American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
4 years ago

What’s included

Do you choose the procedures or are there set ones that are included?. Looking into breast lift, implants, tummy tuck , and liposuction. Also curious to ideal weight to be at before procedure.

Procedure: Mommy Makeover
Location: jacksonville, NC

Replies 8

James Chappell
ASPS Surgeon

Best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see which procedure or procedures are appropriate to address your concerns and desires. In addition, as surgeons we only want to do procedures on patients who are medically appropriate for said procedures. As for correct weight, BMI <30 is better, <25 is best. Good luck to you.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. For most patients the procedures that best help a patient attain their goal outcome are combined into a single procedure. Classically this involved a breast augmentation +/- lift, tummy tuck +/- liposuction. Seek out a series of ASPS board certified plastic surgeons with whom to consult to get the best recommendations.

John Borkowski
ASPS Surgeon

The ideal BMI is somewhere between 18 and 25. But, we need to be realistic. If you have always been moderately overweight, then trying to force yourself to an unrealistically lower weight will not be successful over time. Combining procedures will depend on the degree of difficulty of each procedure which will determine how long each procedure will take. This will vary from patient to patient. If it is decided to stage the procedures, your plastic surgeon will guide you in the selection process, but the choice of sequence of procedures is ultimately yours.

Halil Ege Ozgentas
ASPS Int. Surgeon

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Unless you are obese, surgery always gives you some benefit. Breast lift and implant augmentation at the same time takes at least two hours and tummy tuck takes generally more than two hours. Of course this time might be shortened if two different teams work together but you never be sure that both surgeons have same qualifications. On the other hand liposuction takes some time (30 minutes to a couple of hours). For my practice performing all of these at the same time results unnecessarily long operation time prone to some unwanted results. So the best treatment plan should be made after your examination with listening to your desires and deciding your real needs.

Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon

Usually a mommy makeover is suited to the patient. The best option concerning weight is to visit with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area. Weight and BMI are different per patient. Best of luck to you.

Edward Domanskis

I usually sit down with my patientts or FACETIME/SKYPE/Whatsup if out of my immediate area and discuss what bothers them and then come up with a plan based on what bothers you the most. I quite frequently do combine procedures to have one surgery, less money and one recovery.

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon

A Mommy Makeover can include a number of procedures. The best way to find out is an in person consultation with an ASPS Plastic Surgeon.

M Scott Haydon
ASPS Surgeon
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Sounds like your desires fit within the "mommy makeover" spectrum. Once you meet with your plastic surgeon you will have a better idea as to the specifics for each procedure as well as what your expectations should be. It is very important to choose an experienced surgeon. "Ideal weight" is hard to define. A BMI of 25 for example means that there are no increased risks postoperatively. As weight gets more and more above 25 the risk of complications increases. I personally don't offer the surgery to patients over a BMI of 30. Best of Luck!


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