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How Long Do the Results Of A Mommy Makeover Last?

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A mommy makeover is a term coined to describe a combination of fat-reducing, body-enhancing, and skin-tightening procedures aimed at helping women get their body back after a life-changing event like pregnancy or childbirth. However, a mommy makeover isn't just for moms. Yes, pregnancy can take its toll on a woman's body, but so does age, gravity, and fluctuating weight. The benefit of a mommy makeover is it gives patients the option of combining multiple body contouring procedures into one single operation.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offer mommy makeovers to women in the Portland, OR area. Patients undergo a variety of body contouring procedures based on their specific needs like liposuction or a tummy tuck, in addition to breast augmentation with breast implants, a breast lift, or even breast reduction. A mommy makeover is a combination of two or more cosmetic treatments. When performed together, all are aimed at restoring a woman's body to a more attractive, youthful appearance.

For women in Portland who are interested in a more cost-effective, convenient, and personalized option, a mommy makeover might be the optimal plastic surgery procedure. When it comes to a mommy makeover (or any type of cosmetic procedure), one of the first questions asked is, "How long will my results last?" Read on to answer this question as well as more information about a mommy makeover and what it entails.

What is the goal of a mommy makeover?

There has been a substantial increase in women partaking in mommy makeovers to get their bodies back, from women wanting to improve the way they look after they have lost a considerable amount of weight, or if age has taken its toll on their breasts, stomach, or other areas — not to mention, moms wanting their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Mommy makeovers are a unique concept that was developed to give women a customized approach to plastic surgery. A mommy makeover is a modern-day combination of cosmetic procedures giving busy women one recovery period to plan for while getting them excited about loving the way they look again.

What can a mommy makeover procedure help?

A mommy makeover is based around each area a woman wants to improve. During a private one-on-one consultation at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, the board-certified plastic surgeons will listen to what a patient wants to accomplish and determine what procedures they will need. Some common requests from women considering a mommy makeover are:

  • Vaginal rejuvenation

  • Restore lost volume to breasts

  • Correct breasts due to sagging or ptosis

  • Tighten abdominal muscles and eliminate sagging skin

  • Restore lost volume or shape in the buttocks

  • Reduce pockets of excess fat mainly in the midsection

  • Reduce enlarged areolae or nipple length due to pregnancy or breastfeeding

When can I expect to see my mommy makeover results?

Since a mommy makeover is customized to what each woman needs, the recovery times will vary based on what procedures were performed. In most cases, women should plan to take about two weeks off work to recover at home. If women have children, they will need other adults to help during that time or at least for the first week. During the initial stage of recovery, women can expect specific surgical side effects like swelling, tenderness, and slight bruising as the body heals. After about 2 – 3 weeks, patients will begin to see swelling diminish and visually start seeing their new results.

How long do mommy makeover results last?

For any patient, mommy makeover results are revealed in stages as incisions heal and the breasts and abdomen settle into their new place. Around three months, women can return to normal activities but should remain patient as final mommy makeover results can take six months to a full year. While mommy makeover results can be long-lasting, even permanent, there are factors to consider when making those smooth, beautiful results last:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prolong mommy makeover results

  • Maintaining an ideal weight as additional weight gain can alter final results

  • Excessive alcohol use, smoking, and sun exposure can accelerate the natural aging process

  • Maintain a relationship with your plastic surgeon

Deflated, sagging breasts or a stomach pooch can ultimately affect how a woman feels about her body. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offer the ultimate experience of a mommy makeover day to women in Portland and surrounding areas of Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Pearl District, and Irvington as well as Vancouver, WA. Women who are wanting to feel better about how they look can get the body contouring help they need with this personalized procedure from the board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

To learn more about a mommy makeover or any other body contouring treatments, we invite you to call and schedule a consultation with Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, in Portland, OR today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.