Mommy Makeover Detroit, MI

What is a mommy makeover?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have common side effects on the body, such as loose skin, stretched muscles, and sagging breasts. Sometimes, these cannot be changed with exercise and diet alone. Cosmetic surgery can be a good option to return the body to its pre-pregnancy look. A “mommy makeover” is a common term for a combination of procedures that address common side effects of pregnancy all over the body. This procedure is used to restore the figure to a pre-baby shape after having children, bringing the body closer to its pre-pregnancy appearance. This procedure is not a substitute for weight loss, and should not be treated as such.

A full mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and occasionally liposuction. Sometimes, liposuction is performed instead of a tummy tuck, depending on the patient. The procedure can also include a thigh lift and a Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedures are performed during a single operation, so that there is only one recovery period. Though, if needed for safety reasons, the surgeries can be performed in multiple sessions. These procedures can be combined with others, and catered to fit each patient’s needs. Dr. Hardaway will find a combination of procedures that fits your goals and needs during your consultation.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The cost of a mommy makeover varies from patient to patient. Prices vary depending on the number of procedures performed and the intensity of the procedures. Dr. Hardaway will discuss procedures and pricing at your consultation.

How is a mommy makeover performed?

A mommy makeover surgery varies slightly from patient to patient, depending on the combination of surgeries that they require. It is a combination of several procedures: tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction.

The procedure can also include a thigh lift and or a brazilian butt lift.

How long is recovery from a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover may be performed as an outpatient surgery, depending on the combination of procedures. It can also be performed in a hospital setting with an overnight stay, depending on the patient’s needs and health background. Typically, a tummy tuck is the most extensive procedure that is included in a mommy makeover, and will have the most intensive and longest recovery period. A surgical garment is worn for at least 3 to 6 weeks after the surgery.

Driving is not allowed until cleared by the doctor, and you have stopped certain medications after the surgery. Avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting until cleared by the doctor. Do not begin exercise until cleared by the doctor. Lifting will likely be restricted for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. If you are planning a procedure and have very young children, keep in mind that you might need to have someone else carry them during the recovery process. Post-operative changes can occur up to 3 to 6 months after the procedure, though this varies depending on the procedures performed.

What are the risks of a mommy makeover?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. Combining multiple procedures leads to a longer surgery time, and a potentially greater risks of complications after the surgery. These include risks of infection, swelling, bleeding, and bruising after the procedure, as well as possible scarring. Following the doctor’s instructions closely during recovery can help reduce the risk of these complications. There is a chance that breast surgery can interfere with your ability to breast feed. If you plan on having more children, it is best to wait to have a mommy makeover until you are finished. The doctor will evaluate you to determine which procedures will give you the results that you desire, and discuss the risk and complication associated with these procedures.  

How long do results from a mommy makeover last?

The results from a mommy makeover will last for years. However, things like weight gain can affect the results of the surgery. There is no guarantee that your surgery results will last if you become pregnant again, so it is a good idea to wait until you are done having children to have the surgery. Following the doctor’s instructions closely after surgery, as well as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen will help you achieve the best results from your surgery.

Who is a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery?

Someone is an ideal candidate surgery if:

  • They are healthy overall
  • They are looking for a procedure that will lift and tighten the skin on the stomach and breasts.
  • They have good skin elasticity.  
  • They are generally in good health.
  • They do not smoke or drink excessively.
  • They not have any medical conditions that can impair or slow the healing process.
  • They have realistic goals for the outcome of the surgery. Dr. Hardaway will work with patients to determine which path will be best to meet their needs.

If you have any specific medical conditions or health concerns, please inform Dr. Hardaway. She will find a course of treatment that is right for you. Call 248-855-6030 to schedule a consultation.


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