A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that help people to restore a pre-pregnancy appearance that basically focuses on the breasts and abdominal area. The ultimate goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of the body of women, especially after pregnancy. Most of the women find numerous changes in their body after completing pregnancy and specifically in body areas like abdomen, waist, genitalia, buttocks, etc. A mommy makeover is thus a series of procedures which is performed under a single stage. There are numerous techniques that can be used to perform a mommy makeover. But the appropriate procedure for you mat depends on the following factors-
Pros of mommy makeover
Cons of mommy makeover
Who is considered as a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure?
Mommy makeover procedural steps
Mommy makeover is not just a single procedure it includes numerous other procedures. So to choose the appropriate procedure for you, it is mandatory to consult with your surgeon and undergo only those procedures which will help to address the problem areas and fetch the best results.
Before and after the procedure
On the day of the procedure, the surgeon will discuss the last minute details so that the patient has a clear idea of everything about the procedure. A mommy makeover is usually performed under general anesthesia and the procedure takes about three to five hours for its completion. Depending on the current health condition of the patient, the surgeon will decide whether to have a full makeover under one session or a second session will also be required.
Immediately after undergoing the surgery, a gauze or bandage will be applied on the incisions. It is normal that the patients will experience some of the post-op pain, swelling, and discomfort. For the first few months, it is very important to follow the post-op instructions provided by the surgeon. Most of the surgeons provide a compression garment to the patients for the first few weeks to speed the healing. This will also help in reducing the swelling and providing support to the new body contour. The healing will continue for several weeks and the final result will be visible when the swelling will decrease gradually and the shape of the breasts, abdomen, waist, etc. However, the bottom line is that it is always desired to choose a highly experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon to avoid undesired result. The final results of mommy makeover may not be apparent for several months after the surgery.
The potential risks of mommy makeover procedure may include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, hematoma, seroma, loss of nipple sensation, unable to breastfeed, rupture or leakage of the breast implants, recurrent looseness of skin, death of fat cells, poor wound healing, undesired contour, allergic reaction to anaesthesia, etc. However, it is said that on following the post-surgery instructions provided by the surgeon, there are least chances of experiencing such complications.
Affording a mommy makeover procedure
The cost of a mommy makeover procedure is based on various factors like the geographic location of the clinic, the experience of the surgeon, extent of the surgery, number of procedures undergone. The other associated costs may include surgeon’s fee, anaesthesia fees, the price of the implants, post-surgical garments, etc.