Welcome to Mommy Makeover! While these procedures may not be the exact three performed for all women looking to reverse the effects of childbearing, these are amongst the top 3. Tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction may be safely performed in a single surgery in an outpatient setting – for the right patient. Who qualifies? Women who are essentially healthy who do not have contraindications to surgery including smoking, obesity, sleep apnea, latex allergy, blood clotting disorder, prior poor experience with anesthesia, amongst others. These issues are not absolute contra-indications to surgery – it is recommended that any woman interested in pursuing information about Mommy Makeover visit with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ascertain what can be safely achieved for themselves in light of their goals and medical history.
Typically Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Liposuction may be performed in about 4-5 hours under general anesthesia. Surgery is most often performed as an outpatient in an accredited facility. Recovery in the Center occurs for 1-2 hours, and then the patient goes home to recuperate, to return to the office within a week for the first postoperative visit. Each surgeon has her/his own recommendations to optimize recovery experience.
If you are interested in learning more about Mommy Makeover, please visit Dr. Michele Shermak’s website at drshermak.com, or call her office for a complimentary consultation at 410-616-3000.