Moms in San Diego, let’s get real. We love being parents, but pregnancy and childbirth are just not always nice to our bodies. Even if you take care of yourself, eating right and exercising religiously, “sagging” seems to be the status quo. Breasts that were full and curvy while you were expecting are now droopy and deflated. You might even have sagging skin on your belly that wasn’t there before.
If you’ve decided you don’t want to keep your badges of motherhood, then you might want to consider a mommy makeover. This customized cosmetic surgery is designed to help you get your body back, restoring your figure more to the way you remember it back in your pre-baby days. Since your mommy makeover is tailored to your needs, you decide what procedures you would like to have with the help of our board certified plastic surgeons.
As a mom, naturally you are concerned with how any surgery will affect your family, particularly your ability to care for your little ones after your procedure. As every mommy makeover is tailored to an individual patient’s needs, the recovery process is a little different for everyone. In general, you’ll need to have help around the house 24-7 for 2-3 days after surgery (more if you’ve had a tummy tuck).
While most patients can begin their return to daily activities (such as driving, light housework, a desk job, and shopping) within 2-3 weeks, you’ll probably need continued assistance with heavier lifting and strenuous aspects of childcare for the first 4-6 weeks. After this time, with your surgeon’s okay, you can lift your kids again.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, you’ll have some scars after a mommy makeover. By choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, you can be sure that your surgeon has the skill and knowledge to produce the least amount of scarring possible. Moreover, your scars will fade over time and will be in places that are easily hidden by clothing – even a bikini. We can also help you find a good scar minimizing treatment to help your scars heal smoothly and reduce redness.
At your consultation and pre-op appointments, your plastic surgeon, nurse, and patient care coordinator will give you all the important details about recovery.