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Mommy Makeover

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The majority of women calling in to the office inquire about the Mommy Makeover.  Although Mommy Makeover surgery usually includes breast enhancement and a tummy tuck, it has no set boundaries.  Many Mommy Makeover patients also undergo liposuction of the love handles, thighs or arms.   At Peninsula Plastic Surgery we appreciate every woman has a unique set of goals, and we are determined to do everything we can to fulfill them.

Drs. Pellegrino and Perrotta have years of experience performing successful mommy makeover surgeries, and they utilize the most advanced techniques available to minimize scarring and discomfort.

before and after patient photos

Candidates for Mommy Makeover Surgery

  • Women who desire enhancement of the breasts and abdomen.  They often complain of:
    • breast that have fallen and/or deflated years after breast feeding
    • loose or sagging skin on the abdomen
    • bulging abdomen due to excessive laxity or separation of the muscles of the deep abdominal wall
    • inability to flatten their abdominal wall or tighten the skin with diet or exercise

The Goals of the Mommy Makeover

  • Breasts that are enhanced
  • A flat abdomen or flat belly
  • Tight belly skin
  • A better defined waist line

Initial Consultation for a Mommy Makeover

Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will devote as much time as necessary to discuss your individual goals and needs with you. After a focused physical examination, your surgeon will provide preliminary recommendations and explain what you can expect from your mommy makeover.  There are multiple versions of an a mommy makeover – a breast enlargement with implants, breast reduction, or breast lift in combination with a major abdominoplasty, modified abdominoplasty, or mini abdominoplasty.

Once your surgeon determines his surgical plan, our aesthetic coordinator will produce a written quote, which lists all costs of your proposed surgery so that there are no surprises. At that time, an appointment is set for your pre-op visit.  Additional procedures that may enhance the results of a mommy makeover include liposuction  or a thigh lift. These can also be discussed during your consultation.

Pre-Op Visit

Much is covered during your pre-op visit. Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will explain the surgical technique to you and thoroughly inform you as to what you can expect, including any potential complications. While all procedures involve risks, major complications are rare.

Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will then obtain a more complete medical history from you and perform a final pre-op physical examination. He will measure your  breasts and abdomen and check your vital functions to ensure that you are physically fit for surgery. Prior to releasing you from your pre-op visit, he and our staff will give you detailed instructions for the time leading up to your surgery, as well as for the time immediately following it.

The Mommy Makeover Procedure

Drs. Perrotta and Pellegrino perform mommy makeover surgery with general anesthesia. Younger and healthier patients are able to go home on the same day of surgery, while those with significant surgical risks might need to stay overnight in the hospital.

Either doctor will most likely perform the breast surgery first and then proceed to the belly.   The entire procedure will take four to five hours to complete, after which the surgical team will apply dressings and a garment for the breasts and one for the tummy.

Post-Op Recovery

Immediately following your surgery, you will remain in the recovery room for approximately one hours.

With regards to your chest, you will probably leave the dressing  and garment intact until seen at your first post-op visit.

Regarding your belly, you will be asked to keep your hips and knees flexed at all times during the first week or two after surgery. You will also probably need to wear a specialized post-operative garment to control swelling and/or protect the deep muscle repair. You will be able to walk around the house the day after surgery and resume light activities within 3-7 days.

If your tummy tuck procedure involved skin tightening only, you can resume restricted work within 7-10 days and full work, including even strenuous physical activity, in approximately 2-3 weeks. If your muscles were also tightened during your surgery, you must refrain from strenuous physical activity for 4-6 weeks. After your procedure, you will follow up with us several times so that we can monitor your healing.

Click here to learn more about recovering from breast enhancement or Click hear to learn more about recovering from a tummy tuck.

Insurance

Health insurance companies do not cover the cost of breast enhancement or aesthetic tummy tucks.  The patient is responsible for payment.

Before and After Photos

Click here to see our Mommy Makeover Before and After photo gallery.

We are grateful to our patients for granting us the privilege of posting their before and after photos on our website. While we greatly value their privacy, we also salute their eagerness to share their life-changing results with other individuals considering plastic surgery. Every patient on this website has enthusiastically provided his or her written consent for us to show the world his or her results.

Contact us today to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation.