Many women experience some changes in their bodies after pregnancies.
The objective of a mommy makeover procedure is to restore the shape and appearance of the body in women who have fulfilled their reproductive desires. A mommy makeover is performed as a single stage procedure and it commonly includes:
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty): to remove loose skin and restore weakened muscles in the abdomen.
- Breast augmentation or breast lift: to address breasts that have deflated or sagged.
- Liposuction: slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the body contours.
- Buttock augmentation: fat grafting to increase the size and improve the shape of the buttocks.
Mommy makeover is a highly individualized procedure.
A complete medical evaluation is necessary to assess the patient’s state of health and determine whether she is a candidate for a single stage procedure.
Mommy makeover candidates:
Women who are finished with child-bearing.
Women who are in good medical health and at their ideal body weight slightly overweight.
Women who have realistic expectations.
No candidates for mommy makeover:
Women who have unrealistic expectations
Women who smoke and who are not able to leave smoking for 3 months (six week before surgery and six weeks after surgery). chemicals from smoking may cause healing complications.
It is necessary about two weeks of relative rest. This means that bed rest is not necessary, but it is recommended to stay at home and avoid strenuous activities.
Having a supportive friend or relative is needed for care at home the first week after surgery.