A Mommy Makeover can be personalized to fit your needs but generally addresses both the issues of the breasts and abdomen. The most common aesthetic complaints after pregnancy and nursing are breast sagging and loss of volume, along with excess skin and stretch marks of the abdomen. Another common concern post pregnancy is added weight gain.
The best time to consider a Mommy Makeover is when child bearing is complete and you have a stable post baby weight. A stable weight is importance because a weight gain or loss of 20# or more can significantly alter the final result.
Breast surgery for a Mommy Makeover generally consists of a breast lift, with or without augmentation. A breast lift addresses the excess tissue and sagging of the breast while an implant adds volume to the deflated breast. Augmentation with a breast lift procedure offers the choice of silicone or saline implants. The decision to choose silicone or saline implants is a personal choice and we will work with you to help guide you through that process.
Abdominal surgery for the Mommy Makeover generally involves a full tummy tuck which removed the excess skin and tissue and tightens the abdominal muscles which are weakened after being stretched during pregnancy. To assist with excess weight and body shaping, Liposuction is used to assist with excess weight and body shaping giving a finished body contoured appearance.
Recovery time after a Mommy Makeover is generally 3-4 weeks of healing and 8 weeks to fully recover without restrictions. Depending on the type of work you perform, you may return to work in 3-4 weeks. Heavy manual labor jobs may require you to be off 4-6 weeks. All activity restrictions are lifted after 8 weeks.
You are required to wear a compression binder for 8 weeks, and a surgical bra or supportive sports bra for 6-8 weeks post op.
Call today for your consultation for a Mommy Makeover.