What procedures are involved in a mommy makeover?
During a mommy makeover the board-certified surgeons at Edina Plastic Surgery perform an abdominoplasty combined with liposuction, as well as the patient-appropriate breast procedure; a lift, reduction, or augmentation.
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Why are mommy makeovers so popular?
Many women experience significant physical changes to their abdomens and breasts after pregnancy. The abdominal skin is often stretched and loose, and may bear stretch marks. The breasts, especially if a woman breast feeds, may have drooped and lost volume.
Patients that want to improve their bodies by having plastic surgery procedures have busy lives. They work at an office, at home or both. Because the surgeons at Edina Plastic Surgery are trained to do a combination of procedures at one time, it allows the patient to have one single recovery period vs. three separate ones. This not only shortens downtime from work, family and friends, it also reduces the costs of anesthesia and the time in the surgery center.
With the advent of much-improved anesthesia techniques that allow a safer anesthetic with fewer after-effects, combined with the popularity of such shows as Extreme Makeover, requests to have multiple procedures done at one time are increasing rapidly.
Many patients are delighted with the result of these combined procedures and are glad to have everything done at once. Nationwide statistics show that mommy makeovers have an extremely high satisfaction rate.
When is the best time to have a mommy makeover?
The best candidates for the combined procedures are patients that are done having children and at a stable weight. Potential patients should be in good general health, and preferably be practicing a regular exercise routine.
Patients will need to allow for some recovery time – typically several weeks. For mothers of young children, we recommend having help at home for at least the first week or two post-surgery. The surgeons at Edina Plastic Surgery recommend that our patients preplan for their mommy makeover by doing things like completing a week's worth of grocery shopping and laundry before undergoing these combined procedures.
Dr. Nathan Leigh
Dr. Robert Wilke
Dr. Michael Philbin
Edina Plastic Surgery