What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is ideal for women who wish to:
- Achieve lifted, voluptuous breasts
- Tighten their abdominal contour
- Remove unwanted fat deposits
- Restore their physique to its pre-baby form
- Increase their ability to wear more styles of clothing
- Enhance their physical and emotional comfort in their bodies
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
This procedure combines several techniques for a complete overhaul of your silhouette. Because it is an invasive cosmetic procedure, women interested in the Mommy Makeover should:
- Not smoke
- Be in good overall health
- Have no previous medical conditions that can affect their healing
- Be close to their ideal weight
- Have realistic expectations of their results
Are you a candidate for a Mommy Makeover? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.
What Is Discussed During My Mommy Makeover Consultation?
Your consultation is an essential part of your surgical process. During this consultation, Dr. Agullo will:
- Take measurements and photos
- Evaluate your skin condition
- Discuss your goals and expectations
- Create a surgical plan
- Explain how to prepare for your Mommy Makeover
Vectra® 3D Imaging System
The Vectra® 3D imaging system is used for patients preparing to undergo breast augmentation as part of their Mommy Makeover. This system takes multi-angle photos of your breasts and enhances those images to show you what you may expect with various sizes and types of implants. The Vectra® 3D imaging system allows you to better prepare for your breast enhancement.
What Will My Mommy Makeover Include?
The breasts swell during pregnancy to allow for milk production. This, combined with the trauma of breastfeeding, often causes the breasts to sag and deflate after bearing children. Breast enhancement surgery returns youthfulness to the bustline by adding volume or raising the breasts. Breast augmentation restores lost breast volume through the addition of saline or silicone implants. Breast lift surgery addresses sagging breast tissue, which is common after nursing and rapid fluctuations in breast size.
Collections of fat can develop throughout the body following childbirth. These pockets of fat are challenging to get rid of, even with a dedicated diet and exercise program. Liposuction slims your silhouette and achieves a smooth, toned body contour by suctioning away unwanted fat deposits. Fat deposits can be removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, and buttocks.
The abdomen experiences the most considerable amount of trauma during and pregnancy and childbirth. The pressure of a growing baby often causes the abdominal muscles to stretch and separate—a condition that cannot be repaired without surgery. These damaged abdominal muscles combined with loose skin and excess fat result in a lower belly pooch. Tummy tuck surgery repairs abdominal muscles, removes excess fat, and tightens the skin to return a slim and firm abdominal contour.
Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift improves the contour of your waist, back, and buttocks by tightening loose skin and muscles. A lower body lift, also known as a circumferential abdominoplasty, targets excess tissue on the abdomen, around the hips, and toward the back. The incision will circle the body, but it will be placed beneath the bikini line for easy scar concealment.
Although buttock enhancement is not traditional in a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Agullo chooses to offer this to his patients to create a rounder and perkier derrière after pregnancy. It has been coined as the Extreme Mommy Makeover by many. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a fat grafting procedure that restores fullness to the buttocks. With this addition, the fat that is removed with liposuction is meticulously purified and injected into various parts of the buttocks and/or hips.
Patients who do not have adequate fat to harvest can undergo buttock augmentation with implants.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a great procedure to combine with a Mommy Makeover. Without increasing the recovery time, the vaginal area can be restored to its pre-baby condition. Dr. Agullo can remove excess tissue through a labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction. Vaginal tightening can be performed through surgery and/or radiofrequency treatments.
How Should I Prepare for My Mommy Makeover?
Preparing for your Mommy Makeover includes both long-term and short-term planning.
Before undergoing this surgical procedure, you should:
- Get close to your ideal weight
- Maintain a stable weight for at least six months
- Stop smoking for at least six weeks
- Avoid blood-thinning medication or herbal supplements
- Be sure that you have the necessary recovery time—you should arrange to have 10 to 14 days of downtime
- Make arrangements for an alternate caregiver for your kids
On the day of your surgery:
- Refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight
- Wear a loose-fitting, button-up shirt
- Be sure that you have your identification and paperwork
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What Can I Expect for My Mommy Makeover Recovery?
You will be required to have someone drive you home and stay with you for the first one to two days to help with all activities and household chores, including childcare. You will want to get up and walk every few hours—even on the day after surgery—to prevent blood clots from forming.
Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for six weeks, but most women return to work within one to two weeks.
Is a Mommy Makeover Painful?
Your Mommy Makeover is performed with general anesthesia to ensure that there will be no pain during the procedure. You can expect that some pain will develop in the treatment areas once the anesthesia wears off. Dr. Agullo performs a nerve block with EXPAREL® for the abdomen and breasts. This decreases the amount of pain significantly, to the extent that half of his patients report no significant pain. Prescription or over-the-counter pain medication can alleviate any post-operative discomfort.
Will My Mommy Makeover Leave Scars?
Scars will develop at the incision sites, but these incisions heal well, and the scarring is likely to fade over time. Dr. Agullo strategically places all incisions so that the resulting scars can be easily hidden by clothing, underwear, or a bathing suit.
When Will I See My Mommy Makeover Results?
While you will start to realize the effects of your procedure immediately following your surgery, significant bruising and swelling may obscure the quality of your results. Results will improve over the following weeks and months. Most of your residual swelling should resolve by four to six months.
How Much Will My Mommy Makeover Cost?
Plastic surgery pricing varies significantly depending on the extent of the treatment, the number of areas being treated, and the skills of the surgeon. Additional cost factors include anesthesia fees, surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products.
Dr. Agullo will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. As cosmetic surgery is elective, most insurance companies will not cover the cost. You can see the approximate prices of our plastic surgery procedures on our current fee schedule. The cost of your Mommy Makeover can range from $16,500 to $30,000.
Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover
Combining procedures is beneficial for reducing surgical time, the recovery period, and financial costs. The procedures usually combined in this procedure can be safely performed simultaneously for enhanced body contouring results.
While a Mommy Makeover will not prevent you from having children, the results will be significantly altered with an additional pregnancy. This is why it is strongly recommended you postpone your Mommy Makeover until you are finished having children.
Most women do not experience any lasting complications with this procedure, but complications are possible. These potential complications include:
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Prolonged wound healing
- Breast implant complications
- Contour irregularities
- Unfavorable scarring
The results of your procedure will stay with you for many years, especially if you maintain a stable weight and avoid further pregnancies. These procedures will not stop the natural aging process, and some laxity will develop eventually.