Mommy Makeover Explained
The mommy makeover was designed for women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy physique and aren’t seeing the results they want from dieting and exercise. At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery, we strive to provide the best mommy makeover in Detroit. We take the utmost care to understand your concerns and your desired outcome, so we can deliver exceptional results that you love.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth can be deeply rewarding experiences. They can also wreak havoc on the female body. Once they are done having kids, many women decide that they simply want to look the way they did pre-pregnancy. Nutrition and exercise can help, but sometimes there are issues that even a lifestyle change cannot address.
At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a solution called a Mommy Makeover. This is a suite of surgeries tailored to help you get your old body back and enhance it. During a Mommy Makeover, you can choose to have cosmetic improvements made to your breasts, abdominal area, buttocks, labia, and more, all during a single surgery.
*Mommy Makeover is any 2 or more procedures performed at one time*
What are the Key Benefits of Mommy Makeovers?
The primary benefit to the Mommy Makeover is that it can help you get much closer to your pre-pregnancy physique, and to regain your sense of self-confidence. Because it is tailored to the individual patient, a Mommy Makeover can help you address the specific parts of your body that make you feel self-conscious.
One of the advantages is that having several procedures at one time cuts down on the expense, surgical risk, and recovery time. Also, keep in mind that, as you recover from surgery, you will need someone to help you around the house, including watching your kids. By having a Mommy Makeover, you can ensure that you only need to arrange for help one time instead of multiple times for multiple surgeries.
Am I a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
It is Generally Ideal For:
A Mommy Makeover is typically recommended for women who are done having children, and who wish to return to their pre-baby body. This procedure is also a good choice for women who are looking to make multiple improvements to their bodies at the same time, regardless of whether they have children or not.
The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover has a stable, maintainable body weight. Candidates should also be in good health overall, without underlying conditions that would prevent them from healing.
Is Not So Great For:
We typically do not recommend Mommy Makeover procedures until you are done with having children. We do not recommend this procedure for women who have underlying health conditions that would place them in high-risk categories or for women whose body weight fluctuates.
How Old Do I Have to Be?
As we qualify patients for a Mommy Makeover, our concern is not so much with age as with overall physical health and aesthetic goals. If you are curious to know whether you are eligible for surgery, schedule a consultation with us.
Pregnancy Specific Questions
Can I Get a Mommy Makeover If I Have Not Had Children?
Definitely! Mommy Makeover is really for any woman who wants to combine multiple plastic surgery procedures into a single session, reducing their risk and recovery time.
Should I Wait Until I am Done Having Children?
We would recommend waiting until you are done having children, if only so that your results are not reversed by an additional pregnancy or childbirth.
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“Dr. Awada took a lot of time and care in her consultation to explain my options and answer all my questions. She was kind and genuine and made me feel very comfortable.”
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What Procedures Are Involved with a Mommy Makeover?
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and/or Breast Lift Surgery
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can sometimes lead to a loss in breast volume or breasts with a droopy, sagging shape. During your Mommy Makeover, you can enhance the size of your breasts through breast augmentation using implants or a fat transfer. A breast lift can help you achieve a more appealing contour and repair any problems with the nipples or areolas.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Following childbirth, many moms struggle with excess belly flab. A tummy tuck can provide you with the tight, toned abdomen you desire. Additionally, a tummy tuck can be used to repair and strengthen the muscles in your stomach wall, which are often damaged during pregnancy. For these reasons, the tummy tuck is a very common inclusion in any Mommy Makeover plan.
Many moms struggle with weight gain, and even the most rigorous diet and strenuous exercise seem to make little difference. If that is your experience, you may benefit from liposuction. This weight loss surgery involves excess fat and tissue being vacuumed out of your body. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck for the best body contouring results.
The Mommy Makeover Process Explained
The first step in the Mommy Makeover process is meeting with our all-female care team, including board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mariam Awada. During your consultation, Dr. Awada will ensure you are eligible for a safe and successful procedure. The procedures that can be included will be discussed in detail, and you will be able to select your preferences. She will also listen to your concerns, helping you create a Mommy Makeover plan that is just for you.
Prepare your complete medical history, and be ready to take a few lab tests. This will help Dr. Awada plan your procedure more effectively and ensure great results that meet your goals.
What Should I Do in Preparation?
The single most important thing you can do to prepare for a Mommy Makeover is recruit a spouse, sibling, parent, or friend to help around the house while you recover. During recovery, your movement may be restricted, so assistance will make a major difference.
It is also important to prepare your bedroom appropriately. Secure enough pillows for support, and place your necessities nearby.
Additionally, abstain from smoking, and cease using any medications that could cause bleeding. Our team will supply you with detailed directions.
How Many Sessions are Involved?
One of the primary benefits of the Mommy Makeover is that it typically requires just a single surgical session, meaning you will only need to worry about one recovery period. The whole surgery generally lasts for 3 to 5 hours. The duration of a Mommy Makeover will depend on the procedures involved.
What is Surgery Like? Is it Painful?
At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery, patient comfort is one of our top concerns. As such, we furnish full anesthesia options, ensuring you are fully sedated during your procedure. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery itself.
Dr. Awada will mark the incisions areas, and once the anesthesia takes full effect, Dr. Awada will create the incisions according to the selected procedures agreed upon during the consultation.
Once the procedures have been performed and all incisions have been sutured closed, bandages will be wrapped around the incision sites.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery?
Following your Mommy Makeover, you can anticipate some swelling and bruising. You may also have some mild to moderate pain, which can be easily managed with medication. You will need to rest and recover for at least a week, but you will start to feel more and more like your usual self after that.
You will be advised regarding replacement of bandages and the correct way to clean the surgery sites. A follow-up appointment will be set with Dr. Awada to remove sutures and check on your healing progress.
Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Mommy Makeover
Are There Any Risks Involved?
Any time you have surgery, you can expect some level of risk. These include the risk of infection, blood clotting, and anesthesia complications. Having multiple procedures at once can reduce these risks. Additionally, you can minimize your surgical risk by working with a qualified plastic surgeon and making sure to follow all of the aftercare instructions given to you.
Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?
Most women feel prepared to head back to work within one to two weeks. However, you will need to wait at least six weeks before resuming heavy lifting of any kind.
Scars After the Surgery
While you will have some scarring, working with a skilled surgeon can help minimize those scars and make sure they are in easily concealed positions. Michigan Cosmetic Surgery also offers in-house laser scar treatments included in the costs of your final surgical quote.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The longevity of your results depends on the specific procedures you have done and how well you care for your body following the surgery. A commitment to a healthy lifestyle will greatly affect how long Mommy Makeover results can last.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Your mommy makeover will include the best combination of procedures for achieving your desired body contours. Once we have developed your unique treatment plan, we will review the procedure details with you, including the price of your treatment.
Does My Insurance Cover the Procedure?
Michigan Cosmetic Surgery does not accept any insurance at this time.
Should I Really Get a Mommy Makeover? Is it Really Worth it for Me?
Only you can make this decision, but we will say that the women who get a Mommy Makeover at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery are overwhelmingly pleased with their results. What really sets the Mommy Makeover apart from other procedures are the highly individualized treatment plan, the single required recovery period, and the savings patients experience.
Get a Mommy Makeover Today!
Ready to learn more about how to regain your pre-baby body? Schedule your consultation for a mommy makeover in Detroit with Dr. Mariam Awada by contacting Michigan Cosmetic Surgery.
We welcome you to contact our office at any time at 248-948-5500.