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Questions to Ask Plastic Surgeon Before Considering A Mommy Makeover

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


When pregnancy takes a toll on your body, a mommy makeover can contour your curves and make you feel confident about your breasts and belly. While plastic surgery can seem intimidating, many of our patients at Morales Plastic Surgery are happy and satisfied with their results. It all starts with a comprehensive consultation in our office.

Are you considering a mommy makeover in your future? It’s important to equip yourself with resources and learn what questions to ask your plastic surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales covers the most critical concerns that could come up during your mommy makeover assessment in Houston, TX below.

Where can I get my questions answered?

Most patients research their procedures extensively before stepping foot in a plastic surgeon’s office. While this is a smart idea, there are some dangers involved with “Dr. Google” or learning from social media influencers you don’t know. Be careful where you find your information and conduct research from sources you trust.

Patients are always welcome to call Morales Plastic Surgery to learn the answers to their questions. For example, Rachel has been working with Dr. Morales for years and have intimate knowledge about our treatments, including our popular mommy makeover surgery. She is an excellent resource!

Are you ABPS board certified?

Not all plastic surgeons have the exact same qualifications. A board-certified plastic surgeon indicates a certain level of training and experience. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) requires candidates to undergo comprehensive education as well as pass a written and oral exam to demonstrate their knowledge. Becoming certified by the ABPS is voluntary, which means these surgeons go above and beyond in terms of licensing requirements.

What type of anesthesia do you use?

A mommy makeover does require a form of sedation or anesthesia. Make sure to confirm that the right professional is administering the anesthesia and whether they will monitor your progress throughout the surgery.

Where do you perform your procedures?

No matter where your mommy makeover is performed, it is essential that the facility is accredited. Morales Plastic Surgery has an AAAA-certified surgical facility in Houston, TX with multiple operating rooms and post-operative overnight recovery suites.

What is your complication and revision rate?

It is common for plastic surgeons to focus on certain procedures over others. Patients should look into specialists who specialize in mommy makeovers and have performed countless successful surgeries. Although surgeons cannot violate the privacy of their patients, they can tell you their complication and revision rates. This includes whether any of the complications were serious or if someone died as a result of their treatment.

Can I see before and after photos?

In addition to reading your plastic surgeon’s website and reviews, you should also look into their photo galleries. Before and after photos give you a good sense of what to expect and whether the results are close to your cosmetic goals. Patients of Dr. Morales are free to browse our before and after photos online or in-office at their convenience.

Ask away!

Many people are afraid to come up with questions to ask their plastic surgeons. However, this is one of the most critical parts of having a safe and successful surgery. If you want to regain your pre-pregnancy body and see what a mommy makeover can do for you, meet with Dr. Rolando Morales in Houston, TX. Patients at Morales Plastic Surgery are always encouraged to call our office with any questions or concerns.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.