Mommy Makeover in Richmond, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the Mommy Makeover procedure to the women of Richmond and Houston, Texas. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures that can restore a woman’s breasts and midsection to their pre-pregnancy firmness and appearance.
Some women also include a breast lift in their Mommy Makeover to correct sagginess and downward facing breasts that are the result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition to breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction and other body contouring procedures are also performed during a Mommy Makeover.
How Does Dr. David Stapenhorst Perform the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
The Mommy Makeover is an extensive procedure often involving multiple surgeries, so patients are sedated with a general anesthetic for the duration of the procedure. Dr. Stapenhorst will insert breast implants through incisions made in the breast fold or around the areola. Dr. Stapenhorst closes all incisions with dissolvable sutures to aid in recovery and healing. If a patient includes liposuction or a tummy tuck in her Mommy Makeover, additional incisions and sutures will be made in those desired areas of treatment. When Dr. Stapenhorst completes all of the procedures, he will wrap the patient in surgical bandages to protect the incision sites and support healing. The duration of the Mommy Makeover procedure can vary depending on the number and complexity of the surgeries performed.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Rest is essential for optimal recovery and results following the Mommy Makeover, so you should plan to have a loved one or friend with you for the first 24 hours following your surgery. During the first weeks of recovery, someone should also be available to assist you with your daily needs so you can limit your activity for the first five days following your surgery. Patients should avoid sleeping on their stomach for several weeks and refrain from strenuous activity, exercise and lifting any object heavier than 10 pounds for at least six weeks. Most patients can resume light work, such as a desk job two weeks after the procedure.