Mommy makeover is a perennial favorite at our practice (and many, many others), thanks to its incredible versatility and potentially transformative results. In case you’re unclear on what a mommy makeover entails: The phrase “mommy makeover” doesn’t refer to one specific procedure. Instead, it’s a combination of procedures that are performed in a single surgery to treat multiple areas of the body at once. Typically, a mommy makeover at my Scottsdale practice includes breast augmentation and tummy tuck, but it can be adjusted and customized in the spirit of the same goal: reversing the changes brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
But while a mommy makeover can be tweaked to meet your precise goals, the options aren’t necessarily limitless. For example, the general rule of thumb in elective surgery is to avoid the use of general anesthesia for longer than 6 hours. Once the 6-hour mark is reached, the risk of complications goes up.
Plastic surgeons and other doctors who perform elective procedures typically avoid surgeries that require 6 or more hours of general anesthesia. For this reason, performing a facelift, tummy tuck, and breast reduction in a single surgery isn’t practical.
Another important consideration is the recovery process — specifically, the physical demands required of each procedure. While it may seem like a great idea to undergo a breast augmentation at the same time as a Brazilian butt lift, consider the fact that BBL recovery requires patients to sleep on their stomachs, while breast augmentation recovery requires patients to sleep on their backs.
Not sure where to begin? I can help you establish your goals during your consultation. Whatever procedures you ultimately choose, it’s important to have a clear idea of your goals (as well as your limits). Together, we can work toward a smooth experience — and beautiful results.