Considering a Mommy Makeover?
By DLM Admin on February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
What is a Mommy Makeover?
There is no question that children are wonderful, but also no question that they can take a lot out of you, in more ways than one! Pregnancy, and especially repeated pregnancies, stretch and distort the breasts and abdomen. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it: a combination of cosmetic surgeries we call the “Mommy Makeover.” More and more women are discovering that cosmetic surgery offers them a way to reclaim their bodies. “Mommy Makeover” procedures – including breast enlargement, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction of the thighs, hips and buttocks – are among the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedures.
The changes that take place as a result of pregnancy and breast feeding – the sagging breasts, the flabby tummies, the stubborn pockets of fat – can all be addressed at the time of your procedure. We will carefully listen to your concerns, as some women are looking to simply reclaim their pre-pregnancy physique, while others want a more dramatic enhancement to their look. He will then outline a plan for your procedure, and address each area of concern, which can include:
- Enhancement of the breasts, through augmentation, lift, or both
- Narrowing and flattening of the tummy, through a tummy tuck, liposculpture, or both
- Contouring of the hips, thighs, and buttocks through liposculpture
After meeting with you in our Kirkland office, Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will let you know their thoughts as to whether or not you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, but in general, ideal candidates are:
- in their 20s-40s and do not plan any more pregnancies
- have given birth to their last child at least 6 months prior to their makeover
- do not smoke
- are in overall good health
Your recovery will depend in part on the type of procedure or procedures performed as well as your individual ability to heal and bounce back from surgery. In general, Partington Plastic Surgery recommends 10-14 days off from work, so that you may recover in the comfort of your home. Most procedures are outpatient procedures (you will not need to stay in the hospital) and take 2-4 hours. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will see you at regular intervals after your procedure to monitor your progress, and most patients report feeling quite comfortable between 2-3 weeks after their procedure.