While childbirth can be a magical thing, it can also take a toll on your body. Many mothers find that after childbirth they are left with sagging skin, fatty deposits, and weakened abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover can help to address these issues to restore your pre-baby body. Read on to learn more about what you should ask your surgeon during your mommy makeover consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Almost any woman who is in good health and wishes to improve their silhouette could be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. However, there are some things that should be considered to see if you are a candidate. Your surgeon may ask you if you are finished having children, how long it has been since you gave birth, if you are currently breastfeeding, and what your overall goals are.
Which Procedures should I Include?
If it has been decided that you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, the next step is to decide which procedures will be included. The most popular procedures to add to a mommy makeover include liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast enhancement. Dr. Janiga will work with you to create an individualized plan to meet your aesthetic goals.
What Will Recovery be Like?
Most mommy makeover patients take 1-3 weeks off work to recover from their procedure. The length of your recovery will depend on the type and number of procedures included in your mommy makeover. During the first couple of weeks of recovery, you should avoid heavy lifting, and may experience swelling, bruising, and tightness. However, these effects should resolve with time.
When Will I See Results?
Most women begin to see results 1-2 months after their procedure, but it can take six months to one year to see full results.
If you are interested in learning more about the mommy makeover procedure in the Reno, NV area, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.