Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 4-6 hours
- General Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 7 days to 10 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
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WHY MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Mommy makeover is a term coined by plastic surgeons in New York reflecting the desire of mothers to restore their body image after giving birth. The most common body changes after childbirth are in the abdomen and breasts. Because of pregnancy, the abdominal wall stretched out with the corresponding growth of the baby. After childbirth, moms are left with lots of loose skin in combination of a weakened abdominal muscle wall that hangs over the pubic area and gives the ladies an aged look. The breasts undergo changes following the same mechanism, stretched by milk and deflated after breastfeeding. These changes are most prominent in ladies who had multiple pregnancies and in ladies who gave birth at an older age.
Mommy makeover combines abdominoplasty with breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift/augmentation at the same time, targeting the abdomen and the breasts to restore pre-pregnancy body shape for the moms. Many patients who choose this procedure expressing the desire to wear prior slimmer clothes and bikini for the beach again!
HOW IS IT DONE?
Mommy makeover is essentially the combination of abdominoplasty with a breast procedure (augmentation, breast lift, and augmentation/breast lift). So the technique for each procedure applies to this surgery. This procedure, however, provides the combined benefit of each and restores the body shape as a whole. The decision to whether augment or lift the breast or both is based on individual’s needs after discussion with the plastic surgeon.