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Bodily changes such as stretch marks, loss of breast volume, sagging skin and fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise are incredibly common, especially after pregnancy and childbirth. Mommy Makeover procedures are customized to each patient to restore and revive a woman’s pre-pregnancy body and give her back her confidence.
Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of surgical procedures that restore contours and improve the appearance of a woman’s body after childbirth. Depending on the individual needs and goals a patient has, a mommy makeover can help reduce excess skin on the abdomen, improve breast contours, remove or even transfer fat from problem areas. Typically, a Mommy Makeover surgery combines a breast lift, a tummy tuck and/or liposuction. However, your treatment plan can also include breast augmentation, BBL, or vaginal rejuvenation.
If you are receiving a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), the surgeon will make a horizontal incision along the area between the pubic hairline and the belly button. The skin is then lifted and the weakened muscles are repaired. For a breast lift, your surgeon will raise and center the nipples, removing excess skin. Liposuction, if part of the package, is performed by using a cannula to gently suction out fat cells from designated areas. All of the incisions will be made in optimal places to alleviate scarring as much as possible. The surgery is an outpatient procedure, and is usually performed under general anesthesia for the patient’s comfort.
Each mommy makeover is a completely individual treatment plan rather than one specific procedure. In general, you can expect the treated areas to be more contoured with improved skin conditions once you are completely healed. Typically, multiple procedures will be performed at once for a mommy makeover, limiting the length of recovery time overall. Many new mothers worry about taking time off to heal properly from the procedures. Our team will work with you to ensure your surgery and recovery will work for your schedule.
A mommy makeover can treat a variety of things under the blanket of overall improving the appearance of the body. Some of the most common components of a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. Labiaplasty and butt augmentation such as a brazilian butt lift are also common procedures included in a mommy makeover. The intention of a mommy makeover is to restore the body and skin post-pregnancy.
A good candidate for a mommy makeover is any woman who is seeking to improve the appearance of her post-pregnancy body. Patients should be in good physical and emotional health. Candidates should be done having pregnancies and close to their ideal weight, as further weight loss or future pregnancy can alter the results achieved by the surgeries.
Total healing time for a mommy makeover will depend on the procedures that were performed. Typically, the more surgeries that are performed, the longer the recovery time will be. Before you are discharged, your doctor will explain all of the instructions for your diet, bathing, and at-home care. If you’ve had a tummy tuck procedure, walking as much as you can is recommended to help speed up the recovery process. Depending on your treatment plan, drains may be used to help minimize complication risk. These will be removed about a week or two after the operation. Many times, patients will be instructed to wear a binder or compression garment to keep swelling in certain areas at a minimum and improve the results. You will return for routine follow-up visits so your team can assess how you are healing and will most likely be able to return to light activity in one to two weeks. While the total recovery time depends on your particular body and the procedures performed, most patients are able to return to light exercise about three weeks post-op and return to normal exercise and activity about six weeks post-op.
Depending on which surgical procedures you get with your mommy makeover, there will most likely be scarring. Tummy tucks and breast augmentation leave behind scars due to the type of incision required, while a BBL typically does not scar. Scar care is crucial, and your doctor will inform you of the best methods to help them heal based on your skin type.
You and your surgeon will work together to create a customized plan for your mommy makeover, but the most common procedures performed in a mommy makeover are liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and butt Augmentation or lift.
The entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia and will cause no pain or discomfort to the patient, however there can be pain or discomfort following the procedure. The amount of pain and discomfort will vary depending on what procedures were performed. Talk to your surgeon to get a better understanding of what you can expect from your individualized mommy makeover plan.
Every surgical procedure has risks, and the risks of a mommy makeover can vary depending on which surgeries are included in the plan. The best way to reduce risk is to go to a reputable surgeon with experience performing mommy makeovers.
The length of the surgery depends on the procedures being done, but it typically takes about two hours.