A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures meant to restore a woman’s body following pregnancy. These procedures typically focus on the areas most affected by pregnancy, which including the breasts and abdomen.
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Women who are experiencing sagging, uneven breasts, drooping nipples, loose skin and stretch marks on the abdomen, excess fat in the love-handles, hips, and thighs can often benefit from a mommy makeover. Candidates should be in good general health and be finished having children, as future pregnancy can undo results.
Reduces the size of overly-large breasts for a more balanced silhouette and improvement in quality of life.
What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover
Because the mommy makeover is a highly-individualized procedure, overall recovery will differ depending on the combination of procedures that are performed. However, patients can generally expect to be bandaged and may wear compression garments to help reduce swelling. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication, and swelling, redness, and bruising may occur. Full recovery often lasts for about six weeks, and the results are often apparent within three months. Be sure to follow Dr. Cusimano’s specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
As with any major surgical procedure, mommy makeovers carry some risks, including infection, bleeding, seromas, and unappealing scarring.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Because a mommy makeover is personalized to each womans needs and goals, recovery times vary, although most patients are fully recovered within six weeks of the procedure.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
In some cases, a tummy tuck may be recommended by a primary physician to correct conditions like ventral hernia or stress incontinence, in which case insurance companies may consider the procedure medically necessary.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
Combining plastic surgery procedures can be an effective way to reduce costs and total recovery time. Dr. Cusimano can advise you more accurately in a consultation how many procedures are right for you.
Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?
Although its completely possible to lose weight after a mommy makeover, candidates for this procedure should be as close to their ideal weight before surgery, as dramatic weight loss after the procedure can significantly alter its results.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Dr. Cusimano provides mommy makeover patients with a comprehensive guide to preparing and recovering from surgery that is tailored to the specific surgical plan you have created. This usually involves avoiding certain substances and medications in the days and weeks leading up to surgery as well as fasting the day prior to the procedure.
What does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeovers vary widely in their cost due to the many different procedures that may comprise them. Often, the cost for multiple plastic surgery procedures can be over $10,000, and may include additional fees.
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
Common procedures included in a mommy makeover are abdominoplasty, breast surgery, liposuction, and facelift. However, many other surgical and non-surgical techniques may be requested beyond these.
How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
Depending on your desires and amount of body fat, up to 5,000 milliliters (ccs) can be safely removed at a time.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that often involve breast surgery, tummy tuck, or liposuction to restore a youthful, slim body contour often sought after pregnancy and childbirth.
A mommy makeover often includes breast procedures (including augmentation, lift, or reduction), abdominoplasty, and labiaplasty. You may combine as many or as few of these procedures as you wish.
What Is A Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover?
A nonsurgical mommy makeover may include any number of procedures, ranging from injectables to laser treatments. These may be chosen to address stretch marks, unwanted hair growth, wrinkles, skin laxity, and more.
How Long Is Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The recovery time for a mommy makeover varies depending on the type and number of individual procedures you have chosen. Most often, you will require between seven and ten days of rest after your mommy makeover.