Women who’ve experienced pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing will tell you what an incredibly rewarding and joyous experience it was. And just as many will tell you that the experience affected their bodies in unfortunate ways.
Pregnancy puts a significant strain on your body- it can cause muscles to distend and skin to stretch, just to start. Fortunately, plastic surgery presents a possible solution if you’re an Austin-area woman looking to rejuvenate your body after pregnancy.
The mommy makeover is not one procedure- it is, instead, a course of cosmetic treatment that is designed to address a number of concerns. The precise nature of your mommy makeover will be determined by your specific concerns and goals. The most common combination is a tummy tuck paired with a breast augmentation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Candidates will be in good overall health and can sustain the strain on multiple surgeries.
Candidates often have multiple aesthetic concerns caused by pregnancy and childbirth.
Candidates possess reasonable expectations for the procedures and have a healthy mindset.
Mommy Makeover Options
Following pregnancy, the breasts may lose their volume. A breast augmentation can increase the size of the breasts using breast implants. Dr. Erella will help patients choose from an array of implant types and sizes to meet their aesthetic goals.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can be weakened and even separated, causing a bulging appearance to the belly. Also, they can develop loose skin with stretch marks. A tummy tuck can restore these abdominal muscles, as well as remove any excess skin, stretch marks and fat from the abdomen for a tight tummy.
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to sag and lose volume. A breast lift can help to restore breasts to a perky, youthful position. This procedure is often combined with breast implants for a more dramatic improvement.
Liposuction can also be used in a mommy makeover to help further contour the body and remove stubborn fat pockets.
Facial rejuvenation can include a facelift or a facelift combined with a neck lift to help eliminate excess loss skin from the face and neck. This procedure can help patients to look and feel years younger.
What Should I Expect During a Consultation for a Mommy Makeover?
During your mommy makeover consultation, you will discuss your goals for the surgery and your medical history, including medical conditions, previous procedures, medications, or allergies. This is also your chance to ask Dr. Erella any questions you might have about the surgery or recovery period. During the consultation, Dr. Erella will examine the treatment areas, and will likely take measurements and photographs. He will evaluate the skin quality and thickness during the consultation and discuss your best options for the procedure.
Mommy Makeover Concerns
Because the mommy makeover is highly personalized, recovery will vary depending on the combination of procedures you received. Overall, it is important to follow Dr. Erella’s specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.
Incision locations will vary based on the procedures performed. However, Dr. Erella uses the latest surgical techniques to avoid any unnecessary scarring, and any remaining scars will fade in time.
The cost of a mommy makeover depends on the combination of procedure you choose to have done. Pricing can be discussed with Dr. Erella during your consultation.
Discomfort will differ from patient to patient depending on the extensiveness of their procedures. However, pain medication can help and compression garments can diminish swelling for a more comfortable healing process.
Your safety is always our first priority. We only perform procedures that have been proven safe and effective. If you’re an Austin, Texas-area woman concerned about your appearance after pregnancy, a mommy makeover might be right for you. Please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 730-3885 or contact us online for a free consultation.
What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about a mommy makeover?
Before your mommy makeover, you may ask any questions you have during a consultation appointment. Some common questions from mommy makeover patients include:
- What training, board certifications, and experience do you have?
- What techniques do you use for mommy makeovers?
- What are the common surgeries involved in Mommy makeover?
- Where will my mommy makeover be performed? Is the facility accredited?
- Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover? Why or why not?
- What risks are associated with mommy makeovers, and how do you handle them if they arise?
- What results can I reasonably expect from a mommy makeover
- What will my recovery be like?
Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions
ARE MOMMY MAKEOVERS DANGEROUS?
No but board certified plastic surgeons will assess your general health and follow the best safety steps ignorer to achieve your goal safely.
DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT AFTER A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Mommy makeover is a body contouring and breast surgery commonly performed together and is not a weight loss procedure.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MOMMY MAKEOVER?
It varies from person to person depending on their goal. Most common procedures are breast aug with or without lift, Tummy tuck, Liposuction.
WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
It is recommended that you do not have a mommy makeover until you are positive that you are finished having children. While a mommy makeover does not prevent you from having children, it is a big investment and the results could be reversed by another pregnancy.
HOW LONG DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER TAKE?
The length of your mommy makeover procedure will differ depending on the procedures that are done. However, the procedure generally takes between three to six hours to complete. The mommy makeover is an out-patient procedure, so you can return home the same day.