Many people have questions about Mommy Makeover surgery – what it is, how it work, who should get it, and more. Learning as much as possible about it can help you determine whether this procedure is right for you. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions about Mommy Makeover procedures.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of several procedures that rejuvenate the appearance of the body. This customizable procedure is designed especially for women and may be recommended for any woman who has experienced changes in breast and body contour due to pregnancy, childbirth, weight loss, or aging.
What procedures are in a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeovers are completely customizable. Usually they include a combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, and/or tummy tuck surgeries. Your Mommy Makeover can even include other procedures such as facial or vaginal rejuvenation.
Should I Get a Mommy Makeover?
You may want to get a Mommy Makeover if you would like to rejuvenate your breasts and body and correct unwanted changes caused by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. You are a good candidate if you are a generally healthy non-smoker with a stable body weight. However, you should not get a Mommy Makeover if you are still nursing a child, and you should wait until after you have completed your family to undergo this procedure.
Can I have children after a Mommy Makeover?
Fertility is not affected by Mommy Makeover surgery, but new pregnancies may reverse your surgical results. For this reason, it is best to postpone your Mommy Makeover until after you have completed your family.
When is the best time to get a Mommy Makeover?
Most individuals who have finished having children can undergo a Mommy Makeover as soon as they feel ready, provided they are otherwise healthy non-smokers with a stable body weight. For breast surgery, you should plan to stop breast feeding 6 months before your surgery. You may want to plan your procedure for when you can get additional help from friends or family during your recovery, especially if you have young children.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
Since Mommy Makeovers are combination procedures, the total cost can vary widely depending on which procedures you select. The Mommy Makeover price is more affordable than it would have been for each individual procedure, as you will only have a single charge for anesthesia and operating room fees. If there are several procedures you are interested in, combining them into a Mommy Makeover can mean significant financial savings.
What is Mommy Makeover recovery like?
The recovery after Mommy Makeover surgery depends on the patient and which procedures were included. Typically, the initial recovery lasts from 7 to 14 days, after which you will be able to resume light activities. Patients should expect some soreness, discomfort, swelling, fatigue, and other related side effects of major surgery. It will be a full 6 weeks before you should expect to be ready to resume strenuous physical activities.
How bad are the Mommy Makeover scars?
Scarring is unavoidable after major surgery, as surgical incisions are required to perform the desired improvements. Still, these incisions are carefully and inconspicuously placed so that they will remain hidden even while wearing swimwear. The extent of scarring depends on the patient and the included procedures, but most scars tend to fade to faint lines over time.
What can a Mommy Makeover do for me?
A Mommy Makeover can give you custom-tailored body contouring results. The recommended procedures are usually breast surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and/or liposuction, but a Mommy Makeover is completely customizable and may include virtually any procedure for which you are a candidate. Mommy Makeover results can reveal a slimmer figure, firmer and trimmer abdominal contour, perky and full breasts, and more youthful body contours.
To learn more about the Mommy Makeover, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joyce Aycock. Dr. Aycock is a board-certified plastic surgeon who personally designs every treatment plan to meet the individual’s needs. She will work together with you to discover what is most important to you and how a Mommy Makeover can help you feel beautiful and confident in your appearance.