About The Procedure
The number of women seeking a “Mommy Makeover” is on the rise. If a woman’s body has undergone significant changes after pregnancy that makes her feel less attractive and her self-esteem, a mommy makeover may be a great solution. A mommy makeover is not one procedure but typically consists of multiple procedures that restore the body to the way it was, or better, before pregnancy. Some women opt for liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, surgery consisting of a breast augmentation or a breast lift, or any combination of these procedures.
Liposuction can improve body contours by removing fatty deposits with minimal incisions and little to no downtime. Common locations for liposuction include the chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. VASER Liposuction technology makes liposuction safer and more effective. VASER differentiates between fatty tissues and the surrounding connective tissues. This helps to protect nerve and blood vessels during the procedure. Risks of liposuction include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensations, skin bagginess or rippling, pigmentation changes, or skin injury. For some, it is possible to return to work about a week after surgery and resume most normal activities within two to three weeks. Recovery depends largely on the extent of the surgery. Factors such as fluid retention and prolonged swelling may delay the appearance of the new, slimmer contour. Healing is gradual, so expect to wait a while before fully enjoying the results of liposuction.
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A tummy tuck may be helpful in addressing excess abdominal skin post-pregnancy. During a tummy tuck, muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed. This procedure is popular due to its effectiveness at improving the appearance of the abdomen. Tummy tuck risks include bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation (seroma), poor wound healing, numbness, discoloration, and swelling. Downtime is required for proper recovery. However, the length of downtime after the procedure varies from person to person. Recovery depends on the type of tummy tuck performed and whether it was combined with another procedure. Plan to rest for at least 10-14 days after the procedure, taking periodic, light walks to increase circulation. Swelling, bruising, and soreness will subside within a few weeks.
A mommy makeover is a way to supplement diet and exercise in attempting to regain confidence in your post-pregnancy body.
A breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation surgery to restore youthful fullness in the breasts and reposition drooping nipples or stretched areolas. Breast lifts can also be performed without the use of implants. Risks of a breast lift include bleeding, infection, poor healing, changes in sensation, breast shape irregularity, and fluid accumulation. Recovery differs slightly for each patient, but generally one can expect to dedicate the first day or two completely to rest. It is possible to return to work in about one week to 10 days, assuming the job does not involve heavy lifting. Therefore, strenuous activity should be avoided for about four weeks. Most patients recover completely within 12 weeks.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Many women who feel some unhappiness with their appearance following childbirth are candidates for mommy makeovers. A consultation with Dr. Broadway will help you determine if a mommy makeover is right for you. For example, women who plan on having more children are advised to wait, as additional pregnancies may negate the results of some procedures. When combining multiple procedures, the mommy makeover is more cost-efficient, limits surgery time, and minimizes the recovery period.
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