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Tulsa Surgical Arts • Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery • 7322 E 91st Street • Tulsa, OKlahoma 74133

Angelo Cuzalina, MD

What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover

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The various procedures that comprise a mommy makeover are unique to the needs of every woman. Because of this, the results and recovery for individual mommy makeovers are difficult to predict. However, we can give a general overview of what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after your operation.

Triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina is renowned in his field and has dedicated himself to helping his patients through the art of aesthetic surgery. He has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic surgery procedures during his career. During your consultation, he’ll go over the myriad options for your mommy makeover and help you establish expectations for its aftermath.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. It can also be taxing. With all the effort you devote to raising your child, it’s hard to find time to get back into your exercise routine. This means that the physical changes brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can linger far longer than you’d like them to. That’s where mommy makeovers come in. They can address issues such as:

  • Lost breast volume
  • Sagging breasts
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Loose skin around your stomach
  • Torn, stretched, or damaged abdominal muscles
  • C-section scars
  • Stretch marks

To treat these conditions, mommy makeovers are made up of many procedures that vary based on the individual needs of every patient. Common mommy makeover procedures include:

  • Breast augmentation: If you feel your breasts look deflated following breastfeeding, augmentation can restore your breast shape and volume.
  • Breast lift: Many women experience breast sagging after childbirth and breastfeeding. A lift can eliminate loose, excess skin and help your breasts look more perky and voluptuous.
  • Tummy tuck: Pregnancy can leave you with loose, sagging skin around your stomach, and it can stretch and tear your abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck removes that excess skin and repairs your abdominal muscles. It can also eliminate C-section scars and some stretch marks.
  • Liposuction: The fat that you gain during pregnancy can be hard to get rid of. If you have lingering, stubborn deposits of fat following childbirth, liposuction can permanently remove it from areas such as your thighs, stomach, upper arms, flanks, and back.

Recovery After a Mommy Makeover

Dos and Don'ts After a Mommy MakeoverRecovery after your mommy makeover will depend on the procedures that you undergo. All of the surgeries that can potentially be involved in a mommy makeover are outpatient procedures performed under general anesthesia.

You should plan to have someone drive you home after your surgeries. If you got liposuction, breast augmentation, or a breast lift, plan to take about a week off of work. If you got a tummy tuck, as well, plan to take up to two weeks off.

Dr. Cuzalina may provide you with compression garments to wear around your breasts or stomach to help reduce swelling and support your healing body. If so, wear these precisely to Dr. Cuzalina’s instructions before he permits you to take them off.

You should refrain from lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous exercise for about six weeks following your procedure. If you had breast augmentation or a breast lift, you may be able to start wearing underwire bras and getting fitted for new bras around this time.

If a tummy tuck was a part of your makeover, you may experience some swelling and discomfort for up to six months. All of the procedures that could be part of a mommy makeover involve some level of post-operative inflammation and soreness. However, those will dissipate, and before you know it your body will be back to its pre-pregnancy physique.

Contact Our Tulsa Cosmetic Surgeon Today

Dr. Cuzalina is a standard-bearer in his field. He has served as the president of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He combines his skill and expertise with a compassionate manner to help you feel comfortable in his care.

Dr. Cuzalina serves Tulsa and surrounding areas of Oklahoma. Call (918) 392-7900 today to schedule a consultation.

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View Dr. Cuzalina’s Face, Breast, and Body Before & After Gallery. Dr. Cuzalina’s focus for his patients is to have natural-looking results for all procedures. You can view real results with real patients whose lives Dr. Cuzalina has changed.

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