More and more women are discovering that cosmetic surgery offers them a way to reclaim their bodies. This “Mommy Makeover” procedure can include:
These procedures are among the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedures in both Seattle and the Eastside for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Here are some tips on getting your Mommy Makeover to reclaim your pre-pregnancy physique.
Choosing a plastic surgeon can be difficult, which is why it is important to ask the right questions before undergoing any procedure. The first question you should ask is whether your doctor has proper credentials. Surgeons are not required by law to be specifically trained for the procedures they offer. Ask your doctor if they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure that they have the proper training and certification.
In addition, make sure to ask about your doctor’s experience. Just because the doctor is a certified professional, that does not mean they can deliver the results you want. Make sure that the surgeon you choose has already performed the procedures and has years of experience.
Dr. Salemy is a board-certified surgeon in the Seattle, Washington area who you can trust with your Mommy Makeover. He has years of experience performing tummy tucks, breast augmentations, breast lifts, liposuction, and other procedures.
The changes that take place as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding – the sagging breasts, the flabby tummies, the stubborn pockets of fat – can all be addressed at the time of your procedure. Dr. Salemy sits down with clients and discusses goals for each Mommy Makeover procedure, as some women are looking to simply reclaim their pre-pregnancy physique, while others want a more dramatic enhancement. He then outlines a plan for the procedure, and addresses each area of concern, which can include:
However, not everybody wants the same procedures done during their Mommy Makeover. Be sure you and the doctor agree on what is the most beautiful look for your body. Get on the same page with your doctor and discuss what it is you want from the Mommy Makeover procedure.
To make sure you get what you want, take a look at pictures of that doctor’s previous work and compare their work with your body type. Ask your doctor to reiterate their plan and describe each step of the procedures that you want. In addition, make sure you are being honest with the doctor to ensure that you are fully communicating what you want and what you expect from the procedures.
After meeting with Dr. Salemy he can give you recommendations on whether or not you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. In general, ideal candidates are:
Recovery depends in part on the type of procedure or procedures performed as well as individual ability to heal and bounce back from surgery. In general, Dr. Salemy recommends 10 to 14 days off from work, so that recovery can happen in the comfort of your home. Most procedures are outpatient procedures (you will not need to stay in the hospital) and take 2 to 4 hours. Dr. Salemy sees patients at regular intervals after the procedure to monitor progress, and most patients report feeling quite comfortable between 2 to 3 weeks after their procedure.
If you have questions about getting a Mommy Makeover in Seattle, want to learn more about Seattle breast augmentation, or something more, ask Dr. Salemy himself, or schedule a consultation. You can also refer to our FAQ about undergoing plastic surgery.