What to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Mommy Makeover Surgery
Mommy makeover surgery is an extensive and transformative procedure that can be life-changing in more ways than one, making it critical that patients considering a mommy makeover do their research, know what to expect, and choose the right surgeon for them. In this blog from Morales Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales outlines some of the most important questions women like you should ask potential surgeons ahead of a mommy makeover and offers advice on selecting a provider that may best align with your needs and goals.
Who is eligible for a mommy makeover?
First, let’s establish some of the reasons why women would undergo a mommy makeover and talk about what may be included in the procedure. Generally speaking, mommy makeover surgery is performed on women who have had children, lost an exceptional amount of weight, or have reached middle age and are now unhappy with the physical changes associated with these life events, such as:
- Loose skin
- Stubborn fat
- Drooping breasts
- Sagging breasts
- Deflated breasts
- Wrinkled stomach
- Hanging stomach skin
- Belly pooch
Ideal candidates for mommy makeover surgery should already be close to their optimal weight, as the procedure is not a substitute for diet and exercise, nor is it meant to be a weight loss tool. Additionally, mommy makeover candidates should be in good overall health, non-smoking, and not planning to have children in the future.
Choosing a mommy makeover surgeon
When it comes to a procedure as extensive as the mommy makeover — which typically involves several features and areas of the body — it is exceedingly important to select a surgeon who is highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable in the complexities of cosmetic surgery of this nature. One of the most helpful steps in choosing your plastic surgeon for a mommy makeover is to schedule a consultation, during which the doctor will perform an evaluation and assessment, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. According to Dr. Morales, some of the most imperative questions to ask your potential mommy makeover plastic surgeon include:
- Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
- How long have you been a plastic surgeon?
- How many mommy makeover surgeries have you performed?
- What type of anesthesia do you use?
- Is your surgical facility dedicated to private cosmetic procedures?
- What is your complication rate?
- What is your revision rate?
Additionally, Dr. Morales recommends reading reviews, browsing mommy makeover before-and-after photo galleries, looking at social media postings, and joining Facebook/social media forums to find feedback and results from your potential surgeon’s previous patients.
Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out to our patient support team — Rachel — who are valuable and knowledgeable resources to help answer any questions you have about what to expect with mommy makeover surgery.
Choose one of Houston’s premier mommy makeover surgeons to achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals
Your choice of a mommy makeover surgeon matters. Patients who undergo mommy makeover surgery at Morales Plastic Surgery can rest assured that their procedure is performed by a qualified, certified, experienced, and successful board-certified plastic surgeon in a dedicated cosmetic surgery facility. Join the many women who have transformed their life with mommy makeover surgery by calling us to schedule a private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales today.