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Your Guide to Planning a Just-for-You Mommy Makeover

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The whole point of a mommy makeover is that it’s not a “one size fits all” type of deal — you choose exactly what to include and what to skip in yours. But there are a lot of misconceptions out there about what is included in a mommy makeover and how to decide which procedures are right for you.

Use this four-step guide to help you plan the ultimate custom-tailored plastic surgery that checks all your must-have boxes.

1. Pick Your Plastic Surgeon

Before you even get into the details of your mommy makeover, the first step is to choose a plastic surgeon for the job. This is one of —if not the — most important aspects of your procedure, so take your time and don’t settle for the first office that returns your call.

Start by doing a little online research. Look for:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Memberships to and affiliations with accredited medical organizations
  • Before and after mommy makeover photos
  • Positive online reviews from previous patients

When it’s time to go in for a consultation or two, make note of the following:

  • How clean and organized the office and exam/operating rooms are
  • How friendly and welcoming the staff is
  • How well you’re able to communicate with the plastic surgeon

2. Make Sure a Mommy Makeover Is Right for You

After explaining your wish list, it’s not a bad idea to ask your plastic surgeon if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. If you’re only bothered by loose skin and some stubborn fat in your abdominal area, for instance, a tummy tuck and liposuction combination might be all you need.

Resist the urge to compare your procedure with your friends’ or even celebrities’ you’ve read about or seen on TV. The bottom line is that every woman’s body is wonderfully unique, so your mommy makeover should be custom fit to you.

Celebrities like Cardi B and others are making the mommy makeover even more popular than it already was, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone.

3. Pick and Choose Your Procedures

The beauty of the mommy makeover is that you can pick and choose which procedures you want and which ones you don’t. Yours can be as simple as a breast lift with some added liposuction, or more complex, like a tummy tuck with lipo and breast implants with a lift.

If you’re having trouble deciding which plastic surgeries would best help you reach your goals, ask your plastic surgeon for his or her professional opinion at your consultation.

4. Have Realistic Expectations

Despite their rising popularity, mommy makeovers aren’t for everyone. Make sure your motivation for wanting plastic surgery, as well as your expectations for your final outcome, are realistic. Wanting a mommy makeover to regain your self-confidence and be a happier, more fulfilled mother to your kids is a very reasonable motivation for wanting plastic surgery. Opting in for a mommy makeover because a friend or favorite celebrity is doing it, on the other hand, isn’t very realistic.

It’s also important to keep in mind that there is a limit to how many procedures can safely and effectively be combined into one surgery. In some cases, your plastic surgeon might recommend splitting your mommy makeover into two separate procedures.


Your Guide to Planning a Just-for-You Mommy Makeover
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Your Guide to Planning a Just-for-You Mommy Makeover
What is included in a mommy makeover? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein of Nashville, Tennessee explains how to plan your customized procedure.
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