Due to the popularity of the mommy makeover procedure, I wanted to share some advice and insight for anyone considering it. Based on my experience with this procedure, as well as feedback I’ve received from my patients, here are some important things to remember:
Don’t feel guilty.
It is quite common for mothers to feel guilty for doing anything for themselves, as they tend to feel that they must always put the needs and wants of their family before their own. It’s alright to put yourself first sometimes, too! One of my patients – a beautiful mother who had been working hard at the gym to stay in shape – came to me for a mommy makeover because no matter how much she exercised, there was nothing she could do about the extra skin that resulted from having four children within a span of five years. After the mommy makeover, the patient’s husband told me he had “gotten his wife back,” because her confidence had improved significantly after the surgery.
Do your research.
With any surgery, you need to find a board certified surgeon who is extremely comfortable and experienced with the surgery you are contemplating. If multiple procedures are done together, like in a mommy makeover, then a surgeon who operates in a hospital may be the best choice, as you can stay the night if necessary.
Additionally, it is always a bonus if you are able to find a surgeon who takes the time to get to know you and tries to understand everything that is important to you, specifically.
Check back to our blog soon – our three-part series continues next week with more tips for patients considering a mommy makeover. For more information about the mommy makeover, or to schedule a consultation with me, please contact our office today.