Being a mother couldn’t possibly be more fulfilling, but many moms suffer from weight gain and sagging skin brought on by childbirth. This drastic change in body shape can significantly affect your confidence and ability to feel sexy. If you are unhappy with your body shape, it’s time to take back your youthful body with a Mommy Makeover!
A Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure in which the breasts and stomach are altered to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Most Vancouver Mommy Makeover patients include a tummy tuck and liposuction to remove excess fat and reshape sagging skin. Many patients also choose to restore their breasts with breast augmentation procedures because pregnancy and nursing can result in increased breast sagging.
There are only two requirements to be a perfect candidate for a Mommy Makeover. You, first, must be a woman in excellent overall health with no recurring conditions that can be agitated by surgery or anesthesia. The second and most overlooked requirement to receive a Mommy Makeover is the completion of childbearing. If you are unsure if you’d like to have another child in the future, it is best to postpone receiving your Mommy Makeover until after you are positive you will not be having more children. Becoming pregnant following a Mommy Makeover can disrupt the shape created during surgery and undo your figure.
The first thing you’ll need to do to proceed with your Mommy Makeover is a scheduled consultation with an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your body goals and how the surgeon can help you achieve them. Following the consultation, you’ll schedule your Mommy Makeover appointment in either one or two stages, depending on the extent of surgery required to achieve your goals.
On the day of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will proceed to make an incision from hip to hip and tighten the muscles and tissues beneath your navel with sutures. Before the incision is closed, liposuction will be performed to remove excess fat and create a flat and tight stomach.
Following surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be given time to awaken from anesthesia. Once you are coherent, you’ll be given plenty of care instructions by your surgeon before you’re allowed to go home to rest.
You may be asked to wear an abdominal binder to maintain your body’s new shape and will be sore and tender for a few days following the surgery. Patients should avoid participating in any strenuous activity or lifting, including exercise. After a few weeks, you may be allowed to resume normal activity. Remember to follow-up with your surgeon in a couple weeks after your Mommy Makeover Vancouver plastic surgeon Dr. Workman will check on your healing during the follow-up.
Having children isn’t the end of your slim, pre-pregnancy body! Discover what a Mommy Makeover from American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. can do for you. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call 360-896-6000.
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