Mommy Makeover procedures are a collection of cosmetic surgeries developed and performed by plastic surgeons. The series of operations is aimed at helping women recover the body they had prior to motherhood. Mommy Makeovers can make women healthier, happier, more self-confident, and can enhance their love of life.
“Mommy Makeovers” are among the specialized and custom services available at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ. Choosing the right practice and surgeon is critically important in getting the results you want. Drs. Tim Matatov and Joseph Zakhary are board-certified and offer years of experience in all types of plastic surgery.
The doctors are highly skilled and trusted plastic surgeons in Arizona and the Southwest. Our providers are dedicated to our patient’s health, happiness, and satisfaction. They also receive consistent praise from their patients for their personal warmth and communication skills. If you are considering a Mommy Makeover in Phoenix, the surgeons and staff at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics encourage you to schedule an initial consultation.
Moms love their kids. In fact, many women consider motherhood to be a high calling. But pregnancies, births, and breastfeeding often take their toll on women’s bodies.
It’s natural for women to long for the appearance their bodies had prior to motherhood. And now, thanks to Mommy Makeover procedures, that longing to recover a youthful and toned appearance can be realized. Mommy Makeovers have no set components. Each set of procedures in a mommy makeover is individually tailored to address and achieve the patient's goals. Mommy Makeovers can be performed on any woman over the age of 18. But many women elect to wait until they are finished with having children before pursuing these procedures.
Often the series of surgeries address a woman’s breast and abdomen since motherhood almost always changes these areas. Your Phoenix Mommy Makeover at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics will typically include breast enhancements such as breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast lifts with implants or without as deemed appropriate or desired.
Your tummy can be reduced and tightened by “circumferential abdominoplasty,” a surgical term that can include a tummy tuck and liposuction. But you don’t have to stop there! You may also want to consider a thigh lift or an arm lift. Working with your surgeon, you can create an a la carte menu of procedures designed specifically for you. Depending on the surgeon and the array of procedures to be performed, a Mommy Makeover can often be performed during a single operation. For safety reasons, the procedures may need to be spread out over multiple surgical sessions. This could be your opportunity to get back your pre-baby figure!
During your consultation, the doctor will take your complete medical history, including previous surgeries, and a list of any medications or supplements you are taking. You will need to avoid aspirin and any other drugs and substances that may increase bleeding. Smokers are generally not good candidates for a Mommy Makeover. Your smoking history may disqualify you. But at the very least you will be directed to stop smoking prior to your procedures. If you need to lose some weight, the preoperative period can give you both the opportunity and motivation to do so. Get in shape, both to improve your health and happiness, but also to maximize the benefits you will get from your Mommy Makeover.
Of course. All surgeries carry risks, including bleeding, infection, poor healing of wounds, complications from anesthesia, and allergic reactions to medications or materials used in your operation. Risks specific to Mommy Makeovers may include loss of breast or nipple sensation, loss of sensation in the lower abdominoplasty area, inability to breastfeed, implant leakage, and the inability to achieve symmetry in all procedures.
The Mommy Makeover will likely be performed as outpatient surgery, although your surgeon may recommend an overnight recovery suite.
Prior to surgery, your skin will be cleansed to help avoid infection. You will be administered general anesthesia by a licensed anesthesiologist who will carefully monitor your vital signs and overall condition during the surgery and your immediate post-operative recovery. You’ll need to arrange to have someone drive you home, and getting some help around the house for a while is a must.
You will experience soreness, bruising, and swelling for the first four to six weeks following your surgery.
And, remember, you must not drive until your pain medications have been stopped. You may need anywhere between two and six weeks before going back to work. No heavy lifting for at least six weeks, and that includes babies weighing more than ten pounds. Wait at least two weeks before resuming even gentle sexual activity. While you will immediately see results from your Mommy Makeover, it may take six months to a year for you to reap the full benefits.
That depends on the number and types of procedures you undergo. One of the benefits of the Mommy Makeover regimen is that combining procedures into one surgical session can greatly reduce overall costs.
If your surgeries are performed for purely cosmetic reasons, it is unlikely that your health insurance will pay for them. Check with your surgeon to see if payment/financing plans are available. You want the best for your body and for your enjoyment of your life. Take the time to focus on you and let us help you discover your best self. Don’t wait another day to schedule your initial consultation with the board-certified, trusted, and experienced Phoenix plastic surgeons at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics.
Your journey to better begins with a consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics. Our plastic surgeons set the standards for plastic surgery through their innovative procedures and meticulous attention to detail. Discover a better experience by booking your consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics today.