Get Your Body Back with a Mommy Makeover by Dr. Price
Being a mother is one of the most satisfying jobs a woman could ever have. But like any job, motherhood also takes its toll on you. With this in mind, 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 also 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. We customize Mommy Makeovers 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.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
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.
How Do I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Price will provide you with preoperative instructions during your consultation. We will take your medical history and answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure. We will also perform a physical exam to determine whether or not you are fit to proceed with the 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.
Mommy Makeover Results
Expect bandages over your incisions, which the patient will need to keep dry for forty-eight hours. We may also require the patient to wear compression garments if liposuction has been done, which the doctor will provide. 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 we prescribe.
*Mommy Makeover Recovery
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 also 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.
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