Being a mom is hard work and, despite the excitement of growing your family, your post-baby diet and exercise can fall to the side. For many women, it can be frustrating to see the effects of childbearing that don’t often respond to even the most devoted efforts. To address specific areas commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth, a customized mommy makeover procedure can be a great option.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a set of cosmetic surgery procedures performed at once which aim to address areas that commonly experience changes with pregnancy. Each mommy makeover can be customized to your unique concerns, making it a great option for achieving your body goals after having children. The mommy makeover can be beneficial since it comes with one recovery period versus undergoing multiple procedures over time.
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have finished having children and wish to rejuvenate areas like the abdomen or breasts after childbearing. It’s important to be in good overall health and fully recovered from childbirth. Additionally, you should ensure your hormones have returned to a normal state and be finished breastfeeding, since these things can affect your results.
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Mommy Makeover Combinations
Although the mommy makeover consists of multiple procedures performed at once, there are some particularly effective combinations that can be used to achieve your ideal results.
The breasts can often enlarge and deflate with pregnancy and nursing. For many women, their resulting breasts don’t have the same shape, size, and projection as they used to. During a mommy makeover, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift can rejuvenate the breasts into a more upright position while also restoring natural-looking volume. Some women also opt for breast reduction in tandem with a breast lift.
Over the course of pregnancy and during childbirth, the abdomen can become stretched and weakened. This process usually leaves behind excess skin and fat which don’t often respond to diet and exercise. Additionally, the abdominal muscles can become stretched, meaning they can’t effectively support the body (leading to health concerns like back pain or incontinence). To address the abdomen, a tummy tuck can be used to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess tissue. This can be paired with liposuction on the surrounding areas to contour and reduce fat for a more defined figure.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
One of the greatest benefits of a mommy makeover is that you may have multiple procedures with one recovery period and no additional downtime. During a consultation, Dr. DiFrancesco will ensure you know what to expect from your unique combination procedure.
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The mommy makeover is an ideal option if you’re looking to address different areas at once and achieve your post-baby body goals. To get started, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form.
Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
Insurance does not cover a tummy tuck.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
The best way to prepare for a mommy makeover is with a healthy diet and exercise
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift and/or implants
What does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary depending on what specific procedures will be included in each individual treatment plan. Dr. DiFrancesco will go over all the costs with you during a consultation appointment.
What is the recovery like for a mommy makeover?
The average recovery period is about six weeks for a mommy makeover. No strenuous activity should be done before the six-week point or until Dr. DiFrancesco clears you to resume all activities.
What can I wear after a mommy makeover?
After the procedure, you should choose to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Many women wear sweatpants, hoodies, or loose shirts during the first few weeks of recovery.
Do I need to lose weight before my procedure?
You do not need to lose weight before a mommy makeover. However, you should be at a stable, healthy weight for the procedure. If you are not at a stable weight that you can maintain then the results could be skewed later.
What are the side effects of a mommy makeover?
Side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness, and inflammation, among others. Dr. DiFrancesco will go over all of the possible side effects during the consultation.
Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?
Its possible to lose a small amount of weight with a mommy makeover, especially if you have significant excess skin or stubborn fat. A mommy makeover should not be considered a weight loss surgery, however.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
There are risks involved in any plastic surgery procedure, but you can mitigate them by selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
It can take several weeks to make a full recovery from a mommy makeover, depending on your unique surgical procedure and the number of procedures involved.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
This can depend on the patient and your plastic surgeons experience. Most plastic surgeons agree that two to three procedures can safely be performed at once.
How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
This can depend on your area and your plastic surgeons recommendation, but up to eight pounds of fat can be removed with liposuction. Removal of more fat can drastically increase your risk of complications.
How many hours does a mommy makeover take?
A mommy makeover can take between six and eight hours, depending on the procedures involved.
How long after mommy makeover do you see results?
You can begin to see results within a few weeks of surgery, but it can take longer for swelling to subside and final results to emerge. It can take up to a full year for your complete results to settle in.
How do you sleep after mommy makeover?
Its best to sleep in a recliner or propped up on a couch during your initial recovery, especially if you opt for breast and tummy tuck surgery. Make sure to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach until otherwise cleared by your plastic surgeon.
Is it best to lose weight before mommy makeover?
Its best to be at a stable and healthy weight before a mommy makeover, since weight fluctuations can negatively impact your results. If you have more weight to lose, you should consider postponing surgery.
Do mommy makeovers last?
Mommy makeovers can produce long-term results as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future pregnancies.