Thinking about a Mommy Makeover? As you plan for your custom combination of a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and more, choosing the best plastic surgeon for your Indiana surgery is only the first step. There’s plenty to think about and plan for before the big day, from financial considerations to how you’ll talk to your kids about your transformation.
In this blog post, I’ll discuss 7 questions worth asking yourself as you plan for a brand new you.
Am I Financially Ready for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeovers are more affordable than having each procedure done separately, but they’re still a big investment. Real patients on RealSelf reported an average cost of $12,700. However, this can vary widely depending on your surgeon’s expertise and the procedures included.
Fortunately, you don’t have to pay it all upfront. Financing companies such as CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® Credit offer affordable monthly payment plans that let you pay off your costs bit by bit over time.
Who Can I Trust to Stay With Me After My Mommy Makeover?
You’ll need someone to drive you home from surgery and stay with you that first night. Make sure you have someone (a partner, family member, or friend) who you trust to look after you.
It won’t hurt to have some additional help around for the first couple of weeks. You’ll be fatigued and won’t be allowed to lift heavy objects, including your children or pets, so having extra hands around the house is always a welcome help.
Which Procedures Do I Want To Include in My Mommy Makeover?
Your Mommy Makeover is yours to design and customize. What will you opt for? Most women choose a combination of the following:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
Not sure what you need? Don’t worry. We’ll discuss all your options in-depth during your consultation.
Can I Reasonably Take 2 to 3 Weeks Off Work To Recover?
Depending on how physically demanding your job is, you may need as long as 3 weeks away to recuperate. Make sure you can comfortably fit this time into your schedule. The last thing you want to worry about as you recover is rushing back to work before your body is ready.
Am I Doing This To Empower Myself or To Please Someone Else?
Are you choosing a Mommy Makeover because you want to reclaim your pre-baby body and feel like yourself in your skin again? That’s a wonderful reason to pursue the surgery, and you’ll likely experience some positive psychological effects, which you can learn more about in this blog post.
However, if you’re opting for a makeover because someone is pressuring you to or because you feel you have to live up to some societal standard, you may want to take some time to make sure this surgery is what you really want. It is your body, after all. You get to decide whether cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you.
How Am I Going To Discuss My Mommy Makeover With My Kids?
Your children are likely going to have some questions, so it’s worth it to plan for any conversations that may arise. How will you discuss the changes in your body, why you chose to have them done, and what they should expect life at home to be like as you recuperate? It’s up to you how you address these topics, but it’s helpful to do a little thinking about them before the big day.
Do I Plan on Having More Children in the Future?
While a Mommy Makeover won’t affect your ability to get pregnant, it’s typically best to wait until you’re finished having children.
Mommy Makeovers reverse many of the changes brought on by pregnancy, including loose abdominal skin. Having a child after the surgery may compromise your results and undo some or all of the work you invested in. For this reason, it’s best to wait until your family is complete to take the first steps toward your transformation.
Want to learn more about planning your mommy makeover at our Indiana plastic surgery practice? Please request a consultation online or call (219) 322-3131 to get in touch.
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