Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood are some of life’s most rewarding experiences. The body goes through many changes during these processes to create life and deliver a baby into the world; however, not all of them are desirable. Shifts in breast and body shape can be difficult to reverse, even if you adhere to a rigorous exercise regimen and a strict diet. Mommy Makeover from our extensively trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Richards, is designed to help restore your pre-pregnancy figure. This procedure uses a combination of techniques to address some of the most common concerns women face after having a child, and it can be customized to suit your unique needs and goals.
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- Mommy Makeover Procedure
- Recovery After Mommy Makeover
What Benefits Does Mommy Makeover Offer?
Mommy Makeover typically involves two main procedures: a breast lift and tummy tuck surgery. The breast lift can help restore the breasts to a more youthful look, addressing ptosis (sagging), volume, and shape concerns. Breast augmentation with lift can also be performed if the patient would like to increase the size of the bust while elevating the tissues to a higher, more youthful position. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, addresses excess skin and loose muscles on the abdomen. Weight gain and loss associated with pregnancy can often cause stretching of the tissues in this area, and they may not all return to their previous state after childbirth. Additionally, excess fatty tissue on the stomach can be removed with liposuction at the same time, helping to achieve a flatter, more toned midsection.
How Can Mommy Makeover Be Customized to My Needs?
Your individual needs and goals will determine the treatment plan. If you would like to add other aesthetic procedures besides breast lift and tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Richards can discuss your options during your initial consultation. Many women like to add other body contouring procedures, including additional liposuction and Brazilian butt lift, to achieve more comprehensive cosmetic enhancement. Additionally, facial rejuvenation methods, like non-surgical dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables, can be used to revitalize your facial features. It’s important for mothers to take care of themselves, as feeling beautiful can help you maintain a happy and confident perspective.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Your treatment plan will vary depending on the procedures included. Breast lift and tummy tuck surgery can be completed using a number of different techniques, which Dr. Richards will review with you during your initial consultation. Our website has in-depth information about a wide range of modalities that can be incorporated into your Mommy Makeover, and we encourage you to explore your options. By having a thorough understanding of what you would like to achieve, we can better tailor your plan to suit your needs and goals.
How Long Will Recovery Last?
Most patients will be able to return home the same day as their operation, but the length of recovery will depend on the number and type of procedures you have. Many women can go back to their daily routine after about two weeks, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least a month, and other instructions for limited activity may apply. Dr. Richards will provide details about how to care for bandages and compression garments if necessary. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated areas is normal, and these effects should fade with time. While you should see some benefits of the procedure quickly, others may take a few months to become fully visible. You’re typically considered fully healed after about one year.
If you have additional questions about how Mommy Makeover can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please talk to our experienced medical team today. We can answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Richards.