Annapolis Mommy Makeovers
Having a child is a beautiful and unforgettable experience. But having a baby should change your life, not your body. Breastfeeding can dramatically change the volume and shape of your breasts, while stretched abdominal tissues can leave loose, sagging skin that cannot be tightened through exercise or diet.
To help counteract these effects of pregnancy on the body, Annapolis, Maryland women consider breast enhancement or an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Combined “mommy makeover” procedures are performed by our highly skilled surgeons using techniques designed specifically to give a woman back her pre-pregnancy body.
If you’re a mom who wants to look and feel great, our board-certified plastic surgeons invite you to call and schedule a consultation to discuss your individual needs. Plastic Surgery Specialists will work with you to select the appropriate procedures to achieve your goals.
Annapolis Breast Enhancement and Abdominoplasty
Several procedures can be included in your mommy makeover. Procedures that can be performed together include:
- Breast lift with or without breast augmentation in Annapolis, MD – not necessarily to increase size, but to correct volume and placement of the breasts after pregnancy.
- Abdominoplasty to correct loose, sagging skin on the abdomen.
- Liposuction for Annapolis area women and men with stubborn fat pockets not affected by diet and exercise.
The combination of these procedures can take several hours to perform, as there are multiple surgeries being conducted at once. All three procedures are performed under general anesthesia in our ambulatory surgical center on an outpatient basis. Typically, an overnight stay is not necessary following this set of procedures. In some instances, depending on the extent of surgery, our abdominoplasty and breast enhancement patients choose to have their procedures performed in a local hospital.
Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results
Following a mommy makeover, patients will go home with a snug dressing and elastic girdle over the treated area, which helps the skin conform smoothly to the shape of the underlying tissue. Support garments are recommended for two to three weeks to help with recovery.
Patients who receive a breast enhancement with their mommy makeover go home with a light dressing and a support bra to help support and comfort the breasts while recovering.
There will be some post-operative pain after these procedures, but that is easily controlled by medication. Swelling and bruising should subside within three to six weeks. Your surgeon will give you a list of post-operative instructions which you should follow closely during your recovery.
Women receiving a mommy makeover are able to enjoy a flatter and firmer midsection along with breasts that have improved contour and position.
Mommy Makeover Insurance Considerations
Mommy makeovers are considered elective cosmetic surgeries and are not covered by medical insurance. Each patient is responsible for payment of the surgical and related costs.