Mommy Makeover FAQ’s

Mommy Makeover

How do I get my pre-baby body back?

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling events in a woman’s life. However, pregnancy and breast-feeding can certainly take a toll on a woman’s physical appearance.

The most common changes that occur from pregnancies are to the breast and abdomen.  In addition to some women may have significant fluctuations in their weight. Breast changes include stretch marks, skin laxity, nipple enlargement, and volume depletion.

Similar changes can occur to the abdomen. Loose skin, stretch marks and increase fat are all common changes. In addition, the muscles of the abdominal wall can become stretched out or weakened.

There are multiple procedures to address all of the issues that have been mentioned above. The optimum results are achieved when diet and exercise are used in combination with surgical and nonsurgical modalities to treat the changes which have occurred during the pregnancies.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeover is a term used to describe procedures performed on women after their childbearing years. This usually includes change to the breast as well as the abdominal wall. These procedures include such things as breast augmentation breast lift liposuction and abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a Tummy Tuck.

How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?

After the childbearing years, women considering a mommy makeover should maximize their weight loss prior to any surgical procedure. This would allow for obtaining the optimal results possible. Certainly, the patient should have completed breast-feeding and should no longer be lactating. In addition to any other underlying medical conditions should be addressed by their gynecologist or primary care physician in preparation for a surgical procedure. Finally, as with any surgical procedure, a patient should be free of any nicotine products including cigarettes, nicotine patches, or vapor devices.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Depending on the procedures performed as instructed by her physician, recovery is generally in the 4 to 6 week period to return to full unrestricted activities and exercise.

Should I get a mommy makeover if I plan on having more children?

If a patient is considering having more children it would be unwise to have a mommy makeover. Additional pregnancies would have the same effects on the breast and abdomen as the initial pregnancy did. Therefore you may require further revisionary procedures. While there is no contraindication to becoming pregnant after a mommy makeover it would be much more practical to wait until after the childbearing years have been completed.

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