When we consult with people considering a mommy makeover at our Torrance practice near Long Beach, CA, our goal is to provide as much information as possible. To this end, we answer quite a few questions about the procedure daily, a few of which come up more often than others.
In this blog post, we’ll share answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about the mommy makeover, from the cost to the recovery time to the results.
How soon after having a baby can I get a mommy makeover?
Many doctors recommend waiting 6 months after giving birth to allow hormones to stabilize. We suggest waiting until you are finished breastfeeding, as you will be less likely to experience hormonal fluctuations that may affect your results.
What does a mommy makeover actually consist of?
Mommy makeovers are customizable, but they often include liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation. Some people choose to include facial procedures as well. The procedures you choose to include will depend on your unique goals. Our surgeons will provide thoughtful guidance and work closely with you to determine a comprehensive, effective, and safe treatment plan.
How long is recovery after a mommy makeover?
Recovery time depends on the procedures you include, but you can generally expect to take 2 to 3 weeks off work. Tummy tucks typically require the longest recovery (2 to 3 weeks), whereas breast augmentation is shorter (5 to 7 days). A major benefit of a mommy makeover is that it allows you to recover from multiple procedures at the same time and avoid the additional weeks of recovery you would undergo if you had the procedures done individually.
What is the right age for a mommy makeover?
There is no right age for a mommy makeover—the surgery can help people across a wide age range. The most important considerations are whether you’re healthy enough for a general anesthetic and whether you plan on having children in the future, which may affect your results in the long run. Learn more about age considerations for mommy makeover candidates in our previous blog post.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Cost varies quite a bit depending on the procedures you include and even the area where you live. When you visit us for an in-person consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a detailed quote that will account for your specific procedures and any associated fees.
To explore the results you can expect from the various procedures available in a mommy makeover, view our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about your mommy makeover options in the Long Beach, CA, area, please contact us online or call our Torrance practice at (310) 784-0644.