There are few body contouring procedures as transformative as a mommy makeover. At my Orlando plastic surgery practice, people who have this surgery often feel like they’re rediscovering the “old them” all over again and beginning a whole new chapter of confidence. But while mommy makeovers can be life-changing, it’s important to know the reality of the procedure before rushing in.
In this blog post, I’ll discuss 5 things you need to know about mommy makeovers before you schedule yours, from how much they cost to what they can really do for your body.
You’ll Need About 2 Weeks Away From Work
Depending on the procedures you include in your makeover, you’ll need at least a couple of weeks away from the office to recover. These days, remote work makes it easier than ever to head back to work without straining your body, so it’s an excellent option to take advantage of if you can.
You Can Finance Your Mommy Makeover
How much does a mommy makeover cost? At my Orlando plastic surgery practice, the cost of a mommy makeover starts at $15,000 and varies from person to person, depending on what’s included in the surgery.
Fortunately, financing options make it easy to bring your dream within reach. CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® Credit are both third-party lending companies that offer affordable monthly payment plans. They make it possible to pay for your surgery over time rather than fronting it all at once.
You’ll Need Some Extra Help With the Kids for a While
After a mommy makeover, you won’t be able to lift your children (or anything heavy, for that matter) for a few weeks. Lean on the help of your partner or a trusted loved one to step in so you can focus on recuperating.
You’ll also need a ride home from surgery and someone to stay with you the first night, so make sure you have a support system in place before you put the big day on the books. Learn more about preparing for body contouring surgery in this blog post.
A Mommy Makeover Is Not a Weight Loss Surgery
Many moms struggle with stubborn excess body fat, and while a mommy makeover can certainly help, it’s important to know this surgery is not an effective way to reach your weight loss goals.
The fat removal component of a mommy makeover, liposuction, is intended to be a cosmetic enhancement rather than a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it’s best if you wait to schedule your surgery until you’re maintaining a stable body weight at or near your goal.
Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon Is the Most Important Step You’ll Take
The number one way to safely achieve mommy makeover results that look natural and last for good is to choose an excellent plastic surgeon.
Your first step is to check that your surgeon is board certified, which means certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Next, you’ll want to read reviews and look through before-and-after photos to make sure your surgeon has a track record of creating the kinds of results you’re looking for.
The last step is to meet in person (or virtually) for a consultation. Don’t be afraid to meet with as many surgeons as you need until you find someone you feel amazing about.
If you would like to meet with me to discuss your body sculpting options in Orlando, please request a consultation online or call (407) 218-4550 to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you bring your dream body to life!