FAQ: Mommy Makeover, Part One

Mommy makeovers are a grouping of surgical procedures intended to rejuvenate a woman’s appearance after maternity with shorter and less painful recoveries. Here is a look into the most frequently asked questions regarding a mommy makeover.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

Those interested should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures. He or she will evaluate each part of the body individually, as mommy makeovers are customized for each patient. Some patients require different procedures than others, and which procedures may be combined into a single operation will be determined by your plastic surgeon with your best results in mind.

What is the benefit of combining procedures?

When procedures are combined, recovery time is shortened. Patients aren’t necessarily healing faster, but they are only going through the healing process one time rather than multiple times at later dates. The second benefit to combining procedures is the risks associated with anesthesia. One anesthetic puts a patient to sleep, and another wakes them up. The process of coming in and out of anesthesia is the riskiest part, so it is better to combine procedures and only go through the process one time.

How old should my children be before I have a mommy makeover?

There’s a saying that, “there is no better time than the present.” This is particularly true in regards to a mommy makeover. The best time for a mommy makeover is when a mother is ready to take control of her appearance and change how she feels about herself!

Can I get pregnant again after having a mommy makeover?

Physically, yes. However, if you intend to have more children after your mommy makeover that must be expressed to your plastic surgeon because pregnancy will affect they tummy tuck portion of the makeover. Women who intend to have more children cannot have the muscles in their abdomen tightened as part of a full tummy tuck procedure. Women intending to have more children can only have their skin tightened in the abdomen area and enjoy their new bodies until pregnancy. Some women undergo a second mommy makeover after having more children, so it is sometimes recommended to wait until you are not longer planning on having more children before undergoing a mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover on Long Island

Are you interested in learning more about Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck or Liposuction procedures? Contact Dr. Rhee today! We are located in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and can be reached directly at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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