The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing.
WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform a mommy makeover, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best:
- Desired amount of restoration
- Placement of the incisions
- Type of implant used
Because pregnancy and childbirth have a significant impact on the breasts and body, mommy makeovers tend to include breast enhancement and body contouring surgery. However, your mommy makeover may include any procedures that will help you address your individual concerns.
The surgical procedures include:
The non-surgical procedures include:
WHAT A MOMMY MAKEOVER CAN’T DO
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
You may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery if:
- You are in good medical health
- You are at your ideal body weight
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- You are finished with child-bearing
Following your mommy makeover surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist, and buttocks.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
- How to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery.
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection.
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health.
- When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
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