Just because you are somebody’s mom does not mean that you aren’t your own person too – a person who deserves to feel beautiful and confident in her body. If your body has lost tone or gained stubborn deposits of fat following childbirth, Dr. Kobienia can tailor a full-body treatment plan combining multiple procedures to help you regain confidence and a positive feeling about your body.
In many cases, a mommy makeover will combine a tummy tuck and breast lift or augmentation. But a mommy makeover treatment can consist of any combination of liposuction, a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, and various forms of breast enhancement. Here is some more information on the common components of a mommy makeover:
Tummy Tuck – Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess fat and skin are removed from the midsection. The abdominal muscles can separate and cause a noticeable bulge following childbirth. A tummy tuck will tighten those muscles, as well as the abdominal skin, resulting in a look more like your pre-baby body.
Liposuction – It is fairly common for many moms to have pockets of unwanted fat, often found around the midsection, hips, and thighs. Liposuction can target this excess fat and help you achieve a slimmer appearance.
Breast Lift/Augmentation – It is common for the breasts to sag and stretch following childbirth and nursing. Depending upon your needs, a breast lift may involve the removal of excess fat and skin, repositioning of the nipple, and the placement of breast implants.
Arm and Thigh Lift – Arm and thigh lifts involve the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. Skin is generally tightened to create a toned, fit appearance that complements your entire frame. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with this procedure to achieve optimal results.
Please contact us online or call 612-930-1111 to schedule a FREE cosmetic consultation to discuss your plastic surgery options. Dr. Kobienia in Minneapolis, MN, can give you an enhanced, toned look through body contouring surgery.
Dr. Kobienia Explains a Mommy Makeover
See a selection of our happy patients who chose Dr. Kobienia for their cosmetic transformation. Keep in mind that all photos in our gallery are for education only and your results may vary.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
As a busy mom, you have many people who depend on you. Your children, your partner, your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, and many more. So the idea of being out of commission even for a few days can feel daunting. How can you put your life on hold while you recover?
The key to a successful recovery following your mommy makeover surgery is to do plenty of planning ahead of time and get comfortable with the idea that it’s OK to have some of the people you’ve worked so hard to care for return the love and support.
If you have a husband or partner, of course it’s time for that person to be your rock and step in to handle many of the day to day tasks in your household. But get creative – you likely have many people in your life who would be more than happy to help as you take the time you need to recover.
Maybe you have a parent who could plan to visit, or schedule a few days with your kids at “nana’s house.” Or a dear friend who’s happy to stop by daily to drop off a meal or run a few errands. More than likely, the people in your life who love you will be happy to support you as you make a positive change for your self-image and overall happiness.
On a practical level, the biggest trap during recovery is trying to do too much too soon. Many of Dr. Kobienia’s patients have a tough time setting aside the “mom mindset” and feeling OK about taking the time they need to recover. If anything, try to plan a few extra days off than what you expect. You may not need them, but the mental space you clear out can work wonders to promote healing and happiness as your recovery progresses.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
When you choose a mommy makeover, you are making an investment in your appearance, much like buying that favorite black dress you want to wear to highlight your new body contours. When it comes to cost, a mommy makeover is a unique procedure in that it combines a unique selection of procedures designed to help you achieve your goals. While each procedure alone can cost thousands, a mommy makeover allows you to save on costs such as anesthesia and facility fees associated with each individual procedure as they are all combined.
What procedures can I include in a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a unique procedure that allows you and your surgeon to combine individual procedures together in order to address the changes you want to make. Typical mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck and either a breast lift or augmentation. However, you may also choose to include additional procedures such as liposuction, arm lifts, and thigh lifts. Together with your surgeon you will decide on the most effective and safest combination of procedures that will work for you.
How do I find the best surgeon for a mommy makeover near me?
When choosing a plastic surgeon for your mommy makeover, you want to find a surgeon experienced in performing mommy makeovers and that can provide you with before and after photos of body sizes, shapes, and procedures that you are considering. This allows you to see what kind of results you can expect.
Will a mommy makeover hurt?
A mommy makeover is performed under anesthesia so you should not feel any pain or discomfort during your surgery. Pain and discomfort during recovery will depend on the procedures included with your mommy makeover but are typically managed by over the counter or prescription pain medications.
What can I expect for a mommy makeover recovery?
Your mommy makeover recovery time is dependent on the procedures you chose, and the average recovery time associated with those procedures. One thing to keep in mind is that because you are having multiple procedures at once, your overall recovery time is much shorter than if you had each procedure individually. In general, most mommy makeover patients are able to return to work within a couple of weeks, however, you may be limited to lifting and more strenuous activity for a longer period of time.
Are there any risks associated with a mommy makeover?
All surgical procedures come with potential risks. However, your surgeon works closely with you before the procedure by going over your full medical history during your consultation and addressing any potential risk factors. The most common risks associated with mommy makeovers include adverse reactions, infections, or excessive bleeding.
How can I prepare for my mommy makeover?
Once you have scheduled your mommy makeover and have a procedure date, there are some things you can do ahead of time to help you prepare for the big day as well as your recovery.
- Follow pre-surgical recommendations – In the weeks and days before your procedure, you will have a list of pre-surgical recommendations and requirements that can include avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin or other medications, and quitting smoking as this can affect your body’s ability to heal after your surgery.
- Picking up post-surgery medications – If possible, ask your surgeon if you can pick up any post-surgical medications, such as pain relievers, before your procedure day so that you have them available.
- Secure a ride home – After your procedure, you will need to have someone drive you home and it is a good idea if they can stay with you for the first 24 hours of your recovery to help as needed.
- Plan for easy-to-make, healthy meals – Eating healthy after your mommy makeover aids in recovery, but you are likely not going to want to cook. Prepare meals ahead of time for easy access or have menus nearby to order home delivery during your recovery.
- Create your recovery space – Rest is an important part of your recovery, and you will want a comfortable space to recover in. Whether this is your favorite recliner or your bedroom, gather everything you will need, such as medications, the TV remote, books, etc. and place them in an easy to reach location that makes it easier for you to access without much work.
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