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.
30-50 years old
Excess abdominal skin and subcutaneous fat, abdominal wall muscle laxity and droopy deflated breasts. This combination of issues is usually caused by pregnancy.
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.
To improve breast shape and abdominal contour.
Surgery Center or Hospital
Mommy Makeover by Dr. Butler
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.
In most cases, a hospital stay is not required.
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
You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.
You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.
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.
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.
1-2 weeks depending on your type of work.
Can persist for 3-6 months
Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks
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