Mommy makeover is a comprehensive plastic surgery procedure aimed at restoring the pre-pregnancy figure for a mother. As this cosmetic surgery can involve multiple procedures and is highly customizable, many new patients will have several queries and concerns about it.
Dr. Hisham Seify, a board certified plastic surgeon, will address the patient’s queries in detail during the initial consultation. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure from him. Here is a set of frequently asked questions that should help new patients get answers to some of the basic issues related to a mommy makeover.
Who is a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover?
The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the key areas of the body that may need surgical improvement, and assess other factors such as the patient’s general health, previous surgeries if any, and her personal aesthetic goals. Patients with a fair amount of skin elasticity will usually achieve the best outcomes with a mommy makeover procedure.
Why is a mommy makeover better than having the procedures one at a time?
In case of a mommy makeover plastic surgery, it becomes possible for a surgeon to create a comprehensive and cohesive treatment plan for best outcomes in a most conservative manner. Secondly, the patient is required to undergo the typical risks, pain and discomfort associated with a cosmetic surgery procedure only once. In individual procedures, general anesthesia will be required separately each time. Separate recovery periods will be involved, where as in a mommy makeover, multiple procedures will entail a single recovery period.
What is the right age for a mommy makeover?
It primarily depends on an individual patient when they would like to go through a mommy makeover. A plastic surgeon would usually recommend mothers in their twenties and thirties to opt for this surgery if they are keen for it. In these age groups, the skin is fairly elastic and the body resilience is very high for multiple procedures and quicker recovery.
How much time should a woman wait after childbirth to go for this procedure?
Dr. Seify would recommend this procedure to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations only once their body is back to normal after childbirth. Once the body weight has stabilized and breastfeeding has stopped, the patient is usually in a position to undergo a mommy makeover. It may take about four to five months before a mom’s body returns to normal, with the exception of breastfeeding.
What is the average duration of a mommy makeover surgery?
The average duration of a mommy makeover procedure will depend on the number and extent of surgeries involved. For instance, if the patient needs to undergo breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck together, the procedure may take about four to five hours in the operating room.
What is the estimated recovery period?
Recovery process may vary from one patient to another based on several factors. However, most patients will be ready to go back to a desk job within 10 to 14 days. Strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercises should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. This can include lifting heavy grocery bags or relocating your couch in the living room to more desirable location, for example.