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.
GOALS OF THE MOMMY MAKEOVER
Breasts that are enhanced
A flat abdomen
or flat belly
A better defined waist line
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
What to Expect at your Consultation
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 surgery.
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.
Much is covered during your pre-op visit. First, one of our highly trained medical assistants will take pre-op photos. Next, your surgeon will explain the surgical technique to you and thoroughly inform you as to what you can expect, including any potential complications. Note that all procedures involve some risk, but 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, including a check of your vital functions to ensure that you are physically fit for surgery. All informed consents for surgery will be filled out at this appointment and final payments are due at this time. You will be notified 24 hours prior to your surgery with your arrival time.
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.
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.