Project Description

mommy-makeover

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover is a procedure to bring back the appearance of a mother’s body after parturition and breastfeeding. Almost all women’s bodies experience some changes after the pregnancy period. These transformations consist of many parts of the body such as the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks are the most common ones.
Mommy makeover is popular because it has no fixed components, and every procedure is tailored to custom for the individual patient’s needs. After all, this procedure typically begins with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, and other elements will be added as required.

A mommy makeover is usually performed as a single-phase procedure. Many techniques are used to perform a mommy makeover, and there are many aspects to be considered to choose the best one, such as:

  • • Desired quantity of restoration
  • • Location of the incisions
  • • Implant Type which is used

This procedure can restore the below body changes that could have occurred after childbearing:

  • • Sagging breasts
  • • Nipple sagging
  • • Reduced breast volume
  • • Fat creation on the thighs
  • • Stretching brown halo around the nipple
  • • Excess fat on surgical scars of cesarean section
  • • Loose skin of the abdomen and the appearance of skin cracks on the waistline
  • • Enlargement of the breasts after childbirth so that the breasts are out of proportion to other parts of the body and cause neck pain.

Who is a Good Candidate?

You are a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure if:

  • • You are in perfect physical health
  • • You have an ideal weight
  • • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • • You no longer intend to become pregnant
  • • You don’t smoke or consume alcohol.

The Procedure

The mommy makeover procedure includes one or some of these procedures:

  • • Tummy tuck
  • • Liposuction
  • • Breast Procedures
  • • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • • Buttock augmentation

A good plastic surgeon does his best to keep the incision and scar to a minimum. In the following, you can read how the incisions are made in any of the methods of advancing post-pregnancy and postpartum surgery. To get more details about each procedure, you can click on the procedure. 

Tummy Tuck: An incision is made from one end of the upper thigh to the other above the line of genital hair growth. This incision leaves a scar that will be hidden in the bikini line. The length of the incision varies from patient to patient.

Liposuction: Because the liposuction incisions are small, a smaller scar will remain. The incisions are made in areas that are hidden.

Breast Lift: There are different types of breast lifts, each with varying patterns of the scar. The incisions are made so that they are hidden in the natural lines and folds of the breasts but will be visible on the breast’s surface. Although these lines are permanent, in most cases, they disappear over time.

Breast reduction: There are at least four incision patterns for this surgical procedure. The patterns are considered according to the size of the breast, the amount of sagging breast, and the position of the nipple and the brown halo around it.

Breast prosthesis: In this surgical procedure, incisions are made in one of the following areas:

  • • Under the breast
  • • Around the brown halo around the breast
  • • Near the armpit, where the arm reaches the breast

Recovery

Depending on the procedures that a patient chooses, the mommy makeover recovery period is between 2 to 4 weeks. It is obvious that each body needs a different time to recover and heal completely. All instructions and recommendations that the surgeon gives are specific, and for the patient’s needs, so it is necessary to follow them all.

There are gauzes or bandages applied to the incisions, and the surgeon will guide you to use an elastic bandage or support bra for reducing swelling and supporting the breasts. For the tummy, waist and buttocks, there will be a compression garment that might be used following the surgery.

The doctor will give the patient some specific instructions such as:

  • • How to care for surgical wounds after the surgery.
  • • Specific Instructions for general health.
  • • What medications to consume for the healing period and to avoid infection.
  • • Follow up sessions after the plastic surgery with the surgeon.

It is recommended to ask specific questions from the surgeon about the recovery period, as this procedure is a custom-tailored surgery. Questions like these: 

What medications, how to care for incisions, if there is a drain and how long, the first shower or bath time following the surgery, when is possible to go back to normal life and the follow-up sessions dates and etc.

To know more details about the recovery of this operation which is a combination of surgeries, you can check the recovery of the specific procedures by clicking on that procedure. 

Possible Complications

The plastic surgeon will explain in detail the possible complications associated with the procedure. These possible risks of mommy makeover surgery include the following, although all are not created equal.

  • Bleeding
  • • Infection
  • • Poor healing of incisions
  • • Hematoma
  • • Seroma
  • • Loss of nipple sensation, 
  • • Inability to breastfeed
  • • Implant leak
  • • Capsular contracture
  • • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • • Unfavorable scarring
  • • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • • Fat necrosis
  • • Deep venous thrombosis
  • • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • • Asymmetry
  • • Persistent pain
  • • Contour deformity
  • • Fat embolization and anesthesia risks

More information about the risks for the mommy makeover procedure is available on the related pages of the procedures.

Price & Cost:

From $15,000. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you. The Consult session is free.

Performing Surgeon

Dr. Jiayi Hu MD, FRCSC, Hon.B.Sc. (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Stephanie Byun MD, FRCSC (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Narayanan Nandagopal, MB, FRCPS, FRCS, FRC (Plastic Surgeon)

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