Among the many options for surgical enhancement, the mommy makeover ranks high among Utahans. This reflects the states population of healthy active mom’s who tend to have numerous pregnancies and often begin motherhood at a relatively young age. The goal is to reverse or undo some of the changes which occur to the breasts and abdomen as a result of multiple, often close together, pregnancies. This enhancement isn’t about changing the look of the person, but more of a restoration to a previous form.
Mommy makeover can include a collection of procedures to the breasts and abdomen, often combined in one surgery. The list of procedures that can be performed is long and the best options will be different for each individual patient. Common changes of pregnancy that are corrected are sagging and deflated breasts, excess skin, stretch marks or bulging to the abdomen. Options for enhancement include: breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) with its variations of extended abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty, marriage abdominoplasty, etc), liposuction, mastopexy (aka breast lift), breast reduction, etc.
Recovery after any procedure will depend on the nature and course of the operation itself. In general, after breast augmentation combined with an abdominoplasty patients stay overnight in the surgical center. Once patients are home they are limited in lifting or heavy exertion at least until seen in follow-up, which is within 3-5 days. Typically patients feel ready to return to work within 1-2 weeks. Patients will have some days that are better than others, but the general feeling after surgery is elation at the results.
For more information on what Dr. Marion can do for your Mommy Makover visit our procedure webpage here, or call to schedule a free consultation and see what Dr. Marion would recommend for you specifically.