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If it’s time to get your body back post-baby, this comprehensive procedure guide will give you all the information you need to understand what to expect. In this guide, you’ll find out why you should consider the mommy makeover and what parts of your body will be tightened and toned during the surgery. You’ll also learn the steps you need to take before your surgery, what will happen the day of surgery and what you can expect during recovery. Find out recovery tips that help you get the results you want and what you need to do about follow-up appointments.
Having a baby is one of the most miraculous things your body can do. But nine months of pregnancy can wreak havoc on your pre-baby figure. If you’ve finished having babies, there’s something that can help get your body back to its pre-baby glory. A mommy makeover is a surgical procedure that focuses on all the areas of your body that were affected by pregnancy. A mommy makeover can restore structure and elasticity to loose and saggy skin and tissue.
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What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a single procedure that targets the areas of the body that are commonly stretched during pregnancy. The most common areas for surgery are the breasts and nipples, abdomen, waist, and back. Though each of these procedures can be performed separately; during the mommy makeover, they are done together to reduce cost and recovery time after surgery.
Do I have choices for my mommy makeover?
Yes. There are many types of surgery that combine to make the mommy makeover. You can elect do all of the surgeries or just a few of them to fit your specific needs.
Here’s what you can choose to do during your mommy makeover:
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
If you’ve finished childbearing and want to see the results of a tighter, firmer body like the one you had before pregnancy, then a mommy makeover is for you. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may have noticed significant changes to your body that can’t be fixed with diet and exercise.
If any of the following sound like you, it’s time to think about options to rejuvenation and tighten your body, creating a more youthful appearance.
- 1Breasts that sag or droop
- 2Breasts that feel smaller or have no mass
- 3Nipples that droop down
- 4Areola that are bigger or wider than you would like
- 5Extra skin or extra fat on the hips, thighs or waist
- 6An abdomen that still looks pregnant even if you’re small everywhere else
- 7Stretch marks
- 8A loss of mass or fat in the buttocks, giving the impression of a flat butt
- 9If you’ve completed having children
- 10When you’re unhappy with your body after pregnancy or breastfeeding
- 11If you can’t get back in your old clothes
- 12Any time you’re having issues with getting intimate
What should I expect at my consultation?
Most moms can worry if what they’re feeling is normal or if they should just stick it out with their new body changes. A consultation with your surgeon can help ease your mind and let you understand that wanting a mommy makeover is a great step to taking care of yourself, something moms often forget to do. You’ll learn about the procedures that are available and what you can expect your outcome to be. Your surgeon can answer any questions that you may have and help you work through any issues that can’t be fixed with surgery. Your surgeon will also give you a sneak peek at before and after photos so you’ll get a real-life perspective of what you can expect to gain from a mommy makeover.
You’ll want to bring the following things to your consultation appointment:
Don’t forget to also make a list of your health history and go over all the details with your surgeon. If you have any questions you want to go over, it’s nice to have a list on hand that helps you remember what to ask before your procedure takes place.
What will happen before, during and after my surgery?
A mommy makeover is a great way to get more bang for your buck since you’ll only require one surgery day as opposed to the costs of many different surgeries. Before your surgery day arrives, there are a few loose ends you’ll want to tie up before you start the process.
Here are some things you’ll want to check off the list prior to your procedure:
When the day of your surgery arrives, you’ll want to follow any instructions from your surgery center. This may include avoiding aspirin, abstaining from smoking and washing with a special soap. Follow instructions closely so you don’t delay or impede your surgery process. Your mommy makeover will be performed in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.
Here’s how your procedure will take place:
- 1Meet with your anesthesiology team to discuss the best methods for your surgery.
- 2You’ll most likely be given general anesthesia to avoid any pain during surgery.
- 3Next, your surgeon will begin the process of your body transformation. This will take several hours and your family will be notified of your progress as they wait.
- 4Upon completing your procedure, your surgeon will finish with the appropriate sutures and stitches. You’ll then be wrapped up in a few special bandages and wraps to help heal, prevent blood clots and promote blood flow.
- 5Once complete, you’ll be moved to a recovery area and monitored.
After surgery, you can expect the following for your care:
After your surgery, you’ll want to monitor for various side effects that can occur after one of the procedures of the mommy makeover:
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
The more procedures you undergo during your mommy makeover, the longer recovery will take. But you’ll be glad you chose to do it all at once instead of handling multiple recovery periods. When you wake up from surgery, you’ll notice you’ve been wrapped in compression garments while your incisions heal. You should have a special bra around your breasts and a wrap around your abdomen and buttocks. You’ll have bruising, pain and swelling after surgery which will take a few weeks to go down. You’ll want to follow your doctor’s instructions for avoiding sexual activity, exercise and lifting which should last at least six to eight weeks following your surgery.
Results, Maintenance & Follow up
You’ll be able to notice some results of your surgery right away but there will be swelling that will last a few weeks. Once the swelling goes down, you’ll be very happy with your new body. You’ll see your doctor for follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing well. You’ll also see your doctor every few years to make sure your implants are still doing great. Make sure to keep all follow-up appointments with your doctor.
Who should I consult for A Mommy Makeover?
Sometimes moms can feel confused about wanting to improve their body after a baby. Moms may think they need to take the change as a natural part of motherhood, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can restore your body back to your pre-pregnancy self and restore your confidence in your amazing body. Finding a great team can help you do just that.
At Pure Plastic Surgery, our surgical team can take you back to hot with our trusted, fully certified staff that loves to help you be your best self. Call Pure Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL for a consultation today and learn more about the options.