During pregnancy, your belly needs to expand to make room for your growing child. However, this process often leaves you with loose abdominal muscles and excess skin and fat. Too often, this flabby abdominal appearance is resistant to correction through diet and exercise. Many women struggle to accept the changes that occur in their abdomen, and clothing doesn’t fit as well as it once did. Restoring a firm and toned abdominal contour can help you look as good as, if not better than, you did before your pregnancy.
To prepare for your baby, the milk ducts fill with milk, increasing the size of your breasts. After nursing, when the milk ducts are empty, many women are left with breasts that have lost volume and appear deflated. Since the breasts are often a symbol of femininity, losing your firm pre-pregnancy breasts can leave you feeling less than desirable. Shaping and adding volume to the breasts can help you reclaim the confidence and sensuality you may have lost following your pregnancy.
While the vaginal area is designed to retain its elasticity, childbirth and aging can result in laxity. When this occurs, the vaginal area is stretched and can cause you to feel "loose." Over time, this can lead to decreased sensation as well as a decrease in your sexual desire and intimacy. Restoring the vaginal area to its pre-pregnancy condition can help you feel more comfortable in your body and add a spark in the bedroom.
The recovery time for a Mommy Makeover varies between patients. The length of your recovery is dependent on the number of procedures performed as well as your body’s natural healing process. Generally, you will experience bruising and swelling at the site of correction. Drains will be placed for several days to prevent fluid buildup. You may be required to wear a compression garment or surgical bra to improve the quality of your results.
You should be able to return to work within two weeks of your surgery. Most patients can expect to be limited in their physical activities for up to four weeks. You can resume your regular exercise routine after four to six weeks with Dr. Davison’s approval. You can resume sexual intercourse about six weeks after vaginal rejuvenation. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, after which your final results will become visible.
Dr. Davison uses fine incisions placed in easily concealable locations to minimize the appearance of scarring. You may develop some minimal scarring in your lower bikini area or on the breasts. The extent of this scarring will depend on your body’s natural healing process. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed using general anesthesia for a safe and pain-free procedure. Some patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort in the days following their surgery, but this can be controlled using oral pain medication.
Mommy Makeover cost will be based on your specific needs for the surgery and what areas of your body you wish to improve. Since a Mommy Makeover is made up of many different procedures, the cost can vary greatly depending on how many procedures are being performed.
During your consultation with Dr. Davison, he will discuss the procedures that will be performed as a part of the Mommy Makeover along with your specific pricing information. Financing options, such as CareCredit®, may also be available if needed.
If you think that a Mommy Makeover may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Mommy Makeover procedures we offer, please contact DAVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!