Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy causes significant changes to the body that can linger long after the baby is born. A mommy makeover is a collection of cosmetic procedures, performed in one surgical session, that restore the shape and appearance of the post-pregnancy body.

Doctors offer different techniques and combinations of procedures, but the most common areas targeted are the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover can address the following:

  • Breasts that are sagging, uneven or decreased in volume
  • Drooping nipples and stretched areolas
  • Excess fat in the midsection, hips and thighs
  • Increased breast size that’s out of proportion to the rest of your body and/or causes back pain
  • Loose skin, stretch marks and lack of definition around the waistline
  • Sagging or loose vaginal tissue

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, for lasting results it’s best to have one after you’re done having children.

How a Mommy Makeover Works

A mommy makeover is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your experience will be unique based on the procedures you choose to have; see the list below for the steps involved in each.

Which Areas of the Body Does a Mommy Makeover Treat?

A mommy makeover can include one or more of the following procedures:

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Mommy Makeover?

Depending on the procedures you choose to have, recovery could take several weeks — but as with every surgery, recovery is highly individual. During your consultation, your doctor will talk with you about what to expect.

Mommy Makeover Providers at RUSH

RUSH has mommy makeover providers in and around Chicago.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover

How long will it be before I can lift my kids after a mommy makeover?

It depends on the procedures you have, but you’ll likely need help at home for at least a week and possibly longer. Pushing a stroller is fine (and you’re actually advised to take daily walks). Most people go back to work about three weeks after a mommy makeover and can slowly resume normal activities and light exercise in about six weeks.

How soon after giving birth can I have a mommy makeover?

The timeframe is different for everyone. Most people are advised to wait at least three months after finishing breastfeeding, and to maintain a stable weight for at least three months before having the procedures.

Do I need to wait until I’m done having children to have a mommy makeover?

The skin on your abdomen, breasts and other areas is likely to stretch with pregnancy, which will affect the results of a previous mommy makeover, so it’s recommended that you wait until you’ve finished having children to have these procedures.

Cosmetic Services at RUSH

RUSH offers an array of cosmetic services including body, breast, face, neck, skin and hair procedures.

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