Real Plastic Surgery Questions that have been Answered by Dr. Windle
Real Plastic Surgery Questions that have been Answered by Dr. Windle. All of the questions in this section have been asked by patients or prospective patients on various sites including drwindle.com, RealSelf, Zwivel, and smartbeautyguide.com. Dr. Windle has personally provided all of the answers.
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The best time for a mommy makeover is when you and your body are ready. By that I mean, if you a reasonable weight and healthy, you are ready. As you know, a mommy makeover involves an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck and some refresh or reset of your breasts. This is usually a breast augmentation to resort the volume lost after pregnancy, but it could be a breast lift possably combined with a breast augmentation.
Many patients like yourself wonder if they should wait until their children are older because they are worried about the recovery. However, with a NO Drain, 24-hour recovery mommy makeover, I see no reason to wait. With this protocol, you will be in the gym, doing your full work out in under a month’s time and look great in clothing in under a week.
The sooner you have it done, the sooner you will be enjoying your new body.
A mommy makeover, normally consists of a tummy tuck and a breast surgery, either a breast augmentation or breast lift or breast reduction, to repair the changes that occurred after having children. This is a question that many women ask. While it is always better to lose any excess weight or be as close to your goal weight as possible, before a tummy tuck to maximize the results you will achieve, many women find that after their mommy makeover surgery that they are spurred on to losing their excess weight when they see the potential for their new body.
There is no real medical reason to loose weight before a mommy makeover (assuming your BMI is less than 30). I utilize a no drain, 24 hour rapid recovery protocol so that you can back to your life and back to your workout routine quickly. That way you will lose a step with your weight loss program if you are on one.
A mommy makeover is a complex operation. To get good results with the least possibility of complications you need to consider that there are a great many expensive hidden costs that are bundled into the fee you are paying. Remember too, that a mommy makeover includes the cost of your tummy tuck as well as a breast procedure; either a breast augmentation or breast lift or breast reduction depending upon your needs.
I encourage you to keep saving and make sure that you see a surgeon completely certified to do your surgery.
Yes. There is no reason to take narcotics or opiate pain pills with a mommy makeover recovery. The NO Drain, no narcotic, rapid recovery mommy makeover protocol would work very well for you. Only Aleve and Tylenol is used and all patients who have a rapid recovery mommy makeover which includes, breast surgery (reduction or augmentation and full tummy tuck with muscle repair) do very well and are able to get out and do things within 24 hours.
A mommy makeover consisting of a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty would work very well for you to achieve your objective. Sientra’s natural feeling, gummy bear breast implants would give you a better shape and can be placed over the muscle to help with the shape and avoid the problem of animation that comes with under the muscle placement. A NO Drain tummy tuck would be a good option for you to get a better abdominal shape. Both procedures can be done at the same time and can be done with a 24 hour rapid recovery, no narcotic protocol. This helps you to minimize your mommy makeover risks. The costs involved for a mommy makeover can be found here.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can have complications, but the complications can be minimized by certain protocols and techniques. A NO Drain, 24 hour rapid recovery, no narcotic tummy tuck has the least complications. This is because right after surgery, you are moving and doing exercises right after surgery. This almost completely eliminates the risk of a deep venous thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE). Not having a drain minimizes infection and helps with post-operative discomfort and the hassle of managing the drain or drains. The risk of other complications is minimal if you are not overweight and do not smoke or vape. These two factors are largely what contribute to wound healing issues. If you chose a surgeon who utilizes a NO Drain, 24 hour rapid recovery, no narcotic tummy tuck protocol, you should do very well. I have added a web reference for you as well as a patient testimonial on this protocol for you
Your discouragement over your weight and excess stomach skin is quite common. This is why most patients who struggle with their weight and the appearance of their stomach after pregnancy are thrilled with the results of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Your pictures suggest that you are reasonable candidate for tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery.
Make sure you seek out a surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure that you are in good hands. Also look for surgeons who use both a no drain technique and no narcotic, rapid recovery to reduce complications and allow you to get back to your daily routines quickly.