Regain Your Physique and Your Confidence with a Mommy Makeover
Women can experience a number of drastic physical changes following pregnancy. Many women find it difficult to regain their pre-pregnancy physique, even with regular diet and exercise. If you wish to tone and reshape your body after your baby is born, a mommy makeover performed at the Fairfield County practice of Dr. David Passaretti can help you achieve your goals.
Dr. Passaretti has the experience and artistic expertise to create a comprehensive makeover plan combining tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, and other procedures. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Passaretti, contact us today.
Commonly Combined Mommy Makeover Procedures
A mommy makeover is a comprehensive plan that helps women take control of their appearance and regain their confidence. Mommy makeovers may include any number of plastic surgeries, including:
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can tighten and tone the midsection.
During pregnancy, women's abdominal skin and muscles rapidly expand. After giving birth, the skin may sag, and the abdominal muscles may pull apart. A tummy tuck is a process of pulling the skin and underlying abdominal muscles taut and removing excess tissue. A tummy tuck may also involve liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits. During this surgery, Dr. Passaretti can also remove a large majority of women's stretch marks that have appeared as a result of pregnancy weight gain.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat tissue from a patient's body using a specialized suction tool called a cannula.
During pregnancy, many women develop stubborn fat deposits that are difficult to lose even with diet and exercise. Dr. Passaretti may use SmartLipo™ or traditional tumescent liposuction as part of your mommy makeover to help you achieve leaner contours in your abdomen, hips, buttocks, and other areas.
One of the greatest benefits of mommy makeover plans is that recovery time is consolidated.
By tightening the skin envelope and removing excess tissue, breast lift surgery reshapes the breasts into a more youthful, perky shape without adding volume.
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause drastic changes in the shape, size, and contours of a woman's breasts. As a woman's breasts fill with milk during pregnancy, the skin can stretch and lose elasticity. The physical act of breastfeeding also causes the breasts to stretch and change.
Breast augmentation increases the volume of the breasts using surgically inserted breast implants. This surgery can restore volume to breasts that have become saggy or "deflated" from pregnancy hormones, weight gain, and breastfeeding. Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation in conjunction with breast lift as part of their mommy makeover plans.
What to Expect During Surgery
Dr. Passaretti performs mommy makeover surgery under general anesthesia. Usually, two more surgeries can be completed in a period of four hours.
Recovering from Surgery
Dr. Passaretti will check in with patients during an appointment one week following surgery. During this appointment, he removes sutures from treatment areas and ensures that incisions are healing properly. Two weeks after surgery, Dr. Passaretti meets with patients to remove any draining tubes, and further evaluates the progression of healing. After one month, patients may start to exercise and perform other physical activities again. Patients usually notice the full results of their mommy makeovers six months after surgery.
The Beauty of Combining Treatments
Combining surgical treatments into a mommy makeover is a great, cost-effective option for patients who want to get the most comprehensive results with a single recovery period.
A mommy makeover plan can be more cost-effective and efficient than several individual treatments performed separately. By undergoing more than one treatment at once, our patients avoid paying certain surgical costs, such as anesthesia, more than once.
By addressing several goals at once, Dr. Passaretti can provide better comprehensive results. In many cases, one surgery may enhance the results of another surgery. A tummy tuck, for example, can complement a breast lift for an even more dramatic aesthetic enhancement.
Consolidated Recovery Time
One of the greatest benefits of mommy makeover plans is that recovery time is consolidated. Patients can achieve multiple aesthetic goals without extended time off of work and other activities. For example, during the month of recovery required for a tummy tuck, patients can concurrently recover from a breast augmentation and liposuction.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
Dr. Passaretti can help patients understand the many factors that can affect their overall mommy makeover cost during a consultation. Having a thorough understanding of all the costs involved in a mommy makeover can help you better prepare for your procedure. It is also important to choose a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon that you can trust with this important investment.
The cost of your mommy makeover will differ greatly from that of any other patient’s costs. Each procedure is completely customizable to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. The total expense of your individual mommy makeover will depend on a variety of factors, including:
- Combination of Procedures: The number and type of procedures you include in your mommy makeover treatment will have a significant impact on your total costs. The extent of the procedures can also affect the cost of your mommy makeover as well. For example, a tummy tuck is a more in-depth and extensive procedure than liposuction. Additionally, patients who choose a breast augmentation frequently combine that procedure with a breast lift, which can increase the expense. The type of breast implant you choose can also impact your total costs.
- Surgeon Experience: Choosing a more skilled and experienced surgeon will likely increase your overall costs. However, it can reduce your risks of surgical and post-surgical complications, and the potential need for an additional surgery to correct any problems. A more skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Passaretti, will have more experience with the specific procedures you desire and will use the most advanced technology and surgical techniques to ensure you are satisfied with your results.
- Anesthesia: Anesthesia is required for any major body contouring surgery. Receiving anesthesia from a certified anesthesiologist can raise the cost of surgery, but can also decrease your chance of risks. It is also important to consider if you undergo your procedures at one time or in stages. If you require anesthesia multiple times, it can increase your total expense.
Choosing a more skilled and experienced surgeon can reduce your risks of surgical and post-surgical complications, and the potential need for an additional surgery to correct any problems.
An Investment in You
While the costs of a mommy makeover can seem high, it is important to remember that your mommy makeover is an investment in yourself and your overall happiness. You can enjoy improvements to your appearance that closely resembles your pre-baby body and you can feel more confident. A mommy makeover can encourage patients to take better care of themselves, physically and mentally, which can have a significant impact on health.