According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 62% of mothers would like to have a mommy makeover. This surgical procedure can help women who have sagging skin, excess fat, and other childbirth-related concerns.
At Kadz Plastic Surgery, mommy makeovers are some of our most popular procedures. Learn more about this surgical option.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is the popular name for a series of procedures performed in the same surgical session. These procedures work to improve the areas of the body most affected by childbearing.
We personalize each mommy makeover to ensure you receive the exact procedures you want. Your surgery might include some of the following:
- Breast augmentation or reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
Mommy makeovers can restore or add volume to your breasts and reduce sagging while also improving symmetry. During the procedure, we can also remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen and repair stretched abdominal muscles.
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to increase breast size. We place the implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles to give you the breast size you want.
If your breasts droop, a breast augmentation alone will not fix the problem. You will need to combine it with a breast lift, which modifies the position of the breasts to give you a more flattering figure.
For women whose breasts are larger than they would prefer, a breast reduction can be included in a mommy makeover. During a breast reduction, we remove excess fat, skin, and tissue to shape your breasts into a more suitable size for your frame.
If you have excess sagging skin in your abdominal region, you might include a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover.
After childbearing, the skin around your abdomen might not return to normal. A tummy tuck is an effective way to get rid of this excess skin and tighten lax abdominal muscles. You can also combine a tummy tuck with liposuction to remove excess fat.
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover include women who have fully recovered from childbirth and who have finished breastfeeding. It is a good choice for women who do not plan on having additional children and who are in good overall health. You will need to take some time to recover, so having help is essential.
If you smoke, have unrealistic expectations, plan to have children in the future, or have not finished breastfeeding, you may not be eligible for a mommy makeover procedure.
Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery
One of the most important benefits of mommy makeover surgery is that you can get many procedures done simultaneously. This means you will not have to worry about going under anesthesia multiple times.
A mommy makeover procedure can help you improve areas that do not respond effectively to exercise and dieting. Pockets of stubborn fat, especially around the abdomen, can seem impossible to get rid of. With a mommy makeover that includes liposuction, however, you can get the results you’ve been working for.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
The first step to getting a mommy makeover procedure is to come for a consultation. We will assess your options and get your full medical history. Tell us about any cosmetic procedures you may have undergone in the past and any medications you take.
We will let you know about the lab tests and medical evaluations you will need before the procedure.
As you prepare for the procedure, we will ask that you stop taking blood-thinning medications. You will also have to stop smoking or using any nicotine products. A week before surgery, you should avoid drinking alcohol.
The night before surgery, you will need to stop eating and drinking after midnight. Make sure to shave the night before and not on the day of the surgery.
The Procedure and Recovery
On the day of your mommy makeover surgery, come to our center without makeup, without contact lenses, and dressed in comfortable clothes. We will put you under general anesthesia and then begin the procedure.
The length of the surgery will depend on which procedures we perform. It is an outpatient procedure, however, so you can expect to go home the same day.
Once we finish the surgery, we will keep you in a recovery room to monitor you for a little while, and then you can go home. You will need someone to drive you.
During the first week or so, we will ask you to wear a compression garment. You should rest as much as possible, avoid blood-thinning medications, and take any prescribed medications exactly as directed.
After the first week, you can return to light activities, but you should avoid lifting anything heavier than five pounds. You will have several follow-up appointments so that we can check on your recovery and results.
After about six weeks, you will be able to return to most of your regular activities, including exercise. You can expect to start seeing the full mommy makeover results two months after surgery.
Get a Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills, CA
If you find yourself struggling with stubborn fat pockets, sagging breasts, or excess skin after having a child, you can turn to a mommy makeover procedure to get you closer to your pre-baby body.
At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer state-of-the-art surgical procedures to help you get the body you have always wanted. Call us today to learn more about mommy makeovers.