What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover ?
As with any surgery, there are certain inherent risks. These include scar tissue formation , bleeding , infection , poor wound healing , asymmetry , numbness, and swelling. Fortunately, the risks of severe complications with a Mommy Makeover procedure is small when performed by an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in a fully accredited facility.
Are Supplements or Vitamins required for my Mommy Makeover ?
Most American women receive most of their required vitamins in a balanced and normal diet. Many homeopathic supplements will actually increase bruising as they act as blood thinners. The same is true for Vitamin E . It is generally recommended to stop all supplements and Vitamin E two weeks prior to your surgery.
Do I need Lymphatic Massage following my Mommy Makeover ?
While lymphatic message may decrease swelling post operatively it usually does not diminish your total healing time. Surgery disrupts the normal flow of fluid through your lymphatic channels leading to edema and inflammation. A well-trained therapist can encourage these stagnant exudates back into these channels and facilitate drainage away from the surgical site. Most patients feel better after message and believe that they see improvement .
What are my alternatives to a Mommy Makeover ?
Mommy Makeover surgery can be expensive. Most patients seek out surgery only
after they have tried multiple diet regimens and medications. Exercise even with a personal trainer has been equally disappointing . Many have lost significant weight and toned flabby muscles to no avail. While they are healthier and have attained an improved quality of life their problems persist.
Am I too old for a Mommy Makeover ?
Age is a relative term – the important question is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgery. This
depends more on other factors such as smoking , obesity, high blood pressure , diabetes and your overall medical condition . Many women in their 60s and even 70s have had Mommy Makeovers.
Can fat from my Tummy Tuck be used to enhance my breasts ?
Yes. The abdominal fat can be utilized to enlarge , fill and lift the breasts. The waist fat is one of the most stubborn and persistent areas of fat on a woman’s body. It, therefore, makes a natural filler for drooping deflated breasts.
Can a Brazilian Butt Lift be performed with a Mommy Makeover. ?
The Hourglass Tummy Tuck procedure includes a Brazilian Butt Lift with a Tummy
Tuck and Liposuction. It has become one of Dr. Shienbaum’s most popular and powerful body contouring procedures.
Can a Labiaplasty procedure be included with a Mommy Makeover ?
As the Tummy Tuck procedure narrows the waist and removes the overhanging
abdominal skin any issues with the labia and pubic area are exposed. A Labiaplasty procedure can correct any asymmetry and irregularity of the labia and mons pubis. Often fat grafting can provide fuller and more youthful appearing tissues.
Is a Breast Lift part of a Mommy Makeover procedure?
Rejuvenation of the breasts is an important element in the Mommy Makeover transformation A Breast Lift can reverse sagging and ptotic breasts while a Breast Reduction can treat oversized and pendulous breasts.