Who is a candidate for a mommy makeover?
An ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is in good overall health, is close to her goal weight, has realistic expectations about what can be achieved through the procedure, and is equipped with a support system to allow her to take time off and recover following surgery. Any woman who would like to restore her pre-baby body and confidence following pregnancy, childbirth, or massive weight loss could be a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover. Women who are suffering from loose, excess skin, sagging breasts, stretch marks, stubborn fat deposits, or the visible signs of aging may all be suitable candidates.
Can I still have a mommy makeover even if I haven’t had children?
Yes! Even if you’ve never gone through pregnancy or childbirth, you can still have what we call a mommy makeover. Each mommy makeover is a unique combination of procedures specifically designed to create a sleek, youthful figure. With Dr. Brenner’s expert guidance, a full body makeover can be customized to match your individual needs. Your mommy makeover will fully rejuvenate all body areas that require treatment to restore your feminine contours with just the right touch.
Should I wait until I’m done having children?
In general, it is advised that you wait until you are finished having children before you have a mommy makeover. The issues that originally led you to seek a mommy makeover could return if you choose to have further children. Sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, and areas of stubborn excess fat typically return with additional pregnancies, requiring further treatment.
However, there are also special circumstances where you may have lost a significant amount of weight prior to pregnancy, leaving excess skin and drooping breasts that could be considered excessive. In these instances, a Dr. Brenner can help you weigh all of the options and decide what the best course of treatment is for you and your body.
Are all procedures done at one time?
Each mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures designed to meet your vision for your body. While some women choose to have all of their procedures completed in one surgery, others may need to undergo two surgeries. The extent and type of surgery required will determine the number of procedures that needed to complete your mommy makeover.
What are the risks?
While rare, a mommy makeover does carry some risks including bleeding, improper wound healing, infection, and fluid retention. Dr. Brenner will gladly explain all the risks associated with a mommy makeover at your consultation.
Will I have scars following my mommy makeover?
Yes, unfortunately scars are an inevitable part of any surgical procedure. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedures associated with a mommy makeover. Dr. Brenner has the technical skill and artistic eye that will allow him to place your incisions in the most discreet locations, and close them with extreme care, along with follow-up scar care treatments to ensure they are minimally visible once completely healed.