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When is it a Good Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

September 28th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

 

29 year old female, breast lift, tummy tuck liposuction of back and flanks

Many Marin County women ask, “How soon can I have a mommy makeover after having a baby?” The mommy makeover procedure usually includes some type of breast surgery (breast augmentation, and/or breast lift, or breast reduction), a tummy tuck and some liposuction. A woman can proceed with the mommy makeover procedure once she has finished having children and it has been at least 6 months since she has stopped breast feeding. It is important for a woman to wait until she is finished having children because  other than destroying the tummy tuck result, if she should become pregnant the abdomen may not expand properly while the fetus is growing.

62 year old female, staged mommy makeover. Tummy tuck followed by breast reduction 1 year later.

The Mommy Makeover procedure is not only for the young!! Women today are eating healthy, not smoking, and have an active life style including regular exercise programs. This makes them excellent candidates for elective surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is reaching all time highs; San Francisco Bay Area women want to look as good as they feel, and for many older women they now can afford to treat themselves after the time and expense of raising a family has past.

I Need Breast Implant Revision Surgery but Don’t Know What Kind of Implants I Have, What Should I do?

September 13th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

Mentor I.D. Card

 

It is customary for your surgeon’s office to give you an I.D. card after breast augmentation surgery that contains breast implant information you may need in the future. Unfortunately for many San Francisco Bay Area women, as the years pass they may have lost their card. The best thing to do is to contact your surgeon’s office and see if they have a record of it. If your surgeon is no longer in practice, then try contacting the hospital or surgical facility where you had the procedure done. This should be done as soon as possible because records are not kept indefinitely. In California records only need to be kept for 7 years, but each state has its own requirements.

When having breast implant revision surgery, it is very helpful to the surgeon to know who the manufacturer of your breast implants is, and what type and size they are. In many cases, the manufacturer will cover the cost of the breast implants and provide compensation to the hospital or surgery center for part of the cost of the revision, if the reason for the revision is the failure of the breast implants.