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What to Expect From a Mommy Makeover MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Your baby is doing great — he eats well and looks adorable, and his baby fat makes him look like such a munchkin! But, you still have fat from having the baby and feel that your body is making scant progress in getting rid of it.

Pregnancy causes the most changes to a mom’s body in the following areas:

  • Breasts
  • Stomach
  • Rear end

For many women, a quick recovery from the changes due to pregnancy is high priority. Many seek to feel a bit more comfortable in their own skin.

It’s true that diet and exercise will only go so far for most new mothers. Health should always be your top priority, for yourself and your baby. But if making physical improvements is another goal as you enter this new phase of life, consider treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover (MM).

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover is tailored to your individual needs. Usually, this includes a procedure to restore your breasts and contour your body. A Mommy Makeover can include one or more of the following cosmetic plastic surgery procedures:

  • Augmentation of breasts (with or without a breast lift)
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Mini-abdominoplasty

Since these are medical procedures, you will be under the care of doctors and nurses. Depending on the options that you choose for your Mommy Makeover Houston, you may have one or two visits to the operating room or procedure room.

What Does It Take to Be a Mommy Makeover Candidate?

In general, you should be in good health and have finished breast-feeding. If you plan to have more kids, it is best to wait until after you’re done having a family.

How Do I Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon?

Choosing a plastic surgeon to help improve your appearance is a tough thing to do. Here are some things to consider when deciding on a plastic surgeon:

Recognition by peers is important. Make sure that other doctors in the plastic surgery field attest that the surgeon has successfully completed all the post-graduate training and education necessary to earn membership on the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

Ask the doctor you are considering to be your Houston plastic surgeon if he or she trained for the procedure(s) in which you’re interested. Don’t be shy about asking where the training occurred and how many times the doctor has performed this specific procedure.

Where the procedure takes place matters. Find out where you will be admitted and confirm it is accredited as an operating room facility.

Results are subject to interpretation and are very personal thing. Ask to see before and after photos of people of your same shape and size who also had the procedure. If the results don’t appeal to you, choose a different doctor.

Compatibility is another factor to consider when selecting a plastic surgeon to do your Mommy Makeover. Your surgery is important, and to be sure it goes well, you will spend a lot of time with your doctor. You need to feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon, the office and support staff. When waiting for your first appointment, listen to how the reception desk and checkout desk deal with other patients. Are they courteous, helpful and genuinely concerned with patients? Little gestures mean a lot when you are talking about your health.

When you meet the surgeon, ask yourself if you feel comfortable sharing your medical history and surgical goals. Good rapport is an important part of your care.

If you’re ready to give yourself a gift, choose the right surgeon to make sure it’s done right. Excellent care can lead to beautiful results.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

1200 Binz St Suite 1198, Houston, TX 77004