A “Mommy Makeover” combines breast and abdominal surgery to improve a woman’s appearance post-pregnancy. A Breast Augmentation restores volume to the breast and is frequently combined with a Breast Lift to restore the breast into a higher and “perkier” position. Concomitantly, an Abdominoplasty is performed to restore tone to the abdominal muscles, tighten the belly, and remove the loose and excess skin in the lower abdominal region. Liposuction can also be performed at the same time to help contour the abdominal shape. Not all women require every procedure performed and it is up to the patient and her Plastic Surgeon to decide which combination of surgical procedures are optimal in each case.
REASONS FOR CONSIDERING A “MOMMY MAKEOVER”
- Enhance the shape of drooping breasts and increase breast volume
- Enhance the abdominal contour and shape
- Remove excess abdominal skin and tighten abdominal muscle tone
During the surgical procedure a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Abdominoplasty, and Liposuction are performed to restore a more youthful appearance to the abdomen and breasts. Each procedure is described in detail on this website.
Specific instructions are given to the patient post-operatively and generally call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Frequent visits to the surgeon with be performed for follow-up and help with home activities and driving will be required for 1-2 weeks. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity is recommended for at least 6 weeks. One can usually return to work in 10-14 days. Pain is usually mild to moderate and is easily treated with the prescribed pain medication.