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7 questions about mommy makeovers

Park Nicollet surgeon Jason Buseman answers all your nipping questions about popular plastic surgery procedures


By Jason Buseman, MD
January 22, 2019

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What’s the big draw to mommy makeovers?

My patients come see me because they want to achieve their goals and their desired look. They want to feel more confident in their appearance. They want to look and feel great during the big special moments in their lives, like trips to the cabin, class reunions, weddings and vacations. They also want to feel healthier and more fit. Often, they aren’t feeling like themselves anymore.

My patients’ days are spent being super moms, taking care of everyone else. A mommy makeover is something that they choose to do for themselves, to help them feel great. Helping my patients and seeing their confidence return is why I do what I do.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover can be whatever you want it to be. It’s an industry term describing a set of procedures that are popular with women who have had children. Procedures are performed together to lower costs and recovery time. Common items in a mommy makeover include:

  • Arm lift
  • Breast implants
  • Breast lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck

Smaller procedures like Botox, lip injections, and skin treatments are also popular in mommy makeovers. When paired together, procedures can create a big difference in a woman’s body and body-image.

Do you have to be a mom? And do you have to be done having children?

Not at all. These procedures are simply popular with mothers. You don’t have to be done having children, either. There are a few procedures that I recommend postponing until after a woman is done having children. That’s a great topic to bring up at a consultation.

Are there any health benefits to getting a mommy makeover?

When you feel good about yourself, it can have a positive effect on every aspect of your life, emotional and physical. In terms of health, that positive effect is confidence. A boost in your confidence can in turn boost your desire to exercise. I’ve had many patients who got into rock climbing, yoga or cycling after their makeovers—citing their newfound confidence as the reason they felt good enough to get out there and try something new.

Why choose Park Nicollet for a mommy makeover?

What separates us from other plastic surgery practices is that we belong to a large, highly-trusted health system. So you know that you’re getting safe, top-notch care. Our wide scope of services can cater to any health need. Our team of caring, expert surgeons are all board-certified, and practicing in a brand new facility.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The total cost of a mommy makeover varies greatly, depending on the procedures you choose to get. Getting two or more procedures done at the same time can save some money. Financing is available for those who qualify. On top of the financial cost, I always want my patients to fully understand the downtime costs that surgery and recovery can add onto the price tag. For a better picture of what your mommy makeover will cost, ask your doctor at your initial assessment.

What’s the first step?

At Park Nicollet, the first step is to schedule a free in-person consultation. At your consultation, we’ll talk about what’s keeping you from feeling your best, and explore what we can do about it. Partners often attend this meeting. Everyone has questions about costs, financing, risks and recovery. This consultation is the perfect place to explore all your possibilities and get all your questions answered. Schedule yours today, and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident you.

Call 952-967-5981 to schedule a free consultation.

About Jason Buseman, MD

Jason Buseman is a plastic surgeon practicing in St. Louis Park and Burnsville. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and his areas of expertise include cosmetic and esthetic surgery, post-bariatric weight loss surgery and cancer/trauma reconstruction. He grew up in the Twin Cities, and loves spending time with his family—enjoying local lakes during the summer, and slopes during winter.

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