Considering a Mommy Makeover? Doing This Makes You a Better Patient

Dr. Tito Vasquez explains that doing the proper research before a Mommy Makeover is the best way to ensure a better dialogue with the surgeon.

Do you ever feel like you need a change? Have you tried intense workouts, diets, and other measures to get back into shape? You have taken great care of your children during their younger years. Now is time to get your body back.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The term “Mommy Makeover” is an affectionate media moniker/phrase referring to a combination of procedures that address the after-effects of pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. The “Mommy Makeover” usually refers to the combination of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and a breast lift (mastopexy) or breast reduction. A breast lift may also include implants depending on your personal goals. These procedures aim to correct the sagging and stretching of extra skin and tissue that inevitably result from the weight gained during pregnancy. Unfortunately, no measure of diet and exercise will correct this deformity in most women. Often the skin and tissue has stretched out irreversibly. No skin care, exercise or, non-invasive treatment will significantly improve this condition.


The Mommy Makeover Procedure

Your exact procedure will depend on the specific surgeries you’ve chosen to have done, but they will all work towards removing excess fat and tissue, slimming your figure, and enhancing your features to restore your pre-pregnancy body.  As explained in more depth in the breast lift, breast augmentation, or tummy tuck descriptions in this website, the same advantages and outcomes apply. With regards to your breast surgery, we have 3D computer simulation of what your breasts can look like after surgery which will help you envision what your surgery can look like.


With regards to a tummy tuck, in most instances we can offer a procedure that does not add the discomfort and nuisance of wound drains due to an advanced technique called the Progressive Tension Suture Technique (PTFS).” This technique essentially “quilts” your skin and soft tissue to your deeper muscles to prevent the build up of fluid that invariably results from surgery. Ultimately this means a more comfortable and a shorter recovery period, which should make your experience more pleasurable than traditional techniques.

I thought a lot about going ahead with my procedure and researched endlessly, until I decided on going to Dr. Vasquez. I can only say that he was fantastic and I'm very happy with he results! He was very reassuring throughout the entire process and his staff is great as well. Would highly recommend to anyone and will spread the word!

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Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results

After your mommy makeover procedure, post-op instructions will be given to you which you should follow closely for a successful recovery. You can expect a few weeks of recovery in which you will need some time off work, restrictions on your activity, and plenty of rest.

Initial swelling could distort your results, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t notice improvements right away. As swelling and redness diminished in the weeks following your procedure, your results will be revealed. You can enjoy a well-toned figure with a dramatic reduction in excess skin and stubborn fat. With these changes, a boost in your self-confidence and comfortability during daily life is sure to follow.

Your Consultation

Contact Dr. Vasquez if you are contemplating doing something about your body. Whether you decide to arrange your surgery soon or in a few years, Dr. Vasquez will provide you with the answers and information that you need to make an informed decision. He can provide you with various options and an expert recommendation. Dr. Vasquez is uniquely qualified to perform these procedures with your safety and individual goals in mind.

Call our office at (203) 292-8119 to arrange your consultation now.


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