A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single-stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform a mommy makeover, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best:
In preparing for mommy makeover surgery, you may be asked to:
Mommy makeover surgery is typically performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgery setting and will likely use general anesthesia. Some follow-up procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis, and local anesthesia with sedation may be used. These decisions will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and in consideration of your preferences and your doctor’s best judgment.
Following your mommy makeover surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist and buttocks.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:
Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases and the shape of the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks improves. Continue to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.
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Due to inflammation following surgery, there may be slight discomfort when walking or sitting. The recovery is gradual, little by little you can incorporate yourself to normal activities by your own tolerance, it is recommended to wear skirts and loose clothing in order not to exert pressure on the area.
It is not advisable to perform the operation during menstruation.
The effect is permanent.