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6 Factors That Make You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover

For many Phoenix women, the idea of a Mommy Makeover brings hope. This procedure, which often combines a tummy tuck with a breast procedure such as a breast lift and/or breast augmentation, or a breast reduction, is popular amongst Phoenix moms because of the havoc that pregnancy and breastfeeding do to the body. After all, many women end their childbearing years left with a body that that is stretched, sagging and feels foreign and unrecognizable. But how is a Phoenix woman to know if she is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover? Read below for 6 tips that you are ready for a Phoenix Mommy Makeover with Dr. Meger.

1)    You’re Close to Your Ideal Body Weight.

We all know that with pregnancy comes weight gain. And many Phoenix women struggle to lose weight after childbirth, too. But to be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, and to have the best possible results, your weight should have stabilized, and you should be close to your ideal body weight – meaning that you have a healthy BMI. If you’re far from your ideal body weight, then the tummy tuck and liposuction procedures that are often included in a Mommy Makeover may not give you the results you are hoping for. Plus, any dramatic weight loss in the future might leave you with more sagging skin, necessitating an additional tummy tuck. For these reasons, Dr. Meger recommends you’re close to your ideal body weight before you undergo your Mommy Makeover procedure.

2)    You’re in Good Physical and Psychological Health.

A Mommy Makeover is an elective, but serious surgical procedure. Only women who are in both good physical and psychological health should undergo such a dramatic procedure. Regarding your physical health, Dr. Meger wants to ensure that no underlying medical conditions will interfere with your surgeries, potentially causing complications during the surgeries or post-op recovery period. And regarding your psychological health, Dr. Meger wants to ensure that you are undergoing a Mommy Makeover for the right reasons and that you have realistic expectations of your results.

3)    You’re a Nonsmoker.

It’s important that anyone undergoing an elective surgery is a nonsmoker, as smoking can interfere with blood flow doing the procedure. Smoking can also delay the healing process. While Dr. Meger typically prefers that you are a nonsmoker, he will consider conducting Mommy Makeover procedures on Phoenix women who promise to quit smoking two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. If you need help quitting smoking, talk to Dr. Meger about how to get enrolled in a smoking cessation program.

4)    You’re Finished Having Children.

One of the most important criteria that you need to meet to be eligible for having a Mommy Makeover is that you are done having children, and have a birth control plan in place to prevent any future, unplanned pregnancies. The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to restore a Phoenix woman’s body as close as possible to her pre-pregnancy state, and future pregnancies after a Mommy Makeover can have seriously negative impacts on your Mommy Makeover results.

5)    You’re Prepared for Having Complicated Surgeries.

Having a Mommy Makeover is not a walk in the park. It is a serious series of surgical procedures that takes about two weeks to recover from, with the assistance of a responsible adult to aid you during the first few days post-op. You must be mentally prepared to undergo a Mommy Makeover, and have a team of family and/or friends in place to drive you home from your surgery, help care for you and help care for your children as you will not be able to lift or carry them for several days post-op.

6)    You’re Willing to Follow Dr. Meger’s Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions to a “T.”

Any time you’re having surgery, it’s important that you follow your doctor’s orders. This is absolutely crucial when you have multiple surgical procedures at once, as with a Mommy Makeover. To be considered a good candidate for a Phoenix Mommy Makeover, you must promise to follow all of Dr. Meger’s directions.

If you’re ready to get a Mommy Makeover, then don’t delay! Call Dr. Meger’s Phoenix offices at (602) 957-6000 today to schedule your free consultation.

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