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5 Things You Need to Know About a Mommy Makeover

If you are one of the many people considering a Mommy Makeover, there is no doubt you’ll have several questions and uncertainties you would like to clear up first. These could range from wondering what options are available, choosing which are best for you, understand the procedure, and knowing the effects;no matter what it is, you will struggle to find a clear and definitive answer on the web.

The internet is characterised by media that is shocking and controversial, and so, like most elective surgeries, it is not surprising to come across wild opinions and unfounded stories about the Mommy Makeover.

With such experience as that of Dr. Michael R. Whetstone—a Board Certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon for over 25 years—we at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery can help shed some light on the Mommy Makeover and instill more confidence in those thinking about having it done.

Let us start by sharing 5 things you need to know if you are considering a Mommy Makeover.

A Mommy Makeover is a Combination of Several Procedures

The aptly named Mommy Makeover is actually the name of a group of procedures, brought together in order to tackle several of the problem areas that new moms have after giving birth.

The first step involves receiving a consultation with a Dr. Whetstone to assess your needs and eligibility for certain procedures, after which a personalised plan can then be drawn up. The procedures can be combined as follows to create a Mommy Makeover:

¥ Breast lift and tummy tuck
¥ Breast augmentation and tummy tuck
¥ Breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck
¥ Any combination of the above with liposuction

You weight needs to be stable

There is no magic number, but rather you have to listen to your own body and figure out what is the ideal weight for you. Once you’ve reached it, you should wait until you feel not only physically, but emotionally ready to go ahead with the Mommy Makeover.

If you have a C-Section or hysterectomy scar, an additional scar will not be created

As C-Section or hysterectomy incisions are made on the lower part of the stomach, your plastic surgeon can remove the scar in the tummy tuck portion of your Mommy Makeover. That means a firmer, tighter stomach with no additional scarring.

You don’t need to be a mommy to have a Mommy Makeover

Due to natural result of fluctuations in weight and ageing on the body, many can experience the same effects as moms even if they haven’t had children. So don’t be put off by the name, contact us at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery to find out more.

Your belly button may look different

It’s not a huge worry, but it is definitely something you want to be aware of before opting for the surgeries. As excess skin is removed during the tummy tuck procedure, a new hole needs to be made and the skin re-draped so that your belly button can be repositioned to the new, flat tummy.

If you would like to learn more about the Mommy Makeover, or book a consultation at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery, leave us a comment or give us a call on (972) 831-8822.