Dr. Michael A. Bogdan, a Dallas plastic surgery specialist, says surgeons can help patients manage pain control by creating personalized recovery schedules. He offers in-depth explanations of Mommy Makeover procedures on his websites.
Dallas, Texas (December 2012) – Customized recovery plans are paramount to successful cosmetic surgery procedures, says Michael A. Bogdan, M.D., FACS (www.drmichaelbogdan.com), a Dallas plastic surgery specialist. He says a personalized plan is especially important for a Mommy Makeover, which is a combination of breast and body contouring procedures.
"Combining procedures raises the number of variables, since the patient will be recuperating from two or more surgical procedures at the same time," Dr. Bogdan says. "I put a strong emphasis on adapting recovery plans to meet the needs of each patient, especially when it comes to pain management. This becomes even more important when I perform two or more procedures at once."
"Levels of comfort or discomfort will always vary from person to person. Giving my patients individualized recovery plans with as much information as possible from the start allows them to have smoother, easier recuperation periods."
Dr. Bogdan takes the time to connect with patients and answer questions on the cosmetic-surgery-focused website RealSelf.com.
In addition, he sees so many patients for Mommy Makeovers that he has created a whole website, www.thedallasmommymakeover.com, to provide extensive information on the details of the various procedures involved.
"Parenthood is a wonderful part of life, but childbearing can have some adverse effects on a woman's body," Dr. Bogdan says. "A Mommy Makeover can address separated abdominal muscles, stretch marks, depleted breast volume and a number of other effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding."
An individualized recovery plan will take into account the patient's age, lifestyle and health history to help her bounce back as quickly as possible from her Mommy Makeover, which may include a variety of procedures ranging from liposuction to breast augmentation at his Dallas practice, Dr. Bogdan says.
"My patients tend to be really good about following their post-care instructions," he says. "I find they're even more apt to follow them – and as a result, have a much smoother recovery – when they know the instructions are tailored to their needs."
Depending on the particular patient and her individual goals, a Mommy Makeover may include a breast lift, breast reduction or abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Dallas moms considering a Mommy Makeover can also opt to include facial procedures, such as a facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
If you would like to learn more about Mommy Makeovers, request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Or, call his office at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, Dr. Bogdan encourages you to download his enhanced photo gallery application. This FREE app is available for download from the App Store℠.