If you have children, you likely have watched your body go through an incredible transformative process by which you sustain life for nine months, then attempt to bounce back after labor and delivery. Your body goes through incredible changes while pregnant, but even those of us with a stellar diet and fitness regime see areas like the tummy, breasts, and buttocks that could be improved in order to look and feel your best.
What about a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is fast becoming one of plastic surgery’s most popular combination techniques, and it is designed to address some of those pervasive problem areas that plague us years after childbirth. A mommy makeover is customized to fit your unique needs, and it will leave you more confident as well as looking and feeling years younger.
What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?
The breasts and abdomen are the areas of a woman’s body that change most significantly as a result of pregnancy; most cosmetic procedures related to a mommy makeover involve enhancing these areas. Some women may want hips and buttocks sculpted and reduced; these procedures can also be scheduled at the same time to reduce healing time and get you back on your feet a bit faster. Some common procedures within a mommy makeover include:
- Breast augmentation or reduction
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Circumferential abdominoplasty
- Resculpting of the hips and buttocks
How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?
As you prepare for a mommy makeover, you’ll have to undergo a thorough physical examination as well as schedule a surgical consultation to craft a treatment plan with your surgeon. Disclosing a list of all medications and herbal supplements will be helpful in determining what medicines your doctor should prescribe after surgery. If you smoke or use recreational drugs, you should stop prior to surgery to allow your body to detoxify properly. You also need to avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs or blood thinners prior to your surgery date, as these can cause complications with your procedures. Getting your body into the best shape possible prior to your big day will reduce the risk of complications and speed up healing time.
How long will my recovery take?
Your recovery time will depend on a number of factors, including:
- Your state of health prior to surgery
- Your current weight and age
- The type and number of procedures you undergo
- How much downtime you give yourself after surgery
In general, it’s best to lay low for 7-10 days, taking medications as prescribed, and sleeping as much as possible. Avoid strenuous activity and stressful situations as much as possible, and line up help if you know you’ll need childcare or other work obligations. Preparing in advance will help you recover properly.
How long will it take before I see results?
As with any surgical procedure, it will take time to see the full effect of your surgeries. There is bound to be some swelling and bruising in the days, weeks, and months afterward. In general, women begin to see results anywhere from three to six months after the procedures. Be patient, practice excellent self-care, and you’ll soon see the reward of all your efforts.
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
You are a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are done having children, in reasonably good health, and at or close to your ideal weight. You should be free of any significant pre-existing health conditions, and you should have realistic expectations about the outcome of your procedures. Go into it with a positive attitude, and you’ll likely be thrilled with the younger-looking, more energetic new you.
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Dr. Michael F. Bohley and his talented team of associates want to help you uncover the best version of you! With our cutting edge technologies, commitment to patient care and comfort, and exceptional results, we know you’ll be thrilled with your makeover procedure. Schedule your consultation today, your best you is just a click away! Give our office a call or fill out the online form.