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The Mommy Makeover: Not Just for Mommies

Even though the word “mommy” is in the name, Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for women with kids. This combination of procedures is great for any patient who has undergone significant weight loss or other significant changes to their body. If you’re interested in lifting and contouring your body with a single surgery, a mommy makeover …

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Mommy Makeover Prep: What’s It Really Like to Be Under General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia is one of the biggest sources of uncertainty for women considering a mommy makeover, a procedure that combines breast enhancement and liposuction with a tummy tuck. As a board-certified plastic surgeon here in Baltimore, I often answer questions about the process during consultations. While the anesthesiologists we work with are highly skilled and …

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Don’t “Mom Shame” the Tummy Tuck

If you're a mom, you know that other moms don't always keep their opinions to themselves. You might find yourself defending your decisions about everything from breastfeeding to potty training to well-meaning friends, family, and even strangers. It's tough to stand by your convictions when almost everyone has "advice" on how you could be doing …

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