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Broward County Residents Ask: Is a Mommy Makeover Vacation a Good Idea?

Becoming a parent can be a wonderful and life-changing experience. Some new mothers, however, find that motherhood changes too much, specifically regarding their bodies. For many, a mommy makeover could be the answer when diet and exercise alone do not do enough to return their bodies to their former glory.

A mommy makeover is a common term used for a specifically formulated suite of cosmetic procedures designed to restore a mother’s body to its youthful, pre-childbirth form. Some women may consider a mommy makeover vacation to take advantage of lower costs in other countries, to get the most out of their downtime, or to be able to recover away from the prying eyes of family and friends.

While this may sound appealing in theory, there are a few important factors to consider before making this decision.

Quality Doctors

It can be easy to justify the cost savings of visiting doctors in other countries. While the “sticker price” of the procedure may be much lower, cutting corners in this way could end up costing more in the long term.

No matter where you choose to get your mommy makeover, it is important to do your homework and verify that your doctor is qualified and has experience in the procedures you seek. It is much harder to verify the qualifications of overseas surgeons. Undergoing complicated surgical procedures performed by an unqualified doctor can lead to numerous health risks, costly corrective procedures, and months of unnecessary pain.

Dr. Levens is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), has a wealth of experience in common mommy makeover procedures, and is available to serve prospective patients in the Broward County area.

Not Much of a Vacation

If the idea is that you will have your mommy makeover and then recover in the sun sipping a beverage or head out to see the sights of a new, exotic locale, think again. These procedures are major surgeries and much care will be required to make sure that recovery goes smoothly. In most cases, patients are not immediately mobile and sitting in the sun or being an active tourist is not feasible. You want to make sure to take care of yourself and your family properly.

Recovery Timeline

Patients who travel for any surgical procedure will not be able to fly until their recovery adequately progresses. This means you will be restricted to your locale during the most important part of recovery. If there are any complications, such as an infection, you will need to rely on the local doctors to assist you. This could also extend your stay, further removing you from your life and responsibilities back home.  

A mommy makeover could be the ticket to regaining your confidence after having children. It is, however, major surgery and it is imperative to work with a doctor you trust and be close to the comforts and safety of home.   

To find out if a mommy makeover is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Dr. Levens serves the Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, and Broward County areas.

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