Mommy Makeovers rejuvenate your look in areas of the breasts, abdomen, and lower section of your body from the heavy effects of childbearing. These parts can become “saggy” and “droopy,” but they can be lifted or tightened, restoring youthfulness to help you feel like yourself again. The doctors at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona offer Mommy Makeover procedures to make you feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin. We, along with our hard-working and generous staff, will walk with you through every step of the procedure.
What is a Mommy Makeover? Am I a Candidate?
Mommy Makeover is a general term for procedures that target areas of a woman’s body that were altered over the course of pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. Because these effects are highly variable from one woman to another, a number of factors must be considered in the patient’s consultation with the doctor before deciding what procedures should be performed to achieve desired improvements. Some of the procedures that might be recommended by the surgeon include breast augmentation or breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and buttock or lower body lift. Mommy Makeovers can be varied combinations of these procedures, depending on the patient’s circumstances and wishes.
During your Mommy Makeover consultation with one of the surgeons at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, you will have ample opportunities to ask questions and will be able to discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. Some of the factors that will be considered will be your general medical health, your current weight and body mass index (BMI), whether or not you use tobacco, and your goals and expectations for the procedure.
Risks and Safety
During the consultation at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, our surgeons will go over the possible risks associated with getting a mommy makeover. We want you to feel comfortable and make sure that you are fully prepared, before and after the surgery. Be sure to bring all your questions to the consultation as we’ll have all the answers you need to put your mind at ease. You can be assured that we have the skills and expertise to give you the results you deserve. We will be with you from beginning to end, making sure that you are satisfied and healing properly, post-surgery.
Preparation, Procedure, and Recovery
When preparing for the initial procedure, there may be some things you need to do such as get a lab test, adjust or change your prescriptions, quit smoking and avoid certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements, as these can pose higher risks of increased bleeding during and after surgery.
Mommy Makeover surgeries are performed at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, which is our fully-licensed, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of our building in Flagstaff. The procedure, along with the post-operative course, will ultimately depend upon your needs, which will be thoroughly discussed at the time of the consultation.
To keep you comfortable during the surgery, you will receive either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Which surgical procedures you receive will determine how the procedures will be performed. This will be discussed prior to surgery. Our surgeon will also decide the best route for incisions, ensuring you receive the finest results.
Following your surgery, you’ll be wrapped with bandages around the incisions. After a breast augmentation or lift, you’ll be fitted with a support bra to decrease swelling. To control swelling after an abdomen, waist or buttock procedure, you’ll leave with a compression garment. Recovery from surgery will continue over several weeks as the swelling goes down. Over the weeks following surgery, as you recover, you will start to see improvements in the treated areas. It may take several months to see the final results. The biggest result may be the boost of confidence you feel after your surgery and follow-up visits.
Are you ready to step back into a slimmer body post-childbearing? Then consider having a mommy makeover, performed by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, to get you on the right path. The first step is to schedule a complimentary Mommy Makeover consultation with one of our surgeons. In the consultation, the doctor will describe the possible procedures, inform you of your options, and answer your questions.
At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, our goal is to help you feel comfortable in your skin again and increase your confidence. To learn more about Mommy Makeover surgeries done at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our five Northern Arizona locations.