Omaha Mommy Makeover
The physical demands of a newborn can leave you with little time to yourself. What many women realize after the birth of their last child is how impossible it is to get back into pre-pregnancy shape. Omaha patients who want to restore their bodies can undergo a Mommy Makeover, a combination of breast and body procedures that:
- Reduces excess fat and skin from the abdomen with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
- Repositions breasts so that they are firm and do not droop (breast lift).
- Enhances the shape and size of breasts that have lost volume (breast augmentation).
This combination of procedures leaves you looking as good, or better, than before you had your children.*
Why is the Procedure Called a Mommy Makeover?
It’s natural for women to gain a significant amount of weight during pregnancy. After children are born this weight is lost overnight, leaving excess skin on the breasts and stomach, sometimes even separated abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover is a set of plastic surgery procedures specifically tailored to moms who want to regain their body confidence after having children.
Customizing a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Ayoub tailors each procedure to the specific needs of his patients. By taking your unique proportions and frame into account, Dr. Ayoub can find the best approach to reshaping your body the way you want. To create an accurate treatment plan and promote an educational approach to consultations, Dr. Ayoub uses a tool call TouchMD to:
- Explore different surgical options by simulating the results using a photograph of your body.
- Reviewing each step of the procedure using visual aids to give you a better understanding of surgery.
- Provide you with videos and articles about your procedure.
Dr. Ayoub advocates an honest approach to plastic surgery and will give you advice about which plastic surgery procedures should be part of your Mommy Makeover.
What Happens During a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover will depend on the exact set of procedures that you select. The majority of Omaha patients have combined liposuction/tummy tuck as well as a breast lift/augmentation for the best results.
Liposuction is a body contouring technique that reduces stubborn fat deposits that are unaffected by diet and exercise. A tummy tuck can enhance the effect of liposuction because reducing excess skin reveals your newly contoured body. Additionally, a tummy tuck repairs diastasis recti. This condition is common in women who have given birth because the strain of labor often causes the abdominal muscles to separate. If you experience this problem, then Dr. Ayoub can reattach the muscles during your tummy tuck.*
Breast Lift/Breast Augmentation
The weight gain and loss of pregnancy, as well as the influx of hormones to stimulate breast milk production, can cause your breasts to temporarily enlarge and then shrink after your child has transitioned to a diet of solid food. Many women are unhappy because their breasts appear deflated and sag. A breast lift will reposition your breasts higher on the body and raise the nipples so that they point forwards. Many women also decide to undergo a breast augmentation if they have lost a substantial amount of breast tissue to restore fullness. The end result is firm, shapely breasts that are proportional to your body.*
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
Much like any set of combined surgical procedures, it will take several weeks to heal from your mommy makeover. Depending on the extent of the procedure, it may take one or two weeks to resume limited activities. While you are healing, the following symptoms will be present throughout the first few weeks:*
As you continue to heal the results of your Mommy Makeover will become more noticeable. It may take up to a few months to see the full results of your breast augmentation and liposuction, but patients find the wait well worth it.*
To schedule a consultation for your Mommy Makeover, call our Omaha office at 402.829.6384.