A mommy makeover is actually a series of cosmetic procedures designed to help a woman regain her pre-pregnancy appearance. This customizable procedure typically includes breast enhancement and a tummy tuck. Other procedures, like liposuction and Botox injections may also be added to address the specific needs of the individual patient. Dr. Sanjay Sharma performs mommy makeovers at his Austin clinic, providing a way for women to eliminate the toll pregnancy takes on a woman’s body and helping women achieve a fresh, young body profile to match their busy lifestyles.
Who is it For?
A mommy makeover can address a variety of concerns, including:
- Changes to the breasts as a result of pregnancy and nursing
- Loose, baggy skin around the midsection
- Isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- The appearance of stretch marks, particularly in the abdomen
How does it Work?
Depending on the specific procedures performed, a mommy makeover is often done under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in a nearby hospital. Full treatment may take a number of hours to perform. Incisions will vary, based on the specific procedures required. Whether it is a breast lift or tummy tuck, Dr. Sharma will do his best to place incisions in area where minimal scarring will be visible after surgery.
Recovery from a mommy makeover may be more extensive than recovery from most plastic surgery procedures. Drains may be placed in some incisions to prevent fluid build-up, while compression garments may be recommended to reduce swelling and promote healing. Oral pain medication is usually provided for a number of days to enhance patient comfort during the early days of the recovery process.
Full recovery from a mommy makeover usually takes up to six weeks, with most patients returning to regular activities within 4-6 weeks. Despite the extended recovery period, most patients find a distinct advantage to having multiple procedures at one time and a single recovery process for all of them.
What does it Do?
Results from a mommy makeover may not be evident for a number of weeks, due to bruising, swelling and compression garments over the surgical area. Within two months after the procedure, results will begin to appear and gradually improve over time. A mommy makeover is considered a permanent cosmetic procedure, as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.
A mommy makeover is a dramatic way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. To learn more about this customizable treatment, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320.