Can a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction be performed in one surgery?
Yes. These procedures are often performed together in a single stage for a mommy makeover: A tummy tuck
typically takes about 1.5 hours, breast augmentation 1 hour, and liposuction up to 2 hours.
Dr. Shermak will
discuss with you if you are a reasonable candidate and what you can achieve safely.
Many women prefer to coordinate these exact surgical procedures to minimize cost and downtime associated with
multiple procedures and to achieve a comprehensive outcome.
They know that addressing, for example, only the
breasts, will increase their disappointment in the shape of their abdomen, and will impair overall
postoperative satisfaction delayed by staging procedures.
Oftentimes this combination of surgical procedures
is performed as an outpatient, but should be performed in a facility accredited by a reputable
What is the best way to prepare for a mommy makeover?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is the best variable in predicting optimal outcome and
recovery with a mommy makeover in Baltimore.
Prior to surgery is not the time to “misbehave” with poor diet and an absence
of exercise. Results are not as good in patients who are overweight or in bad shape.
Whatever a woman can do
to improve her health profile is recommended, and along those lines, removing variables that present known
problems, like smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise makes a big difference.
Pre and Post-Operative Care
We offer instructions to help you fully prepare for your surgery, and further instructions and advice to help ensure your recovery period is ideal and your outcome is successful. We provide all information and help to ensure your experience is as smooth and ideal from the beginning to the end of your journey as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office.
After a mommy makeover – When can I resume my intense workouts?
It will probably take at least one month to get back to a regular physical workout. Depending on the surgical
procedures you undergo, you may be able to return to a low impact workout sooner than that.
What is the cost of a mommy makeover?
Each mommy makeover is especially customized to your exact needs. Because of this, the cost can vary quite a bit based on which procedures you choose and your aesthetic goals. Dr. Shermak will detail a comprehensive plan for your mommy makeover, and from there you’ll know the exact cost. Prices generally range between $8,000 and $20,000.
How soon can I do a mommy makeover if I’m overweight now?
If you think you can lose weight reasonably, then it is best to achieve weight loss first, and get to a
stable weight for a period of at least a month. If significant weight loss is being considered, you may need a
period of time for your body to equilibrate and stabilize nutritionally. During times of steep weight loss,
healing may be impaired due to lack of nutrients in the body.
If your weight is stable and you have attempted weight loss without success, Dr. Shermak will meet with you
to see what can be achieved safely with surgery. Many women are stalled and Dr. Shermak knows surgery may
kickstart weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.
I am not happy with the results from mommy makeover surgery performed elsewhere. Although my surgeon came
highly recommended, he is not interested in my concerns and I am dissatisfied and disappointed. What should I
Come see Dr. Shermak for assessment for revisions to your mommy makeover. She specializes in breast and body
contouring surgery, having completed a fellowship focused on achieving optimal results for complex breast and
body contouring situations related to pregnancy and significant weight loss. Dr. Shermak successfully
addresses unsatisfactory outcomes that include asymmetry, contour irregularities and functional problems
related to having surgery that was overdone or underdone, firm areas, and poor scarring.