How Should I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
More and more women are choosing a custom mommy makeover to restore a firm, youthful look to their breasts and body. Motherhood can bring unwelcome physical changes. Between pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, the female body can be severely damaged, with the skin and tissues of the breasts and abdomen sagging, stretched, and drooping. A “mommy makeover” is a combination of body-restoring surgeries performed in a single surgical appointment.
What does a mommy makeover address?
Your Newport Beach mommy makeover will be tailored to restore the areas of your body damaged by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Garret A. Wirth is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience performing the procedures included in a custom mommy makeover. Depending on what you would like to address, your mommy makeover could consist of one or more of the following procedures:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
What can I do to prepare for a mommy makeover?
While you can leave all the medical and technical details up to Dr. Wirth, there are specific steps you can take beforehand to make the process as smooth and successful as possible. First of all, you will need to be at least six months postpartum at the time of your procedure. If you are currently breastfeeding, you will need to plan to wait at least six months after you have finished breastfeeding. However, this does not prevent you from a consultation with Dr. Wirth to design a personalized surgical plan for you. An early meeting makes it possible for both you and your surgeon to prepare for your procedure.
Regardless of which procedures your mommy makeover will include, your health is essential. Dr. Wirth may give you precise recommendations to ensure your body is in the best possible condition before undergoing surgery. Nutrition is crucial, as is maintaining a stable weight. Ensure you follow a healthy eating plan which supplies all the nutrients your body needs before surgery.
After your first consultation, you will need a full physical examination and blood work done. Inform Dr. Wirth of any medications you are currently taking. Certain drugs (such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs) can increase bleeding must be avoided before surgery.
Surgery and recovery
For busy mothers, scheduling several operations with downtime after each procedure poses real-world challenges – and could be impossible. One of the advantages of a mommy makeover is that despite having undergone several procedures, you have just one recovery time.
In most cases, the surgery itself will take about three hours, but this will vary depending on which procedures are performed in your custom mommy makeover. You will have detailed aftercare instructions, and we will carefully monitor your recovery.
In the weeks following your surgery, you must have time to rest, heal, and recover. Most women can return to work after two or three weeks, but listen to your body and don’t rush the process. As you heal and recover, your results will slowly appear. You will see your breasts looking perky, youthful, and plump, and your tummy zone appearing flat and firm.
If you are considering a mommy makeover and would like more information, Dr. Garrett A. Wirth would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with more details.