Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
The mommy makeover is a plastic surgery procedure to correct the changes that occur in the body after pregnancy. This procedure is designed to help you get your body back after having children. Most mommy makeovers involve enhancing and enlarging the breast, sometimes lifting the breast, and flattening or tightening the belly with a tummy tuck. In many cases liposuction is done in the flank or waist area where pregnancy fat is hard to lose. At Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists we try to do the best mommy makeover in Boston.
Women who choose mommy makeover do it for themselves and not for the husband or significant other. Women of child bearing age are in the prime of their life and today’s women take great pride in their physical appearance and having a fit healthy body. Healthy diet, exercise and staying fit help but cannot tighten the skin back to the pre pregnancy body. The mommy makeover answers the question how to get my body back after pregnancy.
Your plastic surgeon at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists will help you decide the best options for you. Most mommy makeovers include breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, but many women also choose a breast lift.
After breast feeding the breast gland shrinks but the breast skin does not shrink as much. The breast looks smaller and sags. A breast augmentation alone will correct these changes for many patients however sometimes a breast lift is needed.
The mommy makeover tummy tuck is the same as discussed earlier under tummy tuck. Usually only a mini tummy tuck is needed for most mommy makeovers.
In many cases minor liposuction or lipo sculpting is done during a mommy makeover. It is very difficult to lose pregnancy fat around the belly button and in the flank or waist region. We often do a small amount of liposuction around the belly button and in the flanks to improve these areas.
Yes, mommy makeover is safe when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. At Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists we work as a team of 2 surgeons to do the mommy makeover. We believe this will give you the best mommy makeover result. For the best and safest mommy makeover you should:
You will need 2 weeks to recover after mommy makeover. You will be tired, and you will need to rest. You may have drains which will be removed after 2 or 3 days. Expect to have discomfort in the breast and tummy region which will be controlled with pain medications. Avoiding strenuous physical activity and childcare will make you more comfortable. After 2 weeks you should be able to return to work. However, if your work involves heavy lifting and strenuous exercise you may need additional 2 or 3 weeks.
When multiple procedures are done at one time discomfort can be greater than with one procedure alone pain medications and rest will make to recovery much more comfortable. Pain medication is required for 4-5 days.
You will see improvement immediately after your mommy makeover. Swelling and bruising appear in the first few days and can last up to 3-4 weeks. Your result will look much better at 6 weeks and continue to improve to a final result that will be visible at 3 months.
According to Realself.com the average cost of a mommy makeover in the Boston area is $16,500. This figure includes a breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck. The more complex the procedure, the higher the cost will be. The combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, and full tummy tuck can cost more.
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel has worked with many women to help them restore their pre-pregnancy figure and enhance their self-confidence. He uses the very latest surgical techniques and technologies to produce beautiful, natural-looking results. If you are considering mommy makeover surgery, schedule a complimentary consultation at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists today.