Who is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Women who are near their ideal weight but still have aspects of their look that concerns them can benefit from a mommy makeover. Candidates should be in overall good health and be done having children. Future pregnancy could impair the results.
It is important that patients are considering a mommy makeover for their own personal reasons and not to fulfill someone else’s desires. A consultation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
What Concerns Can Mommy Makeover Surgery Address?
In short, mommy makeover procedures are highly customizable and very flexible to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns that are common after pregnancy, childbirth, and/or breastfeeding. Whether you have specific goals or simply desire to have a more contoured figure, our surgeons can help you understand the results you can expect for your unique concerns. These include:
- Having excess skin in the abdominal area
- Seeing a belly bulge due to weakened or separated muscles
- Having drooping or non-youthful-looking breasts
- Having pockets of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise
If you have any of these concerns or others, a combination plastic surgery procedure may be highly beneficial in helping restore a pre-pregnancy body.
Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Procedures
A mommy makeover procedure combines different surgeries to address your specific needs and goals. Common procedures address the areas most affected by pregnancy such as the breasts and abdomen. Procedures that are included in a mommy makeover are:
Breast Augmentation: Increases breast volume and improves contours by using breast implants.
Breast Lift: This breast surgery removes excess skin to raise the breasts to a more youthful, perky position.
Tummy Tuck: Creates a firmer, flatter abdomen by removing sagging skin and excess fat. Also tightens weakened or separated muscles for a firmer, flatter abdomen.
Liposuction: Removes excess fatty deposits from many areas of the body to improve overall proportion and contours. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures to improve results.
Vaginal Rejuvenation: Done to reshape the outer and inner labia to increase personal comfort and self-confidence.
San Antonio Mommy Makeover Recovery
The recovery period is different for each patient since the mommy makeover is a very individualized procedure. The recovery mostly depends on what surgeries are chosen. Most patients need to wear compression garments in the treated areas to aid in reducing swelling and supporting their new body contours. As swelling decreases, the shape of the body will improve. It is important to follow Dr. Homas’ or Dr. Brostrom’s post-op instructions to help ensure a safe and quick recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
Based on the unique cosmetic goals of the patient, mommy makeovers can include a combination of body contouring procedures, such as breast augmentation with breast implants, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction. The goal is to create a younger, vibrant appearance so individuals can look and feel their best once more.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
Its not uncommon for people to have two or three surgeries done at once.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Since a mommy makeover is such an individualized procedure, the recovery time that follows will vary based on the procedures you choose to include. However, most women plan to take about 2-3 weeks away from work to rest and recover at home.
Mommy Makeover Consultation in San Antonio
If you are interested in learning more about your mommy makeover options in the San Antonio area, contact New Image Plastic Surgery today! We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Homas and Dr. Brostrom.