It’s easy to get lost in a gallery of mommy makeover before after photos, dreaming of the new body you might have if you underwent this surgery. And to be sure, we do recommend that new patients browse mommy makeover before and after photo galleries to get a better sense of what’s possible.
But if you don’t have a keen eye when looking at these photos, it can be easy to miss some important points. Below, we’ve detailed six things to look for. Watch out for these details so that you can take full advantage of the useful information mommy makeover before after photo galleries can provide.
#1 – Exactly when the “after” pictures are taken
Swelling, bruising, scars, and other details will look very different at various points in a mommy makeover recovery. So, make sure you know when the “after” pictures are taken. Ideally, you want to see “after” pictures at least a year out from surgery so that you can visualize your own long-term results.
#2 – The angles and positioning of the camera and patient
After a mommy makeover, the patient’s abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms should look great from all angles. Beware if the surgeon is only showing one view. A suite of photos for each patient is better.
Additionally, be wary of patients who are positioned differently in the “before” and “after” shots. You want to see consistency in angles and positions so that you get an accurate idea of what’s really been changed and improved.
#3 – Lighting and focus
Again, the provider should take photos in clear, bright lighting with a good balance of color and proper focus. Use of filters is discouraged as this can create false results.
#4 – Noticeable mommy makeover scars
Again, make sure the patient has sufficiently recovered from the surgery before really assessing their “after” photos. At this point, look at the scarring.
Every patient is unique, so all scars will look different. But you want to check for smooth, flat, and even scarring that is in discreet locations (natural body creases, below the underwear line, etc.).
#5 – Symmetrical, natural-looking results
Granted, certain mommy makeover patients may have specifically asked for more extreme results (far fuller breasts, a very large size increase for a BBL). But in general, most patients will want natural-looking results, and of course, everyone wants to look symmetrical. Look for these traits.
#6 – Patients who share your physical attributes
Finally, when looking at pictures filter cases by gender and procedure whenever possible. Look for patients who have a similar build and height as you and those who opted for similar procedures. This will give you a better idea of how your body could change with this transformative surgery.
FAQ: Mommy Makeover Surgery
What does a mommy makeover consist of?
Most women who choose to undergo mommy makeover surgery will opt for a combination of the following: tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and/or Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery. Note that patients cannot undergo all of these procedures at once; these are simply the most commonly chosen options.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of mommy makeover surgery varies, as is the case with any plastic surgery. We always recommend that patients call and set up a consultation to inquire about cost.
Who your surgeon is, where you get surgery, what procedures you want, and your personal budget will all factor in to the final cost. Also remember that health insurance providers will not cover aesthetic plastic surgeries, though, you are always free to ask what parameters and age provider stipulations dictate.
How noticeable is a breast implant scar?
It depends on how much breast tissue and skin you need removed for optimal results. Every patient is different.
A donut, lollipop, or anchor incision pattern may be used, depending on your circumstances, and all will result in different scarring. The most noticeable scar patterns are the lollipop and anchor options.
Can men get a mommy makeover?
Certainly. The procedure only gets its name because most of the patients are women who want to restore their pre pregnancy bodies.
But “mommy makeover” surgery is really just a group of procedures that can improve your body contouring and overall silhouette. The surgeries are male female, meaning most of them are suitable for both men and women patients.
Contact Our Office to Set Up a Consultation
The physical effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can make some women feel like a totally different person after they’ve had kids. Mommy makeover surgery offers an effective and long-lasting solution to these changes and can finally give you back your confidence.
Female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg has helped many patients look and feel their best with mommy makeover surgery. Please call our office today to set up your own one-on-one consultation appointment with Dr. Steinberg. We look forward to hearing from you.