Raising a child is rewarding, but childbirth is tough on the body. Many women are left feeling self-conscious about the changes in their bodies after giving birth and breast feeding.
Dr. Kovanda offers a mommy makeover as a customizable procedure to help Twin Cities women get their pre-pregnancy bodies back.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is comprised of several different procedures that address the various areas of the body that can be affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Kovanda will help you weigh your options and customize a mommy makeover to suit your specific concerns.
Pregnancy and breast feeding often leave the breasts sagging or with lost volume. A breast augmentation surgery involves contouring the breasts as well as adding volume through either breast implants or fat graft. A breast lift may also be considered if the position of the breast has dropped.
A tummy tuck removes the excess skin below the belly button that’s left after the belly rapidly changes size and shape during pregnancy. The abdominal muscles are also tightened for a toned, athletic appearance. Liposuction is sometimes used alongside a tummy tuck to remove excess fat.
Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a mommy makeover do not plan to have more children and are as close as possible to their stable, ideal weight. It’s also important that the candidate is generally healthy. Dr. Kovanda can determine whether you’re a suitable candidate during your consultation.
Recovering After a Mommy Makeover
The recovery process after a mommy makeover vary depending on which procedures you’ve had. Generally, you can expect swelling and bruising. Pain can be managed through medications that Dr. Kovanda will prescribe.
After a mommy makeover, most patients spend about a week resting before returning to work. The final results of the surgery will appear a few months after the procedure once swelling subsides completely.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Kovanda would be happy to discuss the mommy makeover procedure and whether you’re a good candidate during a consultation. To schedule yours, request an appointment online or call our Edina, MN office at (612) 335-9032.