When considering plastic surgery in San Jose, you have a lot of important decisions to make. And if you’re a mom, you have even more considerations. Here are some things to think about:
- Your available downtime: There’s no question that most moms are extremely busy. Trying to find a few days or weeks for recuperation after surgery can be a challenge. I usually recommend that women with little time to spare consider low-downtime procedures such ZERONA®, BOTOX® Cosmetic and other medical spa treatments. Moms who want more extensive surgery, such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction, can reduce their overall downtime by combining these procedures in one operation called a Mommy Makeover.
- Your pregnancy plans: Women who plan to have more children may want to postpone their plastic surgery. I tell my patients that it is safe to go through a pregnancy after having surgical procedures such as breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, but it can affect your results.
- Your cosmetic priorities: Pregnancy and childbirth affects the body in many ways, which is why most moms have multiple cosmetic concerns. It’s best to prioritize your cosmetic goals and discuss them with your surgeon. I often help my patients create a long-term treatment plan that fits their schedule and their budget. In some cases, I am able to address all of their aesthetic concerns with a Mommy Makeover.
- Your Future Plans: An important thing to remember is that the Mommy Makeover isn’t just for “new mommies.” Very often in our practice, we treat women who have successfully raised their families, and are finally gathering some time for themselves. Many women see the results of a Mommy Makeover at this stage, as a real boost, as they launch into a new phase in their lives. The results are truly remarkable.