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, labiaplasty, and occasionally breast reduction. The personal nature of pregnancy and its effect on the body mean that the full mommy makeover may be different for each patient.
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:
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.
The specific procedural steps of the mommy makeover vary greatly based on the specific procedures involved. Typically, a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation is used. Incisions are made in areas hidden by natural body contours. The tissue within the incisions is repositioned and the incisions are closed.
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. Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien will thoroughly discuss your exact procedural steps with you in the consultation.
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.
For more information about a mommy makeover or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and 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.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.