Any woman whether you have gone through pregnancy, breastfeeding or women that have lost a considerable amount of weight. The Mommy Makeover procedure is designed to reshape and contour the body and to restore breast volume.
A mommy makeover is not just one specific procedure, but is a combination of procedures tailored to the needs of each specific patient. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, with or without liposuction, and a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or breast reduction. By addressing these areas we can help you restore your pre pregnancy appearance and self esteem.
Since most women find that excersise and dieting fall short of restoring the body, women who are serious about finding a solution will turn to the ultimate fix, the Mommy Makeover. A woman's self esteem and self image are often tied to her appearance, making sagging breast and a loose, distended tummy no small matter.
Mommy Makeover patients will require about two weeks of acute recovery and will experience soreness for another week. During this time, you will be restricted from heavy lifting, pulling, pushing and your physical activities will be kept to a minimum. Any pain and discomfort will be controlled with medication. The majority of the bruising and swelling will have subsided by 3-4 weeks after surgery but complete resolution will take at least 6 months. Typically, scars can take up to one year to fade in color.
For additional information on tummy tucks and breast procedures, we invite you to visit the about pages for each specific procedure or contact our office to schedule your exclusive consultation!
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Tummy tuck: (also known as an abdominoplasty) . An incision is usually made at the lower portion of the abdomen. Fat and tissue are removed, the abdominal wall is tightened and the incision is closed. During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat is removed from the abdominal wall. The remaining tissue and muscle of the wall is then tightened. The overall effect is a smoother, tighter stomach.
Breast Augmentation: after an incision is made, Dr. Haupt then creates a pocket into which the implant will be inserted.
Breast Lift: the design of the incisions can vary but usually include around the nipple-areola complex or in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areola is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position.
Liposuction: liposuction surgery may be considered to treat areas of excess fat in the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, back, arms and neck. The basic technique of liposuction involves the removal of fat via a hollow metal tube (cannula) that is passed through the fatty tissue. One of the most common types of liposuction involves the aspiration of fat by attaching a pump that generates a vacuum. This is known as suction assisted liposuction (SAL).
Mommy makeover results and recovery will reveal themselves in several stages. In the immediate post-op period, the patient will see dramatic changes in the placement, shape and size of their breasts. Scars will go through a series of changes from the "surgical" line look of the early post-op period, to the slightly red, raised look of the first several months, to the mature, white scar that will emerge up to a year or so. It may take many months for the implant and skin to settle.
The abdominal component of a mommy makeover will also go through a series of changes. If you have severe stretching of your abdominal wall muscles, you will notice a dramatic change in your abdomen.
The skin component of your abdomen is likely to be swollen in the early healing phase. Swelling reduces from top down so patients can expect swelling to disappear first in the breast, later the upper abdomen, and finally the lower abdomen and the pubic area. Liposuction swelling takes up to at least 8 weeks to see a final result.
Dr. Haupt uses a non-invasive therapy called SofPulse; it reduces swelling and pain from surgical procedure. SofPulse delivers low intensity microcurrents of energy directly to the procedure site to stimulate cellular activity and enhance your recovery, naturally. This natural cellular process allows patients to get back to life faster with less use of narcotics although medications are prescribed for discomfort you may feel. Please check out the website at www.sofpulse.com
During your recovery, It is important that you stay well hydrated and get up and move every hour. You should avoid lifting, pulling, pushing over 10lbs until Dr. Haupt gives you the okay.
The fees associated with a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and liposuction includes three components: 1) surgeon’s fees, 2) anesthesia fees, and 3) facility fees. The procedure’s can range from $13,500.00 to $17,000.00 depending on your desires. The only way to determine the exact cost is to meet with Dr. Haupt for his honest opinion.
- When inquiring about a price quote from another surgeon, please think about a few things:
- Is the doctor a board certified plastic surgeon?
- Where does the doctor do his surgeries?
- Is there a board certified anesthesiologist at the facility?
- How long has the doctor been in practice?
- Are there other fees after surgery?
- How many post-op visits are included in the quote that was given to me?