What is a Mommy Makeover?
Following childbirth, mothers invariably will undergo predictable changes in their body. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy figure. Because every mother’s body responds differently to pregnancy, every Mommy Makeover should offer a different set of procedures, based on what each patient’s body has been through. In general, a Mommy Makeover addresses areas that are most commonly affected by pregnancy:
Breasts ● Tummy ● Flanks ● Pubic Area
A Mommy Makeover allows mothers to safely undergo multiple procedures in a single surgery. For example, a patient may receive a breast lift with a tummy tuck, which will help her address multiple aspects of her appearance. Because these procedures are delivered concurrently, women don’t need to undergo multiple recovery periods, and their desired results are seen that much sooner. The Mommy Makeover is a well recognized, safe and effective procedure when done by someone familiar with combination surgeries.
What’s involved in a Mommy Makeover?
By definition, a Mommy Makeover includes two or more procedures to rejuvenate a patient’s appearance. These procedures directly address cosmetic issues that can arise from pregnancy. They include:
Designed to eliminate loose skin, tighten separated abdominal muscles and remove stretch marks, a tummy tuck dramatically improves one’s abdominal appearance.
Used precisely and subtly, liposuction can help patients eliminate pockets of stubborn fat after pregnancy, restoring a more pleasing and beautiful contour.
The forces of pregnancy often leave the pubic area stretched and sagging. It’s crucial that this area be addressed during a Mommy Makeover.
Mommy Makeover consultation
During a Mommy Makeover consultation, Dr. Rahban covers several crucial points. Firstly, he gathers data regarding your specific cosmetic objectives. After all, the goal is your satisfaction and confidence. Plastic surgery is all about what you are trying to accomplish. Just because a surgeon likes a result, it does not mean you will like it. In all plastic surgery, you are the unique element in the equation.
Second, after an examination, Dr. Rahban defines the exact problem, allowing you to better understand what your body has been through. Next, he lays out your options, including incisions, amount of skin to be excised, and other factors, including which procedure(s) will produce the best results. Finally, he will discuss what you can expect from your Mommy Makeover, both in terms of the cosmetic result, as well as the physical and mental aspects.
As an extension of this, Dr. Rahban also reviews what patients should not expect from surgery. He is well known for telling his patients the truth and establishing a healthy level of expectation. Most patient dissatisfaction is related to inaccurate understanding and expectation of their surgery. Dr. Rahban deals in full disclosure to prevent this from occurring.
In the interest of helping his patients fully understand the procedure, Dr. Rahban will take this opportunity to review all potential risks. While some risks are quite unlikely, he still wants his patients to be aware of the potential downsides of surgery. All surgeries come with risks. Therefore, he believes the only time to engage in surgery is if the benefits far outweigh the risks. If you will only have a mild improvement, Dr. Rahban will most definitely recommend you do not undergo the procedure.
During a consultation, Dr. Rahban has one primary purpose—total patient education. He wants each patient to fully understand the nuances of a Mommy Makeover, as well as every risk and exactly how the procedure applies to them, allowing them to make the best decision for themselves. With his honest, candid approach, Dr. Rahban brings a new level of care to ensuring his patients know exactly how a Mommy Makeover works.