A Mommy Makeover, also known as a mommy lift, is becoming a more popular procedure performed by Dr. Shahin Fazilat for moms who observe, especially after childbirth, that their bodies have changed in undesirable ways. For example, you may experience a protruding belly with extra loose skin and stretch marks, as well as deflated, sagging breasts after breastfeeding.
These problems may be corrected with a mommy makeover procedure, which is a phrase for combining a breast operation with a body operation for your abdomen. Typically, a Mommy Makeover includes performing a tummy tuck, liposuction, and/or breast surgery (breast augmentation and/or breast lift or breast reduction). Each surgery may be performed either at the same time or staged to suit your schedule, needs, and safety.
Our approach to Mommy Makeover procedures
During your initial consultation about a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail. This will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you.
Patients who have undergone a Mommy Makeover have often shared one or more of the following concerns or comments with Dr. Fazilat:
- “I wish my breasts looked and felt the way they were before.”
- “I liked the size of my breasts when I was breastfeeding.”
- “I can’t seem to tighten my abdomen, regardless of how much I work out.”
- “My stomach just doesn’t look the same anymore.”
- “I wish I didn’t have these ugly stretch marks.”
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Once you have booked your surgery, our office will coordinate the location and time of your Mommy Makeover surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s), so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
Mommy Makeover surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice. Typically, operations are performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1.5 to 3 hours per procedure, so Dr. Fazilat recommends combining two procedures––for the breast and the abdomen––at the same time.
During surgery, Dr. Fazilat will remove and/or tighten loose and sagging skin from the abdomen and/or breasts. During the procedure, the incisions are placed in concealed locations and closed meticulously to achieve the best possible results.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Mommy Makeover surgery combined with other procedures, such as laser liposuction to provide moms with a more youthful appearance.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After a Mommy Makeover, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Recovery times depend upon the number of procedures performed. Patients can typically return to work within 10 to 14 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
All absorbable sutures are used for Mommy Makeover surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling, and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Finally, scars from the incisions can take up to 6 months to one year to fade away.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover surgery, and to set up your consultation, please call us today at 650.964.2200. You can also fill out this form to request an appointment in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California.