What happens during a mommy makeover surgery?
A mommy makeover is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Because every procedure will be different, the exact details will not be the same for every patient. During your consultation with Dr. Maercks, he will examine you and listen to what you want to achieve with the surgery. He will then go through each procedure with you and explain the details and what you can expect during recovery. In general, a mommy makeover typically includes liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast procedure. Depending on the complexity of your procedure, treatment time may last several hours, and you may also require an overnight stay.
Excess fat is removed from targeted areas using a cannula, which goes inside the body to break up and suction away fat deposits. About 6 to 8 pounds of fat can be removed with liposuction.
Excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen, and muscles and abdominal wall are tightened as well.
A mommy makeover may include a breast augmentation and/or lift, or a breast reduction to reduce sagging and give the breasts a more attractive and youthful appearance.
Other treatments can be included in your mommy makeover based on your areas of concern. Some women choose to also have a butt augmentation, labiaplasty, and/or cosmetic injectables.