Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
Any mother will tell you that having children is one of the most fulfilling experiences of her life. While it increases her capacity to love beyond what she ever thought possible, having children also brings major changes to her body. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can sometimes leave women with unwanted fat, stretched skin and sagging breasts that diet and exercise simply cannot resolve. Dr. Ed Pittman offers a Mommy Makeover surgery to help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy body and confidence. A Mommy Makeover typically combines breast surgery and body contouring procedures. By combining procedures, patients will not have to worry about two or more operations and recovery periods, allowing mothers to return to their busy schedules sooner.
Mommy Makeover is a customizable procedure to fit each mother’s needs. Some patients may require breast augmentation to restore shape and breast volume while others may choose a breast lift for sagging breasts or even select both procedures. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can restore a flat, smooth midsection. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) addresses excess skin around the abdomen and repairs abdominal muscles that may have separated or stretched during pregnancy. Liposuction removes unwanted fat from other areas of the body such as the arms, back, and thighs.
In order to determine treatment plans, Dr. Pittman meets with each patient for a plastic surgery consultation to discuss goals and concerns. Many mothers are concerned about undergoing surgery because they are afraid it may affect their ability to care for their children. Dr. Pittman can help prepare an effective recovery plan and make patients feel at ease while making decisions about surgery.
The surgery takes two to three hours under general anesthesia at our private AAAHC accredited surgical facility which provides our patients comfort and convenience while avoiding a costly hospital visit.
Results & Recovery
Recovery time is typically one to two weeks and patients should refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for one month.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeover
There is not an age limit for mommy makeover surgery. However, we advise that patients wait until they are completely done having children as additional pregnancies can reverse results.
Even though tummy tuck surgery is a common component of mommy makeover to repair stretched abdominal muscles, each procedure depends on the patient’s individual needs. Breast procedures and liposuction are other procedures sometimes included in mommy makeover that can restore a woman’s pre-baby appearance.* Dr. Pittman will evaluate and discuss which procedures can help a patient reach her goals.
While some patients choose breast augmentation to reshape their breasts, breast lift and breast reduction are two other cosmetic procedures that can also help achieve the results you desire.* Your particular plan is based on your own needs, and some women may or may not choose breast implants.
To learn more about Breast Augmentation please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Pittman Plastic Surgery located in Athens, GA, at (706) 549-3203. Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator will answer any questions you have about the treatment including pricing and financing options. We look forward to working with you!
*The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.