Becoming a mother is a rewarding experience, but it can also take a major toll on the body. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin, add unwanted fat, and create a permanent “belly pooch.” One of the best ways to address these issues all at once is through Mommy Makeover surgery. Our Denver, Colorado Springs, and Golden patients use this popular suite of procedures to transform their bodies from head to toe.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly trained in breast enhancement and body contouring procedures. If you want to reclaim your confidence and sculpt your body, here are a few important things to know about Mommy Makeover surgery.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that helps women restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. The surgery typically focuses on the breasts and abdomen to help women regain a youthful appearance. A Mommy Makeover is a highly customizable procedure that we adapt to suit your unique needs. Our plastic surgeons will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan for your specific aesthetic goals.
A Mommy Makeover can include many different types of breast enhancement and body contouring procedures. A few popular options include:
- Breast Augmentation: Returns the breasts to their original size or adds fullness to naturally small breasts using breast implants.
- Breast Lift: Raises the breasts higher along the chest and tightens stretched skin to create a more youthful breast shape.
- Tummy Tuck: Removes excess skin and fat to tone the midsection and flatten a “belly bulge.”
- Liposuction: Shrinks fat deposits along the hips, thighs, and belly to slim and contour the body.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate?
The best candidates for Mommy Makeover surgery are women who are in good overall health and want to address multiple aesthetic issues at once. During your initial consultation, our doctors will discuss your goals and look over all the available options for your procedure.
In general, a Mommy Makeover works best for those who have undergone significant body changes, such as pregnancy or major weight loss. We suggest waiting to have surgery until after you are done having children in order to achieve the best possible results.
How long is Mommy Makeover surgery?
On average, a Mommy Makeover takes around 3 to 6 hours to perform. The duration can change depending on the specific procedures chosen for your treatment.
Is a Mommy Makeover painful?
Like any surgery, there is a bit of discomfort during the recovery process. You can expect to feel tired and sore for the first few weeks after the procedure. At our practice, we apply a long-acting pain medication during surgery to help alleviate any significant pain. We also do not use drains after our tummy tuck surgeries; we believe this helps you stay much more comfortable while you heal.
What is recovery like after a Mommy Makeover?
The length of your recovery time will depend on the procedures you choose to include. However, tummy tuck surgery has the most extensive healing process, so your midsection is usually the last area to recover. Most patients need to take at least 2 to 3 weeks off from their jobs.
While you’re healing, be sure to:
- Refrain from smoking
- Take regular walks to encourage blood circulation
- Have a loved one help you with household needs and child care
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and eat nutritious, high-protein meals
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
In the Denver and Colorado Springs areas, the price of a Mommy Makeover depends on several factors. The types of treatments you choose and the extent of your procedure all affect the final cost. We will provide you with a personalized estimate at the end of your first consultation. Our practice also accepts financing options through CareCredit®, PatientFi®, and Prosper Healthcare Lending to help your Mommy Makeover fit into your budget.
Will I have scars after my Mommy Makeover surgery?
Any procedure that requires incisions will leave scars behind. However, our doctors leave these precise, fine-line scars in inconspicuous locations that are easy to hide beneath your underwear or bikini. Many Mommy Makeover scars begin to fade 1 to 2 years after the procedure. Scar creams and silicone scar tape can help reduce the thickness of your scars as they develop.
By knowing what to expect from Mommy Makeover surgery, you can head into your first consultation with confidence. If you are in the Denver, Colorado Springs, or Golden area and would like to learn more about treatment, please request a consultation or call (303) 278-2600.