need to take it easy, what post-operative symptoms are common and how long they typically persist.

When will I be able to see my results?

Your mommy makeover surgeon should explain how soon after surgery you can expect to see your initial results and when your results will stabilize.

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If you’d like to schedule a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso, please contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today.

Most Popular Mommy Makeover Combinations

Motherhood is a joyful experience, but many women find the effects of pregnancy and nursing to be tough on their figures and their confidence. Every day, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center meet women that are unhappy with the ways their bodies have changed after having children. The plastic surgeons often recommend a treatment known as the mommy makeover, which combines several plastic surgery procedures to return a patient’s body to its pre-pregnancy glory.

In this post, Bay Area plastic surgeons Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso explain the procedures commonly included in most mommy makeovers.

Tummy Tuck

The abdominal area is acutely affected by pregnancy. The skin and muscles stretch to accommodate the growing baby, and often do not contract after the baby is born. No amount of diet or exercise can tighten the skin or muscles — a tummy tuck is the most effective way to remedy these problems.

During the procedure, Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso remove loose skin and excess fat and repair the abdominal muscles. They can also move the belly button to a more natural location on the abdomen. The overall result is a flatter, firmer abdomen and more attractive physique.

Breast Lift

The breasts also change with pregnancy and nursing. Many women find their breasts look saggy, flat and “deflated” after breastfeeding. Breast lift is designed to elevate the breasts higher on the chest and give them a more attractive shape. Excess skin is removed, the tissue is reshaped higher on the chest and the nipple can be relocated to a perkier position on the breast mound if needed.

Breast Augmentation

Some mothers opt to have breast implants placed at the time of breast lift surgery. The implants can provide a modest or dramatic boost in breast volume, depending on the woman’s specific aesthetic goals.

Liposuction

Many mommy makeovers include liposuction to eliminate pesky body fat that lingers after pregnancy. Liposuction can help sculpt the thighs, hips, buttocks, waist, upper arms or even the neck and under the chin.

What Will Your Mommy Makeover Include?

Your mommy makeover in the Bay Area will be tailored to your individual concerns and personal goals. Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will sit down with you to discuss the areas of your body that bother you, and determine a suitable course of correction. Most likely your mommy makeover will be completed in a single operation, although some makeovers are spaced out into separate procedures performed over the span of a few months.

To discuss your mommy makeover options with our board-certified plastic surgeons, please contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center and request an appointment today.