There is no question that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding takes a toll on your entire body. While some women can restore their pre-baby body through diet and exercise, for most women who are dealing with breast changes, stretch marks, and other transformations, DIY fixes just aren’t enough.
That’s why the Mommy Makeover has become so popular – it allows women to choose the procedures that target areas of the body of their greatest concern and create a custom plan to look and feel their absolute best. To meet demand, more plastic surgeons are offering this service, but that doesn’t mean all are equal in skill and ability. This is why your top priority when you’re considering a Mommy Makeover is to choose the right plastic surgeon who you can trust to help you achieve your goals and to help you, we’re sharing what you need to look for when making your choice.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover combines procedures to be completed at once in a custom, targeted method to help women feel more confident and comfortable with their appearance and body.
The most common procedures women choose are:
- Tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck to remove sagging skin and restore a firm, toned appearance
- Breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift with augmentation to reverse sagging and replace volume
- Liposuction to remove stubborn fat stores
While having several procedures performed at once is extensive, it offers several benefits. Most importantly, you’ll see a maximum impact from your transformation, providing a rapid boost in confidence. From a practical side, there’s a lower cost than having procedures done individually because you’ll only be paying once for anesthesia and associated fees, and the downtime and healing all happens at once.
Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The number one priority you should have when choosing a plastic surgeon for your mommy makeover is that they should be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means they have gone through an in-depth, comprehensive vetting and certification process which ensures doctors have rigorous training and knowledge of patient safety standards. Having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform your cosmetic procedures is crucial to ensure you have a knowledgeable doctor who can not only get the results you want but will do so in a way that makes your health and safety a top priority.
Read Reviews of Plastic Surgeons
We research so much online, from purchasing appliances to deciding where to eat dinner, and you can also use online reviews as a way to narrow down your choices of a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews give you a better sense of their experiences and learn more about the surgeon rather than just the clinical information about the procedure.
That being said, it’s important to focus on high-quality reviews from verified accounts and recognize that reviews on open websites like Yelp! can be inaccurate or a source of misinformation. Anonymous reviews filled with vitriol and reviews with minimal information should certainly be given less weight than a review that provides a closer look at the experience and a rating that is in alignment with the overall experience.
Vetting the Plastic Surgeon During Your Consultation
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of options by checking their websites, reading reviews, and ensuring they are board-certified, the next step to choosing a plastic surgeon is scheduling the initial consultation. Though this experience is about getting information about the procedure and learning if it’s right for you, it’s also about you meeting the doctor and making sure you’re comfortable and confident that they are the right fit.
Here are some things to consider in your consultation for a mommy makeover:
- Is the facility comfortable, sparkling clean, and has a staff that is kind and welcoming?
- Is the doctor honest? You want someone who will offer guidance for the best procedures to achieve your goals and that they set realistic expectations. It is not their place to tell you what you want to hear.
- Does the doctor listen to your questions and respond appropriately?
- Does the doctor consider your goals and focus on what’s best for you, rather than try to sell you on procedures that aren’t best for you?
And if you don’t feel comfortable or like the doctor isn’t the right fit for you, that’s okay!
Schedule a Consultation for Your Mommy Makeover in Raleigh Today
While motherhood is an amazing, joy-filled journey, the effects on your body can be difficult. Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Juan Ortiz has helped countless women get the body they want through a mommy makeover so they can feel confident and happy inside and out. To schedule a consultation, call us at 919-532-2270 or fill out the form below to get started!