Pregnancy can take an extensive toll on the look and feel of your body. Women can lose a significant amount of breast volume and elasticity after breastfeeding. The abdominal muscles and skin become lax, which cannot be corrected through traditional diet and exercise. Fat that accumulates during pregnancy can be difficult to work off. Fortunately, the Mommy Makeover can restore you to pre-pregnancy perfection, help you look leaner, fitter, and younger.
There are a number of decisions that can affect your final results when it comes to breast augmentation for a Mommy Makeover. At Southwest Plastic Surgery, we use VECTRA 3D imaging to help you make key breast augmentation choices. VECTRA 3D imaging uses three-dimensional images of your body that can be manipulated to show you the results of various breast augmentation factors. Patients who use VECTRA can analyze the shape, volume, and projection of their breasts based on different implant types.
Depending on the procedure, a Mommy Makeover can be performed with the patient under either general anesthesia or IV conscious sedation. The method used will depend on patient preference as well as the patient’s medical history. Your surgeon will ultimately decide on which method is best for you.
No! All Mommy Makeovers are completely customizable; you only undergo the procedures you need to achieve your ideal results.
Women considering a Mommy Makeover should no longer be breastfeeding and should be finished having kids. You should let your body heal naturally following your pregnancy, and you should attempt to lose your pregnancy weight naturally. It is recommended that women wait between six months and a year following their pregnancy before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.
The length of your recovery will vary depending on the type and extent of your procedures. Generally, patients can return to work within two weeks and can resume their regular exercise routine after four weeks. Most major swelling subsides within six to eight weeks, at which time your final results will become visible.
The Mommy Makeover is designed to provide long-lasting body enhancement. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to maintain your tummy tuck and liposuction results. Additional pregnancies following a Mommy Makeover can negatively affect the results and are, therefore, not recommended.
The cost of your Mommy Makeover will vary depending on the number of procedures you undergo. A Mommy Makeover can range from $8,500 on the low end and $30,000 for severe cases.