Without a doubt, pregnancy changes a woman’s body. And for many women, it’s hard not to feel pressure to drop weight and tighten up just weeks after giving birth. Naturally, that can be impossible; therefore, more and more women are turning to a procedure known as a Mommy Makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are done to get a woman’s pre-baby body back. It may include a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Robert Brueck has performed numerous Mommy Makeovers which have brought great results to patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, FL.
Good candidates for a Mommy Makeover
Whether you’re considering a single procedure or a combination of procedures at the same time, a consultation with Dr. Brueck will help you see how you can regain your pre-baby body. Ideally, a Mommy Makeover is most effective when a woman is through having children.
Can You Have a Mommy Makeover if You Still Plan On Having Children?
You can absolutely have a mommy makeover if you plan on having more children, but you probably don’t want to.
The results obtained through mommy makeover surgery will be undone by future pregnancies so, while the procedure will not prevent you from having more children – and likely will not interfere with breastfeeding – you may still want to wait in order to avoid having to have it done again.
What to expect from the procedure
Depending on the procedure(s) Dr. Brueck performs, you can expect a tighter, firmer tummy, firmer and higher breasts, and a more sculpted overall body shape and appearance.
Is a Mommy Makeover Done All at Once?
Mommy makeovers are completed during a single surgery. This is one of the biggest benefits of combining procedures as it reduces your overall recovery time and allows you to get back to “normal” more quickly. However, because all of the procedures are performed at once, mommy makeover surgery may take four or more hours to complete. Dr. Brueck will keep you informed of how long your procedure may take to help you plan accordingly.
How long surgery can take
Mommy makeover surgery can take four to six hours, depending on how many procedures are being performed and how much work needs to be done to ensure optimal results.
Dr. Brueck will be able to give you a better idea of how long you can expect to spend in surgery as you get closer to the day of your procedure.
How Should I Prepare for the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
If you are a nicotine user, you will need to stop at least six weeks before surgery. You will need to stop taking blood-thinning medications, herbs, and supplements in advance of your procedure as well.
It is a good idea to prepare an area for recovery as the day of your surgery approaches. Stock it with books, magazines, and other comforts that will allow you to stay in place for the first five to seven days following surgery. And be sure to arrange for help from a trusted adult who can take care of things on your behalf while you rest and recover. This includes arranging a ride to and from surgery.
How long recovery can take
Recovery heavily depends on which procedures Dr. Brueck performs, and whether they are done simultaneously or in a series of procedures. During your individual consultation with Dr. Brueck, he will determine a course of treatment, expected outcomes, and expected recovery time.
What Should I Avoid Doing After a Mommy Makeover?
You will need to limit most activities for at least one week following your procedure. Some light working duties can be resumed within seven to ten days, but more advanced or demanding tasks and activities will need to wait for at least six weeks.
During your follow-up visits, Dr. Brueck will carefully assess your progress to help you determine when it is safe to resume different activities.