As we age, our bodies go through many changes. Weight gain, weight loss, and raging hormones can take their toll, and certain areas begin to sag and lose elasticity. In addition to excess skin around the stomach and body, you may also see the development of crow’s feet, sagging jowls, wrinkles, and more.
A mommy makeover incorporates several different surgeries to combat these compound aesthetic concerns. It is tailored to the patient’s specifications, so the makeover may include a tummy tuck, breast lift, labiaplasty, liposuction or more. The makeover is intended to address multiple trouble areas at once. In most cases, patients choose to combine a breast and abdomen procedure for their makeover.
Mommy Makeover Procedure Breakdown
The mommy makeover commonly uses four of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to tighten, tone, and help the client achieve a better overall look:
- Breast Lift – After aging and/or breastfeeding, your breasts will begin to sag. The breast lift procedure will give your breasts more elevation and a more youthful look.
- Breast Augmentation – If you have postpartum sagging or your breast size has fluctuated, a breast augmentation can provide you with a larger and fuller breast size. You can choose the implant size that best suits your needs.
- Liposuction – The liposuction procedure is the best way to remove stubborn fat cells. Because there are areas of the body that are highly resistant to exercise– liposuction can help give the area(s) better contouring and shape.
- Tummy Tuck – The abdomen stretches during pregnancy, weight loss and weight gain. In most cases, even through exercise and diet, you won’t achieve the same tightness as before. However, a tummy tuck can tighten the loose skin around the midsection and firm up stomach muscles.
The results from your mommy makeover can wildly increase your confidence, helping you get back to the body you remember. On top of this, your slimmed figure can make exercising easier and can mend damaged abdominal muscles.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Time
The recovery period can vary depending on the types of procedures you chose and are right for your body. Though recovery from multiple surgeries can be intense, a mommy makeover has a shorter recovery period overall. There will be a fair amount of swelling and soreness– you will need to follow the doctor’s orders to heal as quickly and safely as possible.
Someone will need to drive you home and help care for you for at least the first day. You will need to avoid smoking and alcohol for the duration of your recovery. Avoid any heavy lifting or intense exercise for the first week or as directed by Dr. Bohley. In the beginning, you will need to rest as much as possible, but short walks can help improve circulation and speed recovery.
Where to Start Your Mommy Makeover Journey
Patients in Portland, OR trust Dr. Bohley with their cosmetic surgeries. With his expert care and years of experience, Dr. Bohley can help you achieve the body of your dreams. Don’t let stubborn, sagging skin weigh you down– schedule a consultation today and we’ll help you get your body back.