Key Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before a Mommy Makeover

  1. Are you board certified and if so, by what board?
  2. How many Mommy Makeovers have you done and for how many years have you done them?
  3. Do you have hospital privileges to perform the procedures in a Mommy Makeover?
  4. If so, at which hospitals?
  5. What percentage of your practice is devoted to the procedures in a Mommy Makeover?
  6. Where do most of your patients come from?
  7. How long after delivering a baby should I wait to have a Mommy Makeover?
  8. Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
  9. Are there other alternatives: non-surgical techniques, less invasive, or more limited procedures that could fulfill (or perhaps partially, but adequately, fulfill) my desired outcome?
  10. Can multiple procedures: a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation and/or breast lift and liposuction all be performed in one surgery?
  11. Where will my incisions be?
  12. What is a realistic outcome of a Mommy Makeover for me?
  13. Can I see before and after photos of Mommy Makeovers that you have performed?
  14. Can I talk to a previous patient about the surgeries that they had done?
  15. Where will the procedure be performed?
  16. Who will administer and monitor the anesthesia: a board certified M.D. anesthesiologist, a nurse or the operating surgeon?
  17. Will I be admitted to the hospital after surgery for recovery?
  18. How long will my surgery take?
  19. Will I see you during my post-operative visits and how often?
  20. What lab tests and health clearances are required before I have this surgery?
  21. What supplies/compression garments will I need post-op? Which of these do you provide?
  22. Am I at the optimal weight to get the best results from a mommy makeover, or would losing more weight improve my results?
  23. What are possible complications after a Mommy Makeover?
  24. How often do these complications occur?
  25. If I’m planning to have more children should I wait to have a Mommy Makeover?
  26. Is it a problem if I get pregnant after a Mommy Makeover?
  27. Are you easy to reach after surgery if I have questions or concerns?
  28. How much pain/discomfort/bruising/swelling can I expect post-op?
  29. How long of a recovery period can I expect from a Mommy Makeover?
  30. What kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  31. Can you assist in arranging for any post-op caregiver that I may need?
  32. When can I resume exercise and physical activity?
  33. When can I lift over 10 pounds including a baby?
  34. What do you recommend for me pre-operatively to prepare for the procedure?
  35. When will I see my final results?
  36. What will be expected of me to get the best cosmetic results?

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