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Top Mommy Makeover Questions Answered By Plastic Surgeons

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Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but the physical toll it can take on our bodies often leaves us with concerns about excess skin, sagging breasts, and changes that can impact our confidence. If you're a mom in Columbus, Ohio or surrounding areas, CAPS has a solution that will address your physical concerns and improve your self-confidence; a mommy makeover!  

Candidates for a mommy makeover, often have questions swirling in their minds. Wondering about everything from procedure details to financing options to recovery tips and more is totally natural. Thankfully, the board-certified plastic surgeons at CAPS have your answers. Listen to our expert, mommy makeover surgeons for tips on preparing for your procedure and what to expect from the results.  

 If you're interested or have more questions, schedule your one-on-one mommy makeover consultation today. Your journey to regain self-confidence starts here! 

What Exactly is A Mommy Makeover Surgery?

“The mommy makeover surgery usually involves a surgery of the abdomen as well as the breasts. Typically, this is done after someone’s had children. The abdominal portion of the procedure usually involves a tummy tuck, where muscles are tightened and loose, excess skin is removed. The breast surgery often involves some sort of a breast lift, possibly breast reduction, or sometimes even placing implants with a breast augmentation.” 

-Dr. Angelos 

What Happens In A Mommy Makeover Consultation?

“The first step in this journey to aesthetic enhancement is to schedule a one-on-one consultation between the surgeon and the patient. During your initial mommy makeover consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your personal concerns and the goals you would like to achieve. We will perform a comprehensive medical history and a physical examination. By the end of the consultation, your surgeon will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.” 

-Dr Wakelin 

How Do I Prepare My Body For A Mommy Makeover?

“In your consultation we’ll talk about a list of some of the really important things to do before surgery. These things will include making sure you’re updated on your mammograms before any breast surgery, making sure you’re stopping specific medications before surgery, making sure your weight is optimized to give you the best possible outcome, and making sure there’s no nicotine or smoking prior to surgery. By doing these things, this will allow you to achieve the best results in your plastic surgery.” 

-Dr. Angelos

What Is The Ideal Weight For A Mommy Makeover?

“We recommend everyone be at their goal weight prior to any surgery and that their weight be stable for at least 3-6 months prior to any surgery. The more weight you lose prior to the procedure the better your result and contour can be. Everyone has a different goal weight, so we always encourage patients to be at their most comfortable goal weight. Each surgeon is different but a BMI of ~35 or less can be an ideal weight to get your best result.” 

-Dr. Sbrocchi 

How Old Is Too Old For A Mommy Makeover?

“A mommy makeover has no set age limit. Women of all ages can benefit from the procedure. However, there are some factors that will need to be considered when determining the best age for a mommy makeover, including overall health and fitness level, pregnancy history, and existing medical conditions. We carefully assess your situation and will determine if this surgery is right for you.” 

– Dr. Treece  

How Long Does It Take Your Body To Heal From A Mommy Makeover?

“Healing time is based on the patient and the specific combination of procedures they have done. On average it takes patients about 3-6 months to heal.” 

– Dr. Heck 

Will My Scars Be Visible In A Bathing Suit Or Short T-Shirt?

“The answer is somewhat. With an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, the common scars that you get are two-fold. One is a scar that’s low across the waistline, typically about hip to hip. But that scar is positioned low enough that it would be covered by your bathing suit or shorts.  

The other scar that you get with an abdominoplasty, is the circular scar you get around your belly button. That scar will be visible in a bathing suit. We take great care, precision and time when we’re sewing that belly button back into its new position to make sure that scar is as least noticeable as possible.” 

-Dr. Hehr

Financing Your Mommy Makeover Procedure

Wondering how you can pay for your mommy makeover procedure? At CAPS, we believe that nothing should stand in the way of achieving your dream body and improved self-confidence. That’s why we make it as easy as possible to finance your procedure. From flexible payment plans to medical credit cards and more, we will work with you to find the option that best suits your needs.   

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

Schedule your one-on-one mommy makeover consultation to take the first step in reclaiming your body today! Experience compassionate, expert care for mommy makeovers in Columbus, Ohio. The certified plastic surgeons at CAPS would love to assist you on your journey to the best version of you.