What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover consists of a combination of surgical procedures designed to address the physical changes that occur to the female body after pregnancy, nursing and the effects of aging and gravity. The following surgeries are commonly considered in a Mommy Makeover procedure:
Liposuction (remove areas – these are not the most common areas)
Breast Surgery (Augmentation and/or Lift)
How Often is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
Advances in surgical technique and an increased awareness of Mommy Makeover cosmetic procedures have encouraged women to feel more comfortable restoring their pre-pregnancy bodies after childbirth. A recent survey showed that in the US over 325,000 Mommy Makeover surgeries were performed on women between 20 to 39 years-old.
What are the Risks of a Mommy Makeover
Special considerations will apply to each of the individual surgical procedures that may be performed during a Mommy Makeover Surgery. The SixSurgery Team always discusses these with each patient during the consultation process.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover Procedure are women who have noticed permanent changes to their bodies as the result of pregnancy, nursing or aging. Ideal candidates will also have already reached their target weight and have maintained it for several months. Women should not be currently pregnant or nursing, and should wait at least 6 months after weaning before pursuing cosmetic body surgery. Since future pregnancies could have a negative impact on your Mommy Makeover results, it is important to wait until you are absolutely sure you plan to have no further children before you schedule an appointment. At your initial consultation, the SixSurgery Team will review your health and medical history,and provide you with the necessary information to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.
What Can I Expect from a Mommy Makeover?
It is important that every patient has realistic expectations with regard to their concerns and goals. If your expectations are not realistic, the SixSurgery Team will discuss this with you during the consultation process. Surgery will only be considered if and when realistic goals and expectations can be met.
When Should I have Breast Surgery after
During pregnancy, your breasts will develop and enlarge in preparation for breastfeeding. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts will either revert to their pre-pregnancy state or possibly leave you with a deflated and sagging appearance. It normally takes about 3 months for these changes to happen, and you should wait until your breasts have stabilized (until they are not changing any longer) before planning your surgery. If you were to otherwise have your breast surgery earlier, it would be difficult to control the final result as your breasts would still be changing and may then require revision surgery at a later date. It is also important that at the time of your surgery your breasts are free from milk.
How Should I Prepare for Surgery?
You will be given thorough instructions on how best to prepare for your surgery. Patients should refrain from smoking and taking any anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), anticoagulant medications or supplements (e.g., aspirin, vitamin E and garlic supplements) for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery, as these can increase the risk of complications. Important preparation for your recovery after surgery include:
Organize your affairs and schedule, so that you can completely relax and rest after surgery.
Make sure you arrange for someone to bring you to the clinic and to pick you up and stay with you after your surgery (if you choose not to stay in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for the first night after surgery) – you will not be allowed to leave the clinic by yourself.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
A Mommy Makeover surgery will vary in technique and time, depending on which individual procedures are being performed and the level of correction needed. The SixSurgery Team will explain each procedure to you in more detail during the consultation process and again prior to your surgery to ensure you fully understand what the surgery will entail.
How Long Does the Surgery Take?
A Mommy Makeover Procedure takes anywhere from 2 to 5 hours to perform and depends on the number and complexity of the procedures performed, and the extent of work that is required.
What should I expect from the recovery after
Following your surgery, you can expect to feel a little tired from the effects of the anesthetic, and will initially experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising. Specialized compression garments will be applied if required to support your new shape, help you feel more comfortable, and to minimize swelling. You will also be given post-operative medications to minimize discomfort.
Most women are able to resume regular activities within 2 weeks after surgery. To allow proper
healing and to achieve optimal cosmetic results, however, it is essential that you follow the post-operative care guidelines that will be given and explained to you before and after your surgery. Any strenuous exercise (which includes sexual intercourse) should be avoided during the first 6 weeks or until the SixSurgery Team medically clears you to resume such activities.
Will I have Scars after the surgery?
A degree of scarring after any surgery is inevitable. However, the SixSurgery Team is renowned for their minimal scars and will make every effort to ensure that your incisions heal beautifully. Wherever possible, we will also carefully place incisions where they are either well concealed on your body or can be easily hidden by clothing. Most women are so pleased with the outcome of their surgery that scars are not a concern.
How Long does it Take to See the Results from a
There will be an immediate and obvious difference to your appearance after surgery. The final outcome will become more apparent as post-operative swelling dissipates and the body or breasts settle down during the first three months after surgery.