The process of becoming a mother is a satisfying experience. Unfortunately, what pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding have done to your body is less than satisfying, to say the least. Dr. Kearney provides the solution with a mommy makeover, which lets moms regain their beautiful figure and their confidence.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term given to a combination of procedures that addresses the areas of the body that are most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Kearney will create a customized plan based on the patient’s specific needs. A mommy makeover typically involves liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast surgery (breast augmentation and lift).
Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure?
Women with stretched abdominal skin and muscles, excess fat deposits in certain areas of the body, and sagging breasts are good candidates for a mommy makeover. Potential patients need to be in good overall physical and emotion health, and have realistic goals and expectations for the various procedures. The easiest way to know if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover is to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kearney.
What can I expect during the mommy makeover procedure?
A mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation and lift. During a tummy tuck, excess skin on the abdomen is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened for the patient to regain a flatter abdomen. Liposuction removes small fat deposits from certain parts of the body to improve body contour. Breast surgery is done to replace lost breast volume and tighten sagging breast skin.
What can I expect post procedure and what is the recovery time?
Beyond the obvious bandages, expect your incisions to have surgical drains to allow blood and fluids to exit the surgical sites. You will need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling and help the skin adhere to its new contours. Your swelling can be last for weeks to months after surgery.
One nice feature of a mommy makeover is that despite having multiple procedures performed, you will only have one recovery period. The first week of recovery can be intense. However, this should not stop you from walking one day after your surgery. This helps promote circulation to the surgery sites. Dr. Kearney will prescribe pain medications to address any discomfort you may have.
How much does a mommy makeover in San Diego cost?
The cost of your mommy makeover depends on the procedures you need. Please contact us for a consultation and to know the exact price. You can also consider financing your plastic surgery. CareCredit offers our patients 6, 12 and 18 month no interest plans as well as plans with terms of up to 60 months at 14.9%. Patients can finance up to $25,000. You can apply online at www.carecredit.com or by calling 1-800-365-8295.