A mommy makeover is a collection of surgical, and occasionally non-surgical, procedures aimed at restoring your pre-pregnancy body, or even better! The combination of procedures allows you to take your body back with one treatment session and one recovery time. Mommy makeovers are a highly-personalized body contouring procedure. You may qualify for one or more procedures depending on your individual needs and goals.
Your mommy makeover will be performed under general anesthesia in Image Surgical Arts’ high acclaimed and state-of-the-art surgery center. Dr. Brady Harris uses the latest surgical techniques to minimize side effects, downtime, and scarring. During the procedure, unwanted fat and excess skin can be addressed on the breasts, abdomen, flanks, and back. A mommy makeover by Dr. Harris is different from most. He spends a significant amount of time sculpting and contouring your body with liposuction prior to even starting the tummy tuck. He takes great pride in the results he is able to obtain with a combination of liposculpting and tummy tuck. Additionally, a labiaplasty can be performed for mothers who have a stretched or enlarged labia due to childbearing.
Most patients notice substantial results immediately. Gradual improvement will continue to occur as post-surgical swelling subsides over the next 3-4 months. You can expect to feel comfortable in a swimsuit a couple months after your mommy makeover. Results are long-lasting and typically do not require maintenance treatments.
A good rule of thumb is to plan on pain levels and recovery time from your mommy makeover to be similar to that of your most extensive procedure. In most cases, that would be a tummy tuck. Most patients are sore for up to a week but that can vary from patient to patient. Medication will be prescribed to control post-surgical discomfort. You may find yourself easily exhausted for several weeks following your mommy makeover.
You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you want to get your body back to its pre-pregnancy shape. Patients in an otherwise good physical and mental state are best suited for mommy makeover procedures. Dr. Harris requires abstaining from all forms of nicotine for a minimum of six weeks before and after surgery. Women who have someone to care for their children during their recovery are ideal candidates. If you plan to have future children, talk to Dr. Harris beforehand.
Ready to learn more? Schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts of Nashville’s newest location serving the Nashville, TN area today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 615-499-4224.
*Individual results may vary.