They say that having children changes a woman’s life forever. That goes without saying! It also changes her body. Sometimes, a woman has a difficult time getting rid of the baby weight that was necessary for her growing fetus. Sometimes, volume and shape are not recovered after breastfeeding. These and many other changes can occur with a single pregnancy, let alone multiple. It’s no wonder that Mommy Makeovers are so popular. Here, we answer some of the questions we commonly field in the office.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Involve?
Based on the name alone, we can see why patients may limit the procedures of their Mommy Makeover to breast and belly. The truth about this process is that it can include a wide range of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. The Mommy Makeover is carefully designed by Dr. Shah to address each patient’s unique needs. Examples of Mommy Makeover procedures include:
- Breast augmentation with implants
- Breast lift
- Liposuction, not just in the obvious places but also in areas like the back or chin
- Laser treatments for stretch marks
- CoolSculpting nonsurgical body contouring
- Kybella injectable double-chin treatment
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Here in our Henderson and Las Vegas offices, the cost of a Mommy Makeover is determined by the various procedures the patient would like to have done. The only way to reach an accurate cost estimate is to come see Dr. Shah for a consultation. There is nothing about a plastic surgery consultation to be intimidated about. This visit is all about you and your wants and needs! After your discussion, you will have a clear vision of a proposed treatment plan, its costs, and even some suggestions to help finance the process if need be.
How Painful is a Mommy Makeover?
Getting a Mommy Makeover is not as painful as most people think. Patients under general anesthesia don’t feel a thing. It can take hours for the effects of anesthesia to wear off, at which point patients will likely have already started taking their prescription pain medication. With rest and consistent care, recovery from the Mommy Makeover can be limited to soreness and tenderness in the areas we’ve addressed. Patients often think that because a tummy tuck will cause them to stand in a bent position for several days that they will be in pain. This isn’t the case. Soreness is a better word.