Mommy Makeover Pensacola, FL

A mommy makeover refers to a combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate the abdomen and breasts after pregnancy. For most women, this means an abdominoplasty and augmentation-mastopexy.

Typical Timing/Age 30-50 years old
Problem Excess abdominal skin and subcutaneous fat, abdominal wall muscle laxity and droopy deflated breasts. This combination of deformities is usually caused by pregnancy.
Procedure The breasts are usually addressed first with a breast augmentation, mastopexy or augmentation-mastopexy.
The abdominoplasty is then performed. The total operating room time for a mommy makeover is approximately 4 hours.
Goal To improve breast shape and abdominal contour.
Facility Surgery Center or Hospital
Preparation Patients should be at a stable weight and cannot be using any nicotine containing substances. Patients should be done breastfeeding and have no future plans of pregnancy. Both are possible after a mommy-makeover but will likely compromise your final result and therefore it is recommended to wait until childbearing is complete before proceeding with a mommy makeover.
Anesthesia General anesthesia
Recovery
Hospital stay Some patients go home the day of surgery, others choose to spend the first night after surgery in the hospital. Drs Butler or Leveque will help decide what is best for you.
Positioning After an abdominoplasty you will need to keep your hips flexed at all times for 1-2 weeks to help minimize the tension on your skin incision. This means walking around a little hunched over and sleeping in a recliner or in bed with pillows under your back and your knees.
Assistance You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.
Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Showering After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.
Exercise You should gently start stretching your arms immediately after surgery to prevent your chest muscles from getting stiff. 2 weeks for light exercise. 4 weeks for regular exercise. 6 weeks for abdominal exercises.
Sex Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to stress your incisions or increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After 2 weeks you may have sex if your partner can resist touching your new breasts. You are the only person allowed to touch your breasts for the first 6 weeks after surgery.
Work 1-2 weeks depending on your type of work
Swelling Can persist for 3-6 months
Bruising Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
Risks & Complications Hematoma, Seroma, Infection, Poor scarring, Dehiscence, Delayed wound healing, Skin necrosis, Asymmetry, Numbnesss, Thromboembolism, Contour irregularities, Implant malposition, Capsular contracture, Implant rupture, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque

Mommy Makeover

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