The mommy makeover has five basic elements, which we will address here. But first, let’s be clear: Not every cosmetic surgeon is qualified to be a mommy makeover surgeon. While many talented surgeons can perform these elements separately, few can effectively combine them into the mommy makeover procedure because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
A mommy makeover surgeon should be a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He or she should be experienced in all five areas of the mommy makeover. Your surgeon should be knowledgeable, experienced, a good listener, someone with technical skills but also artistry – and most important, caring. Caring means that your surgeon wants you to be happy with the surgical results and has a personal need to do his or her best in every surgery on every patient.
It is also highly recommended that your surgeon should be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and/or the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Finally, he or she should show you before and after mommy makeover pictures of his or her work. Here, as in most aspects of life, you have to go with your gut feelings.
At our Plastic Surgery Center, you can benefit from a Honolulu mommy makeover surgeon who knows how to put the following procedures together:
At Mommy Makeover Hawaii, our Mommy Makeover patients have been able to enjoy the following benefits from their procedure:
Many women who have experienced one or more pregnancies and who are dissatisfied with the changes pregnancy has brought to the face, body, and self-esteem may be candidates for part or all of the mommy makeover. However, it is often recommended that women postpone tummy tuck surgery until they have completed all childbearing. Women who are thrilled with their new babies are not always thrilled with the changes in their bodies and faces. One of my patients told me her reason for doing the mommy makeover was not to attain perfection, but to attain freedom from debilitating insecurities – and this captures the essence of the procedure perfectly.
The first step in getting a Mommy Makeover in Hawaii is to schedule your consultation. In your initial appointment, you will meet with Dr. Schlesinger who will evaluate your health, examine your body, and explain which surgical procedures and techniques are most appropriate for you, including the risks and limitations of each procedure. It’s important to be open and honest with Dr. Schlesinger and be sure to tell him if you smoke and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.
Using this information, Dr. Schlesinger will create your custom surgical plan and if you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you choose the best date and time for your Mommy Makeover. Before you leave, you will also be provided some instructions that will prepare you for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed.
On the day of your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Schlesinger will perform your surgery with you under anesthesia. Depending on what you discuss during your consultation, this could be in the form of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. After you are under sedation, your Mommy Makeover surgery will begin.
When you have your consultation with Dr. Schlesinger, he will go into better detail about what you can expect on the day of your surgery depending on what combination of surgeries you will have. For a better idea of what each surgery consists of, please see their respective pages:
After your surgery, your incisions will be sealed and covered with a gauze or bandage to prevent infection and minimize swelling. Once you are released, you will be able to return home to recover, but you will need a competent adult around to aid you with some basic tasks during your initial stages of healing, as you will be sore and unable to lift anything too heavy. Each patient will have a different recovery experience based on how they respond to the surgeries and the combination that they get. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your recovery process or timeline, please bring this up during your consultation with Dr. Schlesinger.
What is the cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover is entirely based on the combination of procedures you get, including a few other factors. The best way to find out how much your surgical costs will be is to have your consultation with Dr. Schlesinger and allow him to create your procedure plan. Once this is made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete price breakdown.
S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon renowned on the Island AND the Mainland for his artistic eye, friendly demeanor, and years of expertise. With over 20,000 plastic surgery procedures over the last three decades, his major area of interest for women is in the Mommy Makeover. Dr. Schlesinger has been awarded the Patient’s Choice Award, as well as the Compassionate Doctor Award. He graduated as the Highest Honor Graduate at the Medical College of Virginia and spent his residency at both Stanford University Medical Center Department of General Surgery and Oklahoma Health Science Center Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery.
The Mommy Makeover in Hawaii from Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body and get ready to live your new life with the figure you want! Call Mommy Makeover Hawaii at (808) 517-5076, or use our website to request your consultation, and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you.
Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.
At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?
I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about Dr. Schlesinger!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.
By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, Dr. Schlesinger completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!
Dr. Schlesinger is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Larry was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. Dr. Schlesinger and his team are the best!
Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.