What is a mommy makeover?
Women who are lucky enough to be mothers know that pregnancy is a wonderfully rewarding experience! Unfortunately a woman’s body sometimes takes a lot of effort and hard work to return to its pre-pregnancy shape and size. Sometimes even with plenty of hard work and exercise, it is still difficult for some women to achieve their desired figure after pregnancy. As a result, many women are considering a mommy makeover to help them look and feel great all over again. A mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring procedures that are performed in one stage. Each mommy makeover is individualized to each patient’s needs and can include: breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and vaginal reconstruction. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s goal is to help women counteract the physical side effects of child bearing, while enhancing and restoring your figure.
Are you a candidate for a mommy makeover?
During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through a tremendous amount of changes, before deciding on having the mommy makeover procedure, we strongly recommend that you do it after you have fulfilled the number children you would like having and have finished breast feeding your last child. Being able to maintain a stable weight also maximizes the benefit of your mommy makeover. Finally, just like with any surgery, you should be of good health. At your consultation Dr. Hovsepian will evaluate if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover and proceed from there.
How is a mommy makeover performed?
Dr. Hovsepian will help you choose the combination of procedures that will give you the body you desire. You may choose to have a breast lift with or without augmentation, in order to lift your breasts and restore or create a voluptuous shape combined with a procedure to whittle your waist, such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with or without liposuction. The breast surgery addresses sagging and loss of volume while the tummy tuck removes loose or sagging skin on the abdominal wall. The overall goal of a mommy makeover is to create lifted, full breasts and a tight abdomen. All of these procedures would be performed on an outpatient basis and typically under general anesthesia.
What are the risks of mommy makeover surgery?
Complications can occur with any surgery. An experienced surgeon will keep these to a minimum and will handle them conscientiously and with sound judgment. As you look to choose a plastic surgeon, be mindful that Dr. Hovsepian will remain just as engaged, concerned and caring about your results after the surgery has been completed, as he was prior and during the surgical procedure. Dr. Hovsepian is not only a perfectionist when it comes to his surgical technique, but also with his commitment to his patients’ satisfaction, which extends way beyond the day of surgery.
What is the recovery process for mommy makeover surgery?
Your recovery process will vary based on what your mommy makeover entails. However, there are some basic precautions and instructions that can be taken to help the recovery go as smoothly as possible. These include:
- Arranging for someone to help you get around the house and help you with your medication for at least the first 24 hours after your mommy makeover. You may need medication for the pain and to control nausea caused by the pain medication.
- Avoid heavy lifting, contact sports and jogging for up to six weeks.
- Wearing a sports bra and abdominal garment for 4-6 weeks may be required.
For a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian and for more information about a mommy makeover please contact us.