The Ultimate Guide to the “Mommy Makeover”

Published on August 30, 2018 by


What Is a “Mommy Makeover?”

Many women feel uncomfortable with how their body changes after they have a baby. The mommy makeover is a package of procedures that aim to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state, essentially turning back the clock. Each patient will have different concerns about her appearance, so the makeover can include several procedures:

  • Breast Lift, Augmentation, or Reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation

All of the chosen surgeries may be combined in a single appointment or broken up into multiple appointments to promote the patient’s health and safety. This suite of procedures is most popular among women between the ages of 25 and 34, and the results can be quite impressive!

Why Is The Mommy Makeover More Popular in 2018?

Today’s mommy makeovers are safer than ever due to several advances in plastic surgery. Long-acting numbing agents can block much of the post-procedure pain for up to three days, which means less reliance on opioid pain relievers and a quicker return to regular activity.

Physicians are able to replace uncomfortable surgical drains, which are common after tummy tucks, with progressive tension sutures that prevent fluid buildup. Surgeons can also perform many modern mommy makeover procedures without using general anesthesia.

When Is the Right Time to Schedule These Procedures?

Physicians generally recommend that patients wait at least six months after giving birth or six months after weaning (if breastfeeding) before receiving a mommy makeover. This offers time for the body to recover from the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth and settle into its post-pregnancy shape.

What Is the Recovery Like?

A patient’s recovery will be highly variable depending on the procedures that she chooses. Generally, however, she can expect one to two weeks of downtime and limited physical activity for four to six weeks.

What Are the Risks Involved?

When a patient has several procedures done in a short period, her risk of complications during and after surgery will rise. Therefore, it is essential that interested women speak with their plastic surgeon about their risks before committing to any procedure.

Dr. Brian V. Heil of Premier Plastic Surgery has practiced a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, from breast lifts and tummy tucks to NeoGraft hair restoration in Pennsylvania, for more than 15 years. To find out more about Premier’s mommy makeover procedures or the best hair treatment for hair loss in Pittsburgh, please call 724-472-4268.

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