What is a mommy makeover? We combine two or more body contouring procedures to reverse the appearance of excess fat and sagging that can accompany motherhood or aging.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman's body, often causing the breasts to sag or deflate, and the abdomen skin and muscles to become lax and loose. The mommy makeover at Black Hills Plastic Surgery in Rapid City, SD, is a comprehensive surgery package that helps mothers reclaim the previously youthful qualities of their bodies after giving birth.
Mommy makeovers commonly include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast enhancement. Together, these procedures reshape the breasts and flatten the stomach to help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy figures and confidence.
Reasons to consider a mommy makeover:
- Correct diastasis (loose abdomen muscles) and remove stretch marks with a tummy tuck
- Eliminate breast sagging through breast lift
- Add or restore breast volume through breast augmentation
- Realign nipples and areolas
- Create breast symmetry
- Remove excessive abdominal fat with liposuction
Not every woman will opt for all three procedures when choosing a mommy makeover. The type and degree of cosmetic surgery needed will depend on how pregnancy has affected the woman's body specifically.
For example, a woman who is satisfied with the size and shape of her breasts but who has developed stretch marks and stubborn abdominal fat as a result of pregnancy may opt for a mommy makeover consisting of liposuction and tummy tuck. The majority of mommy makeovers will include a tummy tuck with or without liposuction.
We will work with you to determine the precise combination of tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast enhancement for your mommy makeover. Details such as incision methods, tissue treatments, and surgery durations will vary with each mommy makeover. We will discuss the specifics of your individual mommy makeover during your consultation.
Recovery instructions generally call for plenty of rest and limited movement after any surgery to quicken the healing process. The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive your mommy makeover package is.
You will wear a support garment for a few weeks, depending on the area and extent of the surgery. Some patients will experience minor pain after surgery, which oral medication can treat effectively. While complications are uncommon, following post-operative instructions carefully can minimize risks.
If you are interested in a mommy makeover to revive your pre-pregnancy figure, call Black Hills Plastic Surgery today. Request a consultation online or call our office in Rapid City, SD at (605) 343-7208.