If you have experienced pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, then you probably are ready to get your pre-baby body back with what’s called a “mommy makeover.” Read on to learn about what you should expect during your initial consultation and what questions you should ask about this popular surgery.
A mommy makeover consultation is a crucial part of planning this all-in-one surgery. It will consist of a thorough examination. You will want to share your complete health history, including any previous surgeries, medical conditions and concerns as well as a complete list of medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking. You will want to ask any and all questions you have about the surgery itself as well as the surgeon’s background in performing this surgery. The goal is to put together a plan that addresses all of your cosmetic wants and needs and gives you all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with surgery.
Here are a few common questions to ask your doctor during your consultation:
- Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover? In addition to the thorough evaluation during the consultation, it’s important to discuss your health history and any current medical concerns. It’s important to have a healthy frame of mind and realistic expectations for surgical outcomes. It’s also important to be in good general health and discuss whether your smoke or drink alcohol and how that may interfere with surgery or recovery.
- How do I know what procedures are right for me? You don’t necessarily need to know which procedure will be best for you, but you will want to go into detail about what concerns you have about your body and what you want to improve or enhance with surgery.
- What will recovery be like? While a mommy makeover is tailored to each individual patient, your surgeon will provide you with a good idea of what to expect before, during and after surgery. You will definitely want help for the first few weeks after you come home.