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 651-739-1100 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 a 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.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
Although mommy makeover procedures are typically extensive and time-consuming procedures, they are usually very safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
No, tummy tuck surgery is an elective cosmetic procedure and will likely not be considered medically necessary by insurers.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Preparing for any plastic surgery, including mommy makeover, typically requires patients to stop smoking several weeks prior to surgery, and avoid eating or drinking for up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled procedure.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery from mommy makeover surgery varies depending on your highly personalized procedure. Usually one to two weeks for returning to normal activities and four to six for resuming strenuous activities.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
Theres no hard-and-fast rule for number of procedures that can be performed at once, and in mommy makeovers, at least two and sometimes three or for are done at once.
What should I ask during my mommy makeover consultation?
Use this checklist as a guide during your consultation: Am I a good candidate for this procedure? What will be expected of me to get the best results? Where and how will you perform my procedure? What surgical technique is recommended for me? How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery? What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure? How are complications handled?
Is a mommy makeover 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. A mommy makeover is a good option for you if you are physically healthy and at a stable weight, are a non-smoker, and are not planning on getting pregnant again.
What should I expect during my mommy makeover 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 why you want the surgery, your expectations, and desired outcome, medical conditions and drug allergies, and use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Dr. Rocheford may also evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors and take photographs for your medical record.
How should I prepare for mommy makeover surgery?
Prior to surgery, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking well in advance of surgery, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Special instructions you receive will cover what to do on the day of surgery the use of anesthesia during your mommy makeover, and post-operative care and follow-up.
What are the risks of a 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 a mommy makeover include, but are not limited to, unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, fluid accumulation, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, and the possibility of revisional surgery.
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover includes a combination of multiple procedures and differs from patient to patient. Typically can include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction.
How long is the recovery for a mommy makeover?
The recovery time for a patient after their mommy makeover ranges between four to six weeks. Since the mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries customized to the individual patients, the recovery process and instructions are different for each patient. Follow the advice of Dr. Rocheford for the most seamless recovery.
Do you lose weight with a mommy makeover?
Even though you may lose a small amount of weight during surgery, mommy makeovers are not a weight loss treatment option and should not be used as such. Candidates should already be around their target weight.
Is a mommy makeover procedure dangerous?
As long as you are in good health and honest with your doctor, mommy makeovers are generally safe. Following all guidelines from preparation to recovery will help you avoid complications, as well as choosing a reputable doctor, like Dr. Rocheford, to trust.