What Are the Qualifications For Full Mommy Makeover Surgery?

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Bringing a child into this world is a beautiful, natural and joyous experience for many women and their families. Unfortunately, childbirth and pregnancy can be rough on the body, causing loose and sagging skin, unsightly stretch marks, and stubborn fat deposits that refuse to diminish with even the most diligent lifestyle changes. At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, our specialists work with moms throughout Tucson, AZ to help them achieve slimmer, tighter silhouettes after pregnancy. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao offers patients customized mommy makeovers.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a cosmetic procedure that involves a series of fat removal and skin tightening surgical methods used to contour the body after pregnancy and childbirth. At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, Dr. Rao performs a full body assessment, considers your personal cosmetic goals, and recommends techniques to include in your customized mommy makeover to help get the beautiful figure you desire.

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover can address multiple bodily changes that occur after pregnancy and childbirth, including:

  • Stretchmarks

  • Fat deposits along the lower back, thighs, and hips

  • Loose and sagging abdominal skin

  • Lax abdominal muscles

  • Sagging, deflated breasts

Skin tightening and fat removal techniques can be used almost anywhere on the body to improve a woman’s overall silhouette for a more youthful, curvaceous figure. Multiple surgical techniques can be performed in a single session, cutting down on overall costs and recovery time.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

Some of the most commonly selected procedures for a mommy makeover include:

Mommy makeover surgical techniques are selected based on the patient’s personal goals and Dr. Rao’s professional recommendations.

Who are ideal candidates for full mommy makeover surgery?

Women who would like to participate in a full mommy makeover are candidates if they:

  • Are in overall good health

  • Are past their pregnancy years

  • Have sagging, loose skin as a result of pregnancy

  • Have sagging, deflated breasts as a result of pregnancy and/or breastfeeding

  • Have stubborn fat deposits that won’t diminish with diet and exercise

  • Have realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery

  • Respond well to general anesthesia

Dr. Rao will review your personal and medical histories to determine if you can safely undergo mommy makeover surgery.

What is the mommy makeover surgery process like?

Customized mommy makeovers will take place at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. Each surgery varies depending on the selected cosmetic procedures and can take up to several hours to complete. Most procedures are performed using general anesthesia, and some surgeries will require an overnight hospital stay.

How long is the recovery period?

Some patients find it challenging to move and walk for the first week or so. After a couple of weeks, many patients can resume normal, non-strenuous activities. Overall, it can take up to six months to make a full recovery after a mommy makeover. Dr. Rao sends each patient home with a recovery protocol to optimize healing, and manage incisions and sutures.

How long will my mommy makeover results last?

Your mommy makeover results can potentially last for many years. To optimize your results, make sure you:

  • Adhere to your mommy makeover recovery instructions

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

  • Adopt a good skincare routine

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Avoid getting pregnant again

What if I get pregnant again after my mommy makeover?

If you get pregnant after completing your mommy makeover, you risk compromising your surgical results. However, Dr. Rao offers follow-up appointments to freshen your results once you have finished your pregnancy.

Learn more about mommy makeover surgery

If you reside in or near Tucson, AZ, and wish to learn more about mommy makeover surgery and if it’s right for you, contact our team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Arun Rao will work with you to create a mommy makeover plan that to beautiful results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.