Whether you’re unhappy with your body after pregnancy and childbirth or simply due to aging, a Mommy Makeover can help you regain your confidence. We hope the following questions help you understand the procedure and how we perform it at NuBody Concepts. Contact us if you have any additional questions or to schedule a consultation.
Most mommy makeovers involve plastic surgery, like putting in breast implants or tightening your abdominal muscles. However, there are less-invasive methods that can achieve similar results, depending on your body type. You may achieve a flat stomach simply with liposuction, and with our NuBody Fat Transfer procedure we could inject the harvested fat into your breasts as fillers. Both liposuction and fat transfer are only minimally-invasive and don’t involve surgery or stitches.
What does a Mommy Makeover include?
Typically, we combine a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation for the best overall outcome of a Mommy Makeover. However, there are several options. The breast augmentation can be done with breast implants or our NuBody Fat Transfer for Breasts procedure, or even a breast lift without implants. Likewise, we may be able to use liposuction instead of a tummy tuck to flatten your stomach, or sometimes we combine both for the best outcome.
Some women also choose to include a labiaplasty or other form of vaginal rejuvenation as part of their Mommy Makeover. Vaginal rejuvenation is an increasingly popular non-invasive procedure that strengthens your vaginal wall, helps with minor incontinence, and increases sexual pleasure.
What are the advantages of a NuBody Mommy Makeover?
A NuBody Mommy Makeover is all about you, and we pride ourself in giving you a number of options to achieve the best outcome. In addition to breast and abdominal surgery, we may use less-invasive procedures like liposuction and fat transfer to help shape your body. A NuBody Mommy Makeover is designed to make you feel comfortable throughout your procedure and minimize your downtime. Using IV Sedation combined with local anesthesia helps your body recover much faster than under general anesthesia.
How long until I can resume my normal activities after a Mommy Makeover?
At NuBody Concepts, we strive to keep your recovery time to a minimum so that you can resume your daily activities as soon as possible. After liposuction or fat transfer, patients typically recover within just 1-2 days. For a Mommy Makeover involving surgery, most of our patients are back to work or their normal routines after 3-5 days.
If your Mommy Makeover involves tightening of the muscles as well as the skin, your recovery time may be longer than that. We do recommend that you abstain from heavy lifting and exercise for a minimum of two weeks after your Mommy Makeover surgery.
Can I have a Mommy Makeover before I'm done having children?
Yes. It is possible to have both a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and go through pregnancy afterward. While some women prefer to wait with tummy tuck surgery until they are done with childbirth to make sure the results don’t change again, there is no reason you can’t have a tummy tuck at any time. If you have questions or concerns about childbirth and plastic surgery, it is best to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.