10 Common Questions About Getting a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Chang and his team have been helping patients in the Sugar Land, TX area achieve that perfect body they desire. In order to do this, the patient will choose a combination of different procedures to rejuvenate their body.
Below are some common questions Timeless Plastic Surgery has been asked regarding a Mommy Makeover.
1) Are Mommy Makeovers worth it?
Yes, definitely! Doing a combination procedure will save you time and give you one base recovery period.
2) What’s Involved in a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover includes breast surgery (Augmentation and/or Breast Lift) combined with a tummy tuck with/ without liposuction.
3) How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Breast surgery recovery has a downtime of one week. Tummy tuck procedures have about 2-weeks downtime. When doing the procedures together, you can expect a two-week downtime recovery period. Therefore, many patients choose to combine their procedures into one Mommy Makeover to have only one downtime! From there, you can expect to slowly increase activity per doctors’ orders until you are back to normal activity around 6-8 weeks.
4) How painful is a Mommy Makeover?
Pain associated with a Mommy Makeover is well controlled with post-procedural pain medications. It is often described as less painful than a c-section.
5) How can you make payments on a Mommy Makeover?
If you would like to finance your Mommy Makeover, we do offer both in-house Payment Plans and we accept CareCredit (3rd party financing firm). Further information regarding payment options can be discussed in detail at your consultation!
6) How safe is a Mommy Makeover?
At Timeless Plastic Surgery, patient safety is our top priority. We use IV sedation which is much safer than general anesthesia, and it also has a quicker recovery period. Most complications occur in hospitals under general anesthesia. We have our own AAAASF certified surgical suite that is required to be held to the highest standard for safe surgical environment, equipment, drugs, etc.
7) How much weight do you lose with a Mommy Makeover?
During a Mommy Makeover we remove both excess skin and fat. We can typically remove about 10-20 pounds depending on the patient’s pre-surgical anatomy/weight.
8) Can you walk after a Mommy Makeover?
Yes! We encourage ambulation post-surgery to prevent any blood clots. You can walk where necessary but not for exercise until cleared.
9) What should I eat after a Mommy Makeover?
It is safe to start with something light the first day of surgery (ex: soup, sandwich, yogurt) due to being post-anesthesia and being on prescription medications. No heavy or greasy foods – these can tend to upset the stomach. You may resume to your normal diet as tolerated the following day. It is also very important to drink a lot of fluids to keep the body hydrated after surgery.
10) Do I have to lose weight before a Mommy Makeover?
You can lose as much weight as you can before surgery, which can only improve the final surgical result. However, sometimes stubborn fat and excess skin cannot be easily removed with diet and exercise. That is where we come in! We can typically remove about 10-20 pounds depending on the patient’s pre-surgical anatomy/weight.
If you are looking to get a Mommy Makeover procedure done in Sugar Land, TX, give Timeless Plastic Surgery a call to schedule a consultation today!