A mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized one, and might consist of combinations of the following procedures or perhaps even other body contouring procedures:
Breast Augmentation: After breastfeeding, the breasts can decrease in size and may even decrease to a volume that is less than what they were pre-pregnancy. Augmentation can help to increase or restore the size of the breasts using breast implants or occasionally fat transfer.
Breast Lift: When breasts enlarge with breastfeeding, the skin and support tissues of the breast can be stretched, resulting in breasts that are droopy and stretched. A lift (mastopexy) can raise drooping breasts due to childbirth and breastfeeding to a perkier position.
Tummy Tuck: When the abdomen is stretched during pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can be weakened or separated and the skin of the abdomen can be left with unsightly stretch marks. A tummy tuck can repair the muscles as well as eliminate excess belly fat and sagging, stretched skin for a slimmer abdominal profile.
Recovery from mommy makeover surgery will differ for each patient, as no two mommy makeovers are the same. Compression garments and bandages will be placed on your procedure site, and swelling, bruising, redness, and pain may occur. Pain medication will help with discomfort. It is important to follow Dr. Sweat’s post-op instructions to ensure a quick and safe recovery. Expected recovery time can be discussed during your mommy makeover consultation and more information about each procedure can be found on the individual procedure pages.