The Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover
What is a Mommy Makeover?
You’ve created a beautiful family – now recapture your most shapely body. Breast and tummy tissue stretched by nature can leave skin sagging and distended. The Mommy Makeover restores, tightens and sculpts your abdomen and breasts, removes excess skin and stretch marks, and repairs muscles damaged by pregnancy. Breast enhancement or enlargement using lifting or implants completes the transformation. Dr. Maxwell and her highly qualified team will personalize your experience from beginning to end, with extensive consultation, preparation and follow-up, including expert advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for optimal, lasting results.
Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Most women who are unhappy with changes in their body after pregnancy are good candidates for a mommy makeover. Dr. Maxwell will often suggest that you wait until you no longer wish to have more children before undergoing a mommy makeover. It is also important to be at or near a healthy and stable weight before undergoing the procedure. Finally, you should be generally healthy overall, as certain medical conditions or medications and supplements could make surgery unsafe or interfere with the healing process. For most patients, it is recommended to wait at least six months to a year after giving birth before undergoing the mommy makeover surgery.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
Your mommy makeover surgery will vary depending on which procedures you have chosen to include. Regardless, the procedure will be completed under general anesthesia. Dr. Maxwell will complete your breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, or other procedures you have chosen in a single surgical setting. Care is taken to minimize scar visibility, so you’ll feel and look your loveliest in and out of your clothes. When these procedures are completed, sutures are placed to close incisions, which are then covered with the appropriate dressings and bandages. Compression garments or a supportive surgical bra can also be placed as necessary. Overall, a mommy makeover can take up to six hours to complete but may be completed in less time if you choose to include fewer or less complex procedures. Dr. Maxwell can explain what to expect from your unique mommy makeover during your consultation.
Recovery and Results After a Mommy Makeover
One of the benefits of choosing a mommy makeover is reducing your overall recovery time by healing from multiple procedures at once. A mommy makeover is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can return home the same day with a trusted family member or friend to drive you home. You should also arrange for someone to care for you and your children during the early stages of recovery. Swelling and some discomfort are both normal, and you will be prescribed pain medication to keep you comfortable through the healing process. Most mommy makeover patients are ready to return to their normal routines after about two weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your mommy makeover options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Maxwell. Call Maxwell Aesthetics in Tucson at (520) 751-1225 or contact us online.