23yr-5'4"-200 lbs mom, blessed with 5yr(autistic) & 1yr old. Both c-section. Tubes tied, no more kids for this mom. (Photo)
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Mommy Makeover and other options
I would recommend meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon with good experience in these type of procedures to examine you and discuss the options for you specifically.
Good luck and take care,
About the Mommy Makeover, the Surgery Candidate and Estimated Costs
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
Every patient and their medical records are screened for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures. #MWL (massive weight loss patients of 75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity.
The costs of a #Mommy Makeover will depend on several factors. Such include the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. However, many payments plans exist for cosmetic procedures. Ask your surgeon's office about finance programs and lenders they may recommend as well as personal loans available through financial institutions.
Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
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Planning extensive mommy make-over - for a busy Mom
- I understand your wanting to be return to a better shape.
- I suggest your making a list of the procedures in importance to you -
- Then have a consultation with a plastic surgeon and discuss that procedure and its cost.
- The more you have done, it more it will cost -
- You will probably need at least two sessions of surgery - the total cost may run in the range of $30,000.
- With two children, it is important to do what you can afford - since children can have unexpected needs.
- This may mean get some done now, some later.
- Financing is available through most surgeon's offices - Care Credit is a common one.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Mommy makeover list
23yr-5'4"-200 lbs mom, blessed with 5yr(autistic) & 1yr old. Both c-section. Tubes tied, no more kids for this mom.
Mommy makeover planning
Many plastic surgeons offer financing to help make cosmetic procedures affordable. Doing more than one procedure in a single operation is also typically less expensive than one at a time.
As others have mentioned, the best results from surgery will be achieved when you're at or near your ideal body weight and you maintain that weight post-op. If you're able to lose weight prior to surgery, you'll have a better result.
Start by going in for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, coming up with a plan for the areas you want to target first, and getting an estimate of cost as well as your financing options.