What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a collection of cosmetic surgical procedures that aim to restore a woman’s body to optimal shape and appearance after pregnancy. Childbirth and nursing can leave numerous traces on a woman’s body, leading to sagging or deflated breasts, downwards pointing nipples, sagging abdomen, lack of muscle definition, sagging skin tissues, etc. A mommy makeover is a single-stage procedure that combines numerous cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, etc., to restore your body. Accents Cosmetic Surgery is led by exceptionally-talented cosmetic surgeons specializing in the latest mommy makeover techniques.
A Mommy Makeover Includes
Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure, and it’s a mainstay of a mommy makeover. Pregnancy and nursing often lead to an asymmetry between your breasts — one of them appears bigger or smaller than the other. In some cases, pregnancy can also make your breasts look smaller than they did previously. Breast augmentation involves using saline or silicone implants to enhance your breasts’ shape and size and restoring their proportionality. Our cosmetic surgeons will discuss all your implant options to recommend the ideal breast augmentation technique.
Breast lift is another popular procedure within the mommy makeover collection of treatments. It often goes together with a breast augmentation, both addressing different aspects of your breasts’ appearance. While augmentation addresses the size, a breast lift addresses the orientation. If your breasts are sagging, hanging low, or pointing downwards, a breast lift makes them look upright and perky again. The breast lift also repositions the nipple to make it point straight ahead instead of pointing down.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure wherein the stomach is tightened to give you a firm and sculpted appearance. The surgeons make an incision on the abdomen to remove excess skin tissues, suction out the unwanted fat, and tighten the abdominal muscles underneath. Consequently, a tummy tuck helps you achieve a firm stomach with well-defined abs. If you have a c-section scar, the surgeon might be able to use it as the incision point, so you won’t have to worry about additional scars.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure wherein the vaginal canal is tightened after it becomes lax or loose because of pregnancy or age. The excess vaginal mucosa skin is removed, and the vaginal muscles are brought closer together to restore their firmness. However, vaginal rejuvenation is an extremely personalized procedure — our surgeons curate the specific surgical techniques and treatment plan according to your unique needs. Most women need vaginal rejuvenation to some degree to restore their vaginal health and appearance after childbirth.
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You’re a Candidate if You…
- Want to restore your pre-pregnancy body.
- Want to undo the effects of pregnancy and nursing on your body.
- Are in generally good physical health.
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
- Are close to your ideal body weight.
- Don’t intend on getting pregnant any time soon.
- If you are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before the procedure.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that preclude you from surgery.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation in Michigan
Your mommy makeover process starts with a private consultation with our exceptional cosmetic surgeons. They carefully review your medical history, discuss your goals and concerns, and assess the effects of pregnancy on your body. Based on an assessment of your body and your cosmetic expectations, the surgeons will recommend the ideal procedures for your specific needs. They’ll collaboratively curate the ideal mommy makeover treatment plan with you to address all your concerns, ensuring optimal and natural-looking results. You might be asked to temporarily discontinue certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before the procedure to ensure optimal healing and recovery.
The Mommy Makeover Surgery in Detroit
A mommy makeover is a single-stage outpatient procedure performed in our accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. The length of the procedure will depend on the chosen surgical techniques and procedures. The specific surgical steps vary from one individual to the next because each mommy makeover procedure is unique. The surgeons will discuss every step of the surgical process, including the incision locations, implant types, recovery, etc., in advance. Generally speaking, the surgery might involve:
- Trimming excess skin tissues from different areas.
- Suctioning away unwanted fat tissues from the body.
- Tightening the underlying muscles.
- Repositioning the nipples.
- Using implants to enhance the breasts.
- Transferring fat from one part of the body to another.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
Your body will be wrapped in bandages and surgical dressings after the mommy makeover procedure. You might have to wear compression garments and a surgical bra for several weeks to aid the recovery process and minimize swelling. Our surgeons will explain every step of the recovery process, including your activity limitations, caring for the incisions, and medications. Most patients need to take two to four weeks off work to recover properly, though the specific recovery timeline will depend on your body’s healing capability and the procedures used. You’ll have to avoid strenuous workouts for at least a month or two. The scars from the incisions will gradually fade away over several months, eventually becoming imperceptible.
Schedule a Consultation
BodyJet can help you achieve the contoured body you deserve. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what this procedure with Dr. Berkowitz can do for you. Learn more