A mommy makeover is an increasingly popular series of procedures designed to restore a woman’s pre-baby physique. The procedures can vary, but it typically includes a breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction.
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What is a Mommy Makeover?
A woman’s body is built for the remarkable changes that happen during pregnancy and childbirth, but the truth is that sometimes those changes can have a lasting impact on the body. While cosmetic surgery may feel like an extravagant approach, the combination of procedures that make up a mommy makeover can go a long way toward rebuilding confidence and self-esteem.
After pregnancy, it can be difficult for a woman to restore the condition of her breasts and stomach – especially after multiple pregnancies and with the busy lifestyle and schedule of parenting. To address these issues, Healing Waters offers personalized procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction to address your areas of concern. Some women may also be a candidate for breast augmentation and labiaplasty as part of their mommy makeover.
In restoring the breasts, concerns most commonly include deflation and sagging. Excess skin with stretch marks and bulging are addressed in the abdominal area. Facial restoration can also be combined with and incorporated in a mommy makeover, addressing age and stress transformations. With a 97% “Worth It” rating on realself.com, it’s hard to argue with the positive results that a mommy makeover can have on your appearance and your confidence.
Each body is different and post-pregnancy concerns come in all shapes and sizes. To begin your transformation, schedule a consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon James Rieger and learn how mommy makeover plastic surgery can help you restore your body
Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos
Mommy makeover patient. Received mini tummy tuck with breast augmentation.
Patient of Dr. Rieger.
Mommy makeover patient. Received mini tummy tuck with belly button float and breast augmentation. Patient of Dr. Rieger.
Mommy makeover patient. Received tummy tuck with breast augmentation. Patient of Dr. Rieger.
Mommy makeover patient. Received tummy tuck with liposuction. Patient of Dr. Rieger.
Mommy makeover patient. Received breast reduction and lift, and tummy tuck with liposuction. Patient of Dr. Rieger.
Individual results will vary. Results are not guaranteed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A woman in overall good health who has completed her childbearing is an ideal candidate. This is surgery, so candidates will include non-smokers with good skin elasticity who are looking to restore breasts and abdomen to pre-pregnancy condition.
For more information and to consult with a plastic surgeon about your candidacy for mommy makeover body restoration procedures, contact Healing Waters for an appointment.
Like any surgical procedure, it is vital that you be in general good health before considering this type of plastic surgery. If you are a smoker, significantly overweight, have certain medical conditions or are taking medications that interfere with circulation or healing, the mommy makeover may not be right for you at this time.
Because mommy makeovers employ a combination of liposuction, breast lift, and tummy tuck solutions, it may be helpful to visit each page to learn the specific potential risks associated with each procedure. Risks will vary based on the recommended procedures included in your individual transformation.
While serious complications are unusual, your surgeon will review the procedures and potential complications with you in detail, and it is important to follow all advice and pre and post-operative instructions given by your surgeon to help minimize risks.
It is recommended that childbearing be completed before undergoing a mommy makeover. Pregnancy can have an unpredictable impact on your results or may undo the benefits. Abdominal skin may stretch and have increased laxity. If more children are planned in the near future, it is recommended to wait, particularly on the abdominoplasty. Additional pregnancies are possible, however, the final result may not be as good if the tissues are stretched again with another pregnancy
In many cases, breast-feeding is still possible, though interference with the ability to do so is a potential complication of a mommy makeover breast lift.
Following surgery, you can expect swelling, bruising as well as pain and discomfort that can be managed with rest and medication. It is recommended that patients wear a compression garment for a few weeks. Recovery time depends upon the size and number of areas treated. Many patients can resume work with restrictions and light exercise after approximately two weeks. It can take up to six months for all of the swelling to resolve and best results to be achieved. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed post-op and aftercare instructions to help facilitate a smooth recovery.
Recovery varies for each patient. It can take anywhere from one to six weeks in most cases, though some patients do recover sooner and choose to return to work the week after surgery, while others opt to take two weeks. However, we suggest four to six weeks for a full physical recovery.
The extent of scarring will vary with the amount of skin removed and the surgical technique used. Typically, scarring follows the bikini line, extending from hip to hip above the pubic region, and is easily concealed with clothing. Scarring is permanent, but in most cases tends to fade in a matter of months. During the initial weeks of recovery it is important to follow all post-surgical advice, maintain good health and nutrition, use caution with exposure of scars to sunlight, and avoid activity that will place strain on the incision. Your plastic surgeon will be happy to answer questions and discuss options for reducing the appearance of scarring.
During the liposuction procedure, the small incisions are carefully placed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Resulting scars are likely to be small and should fade very well with time.
Some individuals are prone to scarring that is red and raised (keloid), or dark in color (hypertrophic). If you are aware of any such tendency, you should discuss your options with your surgeon, who can discuss ways to obtain optimal scarring.
As is the case with many plastic surgery procedures, it is essential to maintain good nutrition and exercise habits to help preserve your improved figure following a mommy makeover. The expectation is that results will last for many years, though several factors may contribute to the duration of optimal results. Weight gain or subsequent pregnancies can have damaging effects on the results of a mommy makeover. And of course, aging and gravity can lead to deteriorating skin elasticity over time
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