Who is a candidate?
A mommy makeover is done to restore the appearance of a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. Many women notice changes in their post-pregnancy bodies and wish to address these areas, including the breasts, abdomen, and waist. A mommy makeover can include a number of plastic surgery procedures to meet the individual’s aesthetic goals.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover is highly individualized and will include the plastic surgery procedures that will address your individual problem areas. By combining the procedures into a single operation, this approach is both safe and cost-effective. These procedures may include:
A breast augmentation can help to enlarge the breasts or correct asymmetrical breasts using breast implants. Patients can choose from silicone or saline breast implants, as well as a number of incision options to meet their aesthetic goals. Autologous fat transfer is also an option for certain patients.
A tummy tuck can address excess skin and fat on the abdomen, which is stretched during pregnancy. During this procedure, a separated or weakened abdominal wall can also be corrected for a flatter, smoother abdominal appearance.
Liposuction is often done to contour the body and remove any stubborn fat deposits that stick around after pregnancy.
Results and Recovery
Because a mommy makeover is a single stage procedure, there is a single recovery period. The length of recovery will depend on the procedures that have been done, which will vary for each patient. However, full recovery following a tummy tuck combined with a breast augmentation can take up to several months. Be sure to follow Dr. Chao’s specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.
If you are interested in learning more about a mommy makeover in the Latham, NY area, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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