Getting a Mommy Makeover? What to Expect
There are a lot of things to plan and prepare for when you’re considering major surgery. A Mommy Makeover can seem even more complicated than other surgeries because it incorporates several surgeries into one. Here is what you can expect for the consultation, surgery, recovery, and results if you are getting a Mommy Makeover.
During your Mommy Makeover consultation, you will meet with Dr. Taleisnik one on one and will decide which procedures to include in your Mommy Makeover. Most Mommy Makeover procedures combine breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction, but there are other procedures that can be included in your Mommy Makeover. Whether you need all of these treatments will be determined during your consultation. For the majority of patients who need these four specific procedures, the remaining surgical details will be determined during your consultation and preoperative appointments. For instance, if your Mommy Makeover will include breast augmentation, Dr. Taleisnik will help you select your breast implant type, size, material, etc. If you are getting liposuction, Dr. Taleisnik will help you decide which areas to treat. You will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure, so there is no need to worry about what else to expect before your surgery.
Surgery and Recovery
Just before your surgery, you will be given general anesthesia so that you will sleep through the procedure. Mommy Makeover surgery is typically at least several hours in length because the surgeon is performing several surgeries in one setting. Your surgeon will carefully conduct all requested procedures, and once you are awake and ready, you will be discharged to go home for your recovery. During recovery, you should rest as much as possible, as you may be limited in regard to physical activity. Be sure to ask a supportive friend or family member to help you around and to help with childcare. Dr. Taleisnik will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions to help you through your recovery period. While the recovery varies from patient to patient (especially because the procedure is personalized), most Mommy Makeover patients can expect the following recovery timeline:
- Bandage removal: 2 to 5 days
- Soreness and bruising: 7 to 10 days
- Return to work: 10 to 14 days
- Avoid heavy lifting: 4 to 6 weeks
- Significant swelling: 6 weeks
- Continued minor swelling: 6 months to 1 year
The whole point in getting a Mommy Makeover is for the results. After your surgery, you can look forward to significant improvements in your body contours. While there will be some scarring, it will be in places where it can be hidden by clothing. Scars also fade with time and typically become almost unnoticeable. The Mommy Makeover can improve your appearance by correcting the negative effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss. It can restore your youthful, pre-baby body or reveal the slender contours you never had but always wished you could have. Women who receive a Mommy Makeover can have a dramatically improved body shape that helps them feel sexier, slimmer, younger, and more confident. With a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain your Mommy Makeover results and continue to reap the benefits for years to come.
Dr. Andrés Taleisnik is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing customized Mommy Makeover procedures. He can help you reclaim a more youthful, beautiful, and feminine body shape with Mommy Makeover surgery. To request your consultation, please call (714) 835-2825 or fill out our online contact form at your convenience.