What is a Mommy Makeover?
Long after child-bearing, a women may notice the effects of pregnancy that linger. Despite following a consistent meal plan and exercise routine, they are unable to get rid of extra skin, address deflated breasts or lose stubborn fat. A mommy makeover suggests a series of cosmetic procedures that can help rejuvenate areas of your body to a more pleasing state. This often consists of a combination of breast and body procedures that address the abdomen, breasts, and extremities. Some of the effects you may notice after having children are stubborn areas of fat, spreading of the abdominal muscles (Diastasis Recti), the formation of stretch marks, and excess skin of the abdomen, breasts or extremities.
Am I a Good Candidate For
A Mommy Makeover?
You’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover:
- If you are a healthy, non-nicotine using patient for more than one month with stable weight over 6 months
- If your breasts have been altered in a way that is not to your satisfaction
- If you have areas of unwanted fat resistant to proper nutrition and exercise
- If you have gained weight that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise
- If you are in good health and are able to undergo general anesthesia
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Brown will review your concerns and focus on areas of your body that bother you the most. During the consult, he will describe which procedures will address the areas of most concern. Together you and Dr. Brown will decide which procedures are best to perform together.
He will take a detailed medical history to ensure you are a safe candidate for surgery. This includes not using any nicotine products for a minimum of 4 weeks before and after surgery.
Dr. Brown will also focus on your current weight status, and whether you are actively losing weight or not. This will help him decide if continued weight loss to achieve optimal results are necessary, or if you are ready for surgery now.
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What Results Can I Expect From A Mommy Makeover?*
Mommy makeover procedures are designed to restore and rejuvenate the breasts and body. The effects of pregnancy often leave you with unwanted loose skin, deflated breasts and areas of fat that will not go away. You can expect for a mommy makeover to:
- (1) Restore breast and body physique similar to before childbearing
- (2) Improve the way your clothes fit
- (3) Increase confidence and comfort in your skin
Mommy Makeover Procedure Details
The day of surgery Dr. Brown will greet you in the pre-operative area to make markings and go over last minute details. You will meet all of the staff that will help Dr. Brown complete the procedures safely. Surgical dressings, drains, and garments will be in place while you are still asleep. You will spend about an hour in the recovery area being monitored by our skilled nursing staff. If it was arranged, you will be transferred to the overnight recovery facility where the nursing staff will provide you with pain and nausea medications as needed. They will also change your dressings as needed and help you get out of bed when needed.
Mommy Makeover Recovery*
After the procedure, you will either go home or be discharged the next day from the recovery center. Depending on the procedures performed your recovery time will vary, but you should expect 2 weeks initially. Full recovery generally takes around 3 months or more. The first week is considered the most difficult, with the second and third weeks being slightly less arduous.
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that because several procedures occur simultaneously, there is only one recovery period to manage going forward. You will be prohibited from performing any heavy lifting or anything else that may cause physical stress for 6 weeks. Dr. Brown and his staff will provide you with detailed written instructions regarding care at home and expectations after surgery. You will be asked to return for a follow-up visit within a day or two then at one week to monitor and ensure progress of recovery.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Brown Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at 480-568-3804. Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.
*Individual results may vary*