Mommy Makeover in Minneapolis-St. Paul
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures of the breast and abdominal areas, which address a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues. A Mommy Makeover is typically done in a single session, and usually includes the following procedures: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, and Liposuction. The goal of the Mommy Makeover is to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape or improve it all together. The result of a Mommy Makeover in Minneapolis-St. Paul is a tighter abdominal profile, voluminous breasts, and a more streamlined profile. The Mommy Makeover is best suited for women who are having trouble losing the last of their post-pregnancy pounds and have experienced a significant decrease in breast volume. Women who have experienced significant stretching of abdominal muscles or skin from multiple pregnancies may also benefit from this procedure.
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Cost of Mommy Makeover:
The cost of a Mommy Makeover at Rocheford Plastic Surgery ranges depending on each person’s desired needs. During your consultation with Dr. Rocheford, you will receive a custom quote for your Mommy Makeover surgery. The cost typically includes your surgical fee and all follow-up visits with Dr. Rocheford. The estimate also includes the facility fee and anesthesia costs. It does not include the cost of your pre-operative physical, lab tests, or medications. Dr. Rocheford does charge $100 for consultations, and that fee is deducted from the price of your surgery or in-office procedure.
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Details Of Mommy Makeover Surgery:
- Surgery: Surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia; time varies according to what procedures are being done.
- Discomfort: Moderate to severe. Anticipate 3 – 14 days of pain medication.
- Bruising: Some bruising in areas treated with liposuction.
- Swelling: Peaks at 3 days, improves in 2 – 4 weeks but may take 3 months to resolve.
- Bandages: Removed 2 – 4 days following surgery.
- Stitches: Internal stitches dissolve.
- Work: You may return to work when you are done taking prescription pain pills. This is usually in 1 – 2 weeks. If your job requires manual lifting or labor, wait 4 – 6 weeks.
- Sun Exposure: Protect from the sun with sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher for one year.
- Exercise: May be resumed in 2 weeks gently (walking). Weights and more vigorous exercise, 4 – 6 weeks.
- Final Result: Following scar maturation, about 1 year.
Let Dr. Rocheford Help You
A Mommy Makeover can be based on your specific body concerns and requirements. You must be examined to determine which procedures are right for you.
Dr. Rocheford understands that you may have questions regarding your mommy makeover, so she’s compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you. If you’re ready to discuss your mommy makeover options, now is a great time to schedule your tummy tuck consultation in Minneapolis-St. Paul with Dr. Heather Rocheford at our plastic surgery offices, serving the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury, and beyond. Simply request a consultation online or call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294 today to schedule your appointment.
Mommy Makeover FAQ’s
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is a unique type of procedure that addresses many of the aesthetic body concerns of women who have recently given birth. The Mommy Makeover is typically done in a single session, and usually includes the following procedures: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation or Lift, and Liposuction. The goal of the Mommy Makeover is to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape or improve it all together. A Mommy Makeover is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. The outcomes of the Mommy Makeover can be significantly influenced by weight fluctuations. Women who are planning to be pregnant again should not undergo the Mommy Makeover.
Is it right for me?
The Mommy Makeover is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. The Mommy Makeover is a good option for you if:nYou are physically healthy and at a stable weightnYou are a non-smokernYou are not planning on getting pregnant again
What to expect during your consultation?
The success and safety of your Minneapolis-St. Paul tummy tuck procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle. Be prepared to discuss:nWhy you want the surgery, your expectations, and desired outcomenMedical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatmentsnUse of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugsnPrevious surgeriesnDr. Rocheford may also:nnEvaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factorsnTake photographs for your medical recordnDiscuss your options and recommend a course of treatmentnDiscuss likely outcomes of the Mommy Makeover and any risks or potential complications
Preparing for surgery?
Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:nGet lab testing or a medical evaluationnTake certain medications or adjust your current medicationsnStop smoking well in advance of surgerynAvoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleedingnSpecial instructions you receive will cover:nnWhat to do on the day of surgerynThe use of anesthesia during your Mommy MakeovernPost-operative care and follow-up
Important facts about the safety and risks of Mommy Makeover?
The decision to have Mommy Makeover surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Dr. Rocheford and her staff will explain, in detail, the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications. Possible risks of Mommy Makeover include:nUnfavorable scarringnBleeding (hematoma)nInfectionnFluid accumulationnPoor wound healingnSkin lossnBlood clotsnNumbness or other changes in skin sensationnAnesthesia risksnSkin discoloration and/or prolonged swellingnFatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)nMajor wound separationnAsymmetrynThe recurrent looseness of skinnPain, which may persistnDeep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complicationsnPersistent swelling in the legsnNerve damagenThe possibility of revisional surgerynSuboptimal aesthetic result
Questions to Ask Dr. Rocheford?
Use this checklist as a guide during your consultation:nAre you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?nWere you specifically trained in the field of plastic surgery?nHow many years of plastic surgery training have you had?nDo you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?nIf so, at which hospitals?nIs the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?nAm I a good candidate for this procedure?nWhat will be expected of me to get the best results?nWhere and how will you perform my procedure?nWhat surgical technique is recommended for me?nHow long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?nWhat are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?nHow are complications handled?nHow can I expect my stomach/breasts to look over time?nWhat are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my Mommy Makeover?nDo you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?