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What Qualifies Someone for a Mommy Makeover?

What Qualifies Someone for a Mommy Makeover?

All women’s bodies change over time. But that doesn’t mean those changes are welcome. As your body adds fat to specific areas but loses volume where you want it most — like your breasts and lips — it can make you feel less than yourself. Fortunately, there’s a way to reverse a number of these unwanted adjustments with a single procedure.

With a mommy makeoverLinda Swanson, MD, can tailor a treatment to address your specific concerns. Then, she can apply her plastic surgery expertise to address multiple problem areas in one procedure, minimizing your downtime and moving you toward your cosmetic goals. 

Before your mommy makeover, Dr. Swanson talks with you at either our Torrance or Los Alamitos, California, office to find out if you’re a good candidate. What qualifies someone for a mommy makeover? Here are a few key factors:

You have multiple areas you want to address at once

What sets a mommy makeover apart from other procedures is that it can tackle multiple problem areas. With this procedure, for example, Dr. Swanson can perform both a tummy tuck and a breast lift or breast augmentation, depending on your body goals. 

You could get these procedures performed individually, but that would mean you have to deal with the recovery period for each on its own. With a mommy makeover, you only need one procedure — and one healing period — to reach your body goals. 

To give you an idea of what a mommy makeover can do, take a look at our before-and-after gallery

You’re generally healthy

To smooth your recovery process and ensure you’re not at excess risk for complications, Dr. Swanson reviews your overall health history with you. To qualify for a mommy makeover, you need to be generally healthy. If you’re at or near your ideal body weight, you’ll get the best results from your procedure.

Dr. Swanson talks with you before your procedure to make sure your body is ready. She may recommend that you make certain changes leading up to your procedure, like quitting smoking or exercising more regularly. 

You’re done having kids

The mommy makeover reverses the changes that come with childbirth. But if you plan to have more kids, you’ll need to do that work over again. It’s best to wait to get your makeover until you’re done having children. 

You have time to rest for a bit

Dr. Swanson tailors the individual components of your mommy makeover to you, which means it’s hard to provide a precise recovery period timeline. That said, most women need to take at least two weeks off work and strenuous activity. 

To qualify for a mommy makeover, you need to be able to accommodate that recovery period. Dr. Swanson talks with you about what to expect to see if it’s realistic for you.

If we piqued your curiosity about a mommy makeover, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Swanson to find out if you’re a good candidate. Call our office most convenient to you or book a visit online today.

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