Mommy Makeover Bellevue
Mommy makeover is a great procedure for contouring both the tummy area and the breasts. The procedure produces dramatic result in overall torso and breast aesthetics. Rejuvenation of these areas to a pre-pregnancy or youthful state. Body enhancement can also be achieved, but make the breast more shapely are adding larger volume. Usually a traditional tummy tuck is performed in conjunction with breast enhancement. This may range from primary breast augmentation with implants to breast lift mastopexy alone or with implants. The procedure is very rewarding and most women have high satisfaction rates after the procedure with improved self confidence and esteem.
The Mommy Makeover
Traditional Tummy Tuck is performed with an incision horizontally across the bikini line. The length of the incision is based on how much excess skin there is and contouring. The incision is kept low and hidden by should be hidden by underwear. The mons area is also lifted with this technique and belly button is transposed. The rectus or 6 pack muscles are plicated or tightened like a corset and the excess skin and fat is removed. Liposuction may combined with a tummy tuck and usually performed on the sides or flank areas.
Breast lift may be needed for breasts that are sagging or demonstrate ptosis. The lift may be performed alone or with the addition of breast implants. A procedure known as augmentation mastopexy. The implants add more upper pole fullness and larger cup sizes if desired. Breast augmentation can be performed with implants or fat if no lifting is required.
The procedure can be staged, meaning the tummy tuck and breast enhancement is completed in two operations or single stage where the whole mommy makeover is completed in one single operation. Dr. Parikh can do either and this can be discussed at time of consultation.
Dr. Parikh is skilled in all forms of tummy tuck procedures and an expert in body and breast enhancement. In consultation a tailored, customized plan for you will be developed so that you reach your desired goals in a safe fashion.
Candidates for Mommy Makeover:
Candidates are healthy and nonsmokers. Smoking can affect wound healing and skin survival. Smokers should try to quit at least 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Ideal candidates are those that require both a tummy tuck and breast enhancement. Who have either droopy breast or want larger breasts. The procedure can be done in one or two stages. Dr. Parikh prioritizes your safety and tailors his approach that best fits your needs and goals.
Mommy Makeover Cost
Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Range is wide and based on time and whether implants are needed it can be from $16000 to $21500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees. of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Postoperative Recovery after Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover is usually a same day procedure. However, in certain circumstances an overnight stay may be required. Patients are placed in an abdominal binder after surgery and drains are placed. Drains are usually removed after 1 week. Activity is restricted for 2 weeks and patients can usually return to work after 2 weeks. The patient should maintain a flexed position at all times for 2 weeks. This will optimize the scar by reducing tension on the wound. After 6 weeks most patient return to complete baseline activity and can resume routine exercise. The breasts are supported in a bra. It is important to walk around after surgery, but activity is semi restricted to optimize healing. Scars can change and fade up to one year. Dr. Parikh can discuss scar therapy treatments and how to optimize scar healing at the time of consultation.
Mommy Makeover Complications
The complications are similar to those of tummy tuck alone and breast lift or augmentation alone.
- Wound Dehiscence
- Capsular contracture
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.