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A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive solution for many of the cosmetic issues women face after pregnancy and childbirth.
Motherhood is a beautiful experience, enriching lives with priceless memories and magical moments; however, the ramifications of excess fat, muscle expansion, and tissue stretching can alter your body in unimaginable ways. Dr. Cohn’s devotion to cosmetic excellence and his mastery of Mommy Makeover techniques specifically address these issues to restore and enhance aesthetic radiance.
Still, it is essential that patients ask themselves the right questions so that they can be educated and prepared. Here, we will answer the most important questions to get you prepared for your Mommy Makeover.
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Many women who have experienced the body-altering transformations of motherhood might want a Mommy Makeover, but not all are good candidates. Being a great candidate is dependent on several factors, including your overall health, weight, and more.
The right candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a woman who:
- Is a non-smoker
- Does not plan on having any more children
- Has realistic expectations and goals
What Is Expected of Me to Get the Best Results?
The most important way to get the best results from your Mommy Makeover is to follow the specific instructions provided by your plastic surgeon.
Most issues patients worry about, like scarring and swelling, are alleviated by the passing of time, but an experienced and well-trained surgeon will mitigate what they can. For example, incisions are typically placed in areas where they can easily remain hidden or camouflaged by underwear or swimsuits.
The model patient for a Mommy Makeover is someone who can guarantee that they will get plenty of rest and be able to follow the guides given to them in regards to pain, compression garments, and anti-inflammatory medication.
Resting and eating healthy foods, while simultaneously avoiding strenuous activity, can significantly ease the recovery process for quicker and more noticeable results.
Can I Have a Mommy Makeover If I Want More Children?
Considering whether or not you will have more kids is a crucial step in deciding whether a Mommy Makeover is right for you. The Mommy Makeover is designed to target the effects of pregnancy, so having more children will most likely reverse the procedure’s effects.
By waiting until you have had all your children, you can ensure that your results will not be erased.
Women who do decide to have children after a Mommy Makeover will still have the ability to conceive, as this procedure does not tamper with or alter any of a women’s reproductive capabilities.
Having children is a gift, and women who decide to have more kids will still have the effectiveness of breast implants and liposuction to improve their curves while saving tummy tuck surgery for some time in the future. Additionally, liposuction can often be repeated.
Can I Still Breastfeed After I Have a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery typically involves some form of breast enhancement, whether it is breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, or a combination of both.
Breast enhancement could alter breastfeeding abilities. However, given the right circumstances, complications with breastfeeding can be rare or a non-issue.
What is more likely is your breast enhancement being affected by breastfeeding. For example, breast tissue and elasticity change during pregnancy, causing the breasts to sag or the volume in the breasts to shift.
It is important to talk with your surgeon about any risks regarding nerves, milk ducts, and milk glands during your consultation.
How Should I Prepare for My Mommy Makeover?
A great way to prepare for a Mommy Makeover is to do exactly what you are doing now—research! Becoming informed and educated is the best way to become a fulfilled patient down the road. Creating a list of questions to ask your doctor during a consultation is also a resourceful way to stay on top of things and keep an organized and clear mind, especially since having a clear mind is the best way to remain calm during any invasive procedure like the Mommy Makeover.
Other ways to prepare include:
- Completing all lab testings and medical evaluations
- Following your doctor’s instructions in terms of medications that should and should not be taken before your procedure
- Filling prescriptions for your recovery
- Getting as close to your ideal body weight as possible
- Eating healthy meals before and after the procedure
- Setting up childcare before and after the procedure
What Procedures Are Normally Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover typically includes breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Each of these procedures uniquely targets issues women may face after pregnancy alters the body.
Breast augmentation reverses the volume loss in the breasts by inserting implants into the breast pockets to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. Each augmentation is personalized to fit your needs and achieve results that best highlight your beauty. This may or may not be combined with a breast lift, as a breast lift is designed to counteract drooping breasts.
Meanwhile, the tummy tuck targets the loose abdominal skin and weak muscles that create a flabby, undefined stomach. After a tummy tuck, patients may find their waistline improved and abdominal muscles restored. Additionally, liposuction can eliminate excess fat accumulations from nearly any area, adding an even more refined contour to your elegant silhouette.
How Long Does the Mommy Makeover Take to Perform?
The procedure time for a Mommy Makeover will vary depending on the combination of procedures you are getting. Mommy Makeover surgeries usually take between three to six hours.
How Soon Can I Get a Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy?
If you recently had a child, it is important to exercise as much as possible to lose weight and restore tone, muscle, and cardiovascular endurance. Patients are recommended to wait six months to one year after the birth of their child before undergoing surgery.
How Long Should I Take Off Work to Recover from a Mommy Makeover, and What Can I Do?
The Mommy Makeover recovery is different for everyone. How soon you should return to work will be based on how strenuous your job is and how much physical energy it will require from you.
Most patients are recommended to take at least two weeks off before returning to work; however, to determine the length of time best suited for your health, you must consult with Dr. Cohn.
How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost?
Due to the varying factors involved with a Mommy Makeover, the cost of a Mommy Makeover cannot be properly determined until a consultation is scheduled. The price range is based on the experience of your chosen surgeon, anesthesia, facility costs, and more. The most important factor when choosing a plastic surgeon is not to sacrifice safety and security for the cheapest option.
Make sure your surgeon is board certified and a qualified doctor.