Mommy Makeover refers to a set of cosmetic surgical procedures that aim to correct deformities of the body, connective tissue and skin caused by pregnancy. Women can experience body problems such as abdominal sagging, excess fat in the hips and thighs, volume depletion or increase in breast size, sagging skin on arms in the postpartum period. If these problems can not be resolved despite the exercises and diet after childbearing and breastfeeding, mommy makeover procedures can be performed.
Who is a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery can be performed a year after the patient has given birth and stopped breastfeeding. It is recommended to wait at least a year after stopping breastfeeding for breast surgeries. If breast surgery is performed in an early period, breast volume cannot be accurately estimated because milk ducts in the breasts are still open.
What procedures are included in a Mommy Makeover?
● There may be some changes, saggings and enlargements in breast structure and breast contour during pregnancy. Breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries can be performed for these conditions.
● Liposuction can be applied in the case of increase in belly fat.
● Aesthetic genital plastic surgery can be performed (labiaplasty).
● Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) can be performed in cases where the abdominal wall loosens due to pregnancy.
Deformities in the body are evaluated before mommy makeover surgery. The surgical procedures that the patient needs are planned in advance. Mommy makeover surgery is an operation for body shaping, it is not a weight-loss procedure. Therefore, the patient must be already close to her ideal body weight.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Process
Pain and swelling can be expected for the first two weeks following surgery. In this process, it is necessary to restrict your movements and rest. The recovery process varies depending on the procedures. In general, stages of the recovery process can be listed as follows:
First Two Weeks
First two weeks are crucial after mommy makeover surgery. Bed rest is important during this time. It is necessary to follow surgeon's recommendations and pay attention to sitting and lying positions. After a post operative rest of at least two weeks, patients can return to their daily lives.
The recovery process of mommy makeover is completed in the first six weeks. It is possible to continue physical activities but you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous training. Patients who have office jobs or jobs that don't involve physical activity can return to work in the sixth week.
Patients are considered fully recovered and be able to resume their normal activities in the third month. In this period, it is important to maintain your mommy makeover results. In order to achieve this, it will be helpful to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.