Who is a Candidate?
Women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy bodies and who are near their ideal body weight can often benefit from a mommy makeover. Ideal candidates should be in good medical health and be finished with child-bearing, as future pregnancy could impair 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 can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
A mommy makeover is highly-individualized and can consist of a combination of procedures to address your individual aesthetic goals. Common procedures address the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy such as the breasts and abdomen. Procedures that are included in a mommy makeover are:
Breast Augmentation: Can increase the fullness of the breasts using breast implants, as well as improve the overall balance of the silhouette and improve self-confidence.
Breast Lift: Raises the breasts to a more youthful position by removing excess skin and reshaping surrounding tissues.
Tummy Tuck: Eliminates sagging skin and excess fatty deposits on the abdomen, as well as tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles for a tighter, flatter abdominal contour.
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: Is done to reshape the outer and inner labia to increase personal comfort and self-confidence.
Because a mommy makeover is highly personalized, recovery time will differ depending on the combination of procedures performed. However, patients will typically need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling and support the new body contours. As swelling decreases, the shape of the body will improve. It is important to follow Dr. Homas’ post-op instructions to help ensure a safe and quick recovery.
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 Dr. Homas.