Am I overreacting?
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Am I overreacting?
Is a Mommy Makeover Procedure Safe
The 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.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation. The suitability of your procedures and any specific risks may be determined during you #consultation.
#Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time. Most importantly, 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.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation.
It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with the procedures included with a Mommy Makeover. . Aside from checking board-certification, 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.
Worried about deep vein thrombosis from surgery
- Your surgical plan sounds reasonable but -
- If you want to lower the risks, you can have less surgery at one time.
- Have your surgeon calculate your DVT risk.
- If you wish, you can have anticoagulation after surgery but for very low risk patients, the risks of anti-coagulation are higher than the risk of DVT.
- To minimize the risk, I suggest you have Exparel for pain control and/or a walker so you can get around more easily after surgery.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
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Take all precautions
Minimizing the risk for DVT after mommy makeover.
Am I overreacting?
Anxiety prior to surgery is very normal; its complete elimination is usually not possible. Assuming careful selection of plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, and surgery facility, the vast majority of patients to very well with breast augmentation surgery.
I ask my patients to try to be as calm as possible prior to surgery; this “calmness" tends to translate to a smoother postoperative course. You may be able to alleviate some pre operative anxiety with music, exercise, meditation, a glass of wine (if ok with your surgeon), sexual activity (be careful...), and positive/objective focus on the long term outcome/benefits etc. prior to your procedure.
Generally, patients find that they did “get worked up for nothing” after their recovery is completed. It may be helpful for you to spend additional time communicating your concerns/questions directly with your plastic surgeon, prior to the day of surgery.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
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