Sacramento area mothers have been asking questions about mommy makeover. What is mommy makeover? Am I a candidate for mommy makeover? What is the best way to recover from mommy makeover? What is recovery like after mommy makeover? What are the complications of mommy makeover? How much does mommy makeover cost in Sacramento? Though undoubtedly a rewarding experience, pregnancy can take its toll on the body, specially the abdomen. Nursing can also stretch the breasts and cause them to sag or look deflated. Sticking to a strict diet and exercising regularly are wonderful ways to deal with the “battle of the bulge” but sometimes surgical intervention becomes necessary to achieve the look you desire. A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to treat the areas of the body that have changed because of pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding.
Mommy makeover consists of a combination of procedures designed to match the patient’s needs. Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Mabourakh has been in practice in the area for over 20 years, during the initial consultation he will recommend a combination of procedures to match the needs of each patient. These procedures involve different forms of body contouring and breast surgery such as:
1. Liposuction to remove excess fat from areas resistant to diet and exercise.
2. Tummy tuck to remove loose and excess sagging skin and tighten abdominal muscles for a flat abdomen.
3. Fat injection into areas as needed to smooth out the appearance of areas as needed.
4. Breast lift to bring back a youthful looking breast.
5. Breast augmentation to replace the volume loss that can occur with pregnancy.
What is recovery like after mommy makeover? Recovery will depend on the procedures involved. The longest recovery occurs if a tummy tuck with muscle tightening is required. In this case total recovery of 4 to 6 weeks can be expected. The best way to recover is to have help at home for the first 2 to 3 weeks so as lo limit your activity, reduce possible complications, and have the best result possible from the procedures.
What are complications of mommy makeover? In healthy patients complications are extremely rare. Dr. Mabourakh uses board certified anesthesiologists who have been working with him for many years and are familiar with the needs of the patients. All procedures are performed in our own private and fully accredited surgical suite to ensure maximum safety. Although complications are rare, the ones seen more often are bleeding, infections or seroma (fluid collection under the skin). All of these are easily treated, but you must alert your surgeon as soon as you become aware of any issues. Dr. Mabourakh is available at all times if there are any issues the you are concerned about.
What is the cost of mommy makeover? Costs will vary depending on the combination of the procedures involved. Mommy makeover cost in Sacramento area can range from $8000 to over $16000 depending on the extent of the procedures.
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Tummy tuck is a critical element to many mommy makeovers, since pregnancy stretches the muscles and skin of the abdominal area, sometimes beyond repair. Pregnancy also causes accumulation of extra weight, which can be hard to lose after childbirth. Tummy tuck surgery compensates for diet and exercise measures that fail to achieve a tight, toned midsection after childbirth. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, as well as tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall which may have separated during pregnancy. The result is a tight, toned tummy and a flattering side profile.
Liposuction may be used in conjunction with a tummy tuck, or by itself as a stand-alone procedure. Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas which may bulge after pregnancy, such as the areas around the abdomen, buttocks, hips, back, legs, and arms. During liposuction, Dr. Mabourakh uses a vacuum-type instrument to gently isolate the fatty tissue and suction it from the body. Recent liposuction techniques have been developed – and are employed at our practice – to promote less post-operative bruising, swelling, and discomfort. While liposuction is not meant as a weight reduction method, it will reduce fatty areas of the body safely and effectively.
Many new mothers notice a dramatic difference in their breasts after pregnancy and especially nursing. The breasts typically become larger during pregnancy, but the added weight can make them more susceptible to the noticeable effects of gravity. Once perky, voluptuous breasts may sag, droop, or look a bit deflated. Breast lift surgery will reposition sagging breasts higher on the chest by removing excess skin and sculpting the remaining tissue. In some cases, a breast lift combined with augmentation surgery will yield the best results.
Women who have lost volume in their breasts after pregnancy, or simply want to enhance the size of their breasts may consider breast augmentation. During surgery, Dr. Mabourakh will place synthetic breast implants – either of the saline or silicone variety – underneath breast tissue to make the breasts look bigger and perkier. Augmentation combined with a lift is a popular option for many of our mommy makeover patients because it lifts and fills the breasts.
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A mommy makeover will help mothers return to their pre-pregnancy physique – and even enhance it! If you’re interested in more information about mommy makeover surgeries, contact Dr. Mabourakh’s cosmetic surgery practice, serving Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, and surrounding communities. A member of our staff would be happy to schedule a consultation for you to meet our team and determine a specific treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.