Mothers make countless sacrifices for their children. If you have kids, you probably spend less time seeing your friends, taking care of your appearance and doing the things you once enjoyed. You may feel as though you are a different person than you were before starting a family.
But your needs are still important. If you feel like you have lost your vitality and confidence, one way to reclaim your identity is to undergo mommy makeover with Dr. Carlos Chacon. When you look and feel good about yourself, it can enrich your entire family’s life.
The first step toward mommy makeover is to consult with an experienced provider. In this post, Dr. Chacon shares tips to prepare for a productive and positive mommy makeover consultation.
Do Your Homework
Your chosen plastic surgeon will be happy to discuss mommy makeover with you in depth, but doing a little legwork ahead of time can make your conversation more productive. Research the procedures that are usually included in mommy makeover so you have a basic idea of what each component entails.
Reading patient testimonials and looking through before-and-after patient photographs can give you a clearer idea of what is and is not possible with mommy makeover.
Think About What You Hope to Achieve
Spend some time thinking about the specific areas you wish to address with mommy makeover. What do you dislike about your body after having children? What do you miss most about your pre-baby body? Are there areas you would even like to improve upon – for example, have you always been self-conscious of small breasts, even before pregnancy? Be ready to explain your goals to your plastic surgeon.
Bringing a photo of what you hope to achieve can be a useful way to communicate your goals, as long as you understand that you may not end up looking exactly like the photograph.
Jot Down Notes or Questions
Dr. Chacon recommends jotting down notes and questions as you research mommy makeover and think about your goals. Having a written list of bullet points ensures you will not forget about anything in the moment.
Be Prepared to Discuss Your Health and Medical History
Your plastic surgeon will ask you a series of questions about your health and medical history to ensure mommy makeover is a safe option for you. Be prepared to discuss any past surgeries, current health problems and medications/vitamins/supplements you take. The surgeon may also ask you about smoking/drinking habits and whether you plan to have more children in the future; be prepared to answer honestly.
Request a Consultation with Dr. Chacon
To discuss your mommy makeover goals with Dr. Chacon, please request a consultation at Divino Plastic Surgery. Call or email us today.