As one of Newport Beach’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Rob Kessler often meets with women who seek to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies through mommy makeover. He understands that there are many misconceptions and questions surrounding the treatment. In this blog post, Dr. Kessler sets the record straight and debunks common myths regarding mommy makeover.
Myth #1: Mommy Makeover Is Only for Moms
A mommy makeover is designed to address common problem areas that many women struggle with after pregnancy. However, this doesn’t mean that the procedure is only meant for mothers. An ideal mommy makeover patient is any woman in good health who is concerned with excess fat and skin in the abdomen, thighs, arms and/or buttocks. Many patients also seek to perk up sagging breasts or enhance small, deflated breasts as a result of pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or the natural aging process.
Myth #2: I Have to Get Breast Surgery, Lipo and Tummy Tuck Done
Mommy makeover is a highly personalized treatment specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. This being said, not every women chooses to have breast surgery, liposuction and tummy tuck done as a part of their mommy makeover. Some women do get all three procedures done but others choose to only have two. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kessler will discuss your aesthetic concerns with you to design a treatment plan that can best achieve your goals.
Myth #3: Mommy Makeover Leaves Excessive Scarring
The truth is all surgical procedures leave some degree of scarring. But thanks to the latest surgical advances and techniques, scarring due to mommy makeover is minimal. Additionally, a highly skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Kessler knows how to minimize and hide these scars. For example, Dr. Kessler typically makes breast incisions along the breast crease or around the areola. Tummy tuck incisions are located very low on the abdomen and are easily hidden with clothing and most swimsuits.
Proper recovery care after your mommy makeover is also key to minimizing scarring. It is important to follow your plastic surgeon’s post-op instructions to help your scars to heal properly. Not doing so can affect the way your body heals and leave visible, unsightly scars.
To learn more about mommy makeover including the procedure itself, contact Dr. Kessler today. Schedule your one-on-one consultation by calling 949.644.6544.