Before Your Mommy Makeover
No matter how ready you may feel for surgery, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as possible about what to expect before having your mommy makeover. Preparing for your procedure well ahead of time is one of the most important steps toward achieving your ideal cosmetic results.
You can request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect before your mommy makeover, including during your consultation and just before your surgery. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your initial consultation with Dr. Castellano may be the single most important step in your overall mommy makeover experience. During your consultation, Dr. Castellano with talk with you about the specific details of your mommy makeover, including your ideal aesthetic outcome.
Dr. Castellano covers a range of topics during your consultation:
Not every woman may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover. Factors such as the duration of time since your last pregnancy, whether you expect to become pregnant again and your target weight can all affect your candidacy for the procedure.
Dr. Castellano will listen to your appearance goals and help you understand how a mommy makeover can help. It’s important to have realistic expectations for your results, and Dr. Castellano will discuss the outcomes you can expect.
Planning a mommy makeover means accounting for any number of your personal preferences. Depending on the procedures you choose to include, you may need to choose between saline and silicone breast implants, a tummy tuck with or without liposuction and other body contouring options.
One of the main choices you will make for your mommy makeover is which procedures you would like to have. Most women combine a tummy tuck with some form of breast enhancement and liposuction. You may also wish to have other body contouring procedures or facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Castellano’s staff will give you a detailed cost estimate for your mommy makeover once you’ve decided to move forward with your procedure, including Dr. Castellano’s surgical fees, the cost for the surgical facility and anesthesia charges. You’ll also receive information on cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your mommy makeover as affordable as possible.
Although you can take as much time as you like to make a final decision, many women choose a date for surgery with the help of Dr. Castellano during their consultation. Dr. Castellano’s staff will go over your surgery schedule in detail with you, including how long to wait after completing your family and a realistic timeline of your recovery so you can plan your mommy makeover to fit conveniently with your schedule.
Because each procedure is unique, your exact consultation may vary from the above description. However, you can expect to leave your initial consultation feeling much more prepared to make the final choice in moving forward with your mommy makeover.
What to Expect before Surgery
Before having surgery, Dr. Castellano may request additional lab tests or other medical information. For instance, he may ask you to have a baseline mammogram or receive clearance from your general physician. He may also ask that you adjust any medications you may be taking and refrain from smoking or consuming alcohol for several weeks before and after your surgery date.
It’s important to have a friend or family member who can drive you home from your surgery and help you out around the house during the initial stage of your recovery. Dr. Castellano often suggests preparing a recovery room in your home where you can relax comfortably and not have to strain unnecessarily to get to a bathroom and other necessities.
Once all approvals and tests have been completed, you’re ready for your mommy makeover. Taking the time to plan for both before and after your mommy makeover is one of the best ways to ensure an overall positive experience.