Giving birth to your child after nine months of pregnancy is a moment you’ll remember forever. Childbirth is one of life’s miracles and watching your child grow brings immeasurable joy.
Unfortunately, pregnancy and childbirth can add significant stresses to a woman and often changes the body in many ways. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue understands your wishes to return characteristics of your pre-baby body. A mommy makeover is a comprehensive surgical approach to making over your body and breasts.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all greatly alter your physique. While you may experience indescribable joy being a mom, you may also feel a little less confident in your body as a result of these physical changes.
If you’d like to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure and if it’s right for you, please contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 561-886-1002 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We proudly serve those who live in and near Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, South Florida.
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What is a Mommy Makeover?
A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. Additional weight is gained to accommodate your growing child, your breasts enlarge as they produce milk, and hormonal fluctuations can all cause you to feel unlike your normal self. For many women, getting their body back to its pre-baby size, weight, and shape is difficult. Because of the many changes both physically and mentally, not to mention the lack of sleep and other lifestyle changes, shedding the baby weight can seem impossible.
Fortunately, a mommy makeover can help your figure in many ways by combining multiple plastic surgery procedures to address all areas of concern you may have. Dr. Bogue understands that each woman is unique and may have issues that are different from another mother. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Bogue can customize the procedure to include only the treatments you need to address the specific areas of the body which you wish to rejuvenate.
The areas of the body a mommy makeover can address include:
Procedures in a Mommy Makeover
As we mentioned, a mommy makeover commonly refers to a set of procedures designed to return your breasts and your body to their pre-pregnancy form. Whether you wish to eliminate excess fat in areas of your body, have sagging skin after losing the pregnancy weight, or have significant changes to your breasts after breastfeeding, Dr. Bogue can tailor a treatment plan just for you.
Some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover include:
Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results
After your procedures, you’ll be dressed with gauze and bandages which will be applied to any incisions you may have. If you had work done on your breasts, a support bra or a bandage will be given to help lessen swelling and support your breasts. If you had work done on your stomach, abdomen, or buttocks area you may also be fitted with a compression garment to minimize swelling. An overnight stay in the hospital is required. By combining the operations, the recoveries occur at the same time and you return to your normal activities sooner.
Dr. Bogue will also give you specific instructions for your post-treatment care to maximize your recovery and results. These instructions may include:
- The proper care for any sites where you had surgery
- Proper medication to take and when to aid in your recovery
- What to look out for regarding the surgical sites and your health during recovery
- When to have follow-up appointments
You will need to take some time off to recover from a mommy makeover. It can be difficult for busy moms to take downtime, but allowing your body to recover properly is essential to the body’s healing. It is a good idea to have help with childcare during your recovery phase. Recovery is usually about 3-4 weeks, during which time your work and exercise activities will be restricted. Once you heal, you'll see the results of your mommy makeover, which are long-lasting if you pursue a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle.
It’s important to keep in touch with Dr. Bogue if you experience any complications or have any concerns during your recovery phase. He and his entire staff are committed to helping you achieve the aesthetic results you desire with your health and safety in mind.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
Many patients want to know how soon after pregnancy can they undergo a mommy makeover. Usually, a minimum of six months is required before performing any cosmetic procedures. However, it is wise to wait longer if you are still losing weight or currently breastfeeding or lactating. Regardless of where you are in the post-pregnancy phase, you can always have a consultation with Dr. Bogue to begin planning for your procedure.
A few factors that are important in determining whether it is the right time to undergo these procedures:
- Stability of your weight
- Current breastfeeding and lactating status
- Overall health status
- You have realistic expectations about the procedure
If you have lost as much of the baby weight as you can and your breasts have stopped producing milk, then now is likely an appropriate time to undergo a mommy makeover.
Many women also wonder if they can have children after having the mommy makeover procedure. The answer is yes, you can have more children. There is nothing performed in a mommy makeover to prevent you from getting pregnant or carrying a child. However, the results from the procedure are likely to suffer from the changes associated with pregnancy and may, therefore, require revision.
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
If you’re interested in a mommy makeover and live in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or any of the surrounding areas, please call the practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue at 561-886-1002. Your consultation to find out if you are a candidate is complimentary.