Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back with a Mommy Makeover
For women who wish to recontour all of the areas affected by pregnancy, Dr. Wiener of Chicago routinely performs a “Mommy Makeover.”, in fact, this has become one of The Art of Plastic Surgery’s most popular procedures. A mommy makeover can involve a combination of an abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast enlargement or breast lift in order to get your pre-pregnancy body back to how you remember.
For patients with excess abdominal skin, limited to the lower abdomen and below the navae, a Mini-Tummy Tuck may be the best procedure. Here, a shorter incision is used, and liposuction is often added to achieve the best possible results. Post-op discomfort is less and recovery time is shorter than with a full tummy tuck.
Read more about the different procedure combinations and benefits of a mommy makeover here, on The Art of Plastic Surgery’s blog!
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
The best way to fully assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover is to come into The Art Of Plastic Surgery’s office, located in Chicago, IL, in order to be evaluated. During your evaluation, Dr. Wiener will look at your abdomen and breasts in order to decide what procedures are right for you and your body, and what procedures, if any, can wait.
Why is it best to have these procedures done at one time instead of individually?
As a mommy you know that time is of the essence. Every second that you are away from your child is too long and will require someone else to care for them. The best reason to get all of these procedures done at once as a mommy makeover is to cut down on recovery time. Rather than going under the knife for two separate procedures at two separate times, a mommy makeover allows patients to get it all done at once.
Additionally, by getting everything done at once, patients don’t have to worry about going under anesthesia more than once—which can be a frightening experience.
How long after having my last baby should I wait to have a mommy makeover?
It takes a woman’s body about four to five months to get back to normal after having a baby with the exception of breastfeeding. Before getting a mommy makeover, it is recommended to lose as much weight as possible and to let your breasts get back to normal which typically takes about two to three months after you stop breast feeding. However, Dr. Wiener will be able to tell you if your body is ready for a mommy makeover or if you should wait a little bit longer.
If I still plan to have children, should I consider a mommy makeover now?
Depending on the amount of years you want between your kids will help you to decide if you want to get a mommy makeover now or if it’s better to wait. The longer the distance you want between your kids, the better candidate you are for this surgery right now. However, if you want your kids to be just a few years apart, you will want to hold off on have this surgery done because as soon as your body starts to heal, you will likely be pregnant again.
If you’re concerned about your ability to breastfeed after having a breast lift or augmentation done, don’t worry—most women can still breastfeed after undergoing surgery.
What is the recovery period for a mommy makeover?
Recovery following a mommy makeover requires 10-14 days of being on complete “house arrest” which involves mostly bed rest with the small ability to move around your house. The next few weeks you can slowly delve back into your day-to-day mommy life but shouldn’t lift anything or anyone over 20lbs. Around week five and six, you can start to ease back into your workout routine but should still abstain from things like weightlifting. Around week eight and with the clearance from Dr. Wiener, you can get right back into your normal routine without any restrictions.