Mommy Makeover at a Glance
Dr. Ben Lee Offers Mommy Makeovers in the Denver Area
- A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that reverse the negative physical effects of pregnancy.
- People generally choose mommy makeovers to experience a comprehensive physical change.
- Each mommy makeover is unique to the patient, and recovery time can vary.
- Women planning future pregnancies are discouraged from undergoing mommy makeovers.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Women unsatisfied with their bodies after pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding may elect to undergo mommy makeovers. A mommy makeover can address the breast sagging, skin stretching and excess fat present after a woman bears children.
Mommy makeovers commonly involve any combination of the following surgical procedures:
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
Mommy Makeover Procedure
After the surgeon administers general anesthesia, he or she will follow an individualized plan set to restore the specific body parts the patient is dissatisfied with.
Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal wall for a flatter stomach. Breast augmentation increases breast size and changes breast shape with the use of breast implants. A breast lift rasises sagging breasts to a higher position on the chest. Labiaplasty renews an enlarged or stretched labia affected by childbirth and hormonal changes. Liposuction removes excess localized fat.
Each procedure involves different incision placements and seals.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
Similar to the surgery, the length of recovery will vary widely depending on which procedures the patient chooses to undergo. It can take up to six weeks. While discomfort and swelling may only last a few days, patients must limist strenuous activities during their recovery period. Individuals who have faily sedentary jobs can return to work in two weeks, but those with jobs that involve physical activity may take a full month off.
Risks and Considerations
Mommy makeovers carry the standard surgery risks such as infection, excess bleeding or blood clots and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Overly long procedures will increase the chance of surgical and healing complications. Patients with diabetes, poor circulation or heart, lung or liver disease may be more likely to experience complications during any surgery. Patients in good health to begin with will likely respond and recover safely.
Request a Consultation for a full body makeover with Dr. Ben Lee, serving the Denver area.