Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does mommy makeover include?
Mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures done to sculpt and shape your body. The procedures are chosen according to your unique requirements- for example, one may need breast augmentation with tummy tuck, while the other lady may be a suitable candidate for tummy tuck with liposuction and breast reduction.
You should discuss the areas of your concerns with the surgeon and he would advise the best procedures for you accordingly.
2. How painful is mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover can be a little painful because more than one area of your body is treated. Discuss your pain threshold level with the surgeon so that appropriate medication is prescribed to you for pain control.
3. How much weight do you lose with a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover is not a “weight loss” surgery procedure to lose weight that you have gained during the pregnancy. Although you would lose some weight because of fat and skin removal, there will not be a significant reduction in weight. Mommy makeover aims to sculpt or contour the areas by removing extra fat or skin and tightening the loose muscles to give you a shapely body. The best candidates for mommy makeover are those who are close to their ideal body weight.
4. Does insurance cover mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover is an aesthetic or cosmetic surgery procedure and is generally not covered by insurance.
5. Do I have to lose weight before a mommy makeover?
If you weigh way beyond what you should, it is best to lose weight before you choose to undergo mommy makeover. Not only will you compromise on results, there are much higher chances of complications and healing issues in women who are overweight. The ideal candidates for mommy makeover are women who are close to their ideal body weight.
6. Does mommy makeover include liposuction?
Yes, if you need liposuction to give you the desired results, liposuction will definitely be part of the mommy makeover package.
7. How long is the recovery from a mommy makeover?
Since mommy makeover is a customized procedure, recovery will depend on the procedures you have chosen. Generally speaking, women take 2-3 weeks off their work to recover from mommy makeover plastic surgery.