Mommy Makeover

Because many of the changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth can’t be reversed through exercise and diet alone, we offer the combination of procedures popularly known as a “mommy makeover.” Sagging breasts and lax abdominal skin are corrected all at once through this customized surgery. We specialize in the cosmetic breast and body contouring procedures that are typically part of a mommy makeover.

The most common group of mommy makeover procedures includes:

Your Procedure

Your slate of procedures is customized, but all of them are performed using general anesthesia. The length of the operation depends on the procedures included, but most mommy makeover surgeries last from three to five hours.

A mommy makeover is typically done during a single operation, which includes several benefits for you. Combining surgical procedures can be less costly, and you only have to plan for a single recovery, which is often important for mothers with young children.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is recovery like? Recovery varies depending upon which procedures are included in your mommy makeover. If a tummy tuck is involved, expect the recovery to last four to six weeks. Initial swelling and bruising occur with virtually all surgical procedures. Most patients feel well enough to return to work in about two weeks, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be postponed for six weeks. The full results of your mommy makeover won’t be noticeable until the body heals completely, which can take several months.

What are the scars like after a mommy makeover? As with any surgical procedure, minimal scarring occurs after a mommy makeover. Our surgeons make incisions in locations that are as inconspicuous as possible, usually where swimwear and clothing can cover the scars.

Will running after my kids during recovery have an adverse effect on my surgical outcome? It’s best to have someone available to help with child care and chores during the early recovery period. For the best outcome, restrict your activity for about two weeks following the surgery. Also, you should avoid lifting any of your children during the first few days after surgery, even infants and toddlers. We recommend against lifting anything that weighs more than 25 pounds for the first three weeks after your procedure. Check with your doctor before resuming strenuous activity.

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