Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to reverse the signs and sequela of bearing children; like you were before children and perhaps even better. Childbirth can be incredible, but it can also take a toll on the body. Many women are frustrated by the way their body changes after giving birth. Thankfully, mommy makeover surgery can correct these problems. After your surgical procedures, your body will look better than ever!
“Mommy makeover” is an unofficial term that is used to describe a combination of procedures. The name comes from the fact that this mommy make over procedure was specifically designed with mothers in mind.
The goal of the procedure is to give women the kind of body that they had before they gave birth. As pregnancy affects each woman differently, Mommy Makeover is an all-encompassing term with the exact combination of surgeries determined by the individual women’s particular needs. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures typically combining correction of the breasts and abdomen to reverse the secondary signs of pregnancy and breast feeding. For the breasts, an augmentation, lift or augmentation lift may be required in combination with a no-drain Tummy Tuck. Occasionally other procedures can be performed simultaneously such as fat transfer (FTP), eyelid surgery, and even Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Women that choose to undergo this surgery have a number of options available to them.
The Types Of Mommy Makeover Surgery
Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck
The breast volume is replaced with implants and the abdomen corrected with liposuction and no-drain abdominoplasty.
Breast Augmentation Lift & Tummy Tuck
The breast volume that was lost is replaced with an implant while the excess skin corrected by a breast lift. A Tummy Tuck is then performed as described above.
Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck & Gyno Surgery (i.e., hysterectomy)
Sometimes the decision to have Mommy Makeover surgery is made after learning you require surgery for gynecologic reasons such as undergoing hysterectomy. Dr. Ress will work and coordinate with your gynecologic surgeon to perform your procedures at the same time under complete anesthesia. This combination of operations is performed at one of our Boca Raton, South Florida hospitals and requires at least an overnight stay.
Of the three mentioned above, the most common combination of procedures involves a breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Any breast volume that was lost during childbirth can be replaced with an implant. Breasts will also be lifted so that they have a more youthful appearance.
The tummy tuck will eliminate any excess skin around the stomach. A tummy tuck will tighten up the tummy and give it the same flat look that it had prior to pregnancy.
In some cases, women opt to undergo other types of surgery along with these procedures. Women that opt to have a Mommy Makeover done usually don’t intend to have any more children. Because of this, it is very common to see women get a hysterectomy or another type of gyno surgery along with their other procedures.
When you talk to Dr. Ress, you’ll be able to express your needs and desires. He will work with you to ensure that you are able to have every desired procedure done.
What To Expect
Many women are concerned about the recovery time for this procedure. When women have young children to care for, they want to make sure that they can get back to caring for their children as soon as possible.
You may need someone to care for you in the time immediately following the surgery. Make sure that you have someone that can take care of both you and your children as you recover.
You should expect to see a dramatic improvement in your appearance possibly even beyond your pre pregnancy look. Patients report significant improvement in self-esteem, energy and sexuality. Due to the major amount of improvement obtainable, the downtime after surgery can be expected to be at least one to two weeks. [liv] Plastic Surgery has great experience with these mommy makeover procedures.
During your complimentary consultation, your [liv] Plastic Surgeon will determine which types of body contouring methods suit you best. A complete medical history will be taken as well as a physical exam. Patients over age 40 or will require a preoperative medical screening exam and a mammogram. All your questions will be answered in great detail.