A mommy makeover is a set of body contouring procedures performed to reverse the body changes after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. These changes include extra skin or fat in the abdominal area, sagging breasts after breastfeeding, and unwanted stretch marks.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons can tailor this procedure to suit your cosmetic needs so you can get the desired body shape.
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
You may be a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery if you are in good physical shape, not planning to have more children, and have an optimistic outlook and reasonable goals.
The best time for a mommy makeover is after waiting for your post-pregnancy body to heal and reach the ideal weight range.
What to expect during the consultation?
During your consultation, your doctor will ask you about your medical history, medications you are currently taking, any allergies you might have, and whether you drink alcohol or smoke. These questions will help us ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure.
Your plastic surgeon will also discuss the likely outcomes of the surgery and explain all its potential risks and complications.
Make sure to ask your plastic surgeon any questions you may have. It is critical to understand every detail of your mommy makeover.
What are the procedures performed during a mommy makeover?
The mommy makeover has no predetermined procedures since it is tailored to fit the needs of each patient.
The plastic surgeon performs the procedure using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. They will advise you on the best course of action.
Here are some of the most common procedures performed during a mommy makeover:
Liposuction: gets rid of fat from the body and is commonly done on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, and arms.
Breast Lift: helps reshape the breasts by lifting sagging skin.
Breast Augmentation: restores the contour of your breasts by replacing lost volume. It can also help with breast symmetry.
A Tummy Tuck: removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. It can also help to strengthen weakened abdominal muscles.
What to expect during the mommy makeover recovery?
The doctor will apply gauze or bandages to your incisions after your surgery. A support bra or an elastic bandage will help reduce swelling and support the breasts. Your recovery could take from one to several weeks, and depending on the treatments included in your mommy makeover, expect to be sore, bruised, and swollen for up to two weeks.
After your mommy makeover, you’ll need to ask a family member or friend to help you around the house until you can take care of yourself independently. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications for a quick recovery, and driving will not be permitted until you have stopped taking these medications. For at least six weeks after your mommy makeover, you should avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting. You should also avoid smoking for at least four weeks before and after your mommy makeover because it delays wound healing.
Choose the right doctor for your mommy makeover!
Because a mommy makeover involves a variety of invasive procedures, you should choose a reliable board-certified plastic surgeon and schedule an in-person appointment when you’re ready to take the next step.
Having the right surgeon is crucial for your very own mommy makeover. That is why they must have years of plastic surgery experience, expertise in mommy makeovers, and the ability to make you feel comfortable at every step of the process.
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