What is a Mommy Makeover?
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR CONSULTATION
A consultation with Dr. Elkins-Williams is an important step in the process of determining if plastic surgery is right for you. During the consultation, Dr. Elkins-Williams will take the time to listen to your goals and understand your unique circumstances. This includes discussing your desired outcome and any concerns you may have about the surgery.
Dr. Elkins-Williams is highly trained in a variety of surgical techniques, which enables him to adapt to the specific needs of each patient. He will carefully evaluate your body and discuss all of the available options with you. Together, you will work to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual anatomy and personal goals.
During the consultation, Dr. Elkins-Williams will also provide you with a realistic understanding of the expected outcome of the surgery. He will explain any potential risks or complications associated with the procedure, as well as what to expect during the recovery period.
Ultimately, the goal of the consultation is to help you make an informed decision about whether plastic surgery is right for you. Dr. Elkins-Williams will provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated decision and feel confident in the treatment plan.
DECIDING TO SCHEDULE
During your consultation, you will receive a detailed surgical quote and any required clearance forms. If you choose to proceed with surgery, our dedicated Patient Coordinator, Julia, will guide you through the process of selecting a procedure date. To finalize your preferred surgical date, a non-refundable, non-transferrable booking fee of $500.00 will be required. A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled for at least two weeks prior to your surgery date. At the time of booking surgery, we will also schedule your first follow-up visit.
During your pre-operative appointment, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your upcoming procedure in detail and have all your questions answered. Your pre- and post-operative care instructions will be reviewed with one of our nurses, as well as any medications you’ll need to take before and after surgery. You’ll review and sign the consent form for the surgery, meet with Dr. Elkins-Williams to revisit your goals, and your surgical quote balance will be due at the end of this appointment. Our goal is to ensure that you feel fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure, allowing you to approach your surgery with confidence and peace of mind.
WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE SURGERY
To minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising, it’s important to avoid blood thinning medications and supplements for two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes aspirin or aspirin-containing products, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve, and Advil). Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin E, multivitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil) should be avoided. For a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid, please consult with your pre-op nurse.
You will have some pain and swelling immediately after surgery. Most patients don’t require pain medication for more than a couple of days. We encourage our patients to resume normal activities of daily living as soon as possible. You will need to hold off on aerobic exercise for at least 2 weeks after surgery; this may be longer depending on which operations you have. Dr. Elkins-Williams will advise you when strenuous activity can be resumed.
Swelling will gradually improve over a period of around 3 months. Though most results are visible immediately, the final outcome will reveal itself over several months as the swelling resolves. Look forward to better-fitting and more comfortable clothing. Enjoy improved confidence and a whole new you!