The science of plastic surgery is constantly evolving. Today, advancements in technology and surgical techniques have made it possible to achieve exceptional, natural-looking plastic surgery results that were all but impossible even a few short decades ago. Some of the most interesting advancements involve the use of combination plastic surgery procedures, which address multiple issues during a single surgical session to reduce overall recovery time. Of these combination procedures, the most popular by far is the Mommy Makeover, a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to help restore the appearance of a woman’s body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding. Here are a few key facts that you should keep in mind if you are considering a mommy makeover procedure.
Every woman is unique, and pregnancy affects each one differently. This means that a combination of procedures that might be appropriate for one woman may not necessarily be suitable for another. A mommy makeover typically incorporates a tummy tuck to remove stretched and sagging skin from the torso and some form of breast lift or breast reduction to restore the position and appearance of breasts adversely affected by breast feeding or weight gain. However, additional procedures like liposuction, spider vein treatment, arm lifts, or even thigh lifts, can also be included, as necessary, to address individual areas of concern. When you meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss the specific list of procedures that will be best for you.
Mommy Makeovers Have Reduced Downtimes!
Any surgical procedure, particularly one that requires general anesthesia, will take a toll on the body and require a period of recovery. For example, a tummy tuck or breast lift procedure can each require 7-10 days before you can comfortably return to even light work, much less get back to more intense physical labor. When you have more than one area of concern that needs to be addressed, those recovery times can really add up. Although combining more than one cosmetic procedure into a single surgical session does not mean that you heal any faster, it does mean that you will spend less time under anesthesia and that you will only have to go through the healing process once, rather than two or three separate times.
Mommy Makeovers Are Not Just for Mommies!
A “mommy makeover” is really just a convenient term used to describe a combination of procedures that address significant changes in multiple areas of the body. It is entirely possible that a woman, or even a man, may experience similar changes as a result of significant weight fluctuations or even the natural effects of age. Combination procedures like post-weight loss surgery can be specifically tailored to address individual areas of concern, potentially aiding patients of any age or gender to achieve the look they have always wanted.
For fifty years, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. has been recognized throughout the medical community as the Southeast’s premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery center and each of our board-certified plastic surgeons has extensive experience performing even the most complex plastic surgery procedures. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for a consultation please contact one of our four Atlanta Plastic Surgery locations. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the latest plastic surgery news.