The idea behind a Mommy Makeover is to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape. The surgery is a combination of both a tummy tuck, often combined with liposuction, and breast surgery. In regards to the breast surgery, the breasts may be lifted, enlarged or reduced in size, depending on each patients’ wishes.
During the initial consultation, you as the patient can express your concerns and goals. We will then discuss how to surgically reach those goals, do an examination, and talk about scheduling and the financial aspect of the surgery. For breast lift and augmentation, we have a 3D imaging system that allows us to show you how your new body will look through a computer simulation.
All of the procedures can typically be done in one surgery. A tummy tuck procedure is done in our certified outpatient surgery center under a general anesthesia, and takes between 2-4 hours depending on the complexity of the surgery. Breast surgery adds an additional 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, so, in all, the procedure can take 4-6 hours to complete. Patients are typically able to go home after a 2-3 hour recovery period. Most patients require a few weeks of recovery before returning to work and other activities.
To determine if a Mommy Makeover is right for you, consult with us to discuss your goals. A good candidate for the surgery will be in good general health, at a stable weight, and done with breast feeding for at least several months. While it is often still possible to breast feed after a breast lift and augmentation, we recommend waiting until you are done having children before you proceed. A pregnancy after the procedure may undo much of the work and negatively affect the results of the surgery.
Contact Dr. Wilke and the team at 952-925-1765 to learn more about a Mommy Makeover and if it is right for you!