What You Need to Know About Mommy Makeover

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Posted April 08, 2024 in Mommy Makeover, by Dr. Fiorillo
What You Need to Know About Mommy Makeover

While pregnancy and breastfeeding come as a blessing to a mother, they can also bring unwanted rapid weight gain and the development of loose skin. To get their pre-pregnancy body back, many mothers are opting for a mommy makeover procedure to regain their self-esteem.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a special type of cosmetic surgery mostly carried out on women after childbirth, but it is an equally viable option for patients who have undergone significant weight loss. The procedure involves a combination of surgeries depending on the client’s needs—these could include abdominoplasty, breast surgery, and liposuction, which can either be done all at once or in separate sessions, depending on your plastic surgeon.

Mommy Makeover Procedure

Mommy makeover procedures include cosmetic surgeries to revert your body to the pre-pregnancy period. Each procedure utilizes a different approach and focuses on a different problem area:

1. Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure involves the removal of excess skin in the abdominal muscles, hence tightening them. During this procedure, a hip-to-hip incision is normally done to facilitate the removal of excess fat and loose skin.

2. Breast Augmentation

This is popular with women with a lot of mass in their breasts and involves the insertion of implants to help your breasts appear fuller. The most common breast implants used are silicone implants, which are safe and nonreactive to your body.

3. Breast Lift

This is the process of raising sagged breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the breast tissue. Lifted breasts will appear more youthful and fuller, and it is an effective way of increasing the volume of the upper half of your chest.

4. Liposuction

During pregnancy, the overall fat distribution changes, making some parts, such as the hips, stomach, buttocks, or thighs, accumulate more fat. Liposuction involves the suctioning out of this excess fat deposit. It is normally done by first injecting a solution into the area of interest, followed by the employment of a vacuum to remove the excess fat using cannulas placed under the skin.

Factors to Consider When Having a Mommy Makeover

1. Cost

The average cost of a mommy makeover can be up to $20,000, and this amount may not include other expenses like pre- and post-surgery care and anesthesia. It is also important to note that many health insurers do not cover this procedure; hence, you should prepare yourself for other financial plans beforehand.

2. Recovery Time

Depending on the procedure you have undertaken, healing and recovery time will be different. However, most mommy makeover patients can resume their normal life in about four to six weeks.

3. Risk and Side Effects

Every surgery usually has its associated risk, and a mommy makeover surgery is no exception. However, mommy makeovers performed by a qualified, board-certified surgeon are generally considered safe. Ensuring safety during a mommy makeover procedure is paramount. 

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