Mommy Makeover in Austin, TX
Schedule your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, to enhance your breast size and shape for a more attractive silhouette.
After childbirth, many mothers find themselves unhappy with the physical aftereffects of pregnancy on their bodies. These effects may include sagging or drooping breasts, stretch marks, loose abdominal muscles, excess skin around the abdomen, and unwanted fat deposits that exercise cannot burn off. A Mommy Makeover is a series of surgical procedures that can address some or all of these issues, and restore women’s bodies to their pre-pregnancy appearance.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Do?
What Are Your Concerns About a Mommy Makeover?
Immediately after your surgery, you will be provided a compression garment to wear around your incision sites. This will be worn between two and five days, depending on the procedures performed. After two weeks, the patient should be sufficiently recovered to return to work and resume non-strenuous physical activities. Complete recovery and the resumption of strenuous activities will likely occur between six and eight weeks after your operation. The final results should be visible within six months.
Patients should experience little to no pain during the surgery as it is performed under general anesthesia. As with any surgical procedure, some pain will occur during your recovery. This pain may be treated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication depending on severity. Other treatments, such as ice, creams, and other topical treatments, may be prescribed to aid in recovery and reduce pain.
Some degree of scarring is inevitable with a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Pearce does his best to ensure that scars are as small and discreet as possible. All scarring will fade over time, though the degree can vary depending on the patient’s skin and ability to heal.
Some Mommy Makeover results will be immediately apparent after the operation. Other results may take a few weeks or months to become apparent. The final results should develop within six months. If you are not satisfied with your results after that point, you may consult Dr. Pearce to determine possible options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover procedure are women who are at least three months out of their pregnancy and do not intend to have more children. The ideal candidate will be within 15 pounds of her desired final weight, with no medical conditions that could complicate the surgery or the recovery.
What is the cost of a Mommy Makeover in Austin?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on the specific procedures chosen, the location of the surgery, and the fees associated with the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and surgical facility. Because the cost can vary so widely, ask Dr. Pearce for a personalized quote after your consultation.
Does a Mommy Makeover help you lose weight?
A Mommy Makeover is not a weight-loss procedure. While it is possible to lose weight as a result of the operation, it is not designed to remove significant fat. As such, it is recommended that patients not undergo a Mommy Makeover until they are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal final weight.
How long do the results of a Mommy Makeover last?
Most of the results of a Mommy Makeover will technically last the rest of your life. However, Mommy Makeover surgery does not stop the natural aging process or prevent you from gaining additional weight. As such, your results may degrade over time due to age and weight fluctuations. Observable results tend to last between 10 and 20 years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle.
What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover in Austin?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a Mommy Makeover. These may vary depending on the specific procedures chosen. Common risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Poor reaction to anesthesia
- Inability to breastfeed
- Poor aesthetic results.
Will my insurance pay for a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is usually considered an “elective” surgery that is not covered by most major insurance carriers. There are exceptions to this, so it is suggested that you contact your health insurance provider to determine if they will help cover the procedure.
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