Mommy makeover surgery focuses on tightening, toning, and enhancing the body and breasts following pregnancy. This popular plastic surgery procedure includes a combination of surgical treatments, each customized to address the specific ways pregnancy and childbirth have altered the frame.
What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover may combine several surgical and nonsurgical treatments to produce ideal results. Some of the most popular are:
- Breast Surgery. Both augmentation and lift are common during the mommy makeover procedure. Breast lift removes loose and sagging skin and gently lifts underlying tissue into a perkier and more appealing position. Breast augmentation increases volume and restores symmetry and shape to the breasts
- Fat Removal. Liposuction can be used on the legs, hips, waist, abdomen, buttocks, back, arms, and neck to remove stubborn pockets of fat – even those that have failed to respond to diet and exercise – and restore a trim and toned appearance
- Abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck surgery is used to remove excess skin and fat from the midsection. This procedure may also be used to reattach abdominal muscles that have separated during pregnancy. Abdominoplasty tones and defines the middle portion of the body and may help prevent certain types of herniation when diastasis recti is corrected
- Vaginal Rejuvenation. ThermiVa® is a nonsurgical, painless, and incredibly effective solution for urinary incontinence, vaginal looseness, and vaginal canal atrophy. By tightening and toning labial tissue, nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation may also be able to address chronic dryness and improve both comfort and response during intercourse
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Electing to address all of the issues corrected during a mommy makeover individually could result in several years of treatments, each with their own recovery period. Having only one recovery period is among the largest benefits of choosing mommy makeover surgery.
Depending on the areas of your body that you choose to enhance or alter during your procedure, recovery from mommy makeover surgery may take six to eight weeks, but most women are able to resume some normal activities within seven to 14 days.
Returning to work is typically okay after one to two weeks unless heavy lifting is a part of your job. Heavy lifting and more strenuous work will need to be avoided for three to eight weeks, depending on the surgical procedures you have undergone.
A full return to “normal” may take up to eight weeks, with final results becoming visible around that same time. Incision scars will continue to fade for the next several months and, depending on the care you take before and after surgery, may become all but unnoticeable over time.
All told, the full recovery period for mommy makeover can range from six to eight weeks. The best way to determine how long your recovery might take, along with steps you can take to improve your comfort and speed the process, is through a one-on-one consultation with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.
Plastic Surgery in the Winter for Optimal Summertime Results
Regardless of the treatments included, your mommy makeover procedure will require a recovery period. For some women, choosing to have this procedure done during the cold winter months just makes sense. Taking time to rest and recover while it’s too chilly to do much outside gives you the freedom to enjoy the warmer weather – and your renewed look – as soon as summer is here.
Enhancing Your Results
Following your initial recovery, you can adopt an exercise routine that further sculpts the body and helps enhance results. By having your mommy makeover performed during the winter months, you increase the amount of time you have to further sculpt and tone your body before swimsuit season arrives.
During your time in our care, we can provide you with a timeline of when it will be safe to begin incorporating more intense activities, allowing you to adopt them, as you see fit, as soon as they become safe.
To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure, recovery, and likely results, call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 636-896-0600 and schedule a consultation today. Located in St. Peters, we welcome moms living in all surrounding areas, including St. Louis, O’Fallon, Chesterfield, and St. Charles.