Mommy Makeover Pensacola, FL

Mommy Makeovers are among the most popular surgeries performed by Drs. Leveque, Patterson and Butler.  A Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of procedures designed to help you get your pre-mommy body back.  Usually breast augmentation, a breast lift or a breast lift with augmentation, along with a tummy tuck, and sometimes liposuction, comprise a Mommy Makeover.

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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 issues is usually caused by pregnancy.

Procedure

The breasts are usually addressed first with a breast augmentation, a mastopexy (also called a breast lift) or augmentation-mastopexy.  The abdominoplasty is then performed.  So patients may also choose to add liposuction to their mommy makeover to help define their waistline, contour their hips or thighs, or eliminate “bra-line” bulge.

Goal

To improve breast shape and abdominal contour.

Facility

Surgery Center or Hospital

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Butler

 

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Mommy Makeover by Dr. Butler

After

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Butler

 

 

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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

In most cases, a hospital stay is not required.

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.

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Leveque

 

Before

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Leveque

After

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Leveque

 

View Mommy Makeover Gallery by Dr. Leveque

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

Risks & Complications

HHematoma, 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, Dr. Patterson

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.