The Mommy Makeover is a term which refers to a very powerful set of surgical procedures that enables a woman to regain her youthful size and shape following childbirth. The Mommy Makeover procedure usually involves breast augmentation which may be combined with a breast lift, tummy tuck or body lift, and liposuction.
Good candidates for the Mommy Makeover include women who are in good health, have finished having children and are looking to restore their youthful figure. Dr. Vitenas performs the Mommy Makeover at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital of Houston, Texas. The procedure may take anywhere from four to seven hours to complete and is performed with general anesthesia.
The exact nature of the surgery will depend on what specifically is performed, and incisions may be made in multiple areas. In general, excess breast envelope skin is excised and breast implants are placed to increase volume, skin and fat in the abdomen and sometimes the back are removed, and liposuction is performed to shape and re-contour the body.
Full recovery from the Mommy Makeover takes approximately six weeks, though patients are generally able to return to work within one to two weeks. Exercise and other strenuous activities may be resumed within four to six weeks. As with any surgical procedure, swelling, bruising and discomfort may result. The potential risks associated with the Mommy Makeover may include bleeding, infection, asymmetry and scarring.
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Q – What is a Mommy Makeover?
The term Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of procedures which can restore a woman’s youthful figure following childbirth. This may include breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, tummy tuck, body lift, and/or liposuction.
Q – Who is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Women who are in good health and are looking to restore their youthful figure may be good candidates for the Mommy Makeover. Women should be finished having children.
Q – What should I expect during a consultation for a Mommy Makeover?
During the consultation for the Mommy Makeover, Dr. Vitenas will discuss your medical history, your goals, and any questions or concerns that you may have. You will be shown pre-op and post-op photos of previous Mommy Makeover patients, and computer imaging will help you to visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss the reasonable and expected outcomes of your surgery, as well as the details of the Mommy Makeover procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Q – Where is the Mommy Makeover surgery performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs the Mommy Makeover at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Q – What is the cost of a Mommy Makeover cosmetic surgery?
n general, the total cost of a Mommy Makeover includes the anesthesia fee, the facility fee and the surgeon’s fee. The price of the Mommy Makeover procedure ranges depending on the surgical technique and level of correction needed to achieve the desired results. The procedure itself is a combination of surgical procedures including tummy tuck and breast augmentation. The average cost of the procedure ranges from $10,000.00 to $20,000.00. Often this procedure is combined with other procedures like liposuction for optimal results. For a precise idea of the cost of the Mommy Makeover procedures please upload your photos to our contact us form.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for the Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is typically performed with general anesthesia.
Q – How long is the Mommy Makeover surgery?
The surgical time for the Mommy Makeover is approximately four to seven hours.
Q – Is the Mommy Makeover a painful procedure?
Patients may experience some discomfort or pain after their Mommy Makeover and this can be managed with medication.
Q – How long is the recovery after the Mommy Makeover?
Full recovery after the Mommy Makeover takes six weeks, though patients can often return to work within one to two weeks.
Q – What is the recovery like after the Mommy Makeover?
Patients can expect a recovery period of about one to two weeks before being able to return to work. Some bruising, swelling and discomfort may occur. Medication can help to manage discomfort.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my Mommy Makeover?
Patients are often able to return to work within one to two weeks after the Mommy Makeover.
Q – When will I be able to exercise after my Mommy Makeover?
Patients will need to postpone strenuous activities and exercise for about four to six weeks after the Mommy Makeover procedure.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of the Mommy Makeover?
The potential risks or complications associated with the Mommy Makeover may include bleeding, infection, asymmetry and scarring.
Q – Is it possible to finance my Mommy Makeover?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery, and Dr. Vitenas will discuss these with you during your initial consultation for your Mommy Makeover.