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Mommy Makeover

A “mommy makeover” is a plastic surgery session combining multiple procedures chosen to help mothers restore their bodies after having children. Each surgery is tailored to the patient's individual needs, and can include a tummy tuck, thigh or buttock lift, or liposuction to target “problem areas.” Many mommy makeovers also include a breast lift, reduction, or augmentation procedure.

Is a mommy makeover right for me?

A mommy makeover may be right for you if you are a mother looking to counteract some of the physical effects of pregnancy. The unique combination of surgical procedures involved in this treatment is designed to help new mothers feel more confident about their post-pregnancy bodies. New mothers are advised to wait at least six months following the birth of their last child before seeking surgery. Most patients opting for a mommy makeover surgery are in good general health and are done having children.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The cost varies greatly depending on which surgical procedures are involved. Typical costs for West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients range anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000. The price for this combination surgery is typically much less than the total cost for each surgical technique when performed separately.

How involved is the mommy makeover procedure?

Mommy makeover surgeries tend to be considered major surgeries, especially as they often involve multiple surgical procedures performed during the same session. Performed with general anesthesia, the incisions and length of time required to perform the mommy makeover depend on each patient's specific surgical goals.

Many mommy makeovers involve a tummy tuck, which removes excess skin or fat from the abdominal area. Liposuction may be used to remove targeted areas of fat. A thigh or buttock lift may be performed to enhance these areas of the body, where much of the weight gain associated with pregnancy often occurs. Breast procedures such as a lift, reduction, or augmentation are often performed to restore a youthful appearance to the breasts.

How long is the recovery after a mommy makeover?

Recovering after this combination surgery depends a great deal on the extent of the surgical work. In general, procedures involving multiple techniques require a lengthier recovery period than shorter surgeries. Most West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients take about four weeks away from work, though some are back to work in as little as two to three weeks. During the recovery process, expect to feel soreness and tenderness, along with swelling and bruising.

What should I do next?

Mothers in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area looking to restore their post-baby body should consider this plastic surgery procedure. Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your consultation.