When I plan my mommy makeovers I like my patients to bring in their favorite underwear or even bathing suit with them. No string bikinis please no lacy panties and no granny panties. Something about an inch or two wide around the hips for a tummy tuck or similar width for a bra under the arms, something not too valuable in case I get some marker on it.
I draw the outline of your garment on your body before plastic surgery and I use the outline as a target in which to hide scars. My incisions are individualized. For, example in tummy tuck I will raise the incision if you wear a high cut underwear or lower it if the opposite is true. If you’re not sure bring both with you and we’ll try to meet in the middle. I plan these incisions low within the bikini line because the pubic skin and scar rise after the tummy is tighter. If the skin under the arm is loose wearing the bra helps me to plan a bra strap skin excision and keep it hidden under the bra line.
My very unusual occupation involves leaving scars for a living, but it’s not only about trying to make the scars look good it’s about doing are best to hide them when we can. So when in doubt wear your favorite undergarment or swimsuit to the consult and on the day of surgery. Whether its tummy tuck, breast lift, or reduction or even bra strap excision the garments are a big help.
If you are interested in learning more about the mommy makeover procedure in Baltimore, Rockville, Annapolis or the D.C. area, contact my practice today for a consultation.