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What Is The "Mommy Makeover"?

Mothers who have gone through a pregnancy, experienced childbirth, chosen to breastfeed, and worked to acquire a toned, slimmer look with a healthy lifestyle are the ideal patients for the Mommy Makeover. 

For many women, surgical operations are suggested, or even needed, to return their body to its stunning, pre-pregnancy state. If you have reached the number of children you hope to give birth to, yet are displeased with the imperfections left from their births, such as drooping, decreased busts, loosened abdominal skin, or undesirable fat in the hips, upper legs, or buttocks, a Mommy Makeover may be exactly what you need! 

As always, Dr. Vinyard’s goal with a Mommy Makeover is to help you in recovering your pre-pregnancy body to its previous splendor, so you can return to life with confidence, excitement, and high self-esteem! 

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Depending on your personal needs and consultation with Dr. Vinyard, your Mommy Makeover might include surgeries such as…

  • A breast implantation. 
  • A breast lift. 
  • A breast reduction. 
  • A tummy tuck. 
  • An abdominoplasty. 
  • A liposuction. 

14 Questions To Ask About Your Mommy Makeover

1. Which Surgeries Should I Choose?

In your appointment with Dr. Vinyard, he will help you discover both your needs and your goals, in addition to analyzing your body in its current post-childbirth state. After this, he will make suggestions on which surgical treatments you ought to consider for your treatment plan. 

Typically, women choose to undergo a breast surgery (enhancement and/or lift), in addition to liposuction and an abdominal surgical treatment of some sort. 

In your appointment with Dr. Vinyard, he will help you discover both your needs and your goals, in addition to analyzing your body in its current post-childbirth state.

2. Will I Have To Stay In A Hospital During My Mommy Makeover Recovery?

As an outpatient surgical procedure, the Mommy Makeover permits you to recover in your house, which is certainly a benefit to mothers with young kids; nevertheless, it must be understood that you must still stay in bed and rest for one to two weeks after the procedure. 

To guarantee rest as well as ensuring you have proper assistance throughout the initial day after your surgical treatment, your specialist may recommend an overnight stay in a recuperation suite or health center.

3. How Long Will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Last?

Although you will certainly be able to go home either right away or after one night in a facility, you will need to plan to spend seven to fourteen days relaxing and recuperating. Rather than going back to your typical regularly active day, you will practically be on bed rest for several days. You’ve spent a fair bit of cash to have the surgery, and to get the best “bang for your buck” you need to allow yourself time to make sure that you recoup fully. 

The exact procedures you select to have done during the Mommy Makeover will determine exactly the length of time it requires to recover. You will likely be achy, swollen, and puffy during this time.

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4. Will I Need Help During My Mommy Makeover Recovery?

Throughout those initial seven to fourteen days, you cannot go about your normal activities. You will require help around your home! Following the surgery, you will certainly be worn out, making typical activities especially challenging, as you will be very tender and sore from the lesions and stitches. 

This is the time to enlist your spouse, a family member or close friend; maybe a number of them! Everything from getting the kids all set for school to cooking supper will certainly be challenging for you to undertake alone.

Following the surgery, you will certainly be worn out, making typical activities especially challenging.

5. Can I Drive After My Mommy Makeover?

While on specific prescription medications, you will not be up to the task of driving. Your doctor will certainly suggest the proper drug for a comfortable healing based upon the particular procedures that you select to have done. 

The side-effects of these strong medicines might include light-headedness, queasiness, dizziness, and other symptoms which will make driving a danger to yourself and other passengers. Never grab the wheel while taking narcotics.

6. How Long Will Swelling Last After My Mommy Makeover?

Though you will certainly have the ability to return to your normally scheduled program after a week or more, the swelling from your treatment will likely last for as much as six months. Be prepared for some mild discomfort; mainly for a bit of bloating as well as inflammation in the months ahead. 

While some changes are immediately seen, your full outcome will not be clear until the swelling goes completely down, and your body returns to normal. Once more, the exact timeline depends on your specific procedures, but plan for it to take six to twelve months before you see the true results.

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7. Can I Lift My Baby After My Mommy Makeover?

