Motherhood brings countless joys, but sagging breasts, a protruding belly and stubborn fat deposits are not among them. This is why a Mommy Makeover Omaha has become the most popular procedure combination offered by the board-certified plastic surgeons of Aesthetic Surgical Images. By combining breast, tummy, hip and thigh procedures into one surgical experience, women are enjoying at the opportunity to reclaim their pre-baby bodies, safely and effectively.
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images to learn more about the benefits of combining surgeries for a total Mommy Makeover Omaha.
Mommy Makeover: Safety During Surgery
Mommy Makeover: What is it?
Mommy Makeover Before & After Photos from Omaha, NE
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Understanding a Mommy Makeover
In Omaha, a Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of surgical procedures to correct the toll pregnancy takes on a woman’s breasts, abdomen, hips and thighs. The most common surgeries included in a Mommy Makeover are:
- Breast lift with or without breast augmentation in Omaha to reposition the breasts to their more youthful position and shape
- Tummy tuck in Omaha to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tighten the underlying muscles for a flatter, tighter tummy
- Liposuction of the hips and thighs to remove pockets of excess fat and achieve a shape that is in greater harmony with the rest of the body
Benefits to performing these operations at the same time include less time in surgery and recovery, quicker results and less costs. During a one-on-one consultation, your surgeon will perform a full examination to determine if you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover Omaha. You’ll also be able to visualize realistic surgical improvements using our advanced computer imaging system.
The Best Way to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover is one of the most extensive procedures performed in cosmetic surgery. For this reason, preparing for surgery in every possible way will not only improve your result, but the quality of the experience as well. It’s important to prepare physically, medically, and mentally for this procedure.
It’s important to be in good physical condition before proceeding with this procedure. Ideally, results are best when patients are within ten percent of their ideal body weight. In some cases, patients are unable to reach this goal. This group still benefits from the procedure. In addition it’s also important to maintain good nutrition, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy life style.
It’s also important to be medically ready for the mommy makeover. Patients should be extensively evaluated to rule out other medical conditions. Areas of particular concern include cigarette smoking, blood pressure management and the patient’s baseline hemoglobin.
Mental preparation for the mommy makeover is also extremely important and helps lower the anxiety levels before surgery. It’s important that you have a comfort level with your anesthesiologist, surgeon and the surgical facility. It’s essential that all your questions be answered so there are no surprises.
Arrangements for post-operative care also need to be in order. It’s important to have a care giver not only for yourself, but your children as well. Addressing as many of these issues as possible before surgery will significantly improve results and the quality of the experience.
Your Mommy Makeover procedure
Our surgeons personalize your treatment using the latest techniques to maximize your results and minimize pain and recovery time. At Aesthetic Surgical Images, your safety and comfort is our highest priority. Not only is combining procedures scientifically proven to be safe and effective, it has the added benefit of allowing you to accomplish your goals in one operation with reduced cost.
As with any surgery, it is important to follow your doctor’s pre-surgical and post-surgical orders, which may include no smoking, no over-the-counter medications and ample rest so your body can heal. Read through our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what to expect.
Mommy Makeover: Post Recovery
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Enjoying your results
Initial recovery from a Mommy Makeover Omaha takes about two weeks, during which time it is common to experience mild bruising, swelling and a temporary loss of sensation. Patients tell us the pain is usually manageable with prescription medication. Although moms are used to taking care of everybody else, now is the time to let your family and friends take care of you. By getting plenty of rest and following doctor’s orders, you should enjoy full results from your Mommy Makeover within three to six months.
One of the things we love most is seeing the look on our patients’ faces when they see the often dramatic improvement in the appearance of their bodies. There is no question that the benefits are emotional as well as physical. Visit our before & after photo gallery to see why many people consider a Mommy Makeover to be a “transformative” procedure.
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“Extremely happy with my mommy makeover, and the entire process. Dr Edney and his staff were very attentive, patient, and always willing to answer any question I had. I’m thrilled with the results and highly recommend them.”5 Stars
Frequently Asked Questions
The mommy makeover is one of the larger procedures performed in cosmetic surgery. Following this procedure, the resumption of physical activity is extremely important to the recovery process.
In most cases, we recommend minimal activity for about two weeks following this procedure, and during this period, light activities such as bathroom and kitchen privileges are acceptable but nothing more strenuous.
An effort should be made to ambulate at least every four hours following surgery. This minimizes the potential for lower extremity blood clots and their associated health risks. After two weeks, patients can slowly resume most activities expect those that involve strenuous exertion. After six weeks, patients should be able to resume all of their normal activities including strenuous exertion and heavy lifting.
There’s no question that being close to your ideal body weight improves the results from mommy makeover surgery. It also decreases the potential for complications with this type of procedure. For these reasons, we prefer that patients be within 10% of their ideal body weight at the time of surgery.
Unfortunately, reaching an ideal body weight is easier said than done. The vast majority of patients are unsuccessful at losing this additional weight. It’s also important to realize that even when patients are overweight, they can potentially benefit from mommy makeover surgery. We, therefore, evaluate every patient on an individual basis. We encourage patients to lose weight before surgery and prefer that their weight be stable for at least three months. We realize that some patients will have difficulty losing weight. We, therefore, encourage patients to be in a supervised weight loss program. Even with that help, some patients will be unsuccessful in their effort to lose weight. Even without weight loss, many of these patients will still potentially benefit from mommy makeover surgery.
It’s important to realize that weight loss following mommy makeover surgery can affect the final result. This could even result in the need for revisional surgery. For these reasons, it’s important to thoroughly discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon.
The mommy makeover is one of the largest procedures performed in cosmetic surgery. This procedure has several components. These include breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, and liposuction of the hips and thighs. The exact procedure performed in any particular case is dependent upon the specific needs of the individual patient.
Pain tolerance varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon a variety of factors. The vast majority of patients who have mommy makeover surgery describe their pain as moderate. This pain is especially noticeable in the first 24 hours following surgery but improves rapidly over the next week.
Patients are given narcotic pain relievers in the immediate postoperative period and switched to Tylenol 5 to 7 days postoperatively. It’s not unusual for patients to have pain, which is related to muscle spasms following this procedure. When this situation arises, muscle relaxants are extremely helpful as well.
If you’re concerned about postoperative pain management, it’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to develop a plan that addresses your concerns.
The mommy makeover is one of the most popular operations performed by plastic surgeons. The procedure is a combination of cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. It has been designed to correct changes that occur normally with pregnancy.
Although the procedure is considered to be extremely safe, complications may occasionally occur. These include bleeding, hematoma formation, loss of tissue, wound breakdown, excess scarring, infection, asymmetry and numbness.
Several steps can be taken to minimize complications. These include utilizing an accredited outpatient surgical facility, a board-certified plastic surgeon and a board-certified anesthesiologist. Although, these steps won’t totally eliminate complications, they will hopefully decrease the incidents.
If you live in the state of Nebraska, Aesthetic Surgical Images offers Mommy Makeover among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Taking the next step
Take some time to decide if a Mommy Makeover is right for you. Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001. We are committed to providing you with superior care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.
Why Choose Aesthetic Surgical Images
- For almost 20 years, Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha has earned a reputation as one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Midwest.
- Dr. Edney completed his 5-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University and subsequently received his board certification in general surgery.
- Dr. Marie Montag has been in practice since 1997 and is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Bruneteau completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at the University of California and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston; also, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Dr. Biggerstaff completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine; also, he is Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.