When a woman has a baby, her body goes through many changes. The skin stretches, breasts grow bigger, and excess skin and fat occurs. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause unwanted changes to the body, specifically the abdomen and breasts. To remedy this and help women feel normal once again, Dr. Howland offers the mommy makeover combination surgery. Mommy makeovers are a series of cosmetic procedures that are designed to improve bodily concerns caused by pregnancy and childbirth. Here’s what you can expect with a mommy makeover.

Understanding What a Mommy Makeover Does

The mommy makeover combines the most effective body contouring procedures into one surgery. They could include tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or lift, and possibly liposuction. During an in-person consultation with Dr. Howland, he will go over your concerns, goals, and health to see what procedures will benefit you the most.

What’s Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

A consultation with Dr. Howland includes evaluations of cosmetic goals and health to see if she can handle a cosmetic procedure. If you decide to have more than one procedure, Dr. Howland will try to combine the surgeries at the same time. However, because of patient safety and time in surgery, you may not be able to do all the requested procedures at the same time. This is something to consider when thinking about what your overall goal is.

What You Need to Know Before Booking a Consultation?

Any woman who wants a mommy makeover must have a realistic idea about the outcomes for the procedure. In some cases, it is not possible to recreate the pre-pregnancy appearance exactly. Dr. Howland will help you understand the projected outcome of your procedures. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Howland, who is realistic with you about what results to expect and is highly trained in the surgeries.

What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery?

Following your procedure, you will need some help at home, especially if you still have younger children.  You will be able to get up and move around, which is important to help prevent potential complications after a big surgery such as blood clots.  At about 2 weeks most are able to return to normal daily routines with the exception of heavy lifting and exercise.  A typical recovery to feel back to your normal self and any exercise is about 6-8 weeks.  Ideally, you should be able to take time off work and avoid stress.

Request a Consultation

Are you ready to get started on getting your mommy makeover? If so, contact Dr. Howland for a consultation today. He is located in Draper, UT and will help you to feel more confident in yourself once again request an appointment or call (385) 313-8590.