Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck or other Plastic Surgery procedure?
There is only one way to know for sure and that is to consult with a surgeon. You cannot assume that because somebody you know was or was not a good candidate, that just because you and that person have the same body type you might fall into the same category. Every person must be evaluated individually, there is no shortcut here. Cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers are not one size fits all – each prospective patient must be evaluated individually.
Should I have one procedure at a time or several?
Having all procedures done at the same time will greatly reduce your overall healing time since most of the procedures require about 7-10 days. So if you have them one at a time, you will spend 21-30 days healing whereas if you have them all at the same time you will reduce the amount of time you spend healing overall. You do not heal any faster, you are just stacking the healing time for each procedure on top of each other. Another reason is anesthesia risk since going to sleep and waking up are the riskiest time for anesthesia. Doing all three at once requires only one anesthesia and therefore less risk. Also, important, combining procedures will reduce the overall costs as the fees for items such as anesthesia, facility costs and other costs will be lessened since you are doing a single surgery.
Ok, I have read a lot of different opinions. What exactly is a Mommy Makeover?
Typically a Mommy Makeover consists of processes to rejuvenate the breasts (lift or augmentation) and abdomen (Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty). Many patients add additional processes during this time as well such as liposuction, thigh lifts, arm lifts, etc. It can all fall under the category of body contouring as that is a term thatis being used a good bit these days.
We plan on having more kids. Should I postpone my Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck until we are done having kids?
For the most part, it is recommended to not have a Mommy Makeover surgery if you will have more kids in the future as childbearing can compromise the benefits you gain from a Mommy Makeover. However, depending on the amount of time between the kids (several years, for instance), then it it entirely up to you as to how you want to approach this. You can, certainly, yet most doctors will advise against it.
How long does the procedure take?
Everybody and all surgeons are different, but the average amount of time a patient will spend undergoing a Mommy Makeover procedure is usually about 3-4 hours. Of course, adding or removing procedures will affect this time. For a more exact answer you should certainly discuss this with your doctor.
Who are the top Plastic Surgeons in Atlanta?
We can’t answer that, but we can provide a lot of information for you to research and arrive at your own conclusion. Looking into your options for the best plastic surgery in Atlanta, not to mention the costs associated with the cosmetic surgery of your choice, should ultimately put you in a position to make a comfortable decision about which Atlanta plastic surgeon you will chose.
How do I know they’re the best? What kind of research should I do?
Funny you ask – we wrote the most informative article you’ll find on exactly this topic. You can find it here.
What kind of cost am I looking at for a Mommy Makeover?
There are average prices you can work from and you can take a look at our cost estimator on this site but in the end the best answer to this – really the only answer – will come from your surgeon. Speak with your surgeon, or with a couple of surgeons, to get the best idea of the cost of a Mommy Makeover or other cosmetic surgery.