Mommy makeovers – a combination of cosmetic procedures that target excess fat, loose skin, deflated breasts, and more – help Austin women feel rejuvenated and more confident about their appearance. This combination of procedures was designed to give women a one-day makeover to restore their bodies for a variety of reasons, including weight loss or pregnancy. Best of all, it only involves one recovery period.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute offer this customizable procedure to their patients in the greater Austin area. A mommy makeover combines several techniques to address the common areas that women struggle with after having children, losing weight, or the natural process of aging.
Many women considering this procedure have questions ranging from when will I see the results of this procedure to what is the time frame for recovery. Below are the answers to these and other questions posed by women contemplating the mommy makeover.
How to reshape your body with a mommy makeover
Since no two women are identical, a mommy makeover is tailored to each patient based on their aesthetic goals. This surgical procedure offers a combination of fat removal, skin excision, augmentation, and tightening techniques to give you an overall body transformation. During a thorough consultation, the surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute will determine what each patient needs and the best options to achieve those goals. Individualized treatment plans for a mommy makeover usually involve a combination of the following:
- Reduce pockets of excess fat for body contouring with liposuction using the SAFE lipo technique
- Remove stretched abdominal skin and tighten the underlying muscle separation with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Correct sagging breasts and restore volume with a breast lift and breast augmentation
- Vaginal rejuvenation with labiaplasty
What to expect after a mommy makeover
Every mommy makeover is unique, and the recovery time will vary by patient. The timeline is determined by the type and number of treatments needed. In most instances, women should plan to take a full two weeks away from work or normal activities to rest and recover at home. However, the overall recovery time for a mommy makeover generally takes several weeks, if not months. Women can do the following to help with the healing process and reduce any risks of complications:
- Listen to your body –when it comes to recovery, slow and steady is the best option
- Follow your surgeon's instructions
- Don't smoke – it can interfere with the healing process and cause complications. No nicotine at all! Not even vaping.
- Healthy lifestyle –continue eating a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water (avoid drinking alcohol for the first two weeks)
- When in doubt, call your plastic surgeon if there is a question or concern
When can I see my mommy makeover results?
Often, there are numerous procedures involved in a mommy makeover – recovery happens in stages as breast implants settle in and swelling begins to dissipate. The healing time varies by patient and the types of procedures they received. Some women may see immediate improvements. For most patients, at 3 months the results are great, but it takes a full year to see the final mommy makeover results. Rest assured, you won't have to wait six months to exercise. Under the guidance of their surgeons, on average, patients can return to normal activities and exercise programs in 4-6 weeks.
The experts at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute will guide each patient every step of the way during their mommy makeover journey. With more than 80 years of collective surgical experience, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute can help women tackle any of their aesthetic concerns. A mommy makeover is dedicated to helping women feel rejuvenated and more confident about the way they look. It includes cosmetic procedures designed to address the breasts and body in one operation simultaneously.
If you are interested, schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute in Austin, TX. With their help, you can love how you look and feel again.