A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to counteract the effects of childbirth and breastfeeding and help women regain their pre-pregnancy figure.
Is a mommy makeover right for you?
After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Weston may recommend a mommy makeover if you are in good health and seek breast and body contouring to correct:
- Loose abdominal skin
- Sagging or deflated breasts
- Stretched or overly enlarged breasts
- Enlarged areolas or nipples
- Stubborn fat deposits
- Stretch marks
Mommy makeover surgery is appropriate for moms of all ages, but you should ideally be done having children if you decide to pursue a mommy makeover, as pregnancy typically negates surgical results. You must also be done breastfeeding and at a stable weight to be considered a candidate for mommy makeover surgery.
What to expect during mommy makeover surgery
On the day of surgery, Dr. Weston will use a marker to outline where your incisions will be located, place you under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, then perform the procedures you need to achieve your cosmetic goals. This may include a combination of the following:
Depending on the number of procedures performed during your mommy makeover, you may be able to have them all done the same day, or you may need to schedule a series of procedures to be performed weeks or months apart.
Mommy makeover recovery
The more extensive the breast enhancement and body contouring involved in your mommy makeover, the more downtime you will experience after mommy makeover. Most patients need some help around the house for about a week after surgery, and full recovery takes several weeks. As with most breast and body contouring procedures, it usually takes about six months to a year to see your final mommy makeover results.