Should Patients Lose Weight Before Mommy Makeover Surgery?

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A mommy makeover can help restore your pre-pregnancy figure, but you might wonder if you need to lose weight. If you have been dieting and exercising, but you still have areas of fat that you just can’t shed, then a mommy makeover surgery might be the ideal solution. It can tighten and contour your body. Ideally, you should be close to your target weight but have problem areas that you need cosmetically fixed. A mommy makeover can fix loose abdominal skin and sagging breasts, and remove fat from the buttocks, back, and flanks.

If you want to regain your pre-pregnancy figure, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio M. Sosa at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI. He will carry out an exam, listen to your goals, and work out a fully customized mommy makeover to help meet your cosmetic and surgical goals.

All about mommy makeover surgery

Dr. Sosa will tailor a mommy makeover to address the specific areas you want treated. Common procedures carried out during a mommy makeover include a breast lift using implants or without implants, liposuction, and abdominoplasty.

A mommy makeover is performed using general anesthesia. Depending on the surgical procedure carried out, a mommy makeover can take from 3 – 7 hours to complete.

Ideally, you should undergo a mommy makeover only after you have completed childbearing, or the results of your surgery can be impacted. However, if you become pregnant following childbirth, you can undergo a touchup mommy makeover to refresh your results by further tightening and lifting the troubled areas.

Recovery after a mommy makeover

Recovery following a mommy makeover does take time. Most patients have a difficult time standing upright due to incisions and sutures. It can take a couple of weeks before you can stand straight without discomfort. Usually, the healing process following a mommy makeover will take around six months, but it does vary depending on the surgical procedure you have undergone as part of your customized mommy makeover plan.

Most patients can return to normal activities in a couple of weeks, but recovery can take months. Generally, patients need to wait at least two months before they work out.

A mommy makeover can help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure, but scarring can occur. Dr. Sosa always strives to make small, clean incisions to minimize scarring. He tries to place the incisions in areas that will be hidden by underwear and swimsuits.

Following a mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Sosa and the team at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed recovery instructions, such as care of the incisions to minimize scarring and ensure that the incisions heal properly.

Schedule a mommy makeover in West Bloomfield, MI

If you are interested in learning more about a mommy makeover and whether you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Julio M. Sosa at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI. He will sit down with you and discuss your goals to customize a mommy makeover. Contact us today to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.