Although pregnancy and breastfeeding are some of the most beautiful parts of motherhood, afterward it’s common to feel self-conscious and dissatisfied with the way your body looks. It’s likely you have more than one area you’d like to rejuvenate. 22 Plastic Surgery offers a solution though cosmetic surgery. Our doctors perform mommy makeover procedures in Midvale to help women from Salt Lake City, Murray, Sandy, and surrounding areas renew their bodies and their confidence.
Mommy makeover candidates
A mommy makeover is a custom combination of plastic surgery procedures that are performed at once to renew women’s bodies after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Ideal candidates for this procedure are in good physical condition, are at or near their ideal weight, do not plan to have more children, and have realistic expectations about their results. Benefits include a combination of the following:
- Removing loose, stretched skin
- Enhancing breast shape
- Improving the appearance of a cesarean scar
- Reducing stretch marks
- Repairing torn, enlarged, stretched labia
What procedures are performed during mommy makeover?
22 Plastic Surgery personalizes each mommy makeover to the patient’s desired improvements. Because pregnancy and childbirth affect similar areas, mommy makeovers typically include a combination of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation restores lost breast volume or fills out naturally small breasts.
- Breast lift reshapes lax breasts and reduces enlarged nipples.
- Tummy tuck firms and flattens the abdomen by removing stretched, wrinkled skin and excess fat and repairing separated abdominal muscles, if necessary.
- Liposuction sculpts the waist, hips, thighs, and other areas where stubborn fat has collected.
- Labiaplasty rejuvenates enlarged or torn labia.
Together you and your surgeon will choose the procedures that will help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape. While it might not be possible to completely erase the changes from pregnancy, in many ways you could look better than before.
The mommy makeover procedure
22 Plastic Surgery performs mommy makeover procedures in an accredited hospital or surgical facility as an outpatient procedure or with a brief hospital stay. Depending on the procedures chosen, the surgery can take from 2 to 5 hours to complete.
What to expect during recovery
You will need help for the first week or so after your mommy makeover, especially if your children are young. Recovery time depends on a variety of factors, including your individual healing rate and the specific procedures performed. By strictly following the restrictions you are given in terms of lifting and other activities, you will allow your body to heal as rapidly as possible and minimize the possibility of complications. Most women will be ready to return to work and feel close to normal within 2 weeks to a month depending on the procedures chosen.