What is Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s body and appearance. For some, regaining that youthful pre-pregnancy figure can be difficult if not impossible. The Mommy Makeover refers to a number of procedures designed to restore a woman’s figure and appearance following pregnancy and childbirth. The board certified experts at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists perform this very satisfying procedure for many women, allowing them to feel beautiful and young again.
The Mommy Makeover may incorporate several different techniques to help counter the unwanted side effects of pregnancy. Weight gain and nursing can take their toll on the breasts and procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift can help to address sagging or deflated breasts and restore a firmer, fuller and more youthful contour. Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, can remove excess skin and fat in the tummy and tighten separated abdominal muscles. Liposuction is often a part of the Mommy Makeover and this may be performed on the back, hips, thighs and other areas. Butt augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift can enhance the backside. Mommy Makeovers can also include techniques to address the face and even the genitals. Surgery may be performed with general or local anesthesia.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Time
Recovery following a Mommy Makeover will depend on the exact nature of your surgery. You may be fitted with a surgical bra to wear during your recovery if you have undergone a breast lift. For tummy tuck procedures, patients are generally asked to wear an abdominal binder to help control swelling and support the new abdominal contour. Other compression garments may need to be worn in areas where liposuction was performed. Drains may be applied to the incision sites if necessary to collect excess fluid. Swelling, bruising and discomfort are common and will fade in time. Full recovery from the Mommy Makeover may take up to six weeks, but patients are often able to return to work within one to two weeks. Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to enjoy your new firmer, more youthful appearance.
As with all surgery there are potential risks and these may include infection, bleeding, unfavorable scarring, poor wound healing, adverse anesthesia reaction, and unsatisfactory results.