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4 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon at Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

For many mothers, the chance to receive a Mommy Makeover that will restore their body to its pre-pregnancy appearance can seem like a dream. To ensure it comes true, it’s important to come prepared for your consultation. Once you and your plastic surgeon have determined that you are an ideal candidate, the next step is to determine what type of procedure will be right for your unique needs. Here are four of the most important questions to ask your surgeon before your Mommy Makeover consultation.

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Are You Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgeons who hold this certification have received extensive training in their craft. Board-certified plastic surgeons will have performed many procedures and will hold the highest standards of safety and care for their patients. During your consultation, you may want to ask if your plastic surgeon has any additional certifications that may help ensure you are being treated by an established professional.

May I See Your Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos?

Don’t be shy about asking to see samples of your surgeon’s previous work. Viewing the results of past Mommy Makeover procedures will let you know what to expect from your own Mommy Makeover. It is important to establish a clear channel of communication and a trusting relationship with your surgeon, so your procedure goes as smooth as possible.

Will I Need a Full Mommy Makeover?

Every patient is different. During your plastic surgery consultation, you will have a thorough, one on one discussion with your plastic surgeon in order to go over which procedures are ideal for achieving your desired look. The consultation provides you an opportunity to ask about the available procedures or discuss the areas of the body you want to improve.

The most common Mommy Makeover surgery procedures include:

It is important to be clear about your expectations and surgical goals to ensure your desired results.

How Soon Can I Return to my Normal Routine After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery is incredibly important following a Mommy Makeover. It is important to give yourself adequate rest, during which you will require assistance to perform your usual childcare duties as you recover. At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery, we are one of the only facilities in San Diego that accommodates overnight stays to make our Mommy Makeovers as convenient and comfortable as possible for our patients.

Typically, you can expect to return to your regular routine after a period of two weeks. This exact time may vary depending on which procedures you have received, as well as how quickly your body begins the healing process.

Of course, these are far from the only questions to think about before your consultation; as every patient is different, so is every Mommy Makeover. Take some time to think of what you want to know before your procedure to ensure it will meet, and exceed, your expectations.