All bodies change over time, and this is especially the case after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your breasts may “deflate” or begin to sag while your midsection develops a permanent “belly pooch.” Many women turn to mommy makeover surgery to correct these common problems and regain their pre-baby look. But what exactly happens during a mommy makeover procedure?
Our New London and Mystic patients often have many questions during their first surgery consultation. In this blog post, we’ll answer several frequently discussed topics that curious patients may have.
What Exactly Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a suite of procedures that are combined to lift and contour the body. Because it is several treatments rolled into one, you get to choose which areas of your body you wish to improve. Women often choose options such as:
- Tummy Tuck Surgery: Tightens stretched skin and repairs damaged abdominal muscles to create a toned, taut midsection.
- Liposuction: Permanently removes unwanted fat from areas such as the flanks, belly, and thighs.
- Breast Augmentation: Restores lost volume and adds a fuller, voluptuous look using saline or silicone breast implants.
- Breast Lift: Lifts drooping breasts higher along the chest wall to restore a youthful, perky appearance.
How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate?
Ideal mommy makeover candidates are those who are in overall good health and wish to address many areas of the body at once. Each mommy makeover is customized to the patient’s unique needs and can involve a variety of different procedures.
We recommend that potential mommy makeover candidates wait until they are done having children before undergoing surgery. While it is safe and possible to have children after surgery, getting pregnant may undo the results of the procedure.
How Soon Can I Have a Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy?
We typically recommend that you wait 6 months after giving birth before having a mommy makeover. This waiting period gives your body time to recover fully and allows your hormone levels to balance out. A mommy makeover cannot be performed in conjunction with a c-section.
Is It Safe To Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures?
While any surgery comes with potential risks, a mommy makeover is considered a safe procedure. Patient health is always our highest priority, and we make sure to keep our surgery times under the 6-hour mark.
What Will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Be Like?
The length of your recovery will depend on the procedures you chose to include. Most patients require around 2 weeks off from work, school, and other activities. During the healing process, get plenty of rest and don’t overexert yourself around the house. You may benefit from asking a loved one to help you with daily duties such as cooking or child care.
A mommy makeover creates transformative results that help restore your pre-pregnancy body and your confidence. If you would like to discuss your options with a plastic surgeon in Guilford or Mystic, CT, please request a consultation online or call (203) 689-5295.