Mommy Makeover is one of Dr. Tutela’s favorite procedures to perform. “It truly is restorative surgery” is how he begins to explain his passion for it. “Its always inspiring to see a woman give priority to herself after years of going through pregnancy, breast feeding, and child rearing where a mother typically puts everyone else in the family before her own self when prioritizing things to do.” The body is damaged during this cycle, with abdominal musculature and fascia being stretched thin and unable to retain its shape and stability. Regardless of diet and exercise the lax abdomen will not return to its flat tight position without surgery. “It truly is a surgical problem.” In addition to tightening the abdominal muscles, Dr. Tutela will trim away the excess skin that has stretched and lost its youthful recoil. Many stretch marks are included in the skin that is trimmed away, greatly reducing the number of visible stretch marks and even in some cases getting rid of all of them.
Liposuction is the second key ingredient in many Mommy Makeovers. Fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise are targeted and removed leaving the patient with a sculpted body contour.
Breast Lift is vital to a Mommy Makeover. Often after a breast has engorged from pregnancy and breast feeding, the tissue that was held up by ligaments have stretched and sagged, leaving many women with deflated breasts and nipples that sag and point toward the floor. A breast lift (sometimes in conjunction with an implant) restores the breast to a more youthful position on the chest and can provide more fullness to a woman’s upper chest.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
If you are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen and breasts, and want a firmer, sleeker silhouette, with more youthful looking breasts, then a Mommy Makeover may be right for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Your Mommy Makeover will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. It will also provide you with perkier breast, with a more youthful cleavage and shape.
The final results of a Mommy Makeover surgery may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident in your new slimmer profile.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
During your Mommy Makeover recovery, Dr. Tutela may apply dressings or bandages to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery. Most patients can expect to wear a pressure garment for 6 weeks after the operation. Since recovery time depends on your individual procedure, Dr. Tutela will discuss your recovery time with you during your consultation.