You cannot take part in any kind of intense playing or horseplay with your children during your healing phase. High-energy exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided, or else you will certainly threaten to compromise the areas which are not yet fully healed. For a minimum of 6 weeks after your Mommy Makeover, carrying around kids or throwing items which weigh greater than 10 pounds need to be prevented at all cost.

For a minimum of 6 weeks after your Mommy Makeover, carrying around kids or throwing items which weigh greater than 10 pounds need to be prevented at all cost.

8. Will I Have Scars After My Mommy Makeover?

While a doctor finishing a Mommy Makeover will make every effort to decrease scarring, there is the possibility of marginal scars continuing to show after full recovery. Dr. Vinyard will create tiny cuts during all entailed surgical procedures. Most of marks that arise from these surgeries will be capable of being concealed beneath your underwear or swimsuit. 

As part of the healing process, Dr. Vinyard or an another doctor from his practice review treatment to guarantee that your skin will certainly recover as the coloring of the scars gradually dissapears.

9. Can I Smoke After My Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover is for non-smokers only. Here’s why: cigarette smokers experience a minimized flow of oxygen and blood, delaying the healing of injuries, as well as significantly boosting the chance for severe problems to occur. You should quit smoking cigarettes for a minimum of four weeks prior to you going through your surgical procedure, and for at least four weeks afterwards. Even better, utilize this as an opportunity to stop smoking for good!

10. Will I Need To Exercise After My Mommy Makeover?

When you have reached the point of a full recovery, it’s time to return to your old gym routine! To guarantee the results from your Mommy Makeover last completely, you will certainly need to stick to your previous healthy and balanced way of life, consisting of a well-balanced diet plan, minimal alcohol consumption, a lot of water, and either performing routine cardio and weight exercises.

Don’t believe that just because you have a beautiful new body you do not need to work to keep it looking as amazing as it does after your surgery! Stick with your regular workout routine and healthy eating patterns,to ensure that your spectacular figure will last for years to come!

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11. Does It Matter What Doctor I Choose To Do My Mommy Makeover?

This is especially vital when we’re discussing a Mommy Makeover! Mommy Makeovers consist of a series of challenging, intrusive surgeries most likely including anesthetic. This is just not a treatment that you want to hand over to a mediocre doctor.

Make sure that you choose a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon who belongs to the ASPS. Select the most skilled, knowledgeable, experienced plastic surgeon in order to be reassured that, (1) Your surgical treatment will proceed with no mistakes or drawbacks, (2) Your results will turn out precisely the way you imagined. Never ever, ever risk your health and safety to cut corners or conserve a little bit of cash. Intense surgeries require qualified specialists.

12. Will A Mommy Makeover Make A Difference In My Mental Health?

Prepare for a significant increase in both self-confidence and also self-esteem. Your Mommy Makeover will not simply help you rediscover your stunning pre-baby body, it won’t simply enhance your sex life, it will not just make you feel like your old self again… The most exciting element is that it will make you really feel beautiful once more: confident, attractive, eye-catching, desirable, and gorgeous!

During your examination, Dr. Vinyard will help to design the perfect treatment plan for you.

13. How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost?

Because of the variance in options for a Mommy Makeover, there are lots of feasible treatment combinations. During your examination, Dr. Vinyard will help to design the perfect treatment plan for you. At that time, he will be able to quote your particular price range. You need to bear in mind that a Mom Transformation is a financial treatment in the redemption of your body after pregnancy and giving birth.

It is essential to bear in mind that these surgeries will enhance your body for the rest of your life. Ensuring your best possible outcome is much more important than opting for the cheapest alternative in the field. VIPS offers many payment options, and also can aid you with low-interest financing by means of CareCredit, making sure that your Mommy Makeover costs are not above what you’re able to afford.

14. What If I Get Pregnant Again After My Mommy Makeover?

In an ideal world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until you are sure you are done having children biologically, so the surgical outcomes are not endangered. Any body part that has been lifted or tightened could be in danger of relapsing if a subsequent pregnancy is to occur. If you find out you are expecting after a mommy makeover, a second surgical therapy is a possible necessity to once again renew your body, once the final pregnancy is once more finished and you have fully recovered from it.

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