If you’re considering a mommy makeover, it’s a good idea to decide what you want to say before you go to your consultation. Be sure to include these mommy makeover questions in your conversation (and be sure you’re satisfied with the answers before moving forward).
1. What Are Your Qualifications?
First, work only with plastic surgeons who are board certified in plastic surgery.
Look for a surgeon who consistently achieves great results with mommy makeovers.
Questions about qualifications and experience are never too forward. A qualified plastic surgeon will be happy to share his or her credentials and references with you, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Yet while degrees and certifications are vitally important, the final proof is in the before-and-after pictures. Don’t forget to ask to see them during your consultation.
2. What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Your recovery time will vary depending on your overall health and the specific procedures you have. In general, the recuperation period after a mommy makeover is between 1 and 4 weeks. Talk to your surgeon about what to expect. Ask if you’ll be able to go home the same day as your procedure or if an overnight stay will be necessary.
3. Am I a Good Candidate?
Perhaps the most important of these mommy makeover questions is whether you’re a good candidate to have one. While certain factors can exclude you from being able to have a procedure done altogether, you may be able to turn yourself into a good candidate through simple lifestyle changes. For instance, losing weight or quitting smoking are simple but important steps you could take take to become a better mommy makeover candidate.
Dr. Bob Basu is a board certified plastic surgeon in Houston, at the Texas Medical Center who specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction.