Mommy Makeover 101

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, a time to celebrate that important woman in your life and all she does for her family. Unfortunately, while most women cherish their role of a mom, they don’t always like what it does to their bodies. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can leave areas like the breast and midsection drooping and sagging, interfering with the overall body contour. If you avoid looks in the mirror now due to the unwanted changes that have taken place in your body, perhaps now is the time to consider a Mommy Makeover.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that are performed as a single surgery. The makeover can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient, but typically includes breast enhancement and a tummy tuck. Liposuction is a common addition and some women opt for facial procedures as well. As long as the total time for the surgery does not exceed 4-6 hours (maximum time for a patient to be under general anesthesia), a Mommy Makeover is considered as safe as it is effective.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

There are a number of reasons to consider a Mommy Makeover:

  • Reverses effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding like sagging, deflated breasts and a protruding abdomen
  • Can address multiple concerns at once with a single round of anesthesia and recovery period
  • Boosts a woman’s self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Results may be permanent with healthy diet and exercise after surgery

About the Procedure and Recovery

A Mommy Makeover varies in terms of the exact procedure and recovery period, based on the procedures included in the surgery. In most cases, it will be performed on an outpatient basis, using general anesthesia or epidural anesthesia. Incisions will be strategically placed in areas where post-surgical scarring will be less visible.

Breast surgery might entail a lift, augmentation using implants, or a combination of the two. This procedure usually requires a recovery period of 1-2 weeks. A tummy tuck strengthens underlying abdominal muscles before removing loose skin and excess tissue to create a smoother, leaner midsection. Recovery from this procedure typically takes two weeks. Liposuction uses a small tube inserted into fat pockets to loosen fat and gently suction it away. Recovery from liposuction/liposculpture is generally just 3-5 days.

Is Now the Right Time?

A Mommy Makeover is typically recommended to women who are finished having children and want to reverse issues caused by pregnancy, childbirth and the aging process. To learn more about this customizable procedure, contact Millard Plastic Surgery at 303-792-5665 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Millard.

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