Being a mommy is a title that is well earned and is a pleasure for women to have. However, every woman who has been through a pregnancy knows just what kind of a toll it can take on your body. From losing elasticity in your skin to drooping breasts, pregnancy can leave a not so glamorous impression on your body. Luckily, Dr. Gregory Wiener in Chicago offers Mommy Makeovers to help patients to get their pre-mommy body’s back. Read on to learn more.
What is a mommy makeover?
By combining things likes an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, a breast lift, and a breast enhancement, Dr. Gregory Wiener is able to shape and mold your body in order to get you back to feeling and looking like yourself once again. The great thing about a mommy makeover is that you get to pick and choose what procedures you want and what, if any, you can omit from your list. Additionally, because you will be undergoing all procedures at one time, you will only have to be administered anesthesia once, which is a comforting concept to many patients.
How long does it take?
Depending on what types of surgical procedures you elect to undergo, a mommy makeover surgery can last anywhere from a couple of hours to around eight hours. However, you will be notified beforehand regarding the length of the surgery in order for you to know what to be prepared for.
What is recovery like?
Because you will be undergoing multiple fairly invasive surgeries at one time, it’s important to understand that recovery from a mommy makeover is fairly intense. Once you are permitted to go home by Dr. Gregory Wiener, you will then be encouraged to take at least a week or two off of work or full-time mom duty in order to allow your body to rest and recover. Additionally, depending on what types of surgery you elected to undergo, you will be required to refrain from any sort of heavy lifting— including your children— for at least a week or two.