Candidates for a Mommy Makeover in Troy

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover in Troy

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body, leading to changes such as stretched abdominal muscles and excess skin. These changes often cannot be corrected through diet and exercise alone, and many women consider a mommy makeover when they want to restore or improve their silhouette after having kids.

The results of the surgery can help boost your confidence and your self-image, but not everyone is a candidate for a mommy makeover in Troy. Let’s explore what’s involved in the surgical procedure, who are the best candidates, and what factors can influence healing and recovery to help you make the best decision possible.

What Is Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

After a woman is not planning any future pregnancies, they may consider a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is not one surgical procedure, but rather a combination of procedures that address their main areas of concern. This often includes the breasts and abdomen, which are two areas that are commonly impacted by pregnancy and weight fluctuations.

The procedures that are commonly included are a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction. Performing a combination of surgical procedures at one time helps reduce your cost and your recovery time.

The goal is to enhance your body’s appearance and boost your self-confidence. Liposuction is typically used to remove stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise while a tummy tuck helps remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area.

During a tummy tuck, diastasis recti can be repaired.  This is a condition characterized by the separation of the abdominal muscles along the midline. This separation leads to a bulge in the abdomen and reduces core strength and stability. Diastasis recti can be repaired surgically, but will still require targeted exercises to restore strength.

Who Is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Women who are candidates for a mommy makeover in Troy have finished their family and have achieved their goal weight. While the procedures in a mommy makeover help improve your silhouette, they are not weight loss options.

Liposuction can help remove targeted areas of fat and a tummy tuck can reduce excess skin. However, significant weight gain or weight loss will drastically change the results of mommy makeover surgeries. This is just one reason why we ask that you have achieved your goal weight for three to six months before surgery.

Optimal candidates will have the necessary support through recovery and can take off from work to rest and recover. Women should be in good general health.  While medical conditions such as  heart disease or diabetes are not contraindications to surgery, they must be under control.

Finally, mommy makeover surgeries are major surgeries, so women should stop smoking six weeks before and after the procedures. Nicotine can increase the risk of complications during surgery and can impair healing after surgery. In summary, the ideal candidate has achieved their goal weight, has finished having their family, is in good general health, and is a non-smoker. Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell can further review whether a mommy makeover is the best option to help you meet your goals during a private consultation.

What Factors Influence Healing and Recovery

Once we have confirmed you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure in Troy, Dr. DeLuca-Pytell will ensure you are fully prepared for what to expect pre and post-operatively. Several factors influence healing and recovery after a mommy makeover. Your overall health and age influence how fast you heal. A mommy makeover combination of surgeries allows you just one recovery period. However, the length of that recovery is dictated by the most extensive surgery in your procedure. More extensive surgeries typically require longer recovery.

Another factor that influences your healing and recovery is the quality of post-operative care. After surgery, you are discharged with detailed instructions on how to care for yourself and your incisions. Following these post-operative care instructions including activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments, is crucial to reduce the risk of complications.

What you eat and drink also influences healing. When you eat proper nutrition, stay well hydrated, and do not smoke or consume alcohol, it can help speed the healing process.

Rest is also important after surgery, but so are gentle activities to help reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, and improve circulation. Your activity recommendations will be included in your post-operative care instructions and should be followed closely.

Schedule Your Consultation to Discover if You are a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover in Troy

If you have been considering a mommy makeover, we encourage you to call today and schedule a consultation. You will discover if you are a candidate for a mommy makeover in Troy and what your options are to achieve your cosmetic goals. Let Your Girlfriend the Plastic Surgeon help you look and feel your best.

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