The term “Mommy Makeover” refers to a group of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures performed at one time.
Many patients who request “mommy makeover” surgery are candidates for breast and abdominal surgery as well as liposuction. When planning a mommy makeover procedure, one has to be concerned with the amount and length of surgery.
The longer the procedure, the higher the risk for complications. Therefore, I often use a first assistant with excellent suturing skills to help me close all the incisions. This can shorten the operating time by several hours. Furthermore, I limit the amount of liposuction I perform in conjunction with a tummy tuck, which can reduce the risk for blood clots in the legs.
We also routinely employ safety measures that decrease your risk, such as the use of sequential compression garments, maintaining body temperature, early ambulation, and antibiotics. If you have any questions regarding the safety of mommy makeover surgery in Tulsa, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.
Because all mommy makeover patients are busy moms, often with young children, there is a concern over how quickly they can resume child care. Many times help will be necessary for the first 5-7 days after surgery. Usually after the first 7-10 days, most mothers can return to performing most of their child care activities.
Some moms actually prefer to spend the first night in the hospital to ensure peace and quiet and recover away from the often hectic environment of home life. When a tummy tuck and breast surgery are performed together, I also feel that an overnight hospital stay is advisable for most patients. During the consultation, we will discuss this option. An overnight hospital stay can easily be arranged, the cost is reasonable ($425), and several of the facilities we use offer this option.