The mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic & aesthetic procedures for women that we perform after child bearing and aging on the face, breasts, and body.
A mommy makeover generally includes;
A full abdominoplasty (tummytuck), a surgical procedure designed to eliminate the loose skin and excess fat apparent after child birth.
Breast surgeries (Breast reduction, Breast Lift)
Scar revision of Caesarean section.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover is a fairly standard combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed together during a one operation: a breast lift, a tummytuck, and liposuction (normally of the tummy and lower body). These are, in fact, the most common plastic surgery procedures for women overall. Sometimes breast augmentation using implants is also performed, if necessary ordesired, and women who have had a Caesare an section mayopt for scar revision.
These procedures collectively address the most common effects of birthing and breast feeding on a woman’s body: weight gain and skin stretching in the abdomen, and loss of firmness and possible “deflation” in the breasts. The advantage of a mommy makeover is that there sults are achieved all at once, and there covery times for multiple procedures are combined. A woman achieves (orrecovers) the body image she wants in one fells woop.
Correct sagging and restore volume tobreasts
Improve breast symmetry
Repair stretch edor largenipple/areola
Remove excess, sagging skin from the abdomen
Repair stretch edor separated abdominal muscles (diastasisrecti)
Reduce pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat
Improve the way clothing and swimsuits fit
There sults are ordinarily positive and complications are rare. Never the less, there are always risks associated with surgery, and there respecific complications associated with the procedures that may be performed during body contouring.
Our surgeon willd is cuss these risks with youth oroughly during the consultation process.
Post-operative complications such as infectionand blood clots are rare. Infection can be treated with drainage and antibiotics, but may require a hospital stay. You can minimize the risk of blood clots by moving around as soon as possible after the surgery.
Poor healing, which can result in conspicuous scars, may require a second operation. Smokers are advised to quit, as smoking may increase the risk of complications and delay healing.
You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your surgeon’s instructions be for and after the surgery, especially with regard to when and how you should resume physical activity.
Please keep in mind that at The Saluss Clinic, we will treat any complication that may a rise.
Possible Procedures in A Mommy Makeover
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Buttock Augmentation
- Tummy Tuck
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
In Preparing for Mommy Makeover Surgery;
Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increasebleeding
The Best Candidates for A Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have weaned their babies. Women should also note that if they under go breast augmentation (rather than just a breast lift), they may affect their chances of breast feeding at a future date, depending on the type of incision used.
If breast feeding is important to you and you plan to have additional children, you may want to postp one breast augmentation until you have we aned your last child.
Smokers should quit for at least two weeks before and after surgery, because smoking in hibit she aling.
A realist icexpectation of the results is also very important. Our doctors are always careful to explain every thing about your procedure as clearly as possible, including the risks and the most likely out comes.
A mommy makeover can have a positive effect on your self-esteem. Feeling better about your appearance can make you feel better about yourself. Studies show that this kind of surgery often improves quality of life. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with an experienced mommy makeover surgeon such as our doctors.
10 Things You Need To Know About The Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover will be performed as an out patient surgery – This allows you to recover at home. For additional assistance during the first 24 hours, your surgeon may recommend an over night recovery suite.
Your recovery can take from one to two weeks – Although this will depend on the specific procedures included in your mommy makeover, plan on your recovery taking up to two weeks, during which time you will be sore, bruised and swollen.
You will need help around the house – You will be tired and tender for several days after your mommy makeover, making routine chores impossible; enlist assistance around the house from a family member or friend.
No driving until certain pain medications have been stopped – Your surgeon will prescribe the necessary pain medications for a comfortable recovery, however, do not get behind the wheel while taking narcotics.
Swelling can last for six months or longer – While some benefits of a mommy makeover are immediate, the full results cannot be assessed until all swelling has subsided; this will take from six months to a year.
No heavy lifting, including babies – Vigorous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks after your mommy makeover; this include scarrying babies and children over 10 pounds.
A mommy makeover is fornon-smokers – Smoking decreases circulation, delaying wound healing and substantially increasing the chance for serious complications to occur; stop smoking for at least four weeks before and four weeks after your mommy makeover. Better yet, use this as a reason to stop smoking altogether.
You will still need gym time – To ensure there sults from your mommy makeover are long-lasting, stick with a healthy life style, including a balanced diet and routine exercise schedule.
Get ready for a serious boost in self-confidence – Your mommy make over will be life-changing, restoring confidence and pride in your appearance.
What Should I Wear After A Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Most women continue to wear baggy sweatpants, zip-uporbutton-upshirts orhoodies (any thing that fastens in the front) and other kinds of loose clothing for the first few weeks of recovery. A softrobe is another good option. The key is to remain comfortable and make it easy to slip in and out of your clothes.
What to Expect?
During an initial consultation, we talk with patients about their overall healt hand expectations, and discuss what options and procedures might work best. Mommy makeovers can be done on patients as young as their 20s. Recovery time will vary, depending on the surgical procedures involved.
For long-term results, it’simportant to maintain a healthy weight. We can recommend a diet and exercise plan to help patients maintain the long-termimpact of a mommy makeover.