Mommy makeover candidates should be in good general health. The procedure is not recommended for patients suffering from severe health problems such as diabetes, heart problems or lung disease. Obese patients should first lose a sufficient amount of weight before undergoing mommy makeover surgery. Women planning to have more children should wait until their childbearing is complete before having mommy makeover surgery. Patients are also required to have a stable weight before this procedure.
Duration Of Operation
3 to 6 hours
The usage of blood thinners such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, herbal teas, and herbal supplements is not allowed at least 2 weeks before the procedure is set to begin. Patients are required to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before and after the surgery, as it can affect the procedure’s results.
How It Is Performed
Mommy makeover surgery depends on the types of procedures the patient opts for and the results desired by the patient. All procedures are usually done under general anesthesia and the procedure usually starts with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, then additional procedures are added as needed.
The average mommy makeover recovery time lasts around 10 days, after which patients can usually return to work and normal physical activities. One of the biggest advantages to mommy makeover surgery is the fact that instead of having the procedures separately, you can have two or even three procedures in the same time, drastically reducing the necessary recovery time. A typical tummy tuck procedure would require around 10 to 14 days recovery time. If you have tummy tuck and breast lift separately, you would have to spend up to a month recovering. Depending on their treatment, patients will have to wear compression garments or support bras during the mommy makeover recovery time. Sports are to be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks.
Mommy makeover surgery complications depend heavily on the type of procedure performed and the type of technique used. Complications can include one or more of the following:
● Infection in the surgery area
● Anesthesia risks ● Excessive bleeding ● Scarring – tummy tuck ● Capsular contraction – breast implants ● Asymmetry after surgery ● Loss of nipple sensation– breast lift or breast reduction
● Deep venous thrombosis
Mommy makeover surgery side effects depend on the procedures being performed. Side effects can include bruising, discomfort, tenderness, pain and temporary bleeding. Patients may also feel a temporary loss of sensitivity in the nipple region if the procedure includes a breast-related surgery. It’s important to note that these side effects generally pass after a week or so.
Mommy makeover surgery patients need to maintain a stable weight after the procedure. If patients pay attention to this advice, the surgery's results will last anywhere between 10-15 years. New childbearing is not recommended after the surgery, as it can affect the outcome of the surgery, but if it happens, revision surgery may be necessary afterward.
I Just Had A Baby – How Much Do I Have To Wait Until I Can Have This Procedure? Generally speaking, women may lose their extra pregnancy weight in around 3 months and their breasts return to normal in around 3 months after breastfeeding. Waiting around 5 months before having this type of procedure is a good idea.
How Long Does the Mommy Makeover Surgery Last? The answer of this question greatly depends on the procedures involved in the mommy makeover process. As a rule of thumb, the average mommy makeover surgery lasts around 5 hours.
I Am 46 Years Old – Am I Too Old For Mommy Makeover Surgery? Definitely not – the only requirements are that you must be in good health before going in for surgery.Although it is a combination procedure, each of the components is custom-tailored to fit each patient's special expectations and needs.
Back To Work
Back To Sports
When can I get back to sports after the surgery?
You can get back to sports after 2 - 3 weeks
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.