A Mommy Makeover involves a combination of surgical cosmetic procedures done to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state. It typically involves an abdominoplasty, breast surgery and liposuction. However, the procedure is completely customized for the patient.
The weight gain that accompanies pregnancy stretches a woman’s skin and stomach muscles. After delivery, the woman is sometimes left with distended abdominal muscles and sagging excess skin, and exercise cannot really help either. This is why an abdominoplasty procedure is typically included in the Mommy Makeover.
During a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, our surgeon can tighten weakened abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and skin. If the patient has a hernia from carrying multiple babies, the surgeon can repair it during the abdominoplasty procedure.
Our surgeon may also address the woman’s breasts. He may perform a breast lift to raise sagging breasts, or he may perform breast reduction or breast augmentation procedures to restore the breasts to their original size.
As was previously mentioned, another popular procedure in the Mommy Makeover is liposuction. This is because after pregnancy and delivery, a mother may still be left with stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas, even after trying to eliminate it through diet and exercise. During a liposuction procedure, our surgeon can remove this excess fat and sculpt your body to a more desirable shape and size.
The length of recovery varies depending on the procedures performed during the Mommy Makeover. During the recovery process, the patient will have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity. Therefore, if they have small children, they need to have somebody help them care for the children.
The ideal candidate will be a healthy woman who has finished childbearing and has realistic expectations. She should also be at a healthy and stable weight, for weight fluctuations can undo the results of the surgery. Since smoking slows down the healing process, a woman who smokes should quit several weeks before the procedure.
If a Mommy Makeover sounds appealing to you, set up a consultation with Dr. Nir at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in Wellington, FL. We also serve the West Palm Beach, FL and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started on the journey to reclaiming your pre-baby figure.