A mommy makeover is a term that describes a combination of surgical procedures to give women back the body that they had before pregnancy. This surgery improves the areas of the body that were affected the most after pregnancy, such as the breasts and abdomen.
MOMMY MAKEOVER CANDIDATES
There is no specific age requirement for women before they undergo a mommy makeover procedure. However, patients should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. Some individuals may also want to wait at least six months after childbirth before undergoing surgery.
MOMMY MAKEOVER PROCEDURE
The amount of time associated with a mommy makeover depends on the individual as well as which procedures are being performed during surgery. Generally, a mommy makeover is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A variety of procedures can contribute to a patient’s outcome, including:
- Tummy Tuck – This procedure will restore the stomach to a firm, flat shape by excising excess fat and skin as well as tightening the abdominal muscles.
- Liposuction – After pregnancy, certain areas of fat do not respond well to diet and exercise. This procedure permanently removes fatty tissue through a small suctioning tube called a cannula.
- Breast Lift – A breast lift can correct the sagging and drooping of the breasts that was brought on by pregnancy and breast feeding. This procedure can also restore the breasts to a more natural, attractive position.
- Breast Augmentation – Often times, breast volume and shape are lost after pregnancy. A breast augmentation can make the breasts look fuller and more youthful.
After the procedure is complete, patients will need plenty of rest. Certain parts of the body may be swollen or bruised, but prescribed medication can help alleviate these symptoms within a few days. Individuals generally return to work after a week or two, but should avoid any physical activity or exercise for at least one month.
A mommy makeover is a safe and effective way for mothers to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and renew their sense of confidence. The results of a mommy makeover are immediately noticeable after surgery is complete and will continue to improve as the patient recovers.
We encourage you to contact California Cosmetic Medical Center for all of your body contouring needs. Our goal is to provide each patient with the individual satisfaction they deserve from the moment he or she enters our practice until the time they leave. To schedule a consultation with our certified plastic surgeon, please call (626) 350-0856 today.