Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can be defeating to try and reclaim your pre-pregnancy body through diet and exercise. The mommy makeover is an increasingly popular option for moms looking to transform their bodies and boost their confidence following the many changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth.
A mommy makeover is a suite of multiple plastic surgery procedures designed to address common physical effects of pregnancy. These typically include deflated breasts, stretched skin, and lax abdominal muscles. Each mommy makeover surgery is unique to your cosmetic needs, and a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine which options are best for you. Common mommy makeover procedures include:
A tummy tuck can be beneficial specifically for postpartum women since it can tighten abdominal muscles and relieve symptoms like back pain and incontinence. Dr. Trupiano can help you determine which procedures are best for your goals and which procedures can be safely performed within the same surgical session.
The mommy makeover is best for moms who are finished having children and are fully recovered from childbirth. As with any surgery, you should also be in overall good health and have healthy lifestyle habits in place. Because hormones can continue to change your body after childbirth, it’s best to wait at least 6 months before opting for surgery. To recover from a mommy makeover, you’ll need to spend significant time resting and avoiding lifting objects, bending over, and moving around. If you’re unable to arrange for child and pet care for several weeks, it’s best to postpone your surgery until a better time.
A mommy makeover is typically performed under general anesthesia. Since each mommy makeover is unique and will contain different specific surgeries, you’ll discuss your surgical plan at length with Dr. Trupiano and your surgical team. Typically, a mommy makeover procedure takes 3-5 hours depending on your unique surgical steps. You may need to stay the night in the hospital afterward, but our team will make sure you know what to expect.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
Mommy makeovers are not dangerous but they do carry the same risks as any surgical procedure. Anesthesia complications, infection, and bleeding are possible but rarely occur when your surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery after a mommy makeover varies based on which procedures you receive but patients should expect to take 4-6 weeks to recover.
A mommy makeover comes with one of the longest recovery periods of any plastic surgery procedure. Depending on your unique procedure, you should plan to recover for 2-3 weeks, during which you should focus on resting and avoiding an elevated heart rate. It’s normal to have extensive swelling during this time, and you’ll be given compression garments to help manage inflammation and relieve pressure off your incisions. You’ll also be given prescription medications to manage pain and prevent infection.
Our team will make sure you have detailed aftercare instructions and follow-up appointments with Dr. Trupiano. Overall, it can take up to six months for your results to become noticeable as swelling subsides and your body adapts and heals. However, barring any further pregnancies or weight fluctuations, you can enjoy long-term results from a mommy makeover.
If you’re ready to learn more about a mommy makeover, your first step is meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To get started, contact our Troy, MI office by calling or filling out our online form.
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