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What is a Mommy makeover?
Get your pre-pregnancy body back with the help of a mommy makeover from Williams Surgical Arts cosmetic surgeon Dr. Micheal Williams. Pregnancy is associated with a number of physical changes such as weight gain and sagging skin, which have prompted a growing number of mothers to undergo cosmetic surgery following childbirth.
The term “mommy makeover” is used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures used to restore or improve post-pregnancy bodies.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
As your weight fluctuates during pregnancy, skin can become loose and stubborn pockets of fat may persist long after childbirth, despite a regular diet and exercise routine. A mommy makeover is designed to help you reclaim your figure.
You may be a potential candidate for a mommy makeover if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- You are at or near an ideal body weight for your height
- You are dissatisfied with post-pregnancy changes to your body
- You possess good overall physical and psychological health
- You have realistic cosmetic goals and expectations
A mommy makeover aims to improve several areas of the body in one safe surgery. Through various surgical techniques, a mommy makeover can restore youthfulness, reduce excess fat, reduce breast volume, and improve self-confidence while promoting physical and emotional wellness.
A mommy makeover may not be for everyone, especially women who desire more children. A mommy makeover will not prevent you from having children in the future, but if you do have additional children, the final results may be reversed during the childbearing process. The best way to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SURGERY
A mommy makeover is a combination of one or more body enhancing procedures, custom tailored for each individual patient. The most common procedures performed during a mommy makeover may include:
- Liposuction, which is capable of eliminating localized deposits of fat from multiple areas of the body.
- Tummy tuck, which is designed to slim and sculpt the abdomen.
- Breast augmentation, which can restore breast volume and perkiness through the insertion of saline or silicone implants.
- Breast lift, which is performed to raise and firm sagging breast tissue.
- Breast reduction, which can create a more proportional figure by reducing the size and shape of large breasts.
Mommy makeover procedures can be performed in a single surgery or in stages. The length of your surgery and the methods utilized will be influenced by your desired cosmetic outcome and selected procedures.
AFTER YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER
The recovery time for a mommy makeover will greatly depend on the number and complexity of the cosmetic procedures performed. Following surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare and hygiene instructions. It is common for mobility to be limited for the first few days of recovery. Compression garments are often worn to minimize swelling and encourage proper healing.
The final results of your surgery will become gradually apparent over several weeks to several months as swelling begins to subside. Most patients are able to resume most normal activities, including work, within two weeks of surgery. More strenuous activities may be restricted for several weeks.
UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER
As with all surgical procedures, a mommy makeover presents a degree of risk and uncertainty. All potential risks will be reviewed in depth during the consultation process. The risks of your mommy makeover will depend on the procedures performed but may include blood clots, adverse scarring, excessive swelling, hematoma (excessive bleeding) and adverse reaction to anesthesia.
IF YOU’RE READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Contact us to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover in Kansas City. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.