If you’re looking to get a mommy makeover, chances are you want to know everything you possibly can before scheduling a consultation. And you should. After all, a mommy makeover consists of multiple procedures, and if you don’t do your homework, how will you know you’ve found the right surgeon?
Knowing what questions to ask your plastic surgeon during a consultation can help you feel more confident in what you want and in your doctor’s abilities. Furthermore, you want to make sure your doctor understands your goals and needs. Every mommy has different expectations for a mommy makeover, and every person’s body is different and needs to be handled with unique attention and care. The right doctor like Dr. Alan Larsen, founder of Buckhead Plastic Surgery, will have the experience and training required to recognize these individual needs, but he will also have the caring and understanding to answer your questions honestly and make you feel at ease before going into surgery.
Dr. Alan Larsen brings a unique perspective to the category of mommy makeovers in his 22 years of cosmetic plastic surgery and his double board-certified qualifications. He is one of the earliest pioneers of the body lift and has perfected the procedure. Thigh lifts, body lifts, augmentation/mastopexy combinations (lift and enlarge breast), were all relatively unpracticed procedures until Dr. Larsen opened his practice here in Atlanta. Truly inventing what is now referred to as a “mommy makeover”, Dr. Larsen’s work is unmatched.
What to Expect
Dr. Larsen emphasizes safety first. Mommy makeovers include a combination of procedures. Depending on Dr. Larsen’s evaluation, your desires, the number of
procedures involved, your individual health and history, a surgical plan will be created where your procedures can be performed safely, whether performed all at once or over a period of time. Either way, your health is prioritized as well as ensuring your optimal results to meet your needs. Whether you
choose Dr. Larsen or another surgeon, you should prioritize your safety first.
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures performed at once or over time to help you gain back the body that was lost after childbirth. These procedures help a mother restore parts of the body that were heavily impacted by childbirth and pregnancy that took a toll on your body. After pregnancy and childbirth, mothers notice their figure has changed and it is difficult, if not impossible, to restore by diet and exercise alone. Other common problems include sagging skin around the abdomen, buttocks, breasts, and arms, which can be addressed with a mommy makeover.
Dr. Larsen’s vast experience allows him to assess your individual needs and provide you with the best surgical plan for your mommy makeover. You are able to take his expertise and advice and make the decision that you feel most comfortable with. You can trust that your personalized plan is going to yield the best outcome based on your wants and needs. Dr. Larsen and his team will guide you every step of the way, ensuring the best experience
and results for you.
Surgeons like Dr. Larsen will also ask you about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medicaltreatments you currently have or have had, to determine if the surgeries will be safe for you. Additionally, you will also be asked about any medications, supplements, vitamins, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs you may be taking. It is crucial, to be honest with these answers as they can impact your immediate health and your results. Your doctor is only asking for this disclosure to ensure you have a safe surgery because all procedures done during a mommy makeover require general anesthesia. Certain medications or things such as smoking and alcohol, not only can react negatively with anesthesia but may also impact your healing and increase your risks of complications.
Furthermore, Dr. Larsen or one of Buckhead Plastic Surgery’s patient coordinators will also ask you about any previous surgeries you have had, your diet and exercise routine, along with weight gain and loss and other risk factors you may have for surgery. These questions are asked to further understand you as a patient and to fine-tune your treatment options. By obtaining the information given, Dr. Larsen will formulate your general health evaluation. He will also examine the areas you want operated on to make a note of their size, shape, and skin thickness. This evaluation helps Dr. Larsen determine the best routes for surgery, including what kind of incision needs to be made, what type of breast implants will work best if you decide on breast augmentation, etc. Knowing this Dr. Larsen will further guide you as to the procedure or procedures to be performed. By combining this complete knowledge of your health history along with your goals and desires, you and Dr. Larsen will have chosen the best surgical path for your personalized mommy makeover.