A Mommy Makeover is a collection of procedures aimed at restoring a woman’s figure after childbirth. A woman’s body undergoes dramatic changes during pregnancy and childbirth. Many changes, unfortunately, do not reverse but with a Mommy Makeover, women can look just as good or even better than they did before pregnancy.
Mommy makeovers include various procedures such as breast lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction. A woman can choose which area or areas she wants to address and often all the procedures can be performed at one time.
Who is a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a woman who is beyond childbearing age or who has decided to no longer have children. An ideal candidate will be in overall good health and a non-smoker since smoking significantly interferes with proper healing. Candidates for Mommy Makeovers include those who are dissatisfied with deflated, sagging breasts, excess, stretched out abdominal skin or excess fat deposition. Any and all of those areas can be addressed with a Mommy Makeover.
After discussing your desired outcome and expectations with Dr. Silver, a surgical date will be made, and preparations will begin.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover will likely include pictures to document the transition. Labs and a complete physical exam may also be required to detect any pre-existing conditions in case special considerations need to be taken.
Since a Mommy Makeover involves more than one procedure, it is typically done under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. As usual, it will be performed in a safe and controlled environment like the hospital or accredited surgical facility. Details of each procedure can be found under their respective headings.
Results and Recovery
The results from a Mommy Makeover may take a few weeks to a few months to fully develop because unlike other procedures, a Mommy Makeover typically encompasses several different areas of the body. These areas heal at different rates depending on the extent of the changes made. However, the final results are well worth the wait and Mommy Makeovers are some of the most satisfying treatments we provide.
Overall Benefits from a Mommy Makeover:
- Firmer, more youthful body
- Increase self-confidence and body image
- Less sagging stretched out skin
- Improved body contour
If you are interested in learning more about Mommy Makeovers and whether it is the right procedure for you, contact our office today for a detailed evaluation and discussion of your options.