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What Is A Mommy Makeover?

Many people have features they wish could be altered or enhanced. Cosmetic surgery offers patients many options to modify aspects of their appearance that cause them concern. It is a specific field of medicine that allows patients to revise certain physical features as they see fit. Hesitations regarding cosmetic surgery are generally due to a lack of knowledge surrounding the practice. If you are curious about cosmetic surgery and how it can help you feel your best and most confident, this article will address five essential questions about cosmetic surgery. We want to provide you with the necessary information to decide if cosmetic surgery is right for you.

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Is A Mommy Makeover Right For You?

A woman’s body is an amazing thing; changing and adapting to create a new life. You don’t regret the experience of bringing a new human being into the world, but you may lament the changes that your bundle of joy caused your body. There is a way to reverse some of these changes and feel good about your body again. A Mommy Makeover is a great solution to bring your body back to its pre-baby shape. 

What Goes Into A Mommy Makeover? 

As your baby grows, so does your stomach. This causes the abdominal muscles, body tissue, and skin to stretch to accommodate the baby comfortably. After birth, it is common to have lingering droopy skin and lax muscle tone. With pregnancy and breastfeeding, breasts can grow up to one cup size larger. And post-pregnancy or when breastfeeding ends the volume of the breasts will decrease, leaving noticeable sagging in the breast’s shape.

The breasts and abdomen are the areas that change most noticeably during pregnancy. Breast and abdominal procedures tend to be the most common component of a Mommy Makeover, but there may have been pregnancy-induced changes in other parts of your body as well. There are many additional surgeries that can be added on to create a comprehensive reconstruction plan.

Treatments that may be selected for your Mommy Makeover include: 

Recovering From A Mommy Makeover

Your Mommy Makeover could include multiple surgical procedures within a condensed time frame. This makes Mommy Makeovers intensive surgical processes that require diligent aftercare. The main things to understand while you recover from your surgery are:

  • Recovery will include soreness, bruising, and swelling of the treated areas.
  • Your initial recovery time will leave you tired and tender and may leave you feeling incapable of completing everyday tasks.
  • You may be prescribed pain medications following your surgery that could leave you unable to drive.
  • Post-surgery swelling could last 6 months to 1 year and your final results will not be apparent for some time. 
  • You may need to avoid heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks. This includes lifting and carrying children and babies over 10 pounds. 
  • To promote quicker healing and to maintain the results from your Mommy Makeover, healthy lifestyle habits, a balanced diet, and regular exercise (once cleared by your surgeon) are vital. 

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Every woman rebounds from pregnancy differently.  It is common for many women to experience permanent alterations to their physique. If you are struggling with your postpartum body and have any areas of concern, a Mommy Makeover might be the perfect choice for you! 
To learn more about Mommy Makeovers and explore which treatments you may want to incorporate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Peterson by calling 250-868-9099 or fill out our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many procedures will it take to complete my Mommy Makeover?

Depending on the number of treatments you are receiving, Dr Peterson will determine if your Mommy Makeover can be done in a single operation or over several surgical sessions. 

How do I choose a plastic surgeon to do my mommy makeover?

When finding a surgeon to complete a Mommy Makeover, it is crucial to choose a board-certified surgeon. Mommy Makeovers involve invasive techniques that require a trusted and experienced surgeon. Here is what some of our patients say.

Who is not suitable for a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeovers are not a suitable option for smokers. Smoking causes decreased circulation and will delay the healing process and add a significant risk of complications. If you are a smoker, stop for a minimum of four weeks before and after your surgery. 





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