Mommy Makeover in Chicago
Having children (especially multiple children) takes a toll on a woman’s body, particularly the breasts and abdomen. If you are dismayed at the ways your body has changed after having children, you may benefit from a treatment called mommy makeover. This combination of procedures is designed to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy glory, so you feel happier and more confident.
Women seeking mommy makeover in Chicago turn to Dr. Robert Galiano, an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. He is known for naturally beautiful results and a friendly, professional demeanor. Dr. Galiano would be happy to tell you more about mommy makeover during an in-person consultation at his practice.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
You may be a good candidate for mommy makeover if you are unhappy with the ways pregnancy and nursing have changed your body. Common concerns include:
- Sagging or “deflated” looking breasts
- Downward-pointing breasts or nipples
- Excess fat in the abdominal area
- Loose, saggy skin on the abdomen
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Stubborn fat in other areas of the body
To meet the criteria for mommy makeover, you should be in good health and not smoke. You must allow your body time to heal and stabilize from pregnancy and delivery before pursuing mommy makeover. Being at or very close to your ideal body weight will help Dr. Galiano plan the best surgical result. Also, you should be finished breastfeeding.
For the most lasting outcomes, you should only pursue mommy makeover if you are finished having children. If you plan to have more children in the future, it is best to postpone your mommy makeover until you have completed your family.
Every mommy makeover is uniquely tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Your mommy makeover will be planned around the results you want to achieve. It can include any combination of the following procedures:
Together, you and Dr. Galiano may decide to combine two or more procedures into a single operation; or, you may choose to space out each procedure into a separate operation. There are pros and cons to each approach; Dr. Galiano will recommend what he feels is best for your case.
Recovering from Mommy Makeover
Recovering from mommy makeover depends on the specific procedures included in your treatment. Generally, the treated area will be swollen, bruised and sore for a few weeks. You will be prescribed medication to manage any pain or discomfort.
You should plan to take at least one to two weeks off from work and your normal routine. You will not be able to lift anything heavy (including babies or children) during the initial recovery, so make sure you arrange for someone to help with childcare.
Dr. Galiano will see you regularly during your recovery to check your progress. He will advise you of when you can resume your normal activities, including your workout routine.
Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation
To schedule a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Galiano, please contact our practice today.