Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and other causes all lead to transformations that occur after getting kids to a woman's body. If exercise and nutrition programs are not sufficient to accomplish the patients' desired outcomes, they may want to consider a 'mommy makeover'–a group of processes–to rock back their bodies.

Mommy Makeover Procedure Basic View

The term 'mommy makeover' is used to define a set of processes that a woman utilizes to recover and potentially enhance her pre-baby body. Usually performed in a single surgical session, it always involves:

  • Body contouring: may include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove surplus skin or fat for a flatter tummy, liposuction, and body shape choices to eliminate fatty regions.
  • Breast surgery: breast lifting or decrease to alter the breast shape and/or size.
  • Facial rejuvenation: fillers and injectables, botox and non-chirurgical options such as ultherapy to eliminate fine lines or deep wrinkles on the face; lasers or chemical peels to remove dark spots on the skin.
  • Additional skin care treatments and facilities: leg varicose vein therapy, laser hair removal, cosmetic tattooing, face care consultation, and services such as facials supplied by certified experts. In some cases, a mommy makeover may also include vaginal rejuvenation or Brazilian butt lift.

Mommy Makeover: What To Expect

You will be moved to a recovery area immediately after your surgery and monitored as you wake up. Gauze or other dressings can be added to your skin under an operating binder and protected with a tape or an elastic bandage. You will have breast augmentation incisions plus a long tummy tuck incision called a hybrid tummy tuck with a smaller C-section incision unless your surgeon has no other choices.

Usually, tiny drain tubes are placed through small incisions to prevent fluid buildup (seroma) even though many surgeons do not use drains. Depending on the magnitude of your mommy makeover, pain medication may be provided through your IV to relieve discomfort while you sleep. You may be able to go home a few hours after surgery, but it is common that your surgeon asks for additional monitoring to stay overnight.

Recovery time for a mom makeover depends on what you've done, but assuming you're going to need at least two weeks off work — up to six weeks if your job is highly physical is safe. Aligning help with child care for the first week after surgery is also helpful.

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