Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery offers Mommy Makeovers for the women of Houston, Texas. The Mommy Makeover has helped many frustrated new moms get their pre-pregnancy body back. One feature of the Mommy Makeover is breast augmentation.
When performing the breast augmentation, Dr. Stapenhorst will use either silicone or saline implants. Saline implants have a silicone shell that is filled with saline fluid, while the silicone implants are a silicone shell that is filled with silicone gel. The Mommy Makeover also offers a breast lift, which raises the nipple’s position on the breast. Other procedures offered as a part of the Mommy Makeover include a tummy tuck or liposuction.
How Does Dr. David Stapenhorst Perform the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Dr. Stapenhorst performs the Mommy Makeover using a general anesthetic. Dr. Stapenhorst places the implant into the breast cavity through an incision he will make in either the breast fold or the areola. The location of the incision depends on the patient.
Mommy Makeovers that include liposuction or a tummy tuck will have additional incisions, which are closed using dissolving stitches. After the Mommy Makeover is finished, bandages will be placed over the wounds and the patient is moved to a post-surgical room for recovery. The procedures performed will determine the length of the Mommy Makeover. The best candidates for Mommy Makeovers are women in overall good health and who are non-smokers. These factors contribute to a quick recovery.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that patients who receive the Mommy Makeover limit their daily activities for at least five days after surgery. Patients should have someone stay with them for the first 24 hours after their procedure to help them rest so their body has enough time to heal. Patients that have desk jobs typically return to work within two weeks. Dr. Stapenhorst also recommends that patients avoid sleeping on their stomachs for three weeks post surgery and curtail any excess activity, such as exercising or lifting heavy objects, for six weeks.