Deflated breasts, stubborn fat, and abdominal skin laxity are just some of the after-effects of pregnancy.
While many women succeed in toning their post-pregnancy body, others may not be so lucky regardless of how much they exercise. Fortunately, Mommy Makeover surgery uses various procedures that can be combined to provide you with the results you desire.
What Makes Me a Good Candidate?
Mommy Makeover surgery typically addresses the breasts and abdomen, which are the areas most affected by pregnancy. While some women look into this procedure to enhance their sagging or deflated breasts, others wish to treat their stomach pooch and weak abdominal muscles.
Choosing to undergo Mommy Makeover surgery is a personal decision that should not be made lightly. The details of this treatment are based on the effects that childbirth and pregnancy have had on the patient’s body as well as their aesthetic desires.
If you are interested in undergoing a Mommy Makeover, you must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about your results. Your age is a large determining factor in deciding if you are a good candidate for some or all parts of a Mommy Makeover.
What Are My Procedure Options?
Once you have decided to undergo Mommy Makeover surgery, you will schedule a consultation with your surgeon. Both you and your surgeon will discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your procedure.
After a thorough examination of your body, your surgeon will determine which procedures will best suit your needs. The options include:
What Should I Know Before My Surgery?
Factors such as surgical risks and benefits will depend on the procedures being performed during your Mommy Makeover. You will want to discuss your specific surgical plan with your surgeon to hear all of the details of your procedures, what to expect before, during, and after treatment, and what the anticipated cost will be.
Recovery usually includes some soreness and downtime. If a patient has a sitting job, they may be able to go back to work after one week, as long as heavy activity is avoided for a month. Swelling may take three to six months to subside, depending on the patient.
If a combination of surgical procedures cannot be completed at one time, then they can be performed separately to ensure you regain the figure you once had.