If you have recently had a baby, you may be considering getting a mommy makeover. This is a procedure that involves combining several different elements into one surgery. Each element of the surgery serves a specific purpose, and together they can help you achieve the look you desire after giving birth. At the offices of Eric P. Bachelor, MD in Pleasanton, CA and Danville, CA, we’re ready to discuss all aspects of the makeover procedure so that you can decide if it is right for you.
FAQ About the Mommy Makeover
When Is the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?
The best time to get a makeover is typically once you have finished having children and are done breastfeeding. There are two reasons for this. First, it can take about a year for your body to fully recover from pregnancy and childbirth. Once you have recovered, you will be able to get the surgery without any of the possible complications that can arise if your body is still healing from childbirth.
The second thing to know is that getting pregnant again can undo some of the changes that were made during your surgery. If you are planning on having more children, it may be better to wait until after you are done having children to get a mommy makeover.
What Are the Different Elements of a Makeover?
There are four main elements to this makeover: breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elements of the mommy makeover. This procedure can be used to increase the size of the breasts, improve their shape, and make them look more youthful. Breast augmentation can also be used to correct breast asymmetry.
A breast lift is often done in conjunction with breast augmentation. This element of the surgery involves lifting the breasts so that they are higher on the chest and have a more youthful appearance.
When a woman has a baby, her body changes a lot. Sometimes, the breasts can sag after the baby is born. This is because they have been through a lot of changes and they are not as firm as they were before. A breast lift can correct this problem.
A tummy tuck is an element of the surgery that involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach area. This can help to improve the appearance of your stomach after pregnancy and childbirth.
During pregnancy, the stomach stretches out a great deal as the baby grows. This can cause the stomach to remain stretched out after the baby is born. This also weakens the muscles in this area.
Liposuction is an element of this surgery that can be used to improve the appearance of different areas of the body, including the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and arms. This surgery involves suctioning out excess fat from these areas.
This is done by inserting a thin tube through a small incision in the skin. The tube is then moved around until the desired area is targeted. A suction device is attached to the tube, and excess fat is removed from the area.
Who Needs This Procedure?
A mommy makeover is typically done for women who have recently had children. This surgery can help to improve the appearance of your body after pregnancy and childbirth. Some women choose to have a makeover even if they haven’t given birth, however, as this surgery can help to improve the appearance of your body regardless of how many children you have. If you are unhappy with the way your body looks, a makeover may be right for you.
If you are considering this surgery, it is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon. You should also be sure that you are at a healthy weight and that you do not have any active health conditions.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of this makeover can last for many years. However, it is important to note that this surgery will not stop the aging process. If you have a makeover, you may still need to have additional procedures later on down the road.
Who Should Not Get This Surgery?
There are some women who should not get a mommy makeover. These women include those who are pregnant or still breastfeeding, those who are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, and those who have active health conditions.
If you fall into one of these categories, you should discuss your options with your surgeon.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Makeover?
The recovery time for a mommy makeover can vary depending on the procedures you have done. It is typically recommended that you take at least two weeks off from work and other activities. You may need to take more time off if you have multiple procedures done.
It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions during your recovery. This will help you to heal properly and reduce your risk of complications.
What Happens During the Procedure?
During your makeover, you will be put under general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep during the surgery. Your surgeon will make incisions in the areas being treated.
For liposuction, a small incision will be made in the skin. A thin tube will be inserted through the incision and moved around to target the desired area. A suction device will be attached to the tube, and excess fat will be removed from the area.
For a tummy tuck, an incision will be made along the lower abdomen. The skin and underlying tissue will be lifted up. Excess skin and fat will be removed from the area. The remaining skin will be pulled tight and stitched into place.
For breast surgery, an incision will be made around the areola. The skin and underlying tissue will be lifted up. Excess skin and fat will be removed from the area. The remaining skin will be pulled tight and stitched into place.
After the incisions have been made, the surgeon will close them with stitches or staples. A bandage will be placed over the incisions.
You will be taken to a recovery room after the surgery is complete. You will be monitored for a few hours as you wake up from the anesthesia. Once you are awake and stable, you will be able to go home.
How Do I Take Care of Myself After a Makeover?
It is important to have someone with you who can drive you home and help you out for the first few days after your surgery. You should not drive or operate any machinery for at least 24 hours after your surgery.
You will need to take it easy for the first few weeks after your surgery. You should not do any strenuous activity during this time. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on what you can and cannot do. It is important to take your medication as directed.
How Can I Prepare for My Makeover?
You should start by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your goals and concerns. Your surgeon will examine your body and give you their recommendations.
You should also start to think about when you would like to have your surgery. It is important to take some time off from work and other activities. You should also make sure you have someone who can help you out for the first few days after your surgery.
Diet and Health
You should also start to think about your diet and exercise routine. It is important to be at a healthy weight before your surgery. You should also be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. This will help you to recover quickly and reduce your risk of complications.
You should also quit smoking before your surgery. Smoking can increase your risk of complications and slow down your healing process.
Get Back Your Pre-Childbirth Body
A mommy makeover is a procedure that combines multiple elements to help restore your body after childbirth and help you look and feel your best. These elements can include liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast surgery. To learn more or get started on your makeover, contact us at the offices of Eric P. Bachelor, MD in Pleasanton, CA and Danville, CA today.