Finding the right surgeon for this life-changing makeover…
It is a joyous occasion becoming a mom but not always easy to see how your body has changed due to pregnancy. Most moms experience changes to their breasts and stomach as well as other areas where pregnancy weight may have settled. That is why some moms in the Northern Virginia area turn to the cosmetic help of a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a personalized set of cosmetic procedures performed in order to restore a woman’s body back to her pre-pregnancy look. With a mommy makeover, combining more than one procedure makes finding the right, qualified plastic surgeon an important part of the equation to ensure a mom gets amazing results.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area, are qualified surgeons with decades of experience. Their state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility allows patients to be comfortable and receive quality care from their professionally trained staff. They have helped countless moms get life-changing, beautiful results with their mommy makeovers. Here is some helpful information the surgeons at Austin-Weston think you should know when deciding who will provide you a mommy makeover!
The mommy makeover procedures
A mommy makeover is a personalized approach to providing moms either non-invasive or surgical answers about concerns with their body after having children. It usually consists of two or more cosmetic procedures to target the areas commonly affected by pregnancy. Some popular procedures are breast augmentation or a breast lift along with a tummy tuck and liposuction to help slim and contour the abdominal area. Other options are labiaplasty or vaginal restoration and even non-invasive options like BOTOX or dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face in order to leave mom looking refreshed! It is important to find a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon who can determine a customized surgical plan and blend more than one procedure in order to get a mom the best makeover results.
What to look for when considering a plastic surgeon for your makeover...
A plastic surgeon’s experience, with any cosmetic procedure, is a key factor. Important questions to ask are:
- How many breast augmentations or tummy tucks do they perform annually? Or their surgical experience every year with the procedure(s) you are considering?
- What is their medical background? Credentials?
- Do they have access or authorization at a local hospital?
Use the internet to your advantage by looking up patient reviews and seeing how the surgeon you are considering stands up to the competition. Patient recommendations are so important to solidify if a surgeon provided his/her patients the best results. You can get valuable information from a Google search and seeing what a patient has to say, after going through a cosmetic procedure, with that surgeon. It can be a good idea to get patients opinions rather than just taking a surgeon’s word for their work.
Before and After photos
While most Northern Virginia patients have great options in plastic surgeons to consider, especially with the doctors at Austin-Weston, seeing before and after photos of actual patients can solidify their surgical work. It is imperative to see the before and after results with procedures you are considering for your mommy makeover. It gives you a good idea of their surgical work as well as give you a good idea of what to expect.
Listening skills and compassion
While it is exciting to consider a mommy makeover there is also an emotional side to this journey. You want a surgeon who will listen to your concerns and give you surgical recommendations or even non-invasive options if possible in order to give you the best results. A mommy makeover is life-changing for Northern Virginia women and your surgeon needs to understand what you want, give you realistic goals and put your needs first when you are considering this cosmetic option so you can feel great again!
Consultation is key
During the consultation, you need to come prepared with questions about their credentials and see their before and after photos as well as take the time to know if you feel comfortable with them. Taking the time to “interview” your plastic surgeon will allow you to decide if they have the experience and comfort level you want when it comes to your mommy makeover. You should expect your surgeon to give you an examination, review your full medical history and provide a surgical plan that will help you attain the aesthetic goals you need with this makeover process. Patients should consider their consultation as a time to interview their surgeon and have an open discussion about all their concerns prior to surgery.
It is okay to wonder “where did my body go?” after having children. Clothes don’t fit right, you don’t like what you see in the mirror and your body just don’t seem the same. Are you needing a mommy makeover and want to find the right plastic surgeon to do it? You need to feel comfortable about what procedures will be done during your makeover but more importantly feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon who is performing them.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston have helped moms in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area get their pre-baby bodies back and feel great again! Their top priority is listening to what moms need and devising the best makeover plan to get the results every mom wants. If you are considering a mommy makeover, then call or schedule your consultation with one of our excellent surgeons at Austin-Weston today!