Mommy Makeover Surgery
The mommy makeover is a combination procedure that works to sculpt your body back to its pre-pregnancy look. Women who have multiple areas of concern such as their breasts, abdomen, waist, and legs can benefit from this surgery. Mommy makeover is not a weight loss substitute, exercise and a healthy diet should already be part of the lifestyle of patients seeking this surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Women who have multiple concerns such as sagging breasts, loose skin, excess fat, and more can benefit from this surgery. This combination surgery was created with women who have undergone pregnancy and childbirth in mind. It uses multiple procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, and thigh lift to sculpt your body back to how it used to be. Patients who have already finished losing the baby weight and are close to their goal weight are good candidates. They should also be done having children prior to this surgery.
Your Consultation Visit
During your consultation, we evaluate your medical history and take note of any previous surgeries. Then, we discuss your concerns and the steps with the mommy makeover procedure along with possible risks. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have during this time. After the evaluation, your treatment options for the customized mommy makeover surgery will be discussed. You are welcome to take a tour of our accredited surgery center so that you can see and be comfortable with where your surgery will be performed. If you have any questions about payment, our patient care coordinator will provide pricing information and financing options.
During the mommy makeover surgery, there will be multiple incisions used for each procedure. For breast surgeries, incisions are typically made in the breast fold or around the areola. For tummy tuck, a horizontal incision is made from hipbone to hipbone. For liposuction, a very tiny incision is made near the fat pocket. During the surgery, your doctor will sculpt your breasts to your desired size, shape, and contour. They will also remove excess skin and fat on the stomach and repair the abdominal muscles. As well as removing fat from other areas on the body as well. Each mommy makeover surgery is different because it is customized to each patients’ specific desires.
Due to the extent of this surgery, general anesthesia is used for your comfort and safety. The procedure is very individualized. Depending on the surgeries chosen, it can take anywhere from three to six hours.
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After the surgery, your incisions will be bandaged, and you will be dressed in a compression garment. The garment helps to support your tissues while you heal as well as promote blood circulation and manage swelling. You will feel sore for the first few days following surgery and will experience some discomfort; this can be managed with medication prescribed by your doctor. You will have your post-op visit about one week after surgery. It is important to begin walking after surgery to promote healing and reduce any chance of blood clots.
Recovery varies for individuals. Some patients return to work within 10 days while others may need a little longer. It takes about six weeks to return to normal daily activities and regain endurance levels. Most patients enjoy their results at this point but will notice continuing improvement for up to six months post-op. During your post-op visits, we will continue to work with you on your individual care.
At Accent On You, we take pride in delivering the utmost quality of care with a personalized approach. Our patients in Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas receive nothing but the most comprehensive information on the procedures we perform because we believe that an informed decision is the best decision. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nakamura to discuss your aesthetic goals and learn more about the services provided by Accent On You.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Because a mommy makeover is highly personalized, the recovery time varies significantly by patient and surgical plan. Most typical mommy makeover procedures require about 10 days of downtime before returning to light duties and 6 weeks before strenuous activity is allowed.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Preparing for general anesthesia requires avoiding food and drink for up to 12 hours before your procedure, in addition to restrictions in medications that can increase the risk of bleeding for several weeks before and after the surgery.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
Although a tummy tuck has some medical or health benefits, it is considered a cosmetic surgery that is not medically necessary.
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover typically includes breast augmentation or a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body to remove fat pockets. Your mommy makeover is individualized, and will be customized by Dr. Nakamura to fit your needs.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
Mommy makeovers are typically very safe procedures. Like any surgery, there is a small risk of bleeding, infection, and a bad reaction to anesthesia. Dr. Nakamura will make sure you are a good candidate for this surgery to minimize these risks.
Can a Mommy Makeover be considered medically necessary?
Although a mommy makeover has some medical or health benefits, it is considered a cosmetic surgery that is not medically necessary.