Mommy Makeover Atlanta
An all-in-one procedure for mothers who want their pre-pregnancy body back
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover generally consists of a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, liposuction to remove stubborn excess fat, and a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal region.
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Depending on the extent of your loose skin, breast, and fat tissues, there is a chance that your Mommy Makeover could be completed within six (6) hours under general anesthesia. If not, Dr. Patel may counsel you on the safety of splitting up procedures, with a wait of 3-6 months between operations. Any operation taking a total of six (6) hours or longer puts you at a higher risk for life-threatening blood clots and will mandate an overnight observation or in-patient hospital stay, as well as the use of a blood thinner injection called Lovenox (enoxaparin) for 10-14 days, which you will be taught to administer yourself at home.
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What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover
Combining procedures gives you the benefit of undergoing general anesthesia only once, but it will require a longer recovery period for your body. You will be required to wear a snug compression garment for several weeks to keep swelling, called edema, under control. Most scars fade over anywhere from 6-12 months.
Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
You’re a good candidate for mommy makeover if:
Mommy Makeover FAQs
If you get pregnant again, your prior surgeries will not interfere. However, subsequent pregnancies can bring about the same physical changes, so you should be sure you aren’t planning on having children any more.
A mommy makeover requires significant commitment and investment. After the surgery, you should lead a healthy lifestyle and diet to maintain an ideal body weight. You should also avoid smoking and exercise regularly.
The ideal time is when you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for your surgery. It’s important for your weight and hormone levels to be stable before the surgery. You should be relatively weight stable (within 5-10 pounds) over the previous six (6) months.