If you’re a new mother, caring for the happy addition to your family is your priority and may leave you with little time to work on achieving the pre-baby physique you’d like to get back. That’s why here at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates, we’ve developed a package of services combining the most popular treatments requested by new mothers under the umbrella of the Mommy Makeover and offered at our Chico, California offices.
The Mommy Makeover is also known as post-pregnancy surgery and typically focuses on areas including the breasts and stomach that are most affected by pregnancy. The plastic surgery procedures included in this package are common and have been performed by our qualified plastic surgeons thousands of times, including a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction. If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover to get back in pre-baby shape faster, read on to find out what to expect from this popular plastic surgery package.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
This comprehensive plastic surgery package is ideal for many of our clients who fit the following criteria.
- You recently had a baby and want to get back in pre-baby shape faster
- Added weight on your waist or abdomen isn’t going away easily
- Your breasts changed shape or size during pregnancy
- Finding time in your schedule for exercise to lose weight is challenging with a new baby
- You want the confidence boost that comes with getting rid of stretch marks and fat deposits
- You are in overall good post-pregnancy health and free of major risk factors
If any of these describes you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified plastic surgeons.
5 Things to Know About Your Mommy Makeover
It Can Include Multiple Procedures
A Mommy Makeover covers multiple areas of the body, and at your first appointment with one of our plastic surgeons they’ll go over your expectations for the procedure. Liposuction in different areas, including the stomach, hips, arms, and legs, is the most common component, and clients often opt for a tummy tuck, butt lift, or breast augmentation with it. We specialize in customizable plastic surgery packages designed to give you the perfect combination of procedures to restore your pre-baby body and your confidence with it.
Before scheduling your Mommy Makeover, your plastic surgeon will go over your medical history to ensure you’re free of major risk factors. This package is best for non-smokers because smoking inhibits the natural healing process and can prolong recovery from surgery. You should be at least six months post-birth before scheduling your surgery to give your body sufficient time to heal and should be in overall good health.
Before your surgery, your surgeon will advise you on how to prep. This will include getting a good night’s sleep, keeping the targeted areas clean, and arranging your post-surgery care. A full medical history will also be taken to rule out risk factors like allergies.
The Mommy Makeover is an outpatient surgical procedure performed at our offices under general anesthesia, although some less extensive procedures can be done under IV sedation. The length of the procedure will vary based on the number of elements, with liposuction being the shortest. After your surgery, have someone available to drive you home for recovery, or arrange for a recovery suite at our attached medical spa.
Recovery – Easier Than Ever
Our plastic surgery procedures are designed to be minimally invasive to cut down on recovery time, and you should be free to resume all normal activities in between one and two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you on recovery time depending on specific procedures but avoid heavy lifting until cleared by your doctor and driving until all pain medications are stopped.
Lifting a baby over ten pounds isn’t advised immediately after the procedure, which is why this is usually scheduled around six months after giving birth.
Post-Surgery Care and Maintenance
If you have a more extensive procedure planned, it’s common to split the plan over two or more surgeries to minimize recovery time and let you get back to normal activities between surgeries. Your surgeon will advise you on how long to wait between procedures. The best way to get the most out of your treatment plan is to balance the surgeries with gym time and a balanced diet to maintain your new shape.
Your One-Stop Solution to Get Back Your Pre-Baby Body
A combination of common plastic surgery procedures performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in our comfortable and stylish surgical suites, the Mommy Makeover is designed to restore a new mother’s pre-baby body and make it easier to get back in shape when your time in the gym is limited. Ideal for new mothers more than six months post-birth, it’s a popular choice for clients who want a customizable plastic surgery solution.
The Mommy Makeover is one of the many treatments and procedures we offer. If you’re ready to get your pre-baby body back, contact Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA today to set up a consultation today. Getting your pre-baby body back is easier than ever thanks to our qualified board-certified plastic surgeons, and we’re taking on new clients today.