What to expect from mommy makeover surgery
This surgery varies from patient to patient. Your surgeon will guide you through the options during your consultation and settle on a surgical plan that works for you. Common mommy makeovers include procedures that target the areas most affected by pregnancy, like breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty; however, you may also choose to include a thigh, buttock, or arm lift, Brazilian butt lift, or facial enhancements, like face lifts, neck lifts, or fillers. Patient safety is always our most important concern, and there are limitations as to which surgeries may be combined in one procedure. Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd will ensure that a safe, realistic, and predictable surgical plan is crafted to ensure a worry-free recovery and outcome.
The length and scope of your mommy makeover will differ based on the procedures you’ve chosen, and your surgeon will walk you through what to expect from your specific surgery during consultation and subsequent preoperative appointments.
After surgery, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for a couple of days as you begin to recover. Liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast procedures typically require you to wear special compression undergarments to support your body after surgery.
Although different procedures require different post-surgical restrictions, you can expect to avoid heavy lifting and most activity for at least 2 weeks. You may manage your discomfort with prescribed medicine. We encourage resuming light activity, such as brief walks, as soon as possible to promote blood flow and speed your recovery.
Frequently asked questions
- What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Undergoing several procedures at once rather than spacing them apart can save you time and money, make recovery less physically taxing, and allow you to experience multiple transformations from just a single procedure.
Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd are careful to plan all mommy makeover surgeries so that the procedures can be completed efficiently and safely. If your surgeon determines a staged procedure would better benefit your overall health, he or she will recommend accomplishing your goals with more than one surgery and allowing time to heal in between.
- How long after giving birth do I need to wait before surgery?
We recommend that you wait at least 6 months before having elective surgery. For mothers who currently breastfeed, we suggest deferring surgery until you’ve finished breastfeeding.
- How long will my results last?
Your results can last for many years, especially by maintaining your weight and practicing healthy habits. Your new flatter midsection, larger or perkier breasts, and beautiful new contours can help you achieve greater confidence that touches every aspect of your life.