What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination approach to address the changes that pregnancy and breastfeeding bring to a mother’s body. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a customized plan David M. Godat, MD, creates to suit your specific set of needs and goals.
There are numerous procedures a mommy makeover can include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Breast reduction
- Fat transfer
- Thigh or arm contouring
During your initial consultation with Dr. Godat, he discusses the options best suited for your treatment goals. You’ll have all the details you need to make an informed decision about your care.
When’s the right time for a mommy makeover?
Timing is an important part of deciding to move forward with a mommy makeover. If you’re planning to have another child soon or are still breastfeeding, it may be better to wait until after you’ve had your last child.
That said, there are some plastic surgery procedures that can be done even before you’ve completed your family. Speak with Dr. Godat about your options.
Another aspect of timing involves having enough help after your surgery. There will be a brief period of time when you won’t be able to drive, and you’ll need help around the house for a week or so as your body begins the healing process.
That’s especially true if you have babies or small children at home. There will be lifting restrictions for a few weeks after a mommy makeover, and that includes lifting your kids.
How can I improve healing after a mommy makeover?
Healing is a very individualized matter and depends in large part on your overall health. Smokers may not be good candidates for a mommy makeover, as smoking causes circulatory problems and slows wound healing. Quitting a few weeks prior to your procedure can make a world of difference in your healing process.
You can also boost your healing by following Dr. Godat’s recovery instructions. Don’t return to normal activity levels until your body has had a chance to recover, and take things easy at first. Embracing a healthy diet is also a great way to boost healing.
When you’re ready to explore a mommy makeover in more depth, call the office to schedule a consultation with David M. Godat, MD.