Childbearing is a fulfilling time in a woman’s life, but not the loose skin, excess fat and sagging breasts that comes with it. Many women turn to a plastic surgeon for what’s called a “Mommy Makeover,” which is a popular combination of procedures that can help a woman get her pre-pregnancy body back. Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions if you’re considering a Mommy Makeover.
What are the procedures of a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover usually centers around improving the appearance of the breasts and abdomen. While each surgery is customized to a patient’s needs, the most common procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty and liposuction.
Why get multiple procedures at one time?
A Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery as it entails a single operation and hospital visit, which means less risk and one recovery period for faster results.
What is the difference between breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction?
Breast augmentation with implants helps restore fullness and lost volume. A breast lift will lift the breasts into a more youthful position. A breast reduction can help women with disproportionately large breasts achieve a more ideal, comfortable size.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck can take care of loose, sagging skin and excess abdominal fat after pregnancy. It consists of removing excess fat and skin and fixing separated abdominal muscles.
How long is recovery?
Recovery can take up to two weeks, depending on the specific procedures you have done. During recovery, you can expect to be sore, bruised and swollen. Swelling can last for several months, after which you will see full results.
When is the best time to have a Mommy Makeover?
When you are sure you are done having children, that is the best time to have the procedure. If you become pregnant after a Mommy Makeover, you risk reversing the results of your surgery.
If you’re interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover and you live in the New Haven area, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.