What is mommy makeover surgery like?  How long are you actually in surgery?  Does it have to be done in stages?

A: what’s involved in a mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a term used to describe the surgical procedures many women undergo after they have completed having children.  The surgery usually involves a breast procedure, such as a breast augmentation with or without a lift, and a tummy tuck procedure, with or without liposuction.

Most women undergoing this type of surgery should have medical clearance by their primary care physician consisting of a physical exam, lab work and an EKG.  The length of the surgery depends on each individual patient’s needs.  This can range from approximately 3 hrs to 5 hrs.  If more time is needed, your surgeon needs to consider doing the procedures in separate stages to insure safety. In some cases, patients may need to stay overnight at an aftercare facility for observation.

The recovery typically requires at least one to two weeks off of work and no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks. You will also wear a surgical garment for about 4 weeks after surgery.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling a mommy makeover procedure.

Best wishes.