How Soon After Consultation Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?
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How long after consultation should you have surgery
The first priority is that you are in good overall medical health before considering a mommy makeover. You will need to be seen by your primary care physician to have medical clearance prior to surgery. After your consultation you should meet with the surgeon one more time, perhaps a week later so that you can ask addtional questions that were not addressed at the first visit. You may also want to meet with more than one plastic surgeon to determine which surgeon is right for you.
You could have surgery within days or within weeks/months of your consultation depending upon the schedule of your surgeon and yourself.
There is no specific time frame between consultation and surgery, but you do need to be in good health (no smoking and off all aspirin/motrin products). Please take your time and don't rush into an elective procedure.
How Soon for Surgery After Consultation
You can have surgery as soon as you have adequately prepared, for example:
- No blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Vtamin E) for 14 days before surgery
- Medical clearance (your doctor will need to review some blood tests to be sure you are safe for surgery)
- Home preparations: meal preparation, laundry, etc. You won't be shopping, cooking, cleaning for at least 10-12 days.
- Support: Someone to take care of you for 2-3 days; someone to take care of your children for 4-5 days
Time for a mommie makeover
Typically there will be labwork needed prior to your surgery. We need to see this labwork with enough time to make a change and repair things once they're discovered. Doing the labs on the day of or prior to surgery is a moot point because it implies that either your surgery goes or doesn't go. Minimum after your consult you probably need at least a couple of weeks. That's a ballpark estimate because if you're totally and completely healthy then there may not even be a need for labs. In my practice I would.
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How Soon After Consultaion Can I Have a Mommy Maover?
Once you have had a consultation and the surgeon and you have agreed on the specifics of the surgery it will depend almost entirely on his schedule and yours and how they fit together. It could be 2-3 weeks or longer depending on your state of health medications, etc.. In our office, if you want to have the procedure as soon as possible our scheduling surgery will put you on a special list to be called if an early time opens up. This may happen because the previoulsy scheduled patient came down with a cold or has some family issue that requires they postpone the surgery. I think most offices will do that for you. If you are at an office where they can get you in tomorrow, you may want a second opinion.
Provided you are in good health, a non-smoker, and there are no medical issues that need to be sorted out, your mommy makeover could potentially happen as soon as:
1) you and your surgeon can agree on a surgery date, and
2) you complete any pre-operative testing and teaching your surgeon requires.
All the best,
Mommy Makeover scheduling
The factors that limit Mommy Makeover scheduling are:
1. Breast feeding, should be 6 months after breast feeding is finished, to make sure the size and droopiness of the breasts is stable.
2. Physical exam with your doctor, including any tests the doctor feels are necessary
3. Blood tests
4. Your surgeon''s schedule.
5. Your health. Have you made reasonable efforts to lose the baby weight? Are you done having children
Depends on your health and your surgeons availability
It really depends on your surgeon and your health. If you are healthy and have a BMI lower than 30 and do not need any further medical clearance the time between your initial consultation and surgery really depends on your surgeons schedule and surgery availability. In our pracitce we typically are booked out for surgery 2 months in advance.
How soon after a consultation can I have mommy makeover surgery
Adequate communication during a consultation is obviously invaluable, and you should be able to communicate clearly and easily not only with your doctor, but also with your doctor's staff. Over the course of preparing for and recovering from aesthetic surgery, your doctor's staff will have an important and active role. Make sure that your interaction with the staff gives you confidence that you will receive the care and attention that you expect, and deserve, postoperatively.
Verify that major surgical procedures are performed in an accredited surgery center and that anesthesia care is provided by board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists.
Be confident enough to ask some `difficult' questions. Feel empowered to ask any physician questions like: What are your complication and reoperation rates for this procedure? Has a cosmetic surgery that you performed ever resulted in a lawsuit? Have you had any serious complications and unplanned hospitalizations after cosmetic surgery? Have you ever been disciplined by a state medical board? I am never offended by these kinds of questions, and no competent and qualified surgeon should be. In my opinion it is actually the savvy prospective cosmetic surgery patient who does this kind of `due diligence'.Take your time evaluating before and after images. Look closely at the belly buttons. Scars around the belly buttons or unnatural looking belly buttons shield be avoided.
A consultation is an opportunity to find our more about the plastic surgeon and to determine if he understands your goals and if you believe he has the ability to provide you with the results you want. If you feel the answer is yes, you will need some health clearances and then can look at scheduling surgery.
Timing of surgery after consultation depends more on schedules
Assuming primarily that your health is good, the timing of the actual mommy makeover surgery depends more on logistical and administrative factors than anything else, and this will vary from surgeon to surgeon. If you have health conditions that require attention, of course those will need to be addressed and stabilized or planned for first. Such things as your surgeon's schedule, operating room availability, availability of implants - does your surgeon have a consignment stock in his office or have to order them, how are you set up for any child care support or other support needs, and the like are all important. The main thing to consider is don't rush your surgery, get all of your ducks in a row, and make sure that the conditions are right for both you and your surgeon before going forward. It is too big of a commitment to rush into impulsively and with poor planning.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.