A mommy makeover is performed to help women with their body aesthetics after childbirth and breastfeeding. This package of procedures restores the pre-pregnancy form. Women looking for a mommy makeover in Louisville come to Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery to cater to their specific aesthetic needs.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are stages of women’s lives that can have undesirable effects on the aesthetics of the body. The breasts, abdomen, and other areas can all experience these changes.
Trying to restore one’s ideal body can be very difficult. A mommy makeover offers a perfect solution to women experiencing these issues. A mommy makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures designed to address the effects of childbirth and breastfeeding.
Different Procedures Involved in Mommy Makeover
Each woman has her own aesthetic needs. Because of this, one of our surgeons will work with each patient to help them choose the procedures in their mommy makeover.
The following procedures can be included in a mommy makeover:
- Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation is performed to address volume loss and restore the fullness of the breasts. It involves placement of saline or silicone breast implants to improve size and projection.
- Breast Lift – A breast lift is designed to treat sagging breasts and to improve breast shape and firmness.
- Liposuction – Liposuction is used to get rid of excess unwanted fat in various areas of the body, including the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
- Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten the remaining skin and the abdominal muscles. This is particularly helpful in the case of diastasis recti, a condition where the muscles of the abdominal wall are loose and sagging due to pregnancy.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Women who want to restore their pre-pregnancy form are good candidates for a mommy makeover. Candidates should be healthy and should have no post-surgery healing issues. Candidates must have realistic expectations.
Candidates must fully recover from childbirth before considering a mommy makeover procedure. Women who are still breastfeeding must wait until their child is no longer breastfeeding to schedule their mommy makeover.
During your consultation, one of our surgeons will listen to your concerns and goals. A physical exam and an evaluation of your medical records will be necessary to evaluate whether a mommy makeover procedure is right for you.
Your surgeon will work with you to create the ideal mommy makeover package. Each detail of your mommy makeover will be explained, and you are encouraged to raise questions at any time. Your surgeon will provide you with preparatory instructions, and then a date will be set for the surgery.
A mommy makeover can last between three and five hours, depending on the procedures involved in the plan. General anesthesia will be administered to prepare the patient for the procedure.
Next, incisions will be made, and then the procedures will be performed. Once all procedures have been performed, the incision areas will be closed with sutures and then bandaged. Drains may be placed to deal with the fluid buildup.
The Recovery Process
The patient will be released once their condition has stabilized. A friend or family member will need to drive the patient home. The patient may need the assistance of a healthcare professional or a friend during the first few days of the recovery process. Instructions and prescriptions will be given to aid the patient while healing.
Minor side effects such as soreness, discomfort, and swelling may be experienced for the first few days or weeks after the surgery. Post-surgical elastic garments must be worn to minimize swelling. Full results will be apparent after the patient has fully healed from the surgery.
Mommy Makeover Cost
The cost of a mommy makeover will depend on the details of the patient’s surgical plan. The total surgical time will be considered when determining the total price, as will the specific techniques used.
Set Up a Consultation
If you’re excited to regain your pre-pregnancy body, consider a mommy makeover in Louisville at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to set up your consultation!