What happens during the mommy makeover surgery?
Every patient has a different goal in mind when they seek a Mommy Makeover surgery. Therefore, the extent of the procedure will depend upon the needs and goals of the patient. For a patient looking for a complete body makeover, the surgery may involve both breasts being lifted and a tummy tuck procedure. This involves two separate surgical procedures to enhance the appearance of the breasts and a flat stomach.
However, one of the most common requests from the patients is to get a flatter stomach. The top stomach area is most important for a majority of Mommy Makeover procedures. This may involve consultation to determine whether the patient is an ideal candidate for just the liposuction procedure, or a liposuction along with a tummy tuck.
Another common request is to have the breasts restored back to the time when they were pregnant or breastfeeding. Some patients want to have nice, full and firm breasts restored through the Mommy Makeover procedure. Such patients may also be good candidates for a breast implant. All these options can be evaluated and discussed with the patient during the consultation, and only thereafter will Dr. Kwan and his team arrive at the best-desired Mommy Makeover procedure for each of the patients.
With reference to the above, it is important patients understand that the recovery time following a Mommy Makeover surgery primarily depends on the type and intensity of the work done in a patient. For example, if a particular Mommy Makeover procedure consists of a breast lift and liposuction, then the recovery time will be relatively quick. Such patients will be able to return to their normal routines within a week or so. However, if the process involved an extensive surgical procedure like a tummy tuck, then the recovery will be much longer in comparison. Such patients will have to limit their activities for a time period of about three to four weeks.