The mommy makeover is an intensive and personal procedure that utilizes any of a large number of surgical procedures to restore the body to its original pre-pregnancy state.
Some of the procedures which may be combined to give a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, butt lift, liposuction and occasionally breast reduction. The personal nature of pregnancy and its effect on the body means that the full mommy makeover may be different for each patient.
Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Ideal candidates for this procedure are healthy women who do not plan on having additional children, as pregnancies may damage the changes made by a mommy makeover. These candidates should be able to maintain a stable weight and be finished with breastfeeding their latest child.
The mommy makeover is able to affect a variety of body issues. Some of these issues include:
- Stretch marks
- Imbalanced weight loss
- Disproportionate breast size
- Deflated, sagging breasts
- Bulging or large stomach
To ensure the best possible result for this procedure, give up smoking well before the surgery, as smoking may slow natural healing. It may be helpful to discontinue some other herbal supplements for the same reason.
How a Mommy Makeover Works
The specific procedural steps of the mommy makeover vary greatly based on the specific procedures involved. Typically, a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation are used. Incisions are made in areas hidden by natural body contours.
While under anesthetic, the various procedures may be undertaken one at a time or in conjunction. Depending on the procedures involved, they may all be done at one time or during multiple sessions. The tissue within the incisions is repositioned and the incisions are closed. Dr. Benien will thoroughly discuss your exact procedural steps with you in the consultation.
What Happens After a Mommy Makeover?
After the procedure, dressings and bandages will be placed on the wounds. Compression garments may be used to keep swelling and bruising to a minimum. Tubes may be inserted in the wounds to help drain any fluids that present during the healing process.
The incision lines may take a few days to heal, and swelling may last for several months. Due to the large-scale nature of the procedure, it may be helpful to ensure that you can spend plenty of time resting and recovering, ideally with someone to assist you. Potential complications depend on the particular procedures involved. These complications may include bleeding, infection, pain and asymmetrical healing.
Learn More about a Mommy Makeover In Oklahoma City
For more information about a mommy makeover, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr., contact our Oklahoma City office at 405-691-3111. Our office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport.