Mommy Makeover

slim woman's midsection

If you are a mom, then you can certainly understand the lasting effects that pregnancy has on the body. Pregnancy causes weight gain in the breast and abdomen, skin stretching and muscle separation or diastasis in the abdomen. Following delivery and cessation of breast feeding the breast and stomach return to their normal size. Unfortunately, the skin does not have the capability of tightening after being stretched. This result in droopy and deflated breast with sagging skin of the abdomen with stretch marks that can certainly make anyone feel self-conscious. A Mommy Makeover addresses the breast and stomach at the same time. A Mommy Makeover consists of a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with or without Breast Implants depending on your goals. The procedure typically takes 4 to 5 hours and the results are immediate. If you are ready to learn more about your options, then give our office a call and schedule a consultation today!

Goals:

  • Remove excess skin of the abdomen
  • Re-approximate and tighten any muscle laxity of the upper and lower abdomen
  • Create an aesthetically pleasing “Innie” Bellybutton
  • Improve contour and narrowness of the waist
  • Provide optimal pain control using intra-operative long acting anesthetic
  • Improve breast shape overall
  • Restore the Nipple to the correct vertical position on the breast
  • Downsize and improve symmetry of the areola if necessary
  • Restore breast volume

Recovery:

The recovery time for a Mommy Makeover is usually 1-2 weeks. It is important to wear a compressive body garment and surgical bra regularly for the first few weeks after surgery to minimize swelling and ensure the best result possible. Typically drains are placed after surgery that are removed within 1 to 2 weeks. The majority of pain after surgery is prevented by using a long acting anesthetic placed in the operating room to provide 2-3 days of pain relief. Any other discomfort is well managed with a combination of anti-inflammatory medication and prescribed pain medication. It is recommended to avoid exercising for 3-4 weeks after surgery to prevent avoidable complications such as bleeding, bruising, pain and problems healing. You will likely experience reduced sensation of the abdomen and breast that typically returns within 3 to 6 months. At your consultation we will review all of this and more to make sure you are able make the best decision for you.