Motherhood can bring tremendous joy to a woman’s life, however pregnancy can wreak havoc on her body. The process of childbirth can cause permanent changes to a woman’s body many of these physical changes can only be remedied by surgical procedures. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of body contouring surgeries designed to restore a woman’s figure to its pre-pregnancy state. In most cases, a Mommy Makeover consists of a tummy tuck combined with a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction surgery.
Women Who are Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover:
Has loss of breast shape and volume Has abdominal fat that does not respond to diet and exercise Suffers from separated abdominal muscles Are generally in good shape Has already returned closely to her pre-pregnancy weight
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
Within three weeks after a Mommy Makeover, patients are usually 85-95% recovered from the surgery. To ensure a quick and healthy recovery, patients should become mobile as soon as possible. All of our Manhattan patients receive one-on-one overnight care from our outstanding staff of registered nurses, all of whom have extensive experience in helping patients optimize their recovery from plastic surgery. A pain pump, which delivers targeted doses of pain medication to a specific area of the body, can help patients to maintain mobility soon after the surgery. In most cases, patients are up and walking within a few hours after a Mommy Makeover.
Our modern, peaceful overnight facility is designed to maximize the comfort of our patients during the recovery process. Our well-appointed, private recovery room is equipped with cable TV, and each patient receives the undivided attention of our overnight nursing staff. Friends and loved ones are welcome to visit the patient during recovery at the facility, but are not allowed to stay overnight. We encourage family members to reserve their energies for after the patient returns home, when they may need to take a more active role in the patient’s recovery process.
Within one week of the surgery, most patients still have sensitivity in their abdominal area, and patients may experience swelling for several weeks after the surgery. Patients are highly mobile within a week of the procedure, but are advised to be conservative with their movements to prevent damage to the sutures. Patients should avoid picking up their children during their recovery from a Mommy Makeover, but driving is allowed within 7 to 10 days after the surgery.
At least 2 to 4 weeks should pass before a patient flies on an airplane. If a patient must fly within a few weeks of a Mommy Makeover, she is strongly encouraged to walk around during the flight to maintain blood circulation. Within three weeks after a Mommy Makeover, patients can resume most of their normal activities.