What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term often used to describe the desire of women to regain their “pre-pregnancy” physique. There are plastic surgical procedures that can be done to help improve the permanent effects that pregnancy can have on a women’s body. During pregnancy the abdominal muscles and skin are stretched along with an increase in the size of the breasts. These changes often result in loose hanging abdominal skin and loss of abdominal wall contour and droopy breasts
What procedures are included in a Mommy Makeover?
In relatively healthy women, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast lift, with or without augmentation can be done in the day.
Who is a good candidate?
A woman who is no longer planning to get pregnant and who have lost the weight gained from their last pregnancy and is unhappy with the appearance of their body.
How long is the procedure?
The length of the procedure differs for each patient; it depends on the procedures that are planned.
How long is recovery after a Mommy Makeover?
The combination of breast lift/augmentation and abdominoplasty requires approximately 6 weeks before returning to most activities. You are encouraged to walk after the procedure but must refrain from strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks. Most people who have jobs that do not require strenuous activity return to work in 2-3 weeks.
How Long Should I Wait To Have Mommy Makeover Surgery After Having My Last Child?
It is recommended that you wait until you have lost as much of the pregnancy weight as possible and are in good physical condition, this varies with individual patients, most patients wait at least 1 year.
What is the benefit of having multiple surgeries at one time?
The advantage of having multiple procedures at the same time is that you can recover from both procedures at the same time. It is difficult to find downtime in a busy schedule, many women wish to spend the time recovering from both procedures at the same time.
Can I have a mommy makeover if I am looking to have more children?
It is advisable to wait until you are no longer planning on having more children.