A mommy makeover
is a combination of multiple body-contouring procedures to tighten and lift fatty and sagging body parts after pregnancy.
While motherhood is a very rewarding experience, childbearing changes the body in many different ways. We perform mommy makeovers to reverse and correct the visible, unwanted signs of childbearing, breastfeeding and childbirth for patients. With a mommy makeover, We can renew the breasts, re-contour the body, eliminate excess fat pockets, and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Each Mommy Makeover is specifically tailored to meet the unique individual needs of mothers who want to look and feel their best.
Options For A Mommy Makeover
An array of cosmetic enhancement procedures can be combined for a total mommy makeover, giving patients a comprehensive improvement of areas of the body and skin that have been affected by pregnancy. Mommy Makeover treatments can be combined into one procedure, or spread out over a number of sessions. Options include:
One of the most common effects of a recent pregnancy or breastfeeding is looseness or excess skin due to loss of breast tissue density and stretching, giving your breasts a saggy appearance.
Breast lift surgery, medically called mastopexy, removes excess skin. And it tightens the rest for firmer, livelier, younger looking breasts.
Breast lift surgery can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation to rejuvenate the breasts by adding breast volume. Often, the best answer is a combination of the two.
After pregnancy or weight gain, excess pockets of fat can appear in a variety of body areas that can be very difficult to get rid of. Liposuction is an effective option to eliminate fat deposits in the abdomen, back, hips, love handles, arms, thighs, neck, and other areas.
This procedure addresses the most obvious area of physical change after pregnancy, the stomach region. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and pulled apart, which allows loose skin to accumulate in the midsection. A tummy tuck pulls the abdominal muscles together, eliminates excess skin and fat, and tightens the remaining skin for a smoother, flatter appearance.
During After Surgery
A mommy makeover
is performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends on which procedures are being performed. For all three procedures (breast lift with augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction) the procedure typically lasts about 6 hours.
During the first week after surgery, discomfort, as well as bruising, is common. It is important for patients get up and move around several times a day to help speed the recovery process and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the legs.
Each patient will recover in various ways and in varying lengths of time, though most patients find that they can go back to work within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for about 6 weeks. It can take a few months for all swelling to clear up, and scars to fade over time.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
When Can I Go Back To Work ?
Every person recovers differently. The recovery period depends on how many procedures were performed at the same time. The average return to work is about 2-3 weeks.
When Can I Exercise Again ?
The average return to routine exercise is no sooner than 2 months. Post-operative swelling usually persists for several months after a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscle tightening requires an appropriate amount of time to recover, and is usually painful if strained too soon.