5 common questions about a Mommy Makeover

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2020
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A Mommy Makeover is one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques today. It consists of a combination of procedures designed to help women achieve their pre-pregnancy body after childbearing. Here are five common questions about the Mommy Makeover:

Who is a good candidate?

Women who have finished childbearing, in good medical health and at their ideal body weight make good candidates for a Mommy Makeover surgery. It’s important to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations as well.

What does a Mommy Makeover entail?

While each procedure is custom-tailored to fit a woman’s unique needs, the most commonly performed procedures for a Mommy Makeover include a tummy tuck and breast reduction, a tummy tuck and breast lift or augmentation, or breast augmentation and liposuction.

What makes this surgery so popular?

A Mommy Makeover is an all-in-one surgery that offers convenience and less risk as it consists of one operation, only going through anesthesia once and enduring one recovery period. Having the procedures done separately would mean multiple recovery periods, and it would take one or more years to achieve final results.

How long is the recovery period?

Depending on the procedures you have done, recovery can take one to two weeks. It’s crucial to have help around the house with children and chores as you will be tired and tender. While bruising and initial swelling will subside, some swelling can last for several months. You will see some immediate results but will see full results when swelling has completely subsided.

When should a woman get a Mommy Makeover?

It’s vital that you are done with childbearing before talking to your plastic surgeon about having a Mommy Makeover. If you become pregnant after the surgery, you risk reversing the results.

A Mommy Makeover can be a life-changing surgery giving women their pre-pregnancy body back. To learn more about this combination of procedures, book an appointment online or call 403.571.3141.

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