What is a Mommy Makeover and am I a Good Candidate?
It’s no small secret that there are plenty of women who have given birth in Utah. Along with that fact, it is safe to say that women who have had children experience body changes along the way. For some, these changes are less noticeable. Others experience changes in their body that interferes with their day-to-day comfort and functioning. Women have accepted these changes for generations and may not be aware that there are procedures that can help them have more comfort and confidence, and return their bodies to its pre-baby state.
Many of the best plastic surgeons in Utah offer their patients a combination of procedures that are called the ‘Mommy Makeover.’ The procedures that are often included are those areas which change with childbirth – the breasts, buttocks, tummy, and genital area.
Before performing the procedure, the plastic surgeon will consult with you to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Women should be at their ideal body weight, in good general health, have realistic expectations of the procedures, and have completed childbearing. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, your plastic surgeon will discuss each of the desired procedures, the process, as well as risks.
Many plastic surgeons take photographs of the areas that will be treated during the surgery. Patient privacy and anonymity are protected if photographs are taken. Another portion of the initial consultation includes checking the skin’s elasticity. This can directly affect the final outcome of the procedures.
There is some benefit for these procedures being performed at the same time, cost wise. While much of the vaginal reconstruction can be done with an oral sedative or local anesthetic, surgeons will use an intravenous sedation or general anesthetic for breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and buttock lifts.
Insurance doesn’t always cover plastic surgery in Utah unless it is determined to be medically necessary. You can talk to your doctor about the options for payment. Some flexible health savings accounts cover plastic surgery, so you can check with your account’s administrators to see if that is an option for you.
There are many options for women who would like to recapture their pre-baby bodies, and talking to a professional can be your next step.