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.
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:
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:
Recovery 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.
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.