You have just been through the miraculous experience of having a baby and now have your greatest gift in life. You embraced the nine months that led to your precious little one and do not regret a single moment, but you do want your body back. Even though months or years have passed since your baby’s birth, and you have lost the weight you gained during pregnancy, you continue to have trouble spots. When your body does not respond to your efforts, a Mommy Makeover can help you to get your pre-baby body back. With a Mommy Makeover, you can get rid of that excess fat that has accumulated in your abdomen and have not been able to tighten up through exercise and diet.
What to Expect During a Mommy Makeover
When you go to consult with Dr. Steven Warnock, you can discuss your main areas of concern, such as your breasts and abdomen; your buttocks and upper thighs may be an issue as well. Together, we will outline the specifics of your procedure, which is based on your wants and needs. Liposuction is most commonly used on all trouble spots while implants may be used for breast augmentation. Also, a breast lift can be performed to address breasts that droop from the weight gain and strain of breastfeeding.
Undergoing the Procedure
If it is determined that a Mommy Makeover is a safe procedure for you, you should plan for an outpatient procedure. Someone should accompany you to drive you home once your surgery is over because you will be given the option of a general or local anesthetic, or an intravenous sedative. When addressing fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, incisions will be made to insert a hollow tube called a cannula into the area. The cannula is waved back and forth to loosen fat deposits, and they are suctioned out, and then the incisions can be closed. After fat has been removed from the abdomen, we can tighten the muscles in the abdomen and remove any excess skin for a tummy tuck.
When focusing on the breasts, incisions can be made to insert implants and perform a breast lift. All incisions will be closed, and you will be sent to the recovery room where you will be monitored for a few hours.
What to Expect for Recovery
Someone should be with you for 24 hours after your procedure to assist you in your care and keep watch for any problems. You should follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions closely concerning care for your incisions and limit your physical activity. It will take some time for swelling to go down. A support bra should be worn for the first week to minimize the amount of discomfort you feel after breast enhancement. It is important to have a good exercise routine and diet once you have recovered to maintain your results. Be aware that your body will change again after another pregnancy. You may want to wait to have a Mommy Makeover until you are sure you are not having any more children.
If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Steven Warnock today to schedule your consultation. We will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.