A Mommy Makeover offers a remarkable way to reverse many of the physical and aesthetic changes produced by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and raising children. This procedure includes a combination of treatments chosen by you and our board-certified plastic surgeon, Amie Miller, MD, that can provide you with a customized and comprehensive cosmetic rejuvenation. From enhanced abdominal contours to more youthful-looking breasts and a more vibrant facial appearance, a Mommy Makeover can help restore your pre-pregnancy appearance with beautiful, natural-looking results.
What Treatments Can Be Included in a Mommy Makeover?
There are several treatment options that can be selected as part of a full Mommy Makeover. Some of the most common include:
A breast lift can address excess tissue and a “drooping” appearance that can occur after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and the natural aging process. This treatment can ultimately give the breasts a firmer appearance and a more youthful projection.
Breast augmentation involves the placement of breast implants to add volume and fullness while improving breast shape and symmetry.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Since the abdomen is the most prominently affected area of physical change following pregnancy, a tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is often one of the options chosen for a Mommy Makeover. This treatment can tighten and repair stretched or torn abdominal muscles, reduce excess abdominal skin, and pull the remaining skin taut for an improved contour and a much firmer appearance.
Liposuction can remove excess fat in certain body areas that often proves resistant to standard exercise routines and diet regimens.
Facial rejuvenation options such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, or even non-surgical remedies such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can renew your facial aesthetic and address signs of aging and exhaustion.
These treatments are just some of the many options that can be part of a customized Mommy Makeover. Dr. Miller will talk with you about your ultimate goals and help you determine the ideal treatments for your procedure.
What Does the Mommy Makeover Procedure Involve?
Although many Mommy Makeover procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, it is important to understand that general anesthesia will likely be necessary, so patients will need to have a friend or family member available to take them home following surgery. The particulars of each Mommy Makeover procedure will depend on the specific treatments included. Some Mommy Makeover procedures can be performed in a single operation so that patients will only need to experience one recovery process. In other cases, it might be more ideal to space out the treatments over a series of appointments. Once your treatment plan has been developed and the complexities associated with the procedure are ascertained, Dr. Miller can determine what is best for your needs and go over details such as the length of time the surgery may require and other factors that can help you prepare for your Mommy Makeover.
What Can I Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The recovery process after a Mommy Makeover can be quite different for each patient since the procedure can include such a variety of treatment options based on individual needs and goals. With that in mind, all Mommy Makeovers typically involve at least one major surgical procedure; therefore, patients can expect that a period of rest at home will be necessary. Bruising and swelling will likely be present in the treated areas; however, these common side effects from surgery should dissipate as healing progresses. Potential discomfort during recovery can often be well-managed with medication.
Once the options for Mommy Makeover have been selected and your treatment plan is in place, Dr. Miller can talk more with you about the specifics of recovery and help you establish more precise expectations. Additionally, you will be given detailed post-operative guidelines that can help you recover as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
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