The coined term “mommy makeover” is a combination of cosmetic procedures which address post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery. Mommy makeover procedures typically include: tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift and/or breast augmentation.
Anesthesia type: General
Facility type: Outpatient surgical center
Recovery time: 2-6 weeks
What to expect during recovery: Swelling, bruising, pain, bent at the waist for up to 10 days, lack of energy, mood swings, incisions become red, raised, itchy, tingling, numbness, limited mobility, difficulty driving, required to wear a sports bra/surgical bra and an abdominal garment.
Deciding to have a mommy makeover –
Deciding to have a mommy makeover is a very big decision, one that requires a lot of research, planning, and support from family or friends. We encourage you to read through this entire section to become better educated about the mommy makeover procedures, followed by calling our office for a private complimentary consultation with Dr. Hurvitz. During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know your goals and expectations are from having a mommy makeover. This will help him understand your motives and expected outcome, as well as determine if your expectations are realistic. It is crucial both you and Dr. Hurvitz have an open line of communication to ensure a stress free surgical journey. Dr. Hurvitz will review your medical history and evaluate your breasts, abdomen, and hips, as well as any other areas of concern to you. After determining if you are a candidate for mommy makeover surgery, he will explain what procedures he recommends for achieving the best possible result. Lastly, one of Dr. Hurvitz’s friendly and knowledgable staff will meet with you to discuss your surgery quote and answer any additional questions you may have.
About mommy makeover surgery –
Pregnancy, childbirth and nursing can take a negative toll on the body, affecting breasts, tummies, legs and more. These unwanted changes can cause depression, anger, low self-esteem, and can even hinder your sex life. Exercise and healthy eating is always recommended as the first step in trying to get your pre-baby body back, however if you are unable to achieve the result you want, a mommy makeover may be your best option.
While a mommy makeover is a great way to take care of two of the biggest post-pregnancy complaints in one operation, it’s important to remember that combining procedures leads to longer surgery time and potentially a greater risk of complications. You must be in good health, a non-smoker, and have a good support system to help you during recovery.
The most common procedures performed as part of the mommy makeover are –
Standard tummy tuck: mini tummy tucks, extended and circumferential are also performed, just not as frequently
Liposuction: abdomen and flanks
Typically surgery will take between 3 and 6 hours depending on the the specific procedures Dr. Hurvitz recommends. It is advised you have a skilled caregiver available at all times for the first couple of days post surgery. If you don’t have anyone available, we can refer you to a nurse service or a recovery facility.
A mommy makeover can be life changing procedure in many ways. Women comment on how they feel attractive, sexy and confident again after having a mommy makeover. And, many of Dr. Hurvitz’s patients comment on how their body looks better than it did before pregnancy!