What is a
A mommy makeover is a multi-pronged plastic surgery combination procedure to help restore the original form of a woman’s body following childbirth using different procedures depending on individual needs. It addresses the primary effects of childbearing on the body, there are various options that can often be performed at the same time, including a breast lift, breast augmentation, breast augmentation with breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, facial and vaginal rejuvenation.
Mommy Makeover Benefits
Becoming a mother is one of life’s most amazing experiences. As amazing as it is, becoming a parent for the first time has its challenges: You’re navigating a major life transition on little sleep, strange eating habits and without the benefit of experience. But you adjust, your confidence grows and you settle into it but your body will change.
It’s entirely normal to want your pre-mommy body. The GraceMed mommy makeover can give you the confidence of your pre-childbirth body back. Regain the self-esteem that you felt before and feel even better and sexier. Mommy makeovers are not just for moms, it offers many surgical and non-surgical procedures for any woman. Get that feeling back, get a rejuvenated look and a more youthful appearance.
- Regain your pre-baby physique
- Enjoy improved confidence and sense of well-being
- Fit back into your clothing
- Flaunt a lean and contoured midsection
- See results from tummy toning exercies after excess skin is removed and vertical muscles are realigned
- Acheive the breast volume and bossom you had while pregnant
Mommy Makeover Candidates
Mommy makeover surgery is a highly personal and customized procedure. This a very personal choice and all aspects of the proceedure will be talked about during your consultation with your GraceMed surgeon.
You may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery if:
- You are in good medical health
- You are at your ideal body weight
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- You are finished with childbearing
Mommy Makeover Proceedure
The specific details of surgery will depend on the procedures that your GraceMed performs based on your consultation and needs. However, in general, mommy makeover surgery takes several hours and is performed on an outpatient basis (meaning you can return home the night of your procedure). Anesthesia will be used for your comfort.
If your treatment plan includes tummy tuck surgery, the doctors will begin by making a horizontal incision right above the pubic area. This incision will extend from hipbone to hipbone and should be easily concealed with a bathing suit. Through the incision, he will repair separated or weakened abdominal muscles and place internal sutures to hold the muscles into place. Your GraceMed surgeon will remove excess fat using liposuction techniques and he may reposition the navel higher on the stomach. He will also excise extra skin and re-drape the remaining skin more tightly along the abdomen. When he’s finished, he will close the incision with sutures and place surgical bandages.
If your treatment plan includes breast lift, your surgeon will make the surgical incisions around the areola, continuing vertically down to the crease of the breast and sometimes along the crease. Through the incision, he will remove excess breast skin and reshape the breast mound higher on the chest for a perkier-looking result. If you want your breasts to look fuller and shapelier, the surgeon can place saline or silicone breast implants. When finished with breast surgery, they will stitch the incisions closed and dress the area with bandages.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Your recovery time will definitely depend on which specific procedures you decide to have. The typical mommy makeover has a 10 to 14 day recovery period in which you should expect to be off your feet, being off from work and not follow your normal activities. Most people return to work within a week depending on the nature of your work. You will gradually heal over the next few months and it can take up to six months to notice the full results of your mommy makeover surgery. Here are some tips for your recovery:
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Commonly Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates for mommy makeover surgery are women whose body have changed as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. At that point the candidate desires restorative surgery to bring their body back to its pre-pregnancy state.
How long of a recovery will I need after surgery?
Recovery typically ranges between 2 to 6 weeks, but will vary considerably depending on the type of surgery considered or recommended as well as based on your situation. Your GraceMed surgeon will provide specific information on how long of a recovery you will need based on the type of surgery.
If I’m breast-feeding, when is the earliest I can have surgery?
GraceMed suggests that It is best to wait until after you have finished breast-feeding to undergo your Mommy Makeover. Many of the anesthetics, pain medications and antibiotics can be passed in the breast milk and can be harmful to your baby.
How long does the Mommy Makeover procedure take?
Depending on your customized surgical, the procedure can take between 3 to 6 hours to complete. The following day, you will already be feeling better and can transition to home with a helpful family caregiver. It is advised that someone stay with you for the first 48 hours after surgery particularly if your children will be at home with you.
Can you have kids after a mommy makeover?
Most patients choose to undergo mommy makeover when they know they are finished having children. Others express interest in the surgery but want more children in the future. In most cases, physically women can still bear children after a mommy makeover. The procedures will not affect a woman’s ability to conceive. Breast augmentation rarely affects a woman’s milk ducts. Future pregnancies will reverse some effects of a mommy makeover. We always suggest having a comprehensive conversation with your GraceMed Surgeon about your future goals and desires.