Are you interested in mommy makeover surgery but still have a few questions before you commit? If so, we’ve got the answers! A mommy makeover is a big decision but it also has great rewards. Over the years, Dr. Zubowicz has successfully helped countless women achieve their aesthetic goals by restoring and rejuvenating their post-baby bodies with a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a set of aesthetic procedures offered during one surgical experience. The procedures included in a mommy makeover address the issues specific to the impacts of pregnancy and breastfeeding on the body.
We customize each surgery to meet your specific needs. However, a mommy makeover typically includes a combination of these procedures: tummy tuck, breast augmentation with implants, liposuction, fat transfer, labiaplasty, breast reduction, and breast lift.
What are the Main Objectives of a Mommy Makeover?
The various objectives of each procedure differ; however, the main objective of a mommy makeover does not. The primary goal with a mommy makeover is to repair the body after pregnancy to improve confidence and restore a youthful look and feel.
More specifically, a mommy makeover aims to remove excess fat and skin, tighten the abdominal area and increase volume where needed, like with breast implants. Each woman’s body changes in unique ways after pregnancy. A mommy makeover allows you to address the issues unique to your body and your goals.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is for women who have experienced pregnancy and want to correct the physical changes from pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, a mommy makeover works best for women whose last pregnancy was at least six months prior to surgery. This allows your body time to heal from pregnancy.
Also, we find a mommy makeover provides the best results for women who no longer intend to get pregnant. While the results of a mommy makeover last for decades, a new pregnancy will have the same impacts on the body as the previous pregnancies.
Finally, we find that women at a stable weight and in relatively good health benefit most from a mommy makeover.
The cost for a mommy makeover varies greatly based on the specific procedures included in the surgery. As a guide, a typical abdominoplasty costs $8,000. With a mommy makeover, the cost for each procedure impacts the overall cost of the surgery.
The fee includes all the elements for the surgery, like the anesthesia fee, surgical facility costs, and doctor’s fee. Dr. Zubowicz explains the details, including cost, for each procedure during the patient consultation so that you can make an informed decision.
Many patients opt for a mommy makeover due to the cost savings of combining the procedures.
What is it Like to Get a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a surgical procedure that significantly impacts the body. Each woman’s experience will differ based on the specific procedures included. Yet, most women find great satisfaction in the results of a mommy makeover.
Most women include a tummy tuck as part of the mommy makeover. Relative to other aesthetic procedures, an abdominoplasty is a considerable procedure. This means the recovery and invasiveness of the procedure are greater than with some other aesthetic surgeries, like breast implants as a standalone procedure. However, with the advent of long-acting, injectable anesthetics into the abdominal wall at the time of surgery, recovery is substantially easier than years ago.
A mommy makeover offers the benefit of only having to undergo surgery once while achieving multiple aesthetic goals.
What is the Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?
Like with the other questions, the recovery varies based on the specific procedures. However, the recovery time for a tummy tuck takes around three months. A mommy makeover is usually an outpatient surgery, even with a tummy tuck included.
Most patients can return to work within one to three weeks depending on the nature of their job. Physically demanding careers may require a longer recovery timeframe before returning to work. The restrictions for breast augmentations and tummy tucks are greater than for less invasive procedures, like liposuction.
Within the first few days after surgery, we encourage walking for exercise. However, be aware of your pain levels. After a one-week post-surgery, we remove the sutures. The patient may then begin light aerobic exercise if it does not involve the abdominal muscles, in the event of a tummy tuck.
Don’t overdo exercise during the healing process. For a tummy tuck, it is essential to allow the abdominal area to heal for the best long-term results. Likewise, for breast augmentation, avoid exercises that cause jarring of the body, like with running. At three months post-surgery, most patients fully recover from all procedures.
How Long Do the Results Last from a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover makes a good investment. The results can last a lifetime. However, as we said, if you become pregnant again, your body will experience the changes associated with pregnancy. If you do not experience another pregnancy and stay in relatively good physical shape, you should experience the results of the mommy makeover for many years.
Why Choose Dr. Zubowicz for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Zubowicz is a highly renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the Atlanta area. He has over 35 years of experience successfully performing the procedures included in a mommy makeover. Patients throughout the Southeast seek out treatment from Dr. Zubowicz.
He is also known for his innovations in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Over the years, he introduced improvements to abdominoplasty surgical techniques, including progressive tension sutures that improve the shape of the abdomen, eliminate the need for drains, and permit a tension-free skin closure that leads to a much-improved scar.
His reputation for innovation, top quality results, and overall patient care continue to satisfy patients and exceed expectations. If you desire to restore your body after pregnancy, Dr. Zubowicz has the expertise, attention to detail, and outcomes to match the highest standards.