Motherhood is beautiful and enormously rewarding, but pregnancies can take a toll on the body that no amount of diet or exercise can correct. A Mommy Makeover can restore the body to as close to its pre-pregnancy appearance as possible – or even improve upon it. A Mommy Makeover is actually a series of procedures that is customized for each woman, although the most common areas addressed are the breasts and the abdomen.
Dr. Clinton and Dr. Pearce are highly skilled at performing Mommy Makeovers and they give all of their patients a great deal of one-on-one attention. They are great listeners and are empathetic to your concerns. Most importantly, they have the training and experience to evaluate your case carefully and create a unique surgical plan for you.
A Mommy Makeover should only be undertaken when you do not plan to become pregnant again, and you should be close to your ideal weight. It is not a weight loss procedure, and significant weight loss or subsequent pregnancies could reverse the results of the surgeries.
Your recovery is variable depending on the procedures you choose for your Mommy Makeover. When surgeries can be done concurrently, recovery times are usually not extended. This depends on each individual case, however. Please refer to the pages devoted to the procedures you have chosen for more information about recovery.
In all cases, we will send you home with written instructions for how to take care of yourself after your surgeries. This will be a reinforcement of verbal instructions that you will receive on several occasions. You will also be evaluated no later than the day after each procedure and monitored during your recovery period. We encourage you to call us if you have any questions at all.
Some bruising, swelling, and discomfort are expected after any surgery. Swelling is usually the last side effect to go away completely. If you experience pain, you can take oral medications. Non-prescription meds are usually sufficient, but if you need something stronger, please use the prescription provided. Compression garments must be worn for a period of time after some of these procedures.
Results from a Mommy Makeover are long-lasting, but they can certainly be affected by weight loss/gain, subsequent pregnancies, genetics, environmental factors, and the natural aging process.