Choosing a Mommy Makeover Doctor
Having a baby is a joyous occasion. Before, during and after your pregnancy, you go through many emotional and physical changes. Unfortunately, most of these physical changes aren’t welcome by new moms, which is why most women desire a mommy makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is not one cosmetic procedure, but several different personalized treatments designed to help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape. Customized to address any physical changes you may have experienced during pregnancy, a mommy makeover can include one or all of the following cosmetic procedures:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
Choosing the Right Surgeon
The surgeon you choose to perform your mommy makeover is a choice you will live with for years, if not the rest of your life. When performed correctly, a mommy makeover restores your pre-baby body and makes you feel more like yourself. On the other hand, when performed by an inexperienced surgeon, your chances of having poor aesthetic results increase, which usually leads to additional cost, lower self-esteem and possible medical complications.
If you’re considering a mommy makeover, it’s vital that you choose the right plastic surgeon. Since mommy makeovers consist of several different procedures performed at the time, the best way to ensure a positive outcome is by choosing a reputable board-certified surgeon.
Many patients think the surgeon they choose only needs appropriate certification to be deemed qualified. While it’s vital that the surgeon you choose is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, they also need to be trained to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures.
As you can imagine, each area of cosmetic surgery requires a specific set of skills, such as tummy tucks, breast augmentation and breast lifts. Given this, the surgeon you choose should be experienced in the procedures you are considering. During your initial consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the prospective surgeon’s level of experience.
Questions to Ask
Similar to knowing your medical history, you need to know how much experience the surgeon you’re considering has, how long they have been practicing and which cosmetic procedures they specialize in. To gauge their level of expertise, ask the following questions:
- Do you specialize in the procedures I am considering?
- How many years have you have been performing this type of procedure?
- How many times have you performed the procedure?
But even with the highest level of knowledge and expertise, your surgeon’s aesthetic sense should be appealing. Everyone knows that what one person finds beautiful, another person may find unappealing. For this reason, never choose a surgeon based on a friend’s recommendation. Their experience is as unique as they are, so you need to carefully look at the results for each plastic surgeon you interview.
To determine a surgeon’s sense of appeal, ask to see before and after photos. Compare the results of each procedure you are considering. Are the results appealing? Pay very close attention to patients who have qualities similar to yours. In fact, you may want to take a selfie and use that for comparison.
Finally, look for consistency in the results. Are the patient’s results similar to what you want to achieve? Do you find the results visually appealing? Do you think you would be happy with the same results? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and inquire about the pros and cons of each procedure.
Meet Our Surgeons
At Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center, a team of highly skilled plastic surgeons and experts in body contouring procedures can help get your pre-baby body back by providing you with personalized results that meet and exceed your expectations. Its surgeons are skilled in the most advanced mommy makeover procedures available today.
Dr. S. Randolph Waldman
He is a distinguished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 30 years experience. With his knowledge and skills, he brings unparalleled expertise in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Stephen A. Schantz
Dr. Schantz is skilled and well trained in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He received specialized training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery during his fellowship including facelift, browlift, liposuction, power assisted liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, laser-assisted breast reduction and lifts, abdominoplasty, and laser resurfacing.
Dr. J Brad Turner
Known for his keen eye, Dr. Turner specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. He aims to guide his patients through the transformational journey of cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
Am I Good Candidate?
After you’ve chosen the right surgeon, you still need to make sure you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover. During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your areas of concern and make the appropriate recommendations to restore your pre-baby figure.
If you have any of the following aesthetic concerns, you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover:
- You have loose skin on your abdomen that won’t respond to a low-fat diet and exercise
- You still look like you are pregnant even though you are several months postpartum
- You have fat on your legs, hips and waist that doesn’t respond to exercise
- Your breasts now have a deflated appearance after giving birth
Is it possible to have a baby and your dream body? Visit www.waldmanplasticsurgery.com or call (859) 254-5665 today to find out how a mommy makeover can bring your sexy back!