The Mommy Makeover is a term that refers to a very powerful set of surgical procedures that enable a woman to regain her youthful size and shape following childbirth. The Mommy Makeover procedure usually involves breast augmentation, as well as other procedures such as a breast lift, tummy tuck or body lift, and liposuction. The ideal patient for a Mommy Makeover will be someone in generally good health. In order to preserve the results from the procedure, it is recommended that women be finished having children prior to the Mommy Makeover.
Dr. Vitenas performs the Mommy Makeover in surgical suites at the Houston Surgery Center. This outpatient facility is situated in the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery building. A Mommy Makeover will take from four to seven hours, depending on the extent of correction and combination of techniques included. Dr. Vitenas uses general anesthesia for the procedure.
A Mommy Makeover will depend 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. Most women are feeling well enough to return to work or school in less than two weeks. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be postponed for 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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Mommy Makeover Frequenly Asked Questions
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The term Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of procedures designed to restore a woman’s youthful figure following childbirth. This may include breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, tummy tuck, body lift, and/or liposuction.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Anyone looking to restore their youthful figure may be a good candidate for the Mommy Makeover procedure. Women should be finished having children.
What happens at my Mommy Makeover consultation?
Your initial Mommy Makeover appointment will be a time to learn more about the procedure, and ask any questions that you have. Dr. Vitenas will look over your medical history and current medications. Dr. Vitenas will discuss the reasonable and expected outcomes of your surgery, as well as the details of the Mommy Makeover recovery, possible complications, and your payment options.
Where will my Mommy Makeover take place?
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, all Mommy Makeover procedures are performed at the Houston Surgery Center. This outpatient surgical center is in the same location at Dr. Vitenas’ office. An optional 23-hour recovery center is available for those who would like to begin their recovery with additional assistance.
How much will I spend on my Mommy Makeover cosmetic surgery?
The total cost of a Mommy Makeover will range from $10.000 to $20,000, depending on the combination of surgical techniques involved. The Mommy Makeover itself is a combination of surgical techniques including a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, but other procedures be added for optimal results, such as liposuction. For specific pricing on the cost of the Mommy Makeover procedures schedule a consultation appointment or use our Contact Us form for an online evaluation.
What anesthesia is used during the Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is performed under general anesthesia.
How long will Mommy Makeover procedure?
The surgical time for the Mommy Makeover is approximately four to seven hours.
Is the Mommy Makeover uncomfortable?
Mild to moderate pain can be experienced after a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Vitenas will prescribe the needed pain medications to keep you comfortable during your recovery.
How long will my Mommy Makeover recovery last?
Full recovery after the Mommy Makeover takes six weeks, though patients can often return to work in less than two weeks.
What should I expect during my Mommy Makeover recovery?
Your Mommy Makeover recovery will take from seven to fourteen days. Some bruising, swelling and discomfort may occur. While most swelling will dissipate over the first few weeks, it will take up to six weeks for the body to fully recovery. Medication can help to manage discomfort.
How soon can I go back to work after my Mommy Makeover?
Most people are feeling good enough to go back to work in seven to fourteen days after their Mommy Makeover.
Can I exercise after my Mommy Makeover?
You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first four to six weeks post-op. After that time, you will be fully healed from the Mommy Makeover, at which time you can resume your exercise schedule.
Are there any potential risks from the Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is a surgical procedure that does include some risks. Potential complications can include excessive bleeding, unexpected scarring, infection, pour wound healing, and asymmetry.
How can I pay for my Mommy Makeover?
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, there are several payment options for your Mommy Makeover. We accept cash, credit card, and financing through CareCredit. Contact our office for more details.