After one or more pregnancies, you may be joyful about the additions to your family – but not so joyful about how your body looks now.
It’s sad but true that pregnancy can create undesirable changes in your breasts, abdomen, waist, and buttocks. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise can join separated muscles or remove loose skin. But there is a way to reverse the effects of childbirth and help to restore your pre-pregnancy appearance. It’s called a Mommy Makeover.
What’s a Mommy Makeover?
It’s a surgical procedure that is designed to re-sculpt your body. It’s tailored to your exact needs and can include any of these procedures, depending on the amount of restoration you desire:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Buttock augmentation
- Liposuction in Kansas City
- Tummy tuck
- Vaginal rejuvenation
Am I a good candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery?
- You are in good medical health
- You are at your ideal body weight
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- You are finished with childbearing
What are the benefits of having a Mommy Makeover in Kansas City?
- A Mommy Makeover addresses multiple concerns in one surgery, so you only have to have anesthesia once – and go through a single recovery.
- If your procedure includes a tummy tuck in Kansas City, your stretch marks or C-section scars may be removed or improved.
- It can repair hernias and a “poochy” tummy.
- It can reduce back pain and urinary incontinence.
- Many women say that after their Mommy Makeover, they felt more like themselves, and more confident.
What are the downfalls of having a Mommy Makeover in Kansas City?
You will need two to four weeks of downtime, and up to three months to fully recover, since multiple procedures are involved.
A tummy tuck and liposuction won’t protect against future weight gain.
You may have a hip-to-hip scar from the Kansas City tummy tuck.
What kind of preparation do I need to do before surgery?
Stop smoking cigarettes or using nicotine replacement therapy at least four weeks before your procedure. Also, avoid breathing second-hand smoke. Nicotine can reduce the blood flow to your lifted and tightened skin.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you’re on antibiotics, opioid pain medications or weight loss supplements, so your post-operative plan can be adjusted.
Review your medications and supplements. Some decongestants, pain relievers and prescribed medications are not suitable to use before surgery.
Ask your doctor if you need to remove your nail polish or acrylic nails, so they won’t interfere with the oximeter. It’s important that oxygen levels in your blood be monitored during surgery.
Many of the best Kansas City plastic surgeons will give you a list of recovery supplies to buy in advance. The list should include compression garments, stool softeners and other supplements your doctor recommends.
Line up care for kids and pets for the first week after surgery.
Store some healthy meals in the freezer beforehand so you can rest and heal.
How long does a Mommy Makeover in Kansas City take?
The amount of time required will depend on whether you are petite or full-figured, and how many procedures are being done. Most Mommy Makeovers are completed in 3 to 5 hours, but the more procedures done at the same time, the more time is required – up to 6 hours.
Is a Mommy Makeover safe?
At APSKC we have the best Kansas City plastic surgeons and your surgeon, or another staff member, will explain in detail any risks associated with the surgery. You’ll be asked to sign consent forms indicating you understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.
Why you can confidently choose APSKC for your Mommy Makeover in Kansas City
Many different types of doctors can perform cosmetic surgery without specialized plastic training. But statistics show that the best results and care come from board-certified plastic surgeons. All of our KC plastic surgeons are board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have exceeded the board’s criteria to receive this elite recognition.
Our goal is always to provide you with advanced techniques, proven treatments, and superior care. We can also set up a payment plan for your procedure.
What patients have said about their APSKC surgeons
“Your generosity, caring, concern, thoughtfulness — it has all been overwhelming to me. You are truly that perfect combination of confidence, kindness, and humility that I believe everyone hopes for in a doctor.”
“You are a pleasure to be associated with. Your gentle yet knowledgeable bedside manner is quite refreshing and reassuring. Thank you so much for the outstanding care you provided to me.”
Questions? We’ll be glad to answer them.
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