Mommy Makeover in Nashville, TN
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy changes your body, and some of the changes may not resolve after you give birth. Pregnancy stretches the skin, and hormonal changes can affect many areas of your body. Drs. MaDan and Hueneke work closely with women who want to restore their bodies to the pre-pregnancy shape. This can be achieved with a mommy makeover, a customized package of plastic surgery procedures for the face and body.
During the consultation, our expert plastic surgeons will inquire about what areas of your body and face you would like to improve, such as:
- Sagging breasts
- Fat on the abdomen
- Sagging buttocks
- Areas of excess fat
- Upper arms that are flabby
- Lines and wrinkles on the face
Once you decide what areas to focus on, Drs. MaDan and Hueneke use their expertise to define a surgical plan that reduces your downtime. This may involve performing several procedures during one surgical appointment or spreading out the procedures over time, allowing your body to heal at each stage.
You should wait at least one year after having your last child before considering a mommy makeover. This allows time for your body to naturally shed fat and ensures that a revision surgery is not needed should you become pregnant after the procedure.
What is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
The average cost of a mommy makeover varies by patient, depending on their aesthetic goals and desires. We can discuss the details of your cost for a mommy makeover at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
- Targets problem areas after pregnancy
- Can be combined with medical spa treatments for dramatic results
- Tailored to the needs of the patient
What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?
Because each mommy makeover is unique, recovery time varies significantly. Drs. MaDan and Hueneke discuss this and other details during your consultation.
Q&A Mommy Makeover
What is all included in a mommy makeover?
The definition of a mommy makeover is different for every person. Most often, it includes a breast procedure (augmentation with or without a lift) and tummy procedure (full or mini tummy tuck). The surgeries best for you can be decided at your consultation visit.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
Multiple procedures can often be combined into one surgery. The number of procedures is limited by the amount of time it take to perform them. The general guideline is an elective surgery (multiple procedures) lasting no longer than 6 hours.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery and restrictions last at least 6 weeks. You are limited to lifting things less than 10 pounds for the first 2 weeks. Low intensity activities (I.e. walking) can start 2 weeks after surgery. Compression garments are started after surgery and should continue for the entire 6 week recovery period. Your final results (skin tightening and swelling) may take as long as 3 months.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is at a stable weight within 10% of goal. Healthy diet and normal intensity of exercise are good for preparation before surgery. All ibuprofen medications and supplements like fish oil should be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgery. Any nicotine use (cigarettes, cigars, vaping, pouches etc) should be stopped at least 4 weeks before surgery.
How long after mommy makeover can I exercise?
Low intensity activities (I.e. walking) are usually okay to start 2 weeks after surgery. Normal activities can resume 6 weeks after surgery.
Do I need to lose weight before a mommy makeover?
You should be within 10% of your goal weight for at least 6 months. This should ensure your post-surgery results remain stable and long-lasting. There are increased complications (i.e. delayed wound healing) for any person with BMI higher than 35.