The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, you probably have kids. And if you have children, you know that life is short and down-time is non-existent. If you find yourself with too many questions and not enough time to spend googling for the answers, we’re here to help.
Here are our answers to the top five most frequently asked questions about Mommy Makeovers, from expectations, to cost, to recovery, we have got you covered!
1. What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover?
What can you expect after a Mommy Makeover? When considering this procedure, or series of procedures, it is extremely important to go into the process understanding how long recovery will be, and when you can expect improvements to appear. Without a proper understanding of these things, the days after your surgery could be filled with second-guessing and disappointment.
In terms of recovery from a Mommy Makeover, the exact time frame depends on what surgeries you and your doctor determine to be beneficial for you. Most patients can expect to be on prescription painkillers for up to five days post-op, return to work after about two weeks, and resume all normal levels of activity in less than a month.
Your Mommy Makeover results will gradually come to light as swelling goes down. For a breast augmentation, the sensitivity levels of your nipples will return to normal within three to six months. It can take up to six months for breast tissue to “settle,” so give your body time to adjust and heal. Tummy tuck results will likely be immediate, and you can expect them to continue improving as swelling goes down and healing is finalized.
2. Will Insurance Cover My Mommy Makeover?
Whether or not your insurance will cover the costs of your Mommy Makeover depends on your healthcare provider, and what procedures you are choosing to have done. Some insurance providers cover breast augmentations when they are part of a mastectomy.
3. How Painful is a Mommy Makeover?
When considering any type of surgery, it is normal to be nervous about the level of pain you will be experiencing. Having experienced childbirth at least once, you probably are not interested in dealing with that much pain again! Fortunately, a Mommy Makeover is a fairly comfortable experience. The surgeries themselves will be done under general anesthesia, so you will not feel a thing. The first few days after the surgery will be the most difficult in terms of discomfort, and your doctor will prescribe painkillers to help you get through that initial period with as little pain as possible. After that, there will be tender areas and soreness that will decrease in time.
4. When Can I Exercise After My Mommy Makeover?
Just like after giving birth, you need to allow your body time to recover. A Mommy Makeover does not move your organs around like pregnancy, but there are significant surgeries involved, so it is important to listen to your body and not push for that “pre-baby body” too soon after your Mommy Makeover. Your doctor will discuss appropriate levels of activity for you, depending on which procedures you choose to have done. Most clients are able to resume light exercises like light weights and walking 10 days after surgery, and return to more intensive work-outs 21 days after surgery. It is crucial to listen to your doctor’s recommendations as well as what your body is telling you, and to not challenge yourself too soon. Be kind to your body: it bears the victory marks of bringing a life into this world.
5. How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover greatly depends on which procedures you and your doctor determine are best for your situation. You may decide together that a vaginal rejuvenation with lasers and a breast lift are all you need, or perhaps a more intensive treatment including a tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and breast augmentation and lift are required. Your surgeon may offer discounts on multiple procedures, so the best way to determine the true cost of your Mommy Makeover is to speak with your physician.
Ready to Experience the Mommy Makeover Of Your Dreams?
Having a Mommy Makeover is a life-changing decision you can make to restore your self-confidence after having children. Getting that pre-baby body back doesn’t have to be a hard, discouraging journey. Let us celebrate you and walk with you through your Mommy Makeover experience.
We invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the nurses on staff to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.
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