Mommy Makeover FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a renovative procedure for women who have completed childbearing. The goal of the procedure is to return the breasts, tummy and waistline to their pre-pregnancy appearance. In order to erase, or at least minimize, the impact of pregnancy on the body, this procedure usually includes breast surgery, a tummy tuck and liposuction.
2. Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover procedure are women who have completed their childbearing. It is unadvisable to have a tummy tuck before your desire to have children has completely passed. This is because a tummy tuck involves surgical tightening of the abdominal wall and removal of abdominal skin. After a tummy tuck, these structures no longer have the same stretching capabilities to accommodate a growing fetus. However, you can still have breast surgery and liposuction even if another pregnancy is in your future.
3. What can I expect in my initial consultation?
In your initial consultation, you and Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss your concerns and short- and long-term goals. He will describe what a Mommy Makeover encompasses. Dr. Doshi will then perform a physical examination, from which he will advise you as to which procedures are the best for your situation and where the incisions would be located. You will have the opportunity to review before and after photographs of his patients. He may use computer imaging of your abdomen and waist to give you an approximate idea of the outcome you could expect as well as illustrate where the incisions would be placed. Once this is completed, a quote will be given and explained in detail.
4. How is a Mommy Makeover performed?
The Mommy Makeover usually starts with the breast surgery. The breast surgery may be breast lift, or an augmentation, or a combination of a breast lift and augmentation. In some cases, it may be a breast reduction. The breast surgery is followed with a tummy tuck and liposuction. In most cases, a woman will require a full tummy tuck due to the degree of laxity of the skin and the abdominal wall. Liposuction is used to achieve a better contour of the waist area.
5. What can I expect after surgery?
Full recovery from a Mommy Makeover procedure is about six weeks. In general, you should be up and walking the day after surgery, though not at your usual pace. By the end of the first week, you, should be up and walking around the house frequently, but not quite able to drive a car. It will take approximately two weeks before you are comfortable enough to drive a car. All of the sutures and drains will be out by that time. You may return to work after two to three weeks and resume your usual exercise routine at about six weeks. Due to the tummy tuck and the fact that you had multiple procedures done at one time, the recovery period is significant and can be fairly intense the first few days.
6. Where are the incisions?
The breast incisions are along a lower portion of the edge of the areolar (pigmented nipple) area, if solely an breast augmentation is done. If it is a short-scar lift, it is a lollipop type of incision, which encircles the edge of the areola (pigmented nipple) area and also has a straight line incision from the bottom edge of the nipple down to the where the breast tissue meets the chest wall. Part of this vertical incision will be hidden in the fold under the breast. If it is a breast reduction, the incision may be a lollipop one, or with larger reductions, there will be the lollipop incision with the additional curved anchor incision hidden under the breast fold. The tummy tuck runs across the lower abdominal area, falling within the pubic hairline. liposuction scars are very small and usually in areas hidden by clothing.
7. When will I be able to return home?
A Mommy Makeover will require a 23-hour stay and you will need to stay at the recovery center for one night. You may go home the following morning, after Dr. Doshi examines you, to the care of a responsible adult.
8. How long is recovery?
Most of your recovery is complete in approximately three weeks. After that time, you will be up and around as usual, ready to work and drive a car. At approximately six weeks, you will be fully recovered and can resume your usual exercise regimen.
9. How much does Mommy Makeover (Mummy) cost?
For an estimate on how much a Mommy Makeover Cost, we recommend that you Call Allure medspa on +91 9869041559 (Mr. Paresh Doshi) for our latest Surgery prices. For specific information based on your individual needs, we will be happy to arrange a consultation.
To speak to a Surgery (Mommy Makeover) expert in a consultation, or to find out more about Breast Surgery, body sculpting, tummy tuck, contact Allure medspa today.
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