The mommy makeover
With the advent of much-improved anesthesia techniques that allow a safer anesthetic with fewer after-effects, combined with the popularity of such shows as “Extreme Makeover,” requests for multiple procedures at one setting are increasing rapidly.
For example, our Minneapolis surgeons often perform abdominoplasty combined with liposuction, and very frequently the patient also has a breast lift, reduction, or augmentation. These combined procedures, often called “mommy makeovers” allow the patient to have a single recovery vs. three separate ones. Our Minneapolis mommy makeover surgery shortens downtime from family and work, as well as reducing the costs of anesthesia.
Many patients are delighted with the result of these combined procedures and are glad to have everything done at once.
The patient considering multiple procedures must be healthy and have good home support, as the recovery will be somewhat more difficult than if procedures were done separately. Our surgeons recommend preplanning for these mommy makeover patients, and suggest that they complete a week’s worth of chores such as grocery shopping and laundry before undergoing these combined procedures. It is difficult to take care of infant children without reliable help for 7 to 14 days after this type of mommy makeover surgery depending on what is done.
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34 yo, 5′ 2″, 115 lbs. Breast augmentation using mentor moderate saline 300cc filled to 330cc for right breast and mentor 325cc filled to 350 for left breast, tummy tuck.
40 yo, 5′ 8″, 145 lbs. Breast lift with slight reduction of right breast, tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks. Photos 2 months post op.
41 yo, 5′ 10″, 148 lbs. Breast lift with augmentation, 300cc saline implants filled to 310cc. Tummy tuck and liposuction of the hips and thighs. Photos 4 months post op.