Pregnancy can cause tremendous changes in a woman's body, especially in the breast and stomach areas. Diet and exercise may help a mother lose her baby weight, but no amount of exercise can lift sagging breasts or remove stretch marks and saggy skin. The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help mothers look and feel beautiful again. A mommy makeover usually includes a breast lift with or without breast implants and a tummy tuck. Sometimes other procedures are also included, such as liposuction, butt lift or facial rejuvenation. Learn more about mommy makeover surgery and the state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery Chicago offices of Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute by exploring the information below.
Women considering mommy makeover surgery should be in good health and should no longer be breastfeeding. The ideal mommy makeover patient is a non-smoker who maintains a stable weight and does not plan to become pregnant again. Chicago mommy makeover candidates should have reasonable expectations of surgery, and they should explain to the surgeon how they would like to look following surgery.
Mommy makeover surgery may combine the following procedures:
The exact procedures incorporated into the mommy makeover will depend on the needs of each mommy makeover Chicago patient. If a woman has a lot of excess fat around her hips, thighs, and buttocks, our plastic surgeons may recommend liposuction of these areas. Or, if her butt has become flat and saggy, a Brazilian butt lift may be an appealing option. A thorough consultation between the surgeon and patient will help develop a personalized, highly effective treatment plan.
Mommy makeover patients will need a companion to help them for the first 24 hours after surgery. Pain medication is prescribed to ease any discomfort during recovery. In addition to getting plenty of rest and tending to the surgical incisions, it is important to refrain from heavy lifting (including lifting children) and exercise. Our doctors will schedule several follow-up visits and advise patients when it is safe to resume normal activities.
Mommy makeover will restore a woman's body to her pre-pregnancy figure — and can even improve upon it! Combining several procedures is advantageous because of the cost savings and having to undergo anesthesia only once. Also, there is only one recovery period.
There are some risks involved with having multiple procedures performed at one time, but selecting a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon such as the surgeons of Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute, can mitigate the risks. Potential complications include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, unfavorable scarring and blood clots. Our surgeons will conduct several post-surgery check-ups to ensure that any complications are diagnosed early and addressed promptly.
As a result, the vast majority of our Chicago mommy makeover patients recover quickly and achieve excellent aesthetic results.
If you would like to speak with our surgeons about a mommy makeover, please contact our office today to set up a consultation. During your appointment, our surgeons will listen to your concerns and aesthetic desires, and recommend the most appropriate procedure combination. In addition to breast procedures, tummy tuck and liposuction, our surgeons can also perform body lift, thigh lift and arm lift for mothers who have gained and lost a large amount of weight due to pregnancy.