A mommy makeover is a customized combination of procedures offered to mothers of all ages to help them regain the body they had prior to pregnancy. Dr. Demianczuk tailors the procedure for each patient, based on their aesthetic goals and desires, but surgery commonly involves the breasts and the abdomen.
Post pregnancy changes to the breast can include: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large.
Surgeries to consider:
- Breast augmentation with implants
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation with a lift
- Breast reduction surgery
Post pregnancy changes to the abdomen can include: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks.
Surgeries to consider:
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
The Surgical Experience
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how which procedures are combined, the surgery can take 3-4 hours. Patient specific factors such as pre surgical weight, co morbid illness and types of procedures performed, some patients have an overnight stay at the facility following this surgery. Most women will require a 2-3 weeks to recover. Final results will become more obvious as incisions heal, breasts settle into their final position, and the skin of the abdomen heals. It generally takes several months for all of the changes to occur.
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries are combined and how many surgery sessions are needed. The average cost for a mommy makeover procedure is between $11,000-$18,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. It is important, therefore to find an experienced plastic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get pregnant after surgery?
Women should consider a mommy makeover once they have completed their family so the surgical results are not compromised. In general, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out again if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
Will there be scars?
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure, however, every effort is made to place the incisions in anatomic areas that are hidden by clothing. Most patients feel that the improved contour following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.
Schedule your consultation
To find out how mommy makeover procedure can help you meet your goals, contact Dr. Demianczuk.