Mommy Makeover in West University Place, TX
Signature Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. David Stapenhorst, offers women in West University Place and Houston, Texas, the Mommy Makeover, a popular treatment for women who are unable to regain their pre-pregnancy shape after giving birth.
The Mommy Makeover includes a breast augmentation using either silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants have a soft silicone shell that contains a natural-feeling silicone gel. Saline implants use an identical silicone shell but are filled with saline fluid. The Mommy Makeover can also include a breast lift to reposition the angle of the breast, as well as the location of the nipple. A Mommy Makeover may also include procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.
How Does Dr. David Stapenhorst Perform the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
All Mommy Makeovers are performed under general anesthesia. The Mommy Makeover begins with Dr. Stapenhorst making a small series of incisions directly under the breast or in the areola in order to insert the breast implants. Afterward, the incisions will be sealed with stitches that will naturally dissolve. If your Mommy Makeover includes a tummy tuck or liposuction, Dr. Stapenhorst will make additional incisions and stitches.
Once all parts of the Mommy Makeover procedure are finished, the patient will be bandaged and taken to a recovery room. The amount of time required to perform the Mommy Makeover will vary based on the procedures and your desired results. Women undergoing a Mommy Makeover should be non-smokers in good health in order to maximize the healing procedure following the surgery.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
While there are variations to how fast a person can heal after Mommy Makeover, Dr. Stapenhorst generally recommends that patients restrict their activities for at least five days following the surgery. Dr. Stapenhorst also recommends that patients sleep on their backs for about three weeks and avoid strenuous physical activity, such as exercising or lifting heavy objects, for approximately six weeks following the procedure. Women who have desk jobs can usually return to work about two weeks following the procedure.