What is Mommy Makeover?
As the name suggests, it’s a makeover treatment, with combination cosmetic procedures, aimed at restoring the pre-pregnancy body and appearance of the mother. A makeover will include a tummy tuck, with liposuction and a breast lift or reduction. In advanced cases, depending on the stage of life the mother is and the number of babies she has, we will also recommend to include a facelift, or suggest breast augmentation or it could be simple non-surgical face contouring. The extent of procedures required will depend on patient to patient. Some mothers only require a tummy tuck and some don’t need any procedures, simple exercises can help them get back to the pre-pregnancy appearance. It all depends on person to person.
The core objective of the procedure is to get rid of the excess skin and fat, repair the abdomen muscles and redefine the contour to its best.
Who needs Mommy Makeover?
- Mommies who have gained weight, size or have lost the shape of their body post pregnancy and are now looking to look the way when they were before pregnancy.
- Mommies whose bodies have been negatively impacted post pregnancy and are struggling to deal with one of, some of or all of the following conditions: sagging tummy, loose skin around the waist line, have developed a large number of stretch marks, sagging breasts, enlarged breasts, stubborn fat on arms, thighs, stomach etc.
- Mommies who have tried exercise and controlled diet and still are struggling with these issues.
- Mommies, who have had multiple pregnancies and have successfully managed to lose the access weight, but now have loose skin all around the body.
What are the types of Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a combination treatment with multiple procedures. The typical and most common procedures clubbed together are – Tummy tuck- also known as abdominoplasty and breast surgeries. Other procedures like, arm lift, facelift, liposuction etc. are also combined to get a richer and more complete look post the procedure.
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- Tummy tuck.
- Different type of breast surgeries.
What are the latest Technologies used in Mommy Makeover?
No technology can beat the skill of the surgeon, but today innovation in medical science has helped surgeon embrace new technologies to get better, quicker and control the desired outcome. At Cocoona centre for Aesthetic Transformation we have the latest tools and machines to assist our surgeons.
The most important innovation in tummy tuck is the “liposculpturing”. For Tummy tuck and liposuction, we have an Ultrasonic assisted liposuction or Vaser assisted liposuction allows sculpting of the tummy and waist.
Endoscopic assisted tummy tuck is yet another innovation that has allowed minimal approach abdominoplasty. Endoscopy uses a small telescope that is introduced through belly button and it allows muscle repair with a small bikini line incision.
Similarly, we use the latest devices to support us with the combination treatments.
How much does Mommy Makeover cost?
The cost of mommy makeover varies according to the extent and combination of procedures and anesthesia required. The procedure is performed in a well-equipped and quality hospital to ensure safety and comfortable recovery. The cost may vary from 7000 USD to 45,000 USD.
How to prepare for Mommy Makeover?
The most important step is to have a detail consultation with the surgeon to get complete information about the procedure. It is important that the patient is in good health with stable weight. Any form of tobacco including smoking Ned’s to be stopped few weeks prior to the surgery. A healthy nutrition and moderate exercise will increase the healing capabilities.
The nurse and surgeon will provide all detail instructions to prepare for surgery, what medications to avoid, type of diet and prescription necessary after the surgery.
What to expect after a Mommy Makeover?
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A dressing is placed on the tummy free the surgery. Patients are encouraged to walk around in few hours. The pain is controlled by Intraoperative local anesthesia and intravenous pain medications. There is some amount of drainage of fluid inside the dressing. The drains are removed next morning and dressing is replaced with a compressions garment. The patients usually go home in a day or two after the surgery.
There is moderate pain in use of abdominal muscles while sitting up and lying down. Nurse will explain how to avoid excessive use of abdominal muscle while getting up.
The patients are sent home with antibiotics and different kinds of pain medications for a smooth recovery.
Regular follow up with the surgeon allows care of the wound. The patient can shower after 48-72 hours. A complete recovery is expected in 4-8 weeks. Moderate exercise can be resumed after 3-4 weeks.
What are the risks of Tummy Tuck?
The potential complications of tummy tuck are hematoma, infection, scarring, deep vein thrombosis, skin loss. These complications are avoided by the expertise of the surgeon and proper pre and postoperative care.