in Westchester, NY
Giving birth to children is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. That being said, pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant negative impact on the body. Luckily, the Mommy Makeover is a package designed to give mothers their confidence back post-pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover is typically a combination of a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and a breast lift. It’s a mixture of body contouring and breast improvement procedures. These surgeries look to reverse some of the changes brought on by motherhood.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Any mother ready for a slimmer, tighter appearance is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. Patients should be in generally good health, have realistic expectations about their results, and should be prepared to quit smoking before the surgery and during recovery.
Women should be finished breastfeeding if they wish to have breast augmentation and breast lift. The earliest a woman can have a Mommy Makeover after childbirth is six months.
If you have plans for another pregnancy in the near future, you may want to postpone your Mommy Makeover until after that pregnancy is complete.
How Can I Prepare for My Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Your surgeon will tell you how to prepare for your procedure, but the most common instructions include:
- Staying relatively healthy before surgery
- Quitting smoking and any blood-thinning medication before surgery
- Arranging a ride to and from the hospital
- Planning adequate time to recover
- Arranging for help with regular activities, such as childcare, so that you can recover and rest
Can I Customize My Mommy Makeover?
Yes, many women choose to customize their Mommy Makeover. For example, popular add-ons include the Brazilian Butt Lift. Alternatively, some women decide to opt-out of breast augmentation and only get the breast lift.
How Is the Mommy Makeover Performed?
You can customize your Mommy Makeover procedure to add or remove surgeries based on your preferences. During your consultation, your surgeon will advise if your procedures will be performed all at once or in multiple operations. If the surgeries need to be split up, the cosmetic surgeon will recommend an order for which operations are performed first.
What Is Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?
Mommy Makeover recovery varies depending on the combination of procedures you chose. Patients should expect to experience some swelling and bruising at the incision sites. Pain can be addressed with over-the-counter pain medication.
It’s crucial to give yourself enough time to rest and properly recover. You will have to avoid strenuous activities for a minimum of six weeks after surgery. Light walking should start early on to promote a quick recovery.
You will have check-ins with your board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts, who will analyze your recovery progress and make suggestions along the way.
What Results Can I Expect From a Mommy Makeover?
It may take up to several months to see the full results of your Mommy Makeover. Over time, the implants will settle, contours will form, and scars will fade, leaving you with a beautiful silhouette.