Mommy Makeovers in Beverly Hills by Gary Takowsky, MD
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Breast Lift Surgery
Arm & Thigh Lifts
Why Choose a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are an easy and low-risk way to overcome these negative physical changes of pregnancy. A mommy makeover can help you look like your younger, firmer self. Not to mention, you will feel more comfortable in clothes and swimwear. You do not have to live feeling self-conscious about the negative physical changes of giving birth. When considering a mommy makeover, make sure you talk to Dr. Takowsky about all of your body goals, so he can help you find the best treatment plans suited to your needs.
Are You a Candidate For a Mommy Makeover?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Takowsky will determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, as well as offer suggestions on which procedures will benefit you the most. A good candidate for mommy makeover procedures:
- Has good physical and mental health
- Is not drastically overweight
- Has sagging breasts, nipples, stretched areolas, or decreased breast volume
- Does not smoke
- Does not have any diseases or illness that could prevent healing
- Has drooping fat around c-section scars
- Does not plan on having anymore pregnancies
It is also important that you have practical expectations of your procedures. Some of the surgeries involved in mommy makeovers, like the tummy tuck and thigh lift, can leave visible scars. Talk to Dr. Takowsky about any of your concerns, especially if you are worried about scarring. Mommy makeovers are not exclusive to mothers. Sometimes patients that have gained then lost a lot of weight can benefit from mommy makeover procedures.
Recovery Timeline for a Mommy Makeover
The recovery time of your mommy makeover will depend on which procedures you need. Dr. Takowsky will discuss the specifics of your recovery at your initial consultation.
Immediately after surgery, you can expect to have bandages and compression garments in the surgical sites. You will also need someone to drive you to and from surgery, since you will need anesthesia. For the first couple of weeks after surgery, you can expect to have some swelling and discomfort, while the incisions heal. Full recovery for most mommy makeovers takes about six weeks. You will also need to have a follow-up appointment after about five days to assess the healing of the procedures.
The benefit of having multiple procedures done at the same time is that it does not make the recovery take longer. For instance, recovery from a breast augmentation is about one week, while a tummy tuck is about two weeks. When you have both of the procedures done at the same time, the recovery will only be about two weeks. Make sure that you follow all of the postsurgical instructions, and eat a healthy and balanced diet to promote healing.
Choose Gary Takowsky, MD For Your Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a big decision, so it is a good idea to choose an experienced and trustworthy plastic surgeon. A good way to assess a surgeon’s competence is by looking at their education, training, and certificates, as well as looking at before-and-after photos of their mommy makeover procedures.
Usually, you can tell if you the plastic surgeon is right for you during your consultation. Ready to take the next step in getting your pre-baby body back? Schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover with Dr. Gary Takowsky in Beverly Hills today at 323-676-0222.