November 22, 2016

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before a Mommy Makeover

Sometimes after giving birth, most women feel that they don’t look or feel the way they did before becoming pregnant and delivering their babies: sagging breasts, stretched muscles and skin as well as excessive fat layers in the abdomen are some of the results of childbirth that many women would like to address through plastic surgery.

For women who long for their pre-pregnancy bodies, a mommy makeover is always an option worth looking into. However, before you make your final decision about this life changing procedure, ask yourself the following questions to gauge both your physical and mental preparedness for the procedure.

What is your greatest motivation for the procedure?

The motivation to have a mommy makeover procedure should come from within. Maybe you want your pre-pregnancy body back or you are frustrated that diet and exercise are not giving you the results you want and so you consider a mommy makeover as a solution. However, you should never decide to schedule the procedure to please a partner or due to peer influence.

Are you still breastfeeding?

Mommy makeovers may sometimes involve a breast lift or breast augmentation and it is important to consider whether or not you are still breastfeeding. It is recommended that you put the procedure on hold until a few months after you have stopped breastfeeding.

Is your body ready for it?

As much as you want your pre-pregnancy body back, it is important to allow yourself enough time to heal after delivering your baby. This gives your body time to return to normal and also give you time to lose as much pregnancy weight as possible. This way you will be in a position to get much better results with a mommy makeover procedure.

Will you have the necessary support?

Following a mommy makeover, you will want to have someone around to help you since your movement may be limited. There should be someone to help you take care of your normal responsibilities a few days after the surgery before you are able to resume your normal life.

Our friendly knowledgeable staff is here to help you feel comfortable and confident at all times. Please feel free to call us and we will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns.  You can reach Dr. Fiorillo or his staff at 845-867-2594.

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