If you’re thinking over a Mommy Makeover and not sure whether you want to take the leap, then the first step you should take is a consultation where you can have all your questions answered.
If you’re not sure just what to ask, here’s some good questions to start with.
1. Am I a Good Candidate?
This is the million dollar question. Surgery is a big decision and, before anything else, it’s important to know if you qualify.
The good news is as long as you’re in good health generally the surgery is almost definitely an option on the table.
If, however, you’re planning to have more children, it’s best to wait until after.
2. What Procedures Should I Put into My Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover isn’t a set procedure, or even a specific set of procedures. Though we tend to associate it with Breast Augmentations and Tummy Tucks, it’s a fairly customizable procedure.
Your personal goals matter here, and your ability to relate these to your surgeon and have a frank talk about expectations will go a long way in determining results.
3. What Techniques Work Best for My Body?
Surgeries can typically be performed differently depending on the specific needs of the patient.
For procedures associated with the tummy tuck, you might ask: how are the implants going to be placed? What will scarring look like?
Find out your needs and wants and figure out the most pragmatic techniques to use along with your surgeon.
4. How’s the Recovery Period?
Surgery means recovery. Period.
Even though recovery time continues to drop as procedures become more sophisticated, you’ll want to know how long the procedure will put you out–especially if you’re working.
5. How Long Will Scars Take to Heal?
Scars are the main question on many womens’ mind when it comes to surgery. Get it settled from the get-go and ask your surgeon where scars will be placed, when they’ll heal, and how to manage them post-op.
These are some basic started questions to ask during your consultation–but don’t limit yourself to these.
If you want to know more about Mommy Makeover procedures in Chevy Chase or Northern Virginia, call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery today.