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Mommy Makeover FAQ

We hear a lot of questions from women considering a mommy makeover who visit our practice from Columbia and Baltimore, MD, and surrounding areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno regularly fields a wide range of inquiries about this transformative procedure, covering topics from consultation to recovery. Here, find answers to some of the questions he hears most often, and learn more about whether a mommy makeover is the right match for you.

We can help you achieve the look you want. Request a consultation online with Dr. Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). Women from nearby cities such as Catonsville, Randallstown, and Reistertown visit Dr. Sinno in Ellicott City and Westminster for mommy makeover results that look beautiful and natural.

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Fady Sinno, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Sinno is admired for his commitment to natural results, comfort and safety.

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I've never been pregnant. Can I still have a mommy makeover?

Absolutely! The popular surgery is simply called a "mommy makeover" because many of the treatments involved address concerns caused by pregnancy and childbirth. However, the surgery is by no means exclusively for mothers. In fact, a mommy makeover is also popular with people who have lost a significant amount of weight, because it can remove excess skin and restore a more youthful, "lifted" appearance to the body. A mommy makeover is also highly customizable, which means you can choose the combination of procedures that works best for your body.

What can I expect at my consultation?

Your mommy makeover consultation is an important opportunity to meet with Dr. Sinno and discuss your potential mommy makeover. During this private appointment, Dr. Sinno encourages you to ask questions and express your concerns. He also performs a thorough physical evaluation to examine the areas of concern and help you understand which procedures may be best for you. If you're considering breast augmentation as part of your surgery, you may try on implant sizers to help you visualize your final result. Dr. Sinno will discuss the advantages and limitations of the available implants, including the newer shaped (or form-stable) silicone gel implants. You'll also be offered a written estimate that reflects the series of procedures you've chosen.

How many procedures may I undergo at once?

To maintain your comfort and safety, Dr. Sinno doesn't recommend combining procedures that would exceed 6 hours in surgery time. For reference, a combined breast augmentation and tummy tuck can last anywhere from 4½ to 6 hours for most people. The duration of your selected procedures depends on the severity of your symptoms and the techniques Dr. Sinno uses. During your consultation, Dr. Sinno will evaluate your body and talk to you about your goals to help you understand which combination of procedures is safe for you.

What are the benefits of combining procedures?

Dr. Sinno's patients have found the combination surgery approach advantageous for a number of reasons. First, there is only one recovery period, which is more convenient for taking time off work and other activities. Second, it saves some money compared with having procedures done separately, because patients have to pay certain fees only once, such as anesthesiology and operating facility fees. Finally, having several treatments done at once brings emotional benefits as patients complete a full transformation, restoring their bodies to a more youthful state in one fell swoop. Patient safety being the most important factor, Dr. Sinno will recommend staging the procedures in multiple settings if they are expected to require extended anesthesia time.

What can I do to prepare for my mommy makeover?

There are several ways you can prepare yourself for surgery and recovery. Although Dr. Sinno will give you detailed instructions to help you get ready, here are a few tips to make your procedure and recuperation easier:

  • Stop taking certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory pain relievers and other common medications. Our team will provide you with a list and details on how soon to stop before surgery.
  • Stop smoking a few weeks before your surgery to reduce the risk of complications during recovery.
  • Have your prescriptions filled a few days before surgery so they'll be at the ready when you arrive home.
  • Ensure that you have a friend or family member willing to help with chores, errands, and childcare while you heal, because you'll have activity restrictions that prevent you from doing many of your regular activities.
  • Ensure your kitchen is stocked with ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare meals and snacks that are healthful and low in salt. Although you won't have any dietary restrictions, pain medications may affect your appetite. It's important to make every calorie count while your body heals.
  • Be sure you have enough comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to wear while you heal. If you undergo a breast procedure, you'll also need button-down shirts that don't require you to lift your arms over your head.

How long will my results last?

Your results can last for many years by living a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a stable weight is one of the best ways to ensure your results last. Eating right, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking can preserve your results and help you look your best for decades.

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