Mommy Makeover Procedure
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Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe a combination of procedures to help a woman get her figure close to her pre-pregnancy state. Pregnancy can cause the skin in both the abdomen and breast areas to stretch and sag. It can also leave stubborn areas of fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. A mommy makeover in Dayton is individualized to meet your specific needs and can consist of:
- Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation
- Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck and Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
- Any of the above procedures with Liposuction
Combining procedures can lessen the amount of time needed for recovery and either requires no added time or only a few extra days rather that two separate recoveries. This also lessens the amount of time you need off work. Also, it is usually more cost effective than having procedures done separately.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are individuals in good overall health. Patients must not plan to get pregnant again, must be at their ideal body weight or close to it, and must have realistic expectations. Non-smokers are preferred. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit several weeks before the date of your mommy makeover. This is necessary because smoking can impact skin health and result in a number of surgical complications.
A mommy makeover may not be ideal for overweight women or those with any pre-existing health conditions that could increase the risk of elective surgery.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
A mommy makeover consultation at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton involves a discussion regarding your goals for the procedure. Your surgeon will go over the procedures that can be included, and the two of you will customize your mommy makeover.
The consultation includes an assessment of your general health status and medical history, along with a physical examination. Our surgeons perform these to ensure that the surgery will be safe for you. Your surgeon may ask questions regarding past surgical procedures, current medications and supplements, allergies, and any underlying pre-existing medical conditions.
You are encouraged to ask questions about the procedure, recovery, potential complications, and preparation instructions. The cost estimate for your mommy makeover can also be discussed. Finally, a date will be set for your mommy makeover session.
What Is a Mommy Makeover Like?
General anesthesia will first be administered to ensure a comfortable and pain-free procedure. The specific techniques performed during the session will depend on what you discussed with your surgeon.
- A tummy tuck addresses a sagging stomach and stretch marks.
- A breast lift transforms sagging breasts into perky ones.
- Breast augmentation adds volume to your breasts, which can be especially helpful after breastfeeding.
- A breast reduction makes breast size more in proportion with the rest of the body through the removal of extra fat, skin, and/or glandular breast tissue.
- Liposuction removes excess stubborn fat, contouring away saddlebags and belly flab.
Once the requested procedures have been performed, incisions will be closed with stitches and will then be dressed appropriately.
What Is Recovery Like?
Mommy makeover recovery varies based on the combination of procedures you have chosen. Generally, you will need elastic post-surgical garments to support the affected tissues. You will experience swelling and bruising, which will disappear in time. Ice packs can aid in reduction of post-surgical swelling.
During the recovery process, you will need to take medications as directed by your surgeon. This may include pain-control medications to address any pain or discomfort. You may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infections.
Avoid doing anything strenuous for two months, including exercising, playing sports, and heavy lifting, and take a seven-day leave from work. This will help to prevent any healing issues with the incisions.
You will need to come back in for a follow-up appointment in order to have sutures removed. During this, your surgeon will check your incisions to ensure that healing is going as expected. If there are any healing-related complications, your surgeon will address them.
The Cost of a Mommy Makeover
The price of a mommy makeover may be affected by anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, hospital costs, prescriptions, breast implants, medical tests, and post-surgery garments. You will learn more about the cost of the procedure during the consultation.
Book a Consultation
Getting a mommy makeover in Dayton can restore your body’s pre-pregnancy appearance. Entrust your mommy makeover to our board-certified plastic surgeons, who have years of experience in the field. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.