Get your body back with a mommy makeover by Dr. Price
Being a mother is one of most satisfying jobs a woman could ever have. But like any job, motherhood also takes its toll on you. Your body will change in lots of ways, many of them unwanted. You may develop a saggy stomach or add unwanted fat around your waist. Your breasts may lose their fullness and begin to sag. To look and feel great once again, moms in New Haven rely on Dr. Price for his Mommy Makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your pre-baby appearance. It focuses on areas that are most affected by pregnancy. Mommy Makeovers are customized to meet the needs of every patient. Dr. Price can also include less extensive variations of these procedures with treatments like fat transfers and mini tummy tucks.
What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Price creates a personalized treatment plan that may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, or breast lift.
Tummy Tuck: Skin and muscles around the abdomen stretch after childbirth. A tummy tuck tightens underlying muscles and removes excess skin, giving the patient a flatter abdomen.
Liposuction: This is a simple and effective method for removing small deposits of fat from different areas of the body to improve contour and create a better figure.
Breast Enhancement: Many women want a breast lift combined with breast augmentation. However, others want to undergo breast reduction surgery once they are done having kids.
How do I prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Price will provide you with preoperative instructions during your consultation. Your medical history will also be taken and any questions regarding the procedure will be answered. A physical exam will be performed to determine if you are fit to undergo surgery. If Dr. Price recommends that you achieve a certain weight or make lifestyle changes, be sure to follow these instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize any complications after surgery. Since a Mommy Makeover is a major surgery, it is important to religiously follow these special recommendations:
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery as smoking can delay healing.
- Avoid taking medications that can increase your risks for bleeding. Such medications include aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Motrin).
- If you have kids, find someone to help take care of them for the early postoperative period. Lifting, driving, and cleaning are prohibited for at least several days, so be sure to have someone ready to help you out as you recover.
- Arrange for somebody to take you home after your Mommy Makeover and stay with you at home the first twenty-four hours.
What can I expect immediately after my Mommy Makeover?
Expect bandages over your incisions, which will need to be kept dry for forty-eight hours You may need to wear compression garments if liposuction has been done, and these will be provided. Tummy tuck patients may have soft flexible “drains”, and you will be instructed in their care. There will be post-surgery pain, but it will be manageable with medication prescribed.
What is recovery like after a Mommy Makeover?
Because multiple procedures are done together, you only have to go through one recovery period. The first week can be intense, but you should be able to walk slowly the day after surgery. Dr. Price will prescribe pain medications to help alleviate pain and discomfort. After the first week, you will be able to walk more often and comfortably, and may be able to drive. Most patients have drains removed after one week. Full activity, including exercise is limited until six weeks after a tummy tuck, and two weeks after breast surgery or liposuction.
Schedule a consultation at our office in Guilford CT
If you are interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Price.