Dr. Patrick Obasi of Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano, TX is a plastic surgeon pleased to provide a wide selection of services for patients in the community. In addition to traditional facelifts and liposuction, he is proud to offer a combination of treatments that make up the “mommy makeover.” This popular selection of services provides women with a safe and effective way of taking back their body after pregnancy.
Everything you need to know about a mommy makeover can be learned by speaking with our doctor at Noble Cosmetic Surgery.
First and foremost, what is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a unique combination of procedures that are performed by a plastic surgeon to help address several areas of the body at once. The mommy makeover typically includes surgeries such as:
During pregnancy, the body goes through many changes that can dramatically—and permanently—change a woman’s body. The skin may become more relaxed, the breasts may sag or look deflated, and the tummy area may be stretched and loose from pregnancy.
The entire process of the mommy makeover tackles all these common problem areas at once, reducing the recovery time needed for separate surgeries.
Who is a candidate for a mommy makeover?
The best candidates for mommy makeovers are adult women who are finished having babies and are ready to take charge of their body. Most of the areas that are treated with these procedures cannot be improved with diet and exercise alone. Surgical intervention is sometimes the only way to address the changes to the body that occur over time. Building self-confidence is the primary reason why women choose to undergo these procedures, to once again feel confident in their skin. The best candidates are also those who are at a healthy weight, are in good overall health, and who have the budget for the procedure. Health insurance plans do not cover the mommy makeover as the changes made are cosmetic and not medically necessary.
What should I expect during recovery?
Because several procedures are done at once, the recovery time is crucial to protect the body from infection and ensure everything heals properly. For women who have small children in the house who require care, childcare duties should be handled by another adult in the home. This is because patients should not lift more than 25 pounds for several weeks. For the first few weeks, exercise and movements will need to be minimal. Many women are on bed rest for the first week or two, depending on how many procedures are performed. Women may need help moving around, using the bathroom, and preparing food. Women often enlist the help of their spouse or another adult in the home during the recovery time to manage household duties. Women should make sure they attend their follow-up appointment with their doctor to monitor the healing process and look for signs of infection. Infection and other problems may delay recovery and require additional medications to address.
What can I expect from a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover can include many procedures which may leave behind scarring. Patients must consult with Dr. Patrick Obasi well before considering the procedure to ensure they have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with these surgeries. During the consultation visit, women can request to see photos of before and after procedure previously done at Noble Cosmetic Surgery to get a generalized idea of what to expect. Women can work with their doctor to decide the final size of their breasts through implant selection and to learn about how much fat and skin need to be removed for a successful tummy tuck.
Learn more about the mommy makeover procedure today!
At Noble Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Patrick Obasi and his team of professionals in Plano, TX are pleased to provide mommy makeovers, along with a wide range of other cosmetic surgeries to improve the face and body. If you live in the community and are considering the benefits of the mommy makeover procedure, we welcome you to book a consultation with our team today! Call 214 - 617-1672 to reach our Plano, TX practice at 6201 K Ave, Suite #100. We also have an alternative practice open in the area of Desoto, TX for our patients to consider as well! We welcome new and existing patients into our practice for comprehensive care!