Having a new baby is one of the most important milestones in a parent’s life – but there’s no doubt that pregnancy can reshape the body. From sagging breasts to stretch marks, these changes can cause moms to feel less confident in their skin, and Dr. Tag is here to help. Keep reading to learn more about one of U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics’s most popular procedures: the Mommy Makeover.
All About the Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover is a transformative journey designed to rejuvenate the body after the significant changes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth. This personalized set of procedures is not just about aesthetic enhancement; it’s a path to restoring confidence and celebrating your body.
At its core, a Mommy Makeover typically combines surgeries like breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Each treatment is meticulously tailored to address specific concerns, such as sagging breasts, stretched abdominal muscles, and stubborn fat deposits.
This comprehensive approach ensures that the results align harmoniously with your unique body shape and personal goals. By choosing a Mommy Makeover, you’re not just reclaiming your pre-pregnancy physique; you’re embracing a renewed sense of self and well-being.
Depending on your unique needs and goals, Dr. Tag will recommend a combination of the following procedures for your Mommy Makeover.
Breast Augmentation and Lift
To address changes in breast volume and position, a breast augmentation and lift are pivotal aspects of the Mommy Makeover. An augmentation enhances size and fullness, while a lift restores a youthful contour, elevating sagging breasts. These procedures are tailored to each woman’s body, ensuring a natural, balanced look.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a transformative procedure targeting the abdomen. It meticulously tightens stretched muscles and removes excess skin to redefine the waistline. This procedure is particularly effective in restoring the abdominal area’s pre-pregnancy shape.
Liposuction sculpts the body by removing stubborn fat deposits. Targeting areas like the thighs, arms, and hips it complements other procedures in the Mommy Makeover, enhancing the overall contour and silhouette.
Buttock augmentation can be an integral part of a Mommy Makeover for those seeking enhanced contours. This procedure adds volume and shape to the buttocks, creating a more balanced and rejuvenated body profile.
What to Expect from Your Mommy Makeover
As with any aesthetic procedure, preparation is key to ensuring a smooth and successful experience. Here’s how you can ready yourself for this life-changing procedure:
Consultation and Personalized Plan
Your journey begins with a detailed consultation. This is a time for open dialogue with your surgeon, where you’ll discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. Dr. Tag will craft a personalized plan, selecting procedures that align with your body’s needs and your desired outcomes. This plan is your roadmap, guiding each step towards your rejuvenation.
Physical Health and Nutrition
Optimal physical health is crucial – a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients aids in healing and recovery. If you smoke, Dr. Tag recommends quitting as soon as possible, as smoking can impede the healing process in post-op. Regular exercise leading up to the surgery can also enhance your physical readiness and post-surgery recovery.
Mental and Emotional Preparation
Mental and emotional readiness is just as important as any step on this list. Understanding the scope of the surgery and setting realistic expectations for recovery and results is vital. It’s normal to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety; consider speaking with others who have undergone similar procedures for support and insight.
Arranging Support and Logistics
You’ll need help in the days following your procedure, so it’s important to plan ahead. Arrange for someone to drive you home and assist you in the initial days of recovery. Organize your home for comfort and accessibility to make sure essentials are within easy reach.
Final Pre-Surgery Instructions
In the final days before your surgery, follow Dr. Tag’s instructions closely. This may include fasting, adjusting medications, and preparing for the day of the procedure. Taking all of this advice in hand will ensure a smooth operation and healthy recovery.
Surgery & Recovery
Once you’ve prepared for the procedure, here’s what you can expect from the operating room to the final results.
Day of the Procedure
On the day of your Mommy Makeover, you’ll arrive at the clinic, where the final preparations take place. After checking in, you’ll be guided to a pre-operative area. Here, Dr. Tag will review the plan once more before moving you into the operating room, where we’ll administer general anesthesia to start the process.
During the Surgery
The surgery itself is a meticulous process, with each procedure performed according to the plan you and Dr. Tag have agreed upon. The duration varies depending on the combination of procedures but typically lasts several hours. Throughout the process, a team of skilled professionals will be by your side to ensure your safety and comfort.
Immediate Post-Operative Phase
After the surgery, you’ll be moved to a recovery area. Here, you’ll gradually wake from anesthesia under close monitoring. It’s normal to feel groggy and experience some discomfort, but Dr. Tag will provide pain medication to help with this. You’ll receive detailed post-operative care instructions and support from the medical team before you leave.
Recovery at Home
The first few days at home are crucial for recovery. You’ll need rest and should follow all post-operative instructions, including wound care and medication schedules. Be sure to call on your family and friends, as assistance with daily activities is essential during this period.
Regular follow-up appointments are an integral part of your recovery. These visits allow Dr. Tag to monitor your healing and address any concerns. They are also an opportunity for you to ask questions and receive guidance on your journey to full recovery.
Seeing the Results
Patience is key as your body heals. Swelling and bruising are normal and will gradually subside. Over weeks and months, as you heal, the full results of your Mommy Makeover will emerge, revealing a rejuvenated body that aligns with your vision of beauty and confidence.
Rediscover Your Best Self at U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics
Becoming a new parent is the greatest gift you’ll ever receive, but the second greatest gift is the confidence you’ll gain after a Mommy Makeover at our Baltimore-area office. If you’re ready to take back your life – and your body – it’s time to call Dr. Tag for your consultation.