Mommy Makeover in Katy, TX
Signature Plastic Surgery’s Dr. David Stapenhorst is proud to provide Mommy Makeover procedures to Katy and Houston, Texas residents. This procedure is in demand among women who have given birth and desire the body contours they enjoyed before their pregnancy. Breast augmentation is one of the main components of the Mommy Makeover.
Dr. Stapenhorst performs breast augmentation using one of two forms of implants, saline or silicone. A silicone implant consists of a silicone-filled silicone shell. The saline implant is comprised of a silicone shell containing saline fluid. An additional breast lift procedure is also sometimes recommended to raise the nipple position on the breast. A Mommy Makeover also often includes other procedures, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.
How Does Dr. David Stapenhorst Perform the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Dr. Stapenhorst performs Mommy Makeovers using a general anesthetic to render the patient unconscious during their procedure. He then makes a number of incisions along the areola or breast fold to insert the implant into the breast cavity. Each incision is then carefully closed using biodegradable stitches that are eventually absorbed by the body. Following the procedures, bandages are applied, and the patient is transferred to a holding room until they regain consciousness. The length of a Mommy Makeover will vary depending on how many procedures are included and the complexity of the surgery.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Based upon how many procedures are included in a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that his patients avoid many of their normal activities for at least five days. Patients should refrain from sleeping on their stomach for about three weeks. They should also avoid intense physical activity, such as exercise or lifting heavy objects, for six weeks. To obtain the most favorable results, patients should have someone stay with them during the day immediately after their procedure. This ensures that they can rest, fostering the healing process. Patients are typically able to resume light work, such as office jobs, within two weeks.