MOMMY MAKEOVER

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“Mommy Makeover Surgery” is a popular term used to describe a combination of procedures that can help rejuvenate the female body after childbearing.  After pregnancy, breasts change in shape and volume, and the abdomen can be left with stretch marks and excess skin.  These are natural changes that can occur in all women.  Breast lifts (mastopexy) with or without breast augmentation and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) can effectively address both areas of concern.  At the time of your consultation, Dr. Li will analyze your body in detail and discuss whether Mommy Makeover Surgery is a good option for you.

KEY POINTS

SURGERY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHETIC

GO HOME THE SAME DAY (DAY SURGERY)

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES IN 2-3 WEEKS

REFRESH YOUR BODY AFTER PREGNANCY

RESHAPE AND REJUVENATE YOUR BREASTS AFTER PREGNANCY

RESHAPE AND REJUVENATE YOUR TORSO AFTER PREGNANCY

RESTORE INTEGRITY TO YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES

FIT AND FILL OUT YOUR FORMER CLOTHES

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE SURGERY

  • You will be evaluated by Dr. Li at the time of your initial consultation to determine if Mommy Makeover Surgery is the best option for you

  • You will be required to quit smoking and oral contraceptives 4 weeks before surgery

  • You will need to complete testing before surgery, which may include a physical with your PCP/primary physician, blood work, and an ECG

  • Prescriptions for your surgery will be sent to your local pharmacy, please obtain these medications ahead of time and bring them to your surgery

  • A deposit is required to secure your surgery date

  • Full payment is required 2 weeks before surgery; payment options include cash, cashier's check, or credit through Alphaeon or CareCredit

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

  • General anesthesia can sometimes cause generalized body soreness and fatigue for a couple of days

  • Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery and gradually improve

  • You will be provided a bra and compression garment to wear; it is recommended that you wear this for 6 weeks to help shape your breasts and body and minimize swelling

  • You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, or a burning sensation involving your breasts, abdomen, and over areas you had liposuction; bruising and swelling takes several weeks to improve; numbness takes a couple months to normalize

  • Scars may be red and firm for approximately 6 months before they soften and fade