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5 common questions about a mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. These procedures can include a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures.


Here are 5 common questions our Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery patients ask about a mommy makeover:



1. Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is typically recommended for mothers who have finished having children and are at a stable, healthy weight. It’s important for patients to have realistic expectations about the results of their procedure, and to be in good overall health.


2. How long does a mommy makeover take?

The length of a mommy makeover procedure will depend on the specific procedures being performed. A breast augmentation or lift and a tummy tuck can each take several hours to complete. Multiple procedures may be performed at the same time, or they may be scheduled for separate surgeries.


3. What is the recovery time for a mommy makeover?

Recovery time will depend on the specific procedures being performed and the individual patient’s healing process. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort after surgery, and will need to take time off work and other activities to rest and recover. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks, although it may take several months to see the final results of their surgery.


4. Will a mommy makeover improve the appearance of stretch marks?

A mommy makeover can help improve the appearance of stretch marks on the stomach, but it will not completely eliminate them. During a tummy tuck procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. This can help to smooth out and improve the appearance of stretch marks, but it will not completely remove them.


5. How can I maintain my mommy makeover results?

Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to help prolong your new look after a mommy makeover. Long-term results depend on how stable your weight remains after surgery. As long as your weight does not fluctuate dramatically, you can expect to enjoy your results for many years to come. A balanced diet paired with a regular exercise routine is always the best path.


If you want to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body and learn if you’re a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery, schedule a consult with Dr. David Lo, our Plastic Surgeon at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville. To request an appointment call (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/