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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.

Typical Timing/Age

30-50 years old

Cost

$13,500 to $16,850 *This is an estimation & prices may vary depending on the surgeries performed. Patients are given an exact quote at the consultation appointment.

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 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. After the desired changes have been achieved, incisions will be closed using sutures.

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
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Ideal Candidates for Mommy Makeovers

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 for 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.

Candidates must have realistic expectations from mommy makeovers. Ideal candidates must be healthy without any pre-existing conditions. Patients who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle are excellent candidates.

The mommy makeover procedure is appropriate for patients who want to regain their body shape after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Mommy makeover patients must arrange for help with childcare and household tasks in advance. Patients must give themselves enough time to heal and recover after their mommy makeover procedure.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your goals and expectations for your mommy makeover. Your surgeon will look over your medical records and perform a physical examination. Inform them about the medications and supplements you are currently taking.

Your surgeon will go over the details of the surgery, including procedures that can be included and the recovery process. You can ask questions anytime.

Your surgeon will recommend the ideal combination of procedures for your mommy makeover. Your surgical plan will then be created. You will be provided with preparation instructions for your mommy makeover procedure.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia is used for the patient’s comfort during the surgery.

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

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Mommy Makeover by Dr. Leveque
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Mommy Makeover by Dr. Leveque

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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

Post-Surgical Garments

Post-surgical elastic garments must be worn during the recovery process. These help the skin better conform to the body’s new contours while helping to ameliorate swelling.

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, Dr. Patterson

 

Contact Us to Learn More

Women who are interested in a mommy makeover to restore their body shape after pregnancy can visit us at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery. We provide comprehensive consultations to ensure high-quality results for mommy makeovers in Pensacola. Contact us today!

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