You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression that your whole world changes after the birth of a child. For many women, the birth of a child also means permanent changes to their body. Practicing in Athens since 1993, Dr. Ed Pittman understands the delicate nature of procedures like mommy makeover surgery and their potential to impact a women’s self image. In an effort to educate potential mommy makeover patients about their surgical options, Dr. Pittman and Dr. Skowronski answer some of the most frequently ask post-pregnancy plastic surgery questions below.

Is it possible for me to breastfeed after mommy makeover surgery?

Yes, it is possible to breastfeed after breast augmentation, reduction or lift; however, we typically urge mommy makeover patients to only pursue this type of surgery after they’re done having children as future pregnancies and breastfeeding can result in further body changes.

Do I have to get larger breasts with mommy makeover surgery?

Mommy makeover surgery is a completely custom combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address your specific post-baby aesthetic issues. For many women, breast augmentation is helpful in restoring breast volume, but there are others who pursue breast reduction and even breast lift to remedy their concerns. The type of breast procedure is best decided after you’re evaluated and have discussed your concerns with Dr. Pittman or Dr. Skowronski during your consultation.

What is typically involved with mommy makeover surgery?

Most Athens mommy makeover patients receive a combination of breast and body procedures to address stretched skin and muscle of the abdomen as well as the potentially dramatic change in breast size pre- and post-pregnancy. Common breast procedures synonymous with mommy makeover include breast reduction, breast lift, and breast augmentation. Common body sculpting procedures include tummy tuck, mini- tummy tuck, and liposuction.

How long does it take to recover from mommy makeover surgery?

We understand that all moms have limited free time and taxing schedules, but it’s important to understand mommy makeover procedures are surgical in nature. Because mommy makeovers typically involve multiple cosmetic procedures, the recovery time is lengthier than if patients were to pursue individual surgeries (typical recovery time for Pittman Plastic Surgery’s Mommy Makeover patients range from two to three weeks). If you are in good overall health and follow your surgeon’s prescribed aftercare guidelines, the combination approach can save resources in the long run.

To learn more about mommy makeover surgery at Pittman Plastic Surgery, be sure to contact our office and setup a cosmetic consultation. You can also connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.