What is mommy makeover surgery like? How long are you actually in surgery? Does it have to be done in stages?
Mommy Makeover Surgery
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An Overview of the Mommy Makeover Procedure
The mommy makeover is one of the most popular operations performed by plastic surgeons. The procedure is a combination of cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. It has been designed to reverse the changes that occur normally with pregnancy.
During pregnancy and breast-feeding, the breasts typically increase in size. After pregnancy and breast-feeding, a variety of scenarios may occur. In some cases, the breast may not return to their normal size. In this situation, a breast reduction may be necessary. In other cases, the breasts will shrink to their previous sizes, causing excess, saggy skin that may require a breast lift. Some patients will lose volume and require a breast augmentation, while others will have sag and volume loss and require a breast augmentation and breast lift.
The abdominal wall is also affected. It becomes stretched and there is usually redundant, saggy skin, stretch marks, and weakened muscles. This will require abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, or abdominal wall liposuction. Women also frequently note an increase in fat accumulation in the hips and thighs – these patients will usually require liposuction.
There are multiple advantages in performing these procedures in combination. These include an overall improved result, lower cost, and single recovery. The procedure typically takes about four hours. Patients frequently report increased self-esteem, self-image, and an overall improvement in the quality of their lives. For these reasons, the mommy makeover is one of the most popular operations that is currently performed in plastic surgery.
The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that improves the breast and abdomen. It can include breast augmentation with or without a lift and a tummy tuck with or without liposuction. The surgical time can range from 3-hours if the abdominal and breast procedures are performed at the same setting and time. You can alternatively have these procedures performed at different times which will reduce the surgical time to around 2 hours. Your recovery will also be much easier and shorter. I generally will provide my patients who are returning for additional procedures a fee reduction
Mommy Makeovers consist of breast and body procedures
Mommy Makeover surgery varies for each patient since it can consist of breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, and/or other procedures depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. Therefore, the times have various ranges too. These procedures can be performed in stages, but patients typically have them performed simultaneously to decrease downtime.
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For healthy patients combining these procedures is generally safe.
There can also be significant savings in cost and recovery time; but it's hard to give specifics for a potential wide range of options.
It would be best for you to visit an experienced board certified plastic surgeon for an in-depth consultation to review your options.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Fortunately, there are many treatments available to correct or improve these common post-pregnancy changes. Many of these procedures are non-surgical or relatively simple outpatient surgeries. Some treatments are possible because of new technology such as lasers and liposuction developed in just the last few years. These surgeries are commonly known as the “mommy makeover”. Follow the links to more detailed information on each procedure.
Mommy makeover surgery
If it was deemed wisest to stage these procedures, you will have to decide which procedure(s) are most important to you. You should devise a priority list and discuss this with your surgeon and several of these procedures will still likely to be combined at the same procedure. Thank you for your question! Hope that his helps and best wishes for a superb result!
Cosmetic Surgery is an Art and a Science
Mother makeovers are surgical procedures to restore your body to pre chilbirth appearance. The more common surgeries are tummy tucks with liposuction, breast lifts and facelifts. The moms who go through this are the happiest patients in our practice. They like the way they look and love the way they feel. Many patients have their surgeries in stages depending on their budget and work schedule. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
Mommy Makeover Restores Breast Size, Shape and Tummy After Pregnancy
Thank you for your question. Mommy Makeover can vary from a simple Breast Augmentation and Mini Tummy Tuck which can take as little as 2 hours to a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation and Full Tummy Tuck which can take over 4 hours.
The time that you are in the OR will also depend on the skill and experience of your surgeon. In my practice two Board Certified Plastic Surgeons perform Mommy Makeover together, assiting each other which reduces the time required for a Mommy Makeover in half.
Typically Mommy Makeover is done in one surgery. However in some cases if a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation is required they will be done in 2 stages.
For patients who are significantly overweight, weight loss and Liposuction may be done before the Tummy Tuck
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