How Does a Mommy Makeover Work?
What is exactly a Mommy Makeover? It’s whatever you need it to be, but the general definition of a Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to reduce the effects pregnancy and childbirth have on a mother’s body. They’re performed simultaneously, so patients face a single recovery period, which for some women, is a requirement with a busy home life and children to look after.
Some of the most commonly performed procedures during a Mommy Makeover include:
These procedures are designed to give mothers back the confidence they had in their figures before having children. A mommy makeover works by lifting and restoring breast shape, symmetry, and size, flattening the tummy, removing excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat, and/or repairing diastasis, which are all common issues as a result of childbirth. Your LPS surgeon can discuss your chosen procedures in detail to ensure you’re ready to move forward with your customized Mommy Makeover.
How Long is Recovery from a Mommy Makeover?
It may surprise you to learn that having multiple cosmetic enhancement procedures at one time doesn’t significantly change the length of your recovery. When considering how much recovery time you’ll face, you only need to look at the recovery time for your most extensive procedure.
If you’re having a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), you may need a pretty lengthy convalescence period because your LPS surgeon will ensure your abdominal muscles are tightened, which may require 2-3 weeks or longer of healing. Patients who skip the abdominoplasty and choose liposuction and breast enhancement may only need 2 weeks of recovery before they’re feeling like themselves again.
Whatever your combination of treatments, your new figure will emerge after only a single recovery period. You’re back on your feet in no time.