What is Mommy Makeover?
It is a procedure to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and address issues such as breast droopiness with loss of volume, abdominal muscle loosening, excess skin and fat. It typically includes a breast lift and augmentation, tummy tuck, abdominal muscle tightening and fat removal from the waist, back area, and hips. This will tighten the skin and remove excess fat at the same time, giving you a more youthful, tighter looking body.
Are You A Candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Tamim will evaluate you during the initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. Typically, it is best for women after pregnancy and nursing, who have excess skin, fat and saggy breasts, that is not responding to healthy lifestyle and exercise alone. It is ideally performed after you are done with having all children and finished with nursing, for better long-term results.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia in one of our operating rooms. The procedure includes combination of liposuction of abdomen and back, as well as lower body if needed. This is done along with breast lift and augmentation and a tummy tuck with abdominal muscle tightening. Closure is mostly done with resorbable sutures, with the use of a surgical drain that gets removed a week later.
What to Expect
After surgery, you will need to start your recovery time at home so you can rest with early ambulation to prevent blood clots from forming in the legs. Detailed post-operative instructions will be provided to you to ensure proper healing. Healing is a gradual process after surgery. For the first couple of weeks, you may have difficulty walking. Typically, after 2-3 weeks, you are able to get back to work with some precautions. And you can resume exercise after 6-8 weeks depending on your healing progress. You will see most of the final results in the first 6-8 weeks, with continuing healing and improvement for up to 6 months after surgery.