Have you thought about getting a mommy makeover to help restore your body after baby? It’s important to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who’s experienced doing mommy makeovers. Equally important is knowing what to ask during your consultation so you make the most informed decisions possible.
Where Will My Surgery Be Done?
Ask questions about where your mommy makeover will be done. You should only work with a plastic surgeon who insists on using an accredited surgical facility. Find out if you’ll have to stay the night or if you’ll be able to go home the same day.
How Much Experience Do You Have?
One of the most important mommy makeover questions for you to ask is how long your plastic surgeon has been performing the procedure. You’ll also want to know the frequency with which they perform each of the plastic surgeries that are typically included in a mommy makeover, such as breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.
Don’t be afraid to ask your plastic surgeon about their experience and qualifications.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Talk to your plastic surgeon about your goals, and find out if your expectations are realistic. An experienced plastic surgeon will give you an honest and objective assessment. If you’re concerned about the appearance or functionality of your vagina after childbirth, ask your plastic surgeon whether they’re able to offer vaginal rejuvenation treatments as part of your mommy makeover.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Each mommy makeover is different, and so each woman’s recovery is different. Your plastic surgeon can help you understand what your recovery will be like depending on which procedures you’re planning to have.
Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Harrington Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive techniques performed by a highly specialized all-female team of board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff.