Although having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts, pregnancy and child-raising take a toll on one’s physical appearance. Changes to the shape and size of the breasts, excess skin in the abdomen, and deposits of fat in a variety of body areas can be very hard to improve without some help. A Mommy Makeover procedure is specifically designed to correct several aesthetic concerns associated with your post-pregnancy figure. Mommy Makeovers can include a combination of procedures to help you meet your needs, including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Okamoto, can address any concerns you may have and develop a customized Mommy Makeover treatment plan to help you attain your goals.
The amount of time it takes to recover from a Mommy Makeover depends on each patient and the types of procedures involved. Generally, patients should expect some temporary swelling and bruising within the treated areas following a Mommy Makeover. The recovery time can take anywhere from one to four weeks, depending on the extent of treatment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Eric Okamoto, he will discuss all aspects of your Mommy Makeover procedure, including what you can expect during the recovery process.
The specific post-operative instructions that Dr. Okamoto provides will be essential to your body’s healing process after your Mommy Makeover. With that in mind, Dr. Okamoto knows there are other factors in your life that may distract you from much-needed downtime. Below he has outlined some tips that, when combined with the post-surgery instructions, can make your recovery more manageable.
The procedures that comprise your Mommy Makeover will determine the location and appearance of scarring, and the techniques utilized will also play a role in the size of the scars. When possible, Dr. Okamoto will place incisions in locations that can be concealed in skin creases or in other inconspicuous areas. For liposuction, incisions are often small and barely noticeable after the healing process. Tummy tuck incisions are typically made in the lower abdomen, above the pubic area. This location allows for patients to conceal their scars when they wear a bikini. Breast augmentation or breast lift scars will vary from patient to patient. In most cases, incisions will be made along the outer edge of the areola or natural breast crease so that scars can be concealed with a swimsuit or bra. Dr. Okamoto has many years of plastic surgery experience and he will make every effort to ensure that scarring is as unnoticeable as possible.
If you would like to learn more about the procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Eric Okamoto, M.D., please contact our practice today.
*Individual results may vary