American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Consultation and Preparing for Surgery

The success and safety of your mommy makeover depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You'll be asked a number of questions about your health, desired outcome and lifestyle. During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

• Your surgical goals

• Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments

• Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use

• Previous surgeries


Is it right for me?

A mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to try to fit any sort of ideal image or to fulfill someone else's expectations. A mommy makeover is a good option for you if:

• You are physically healthy, at a stable weight and are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness

• You have realistic expectations

• You are a non-smoker

• You are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen and breasts

• You are done having children and are not planning on having any future pregnancies

• You do not have any medical conditions that could impair healing or increase the risk of surgery

• You have a positive outlook

• You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume

• Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous

• When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease

• Your nipples and areolas point downward

• You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas

• One breast is lower than the other


Your surgeon will also:

• Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

• Take photographs

• Discuss your options

• Recommend a course of treatment

• Discuss likely outcomes of the mommy makeover and any risks or potential complications

• Discuss the use of anesthesia during your surgery

• Examine your breasts and may take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas


Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

• Get lab testing or a medical evaluation

• Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

• Stop smoking

• Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

A mommy makeover may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. Your mommy makeover will be performed on an outpatient basis, so be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.



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