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Are you considering a mommy makeover?
All of your questions. Answered.
A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures designed to address the physical changes that many women experience after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to various changes in a woman’s body, including changes in the breasts and abdomen. A mommy makeover typically includes procedures such as:
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure involves using breast implants to increase the size and fullness of the breasts, often addressing the loss of breast volume that can occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Breast Lift: A breast lift, or mastopexy, is done to lift and reshape the breasts, particularly if they have become saggy or lost their youthful contour.
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): A tummy tuck is performed to remove excess abdominal skin and fat, as well as to tighten the abdominal muscles. This procedure can help restore a flatter and more toned abdomen.
- Liposuction: Liposuction can be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat in various areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or flanks. It is often included in a mommy makeover to help contour the body.
The specific procedures included in a mommy makeover can be customized to address an individual’s unique needs and concerns. Not every woman will require all of these procedures, and the combination of surgeries is determined based on a patient’s goals, body type, and the recommendations of a board-certified plastic surgeon. The ultimate aim of a mommy makeover is to help women regain their pre-pregnancy physique and boost their self-confidence.
It’s essential for anyone considering a mommy makeover to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, undergo a thorough evaluation, and develop a personalized treatment plan. The surgeon will provide information on the procedures, expected outcomes, potential risks, and the recovery process.
A Mommy makeover sounds like a procedure I'm interested in; what should my next steps be?
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:
- Consultation with a Surgeon: Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Mommy Makeovers. During this consultation: discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. Your surgeon will evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
- Medical Evaluation: Your surgeon may request a complete medical evaluation, including blood tests, to assess your overall health and identify any underlying medical conditions that may affect the surgery or recovery.
- Stop Smoking: If you smoke, it’s crucial to quit smoking at least several weeks before the surgery. Smoking can impair the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
- Medication and Supplements: Inform your surgeon about any medications or supplements you are currently taking. Some medications and supplements can increase the risk of bleeding or interfere with anesthesia, so your surgeon may ask you to stop taking them before the surgery.
- Maintain a Stable Weight: It’s important to be at a stable, healthy weight before undergoing a Mommy Makeover; Significant weight fluctuations after the surgery can affect the results.
- Nutrition and Hydration: Eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated can help with the healing process. Ensure you have a nutritious diet leading up to the surgery. At bŏdze we recommend a Myers Mix IV therapy before and after your procedure to ensure the best possible recovery for our patients.
- Follow Preoperative Instructions: Your surgeon will provide specific preoperative instructions, such as fasting (not eating or drinking) for a specified period before the surgery. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Arrange for Support: Plan for someone to assist you after the surgery, especially during the initial days of recovery. You may need help with daily activities and transportation.
- Prepare Your Home: Create a comfortable and safe recovery environment at home. Stock up on essential supplies, such as pain medications, ice packs, loose-fitting clothing, and extra pillows for support. At bŏdze; our clinical team will ensure you know everything that will be needed to ensure a comfortable at home recovery experience.
- Recovery Time: Be aware that you will need to take time off work and other daily responsibilities during your recovery period, which can last several weeks. Ensure you have the necessary time off and support in place.
- Compression Garments: Your surgeon may recommend wearing compression garments post-surgery to reduce swelling and support the healing process. Be prepared to have these garments available. At bŏdze plastic surgery center, you will be provided with medical grade garments.
- Understand the Risks: It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the potential risks and complications associated with a Mommy Makeover surgery. Discuss these with your surgeon so you can make an informed decision.
Remember that each person’s situation is unique, and your surgeon will provide personalized guidance tailored to your needs and health status. Following your surgeon’s instructions closely will help ensure a successful surgery and a smooth recovery process.
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