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Which operations are performed for a MOMMY MAKEOVER?

Mommy Makeover Turkey is the term of combined procedures in which operations such as tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction, lift, and breast augmentation are performed during the same surgery. These surgeries can be combined in different ways according to the needs of the person. However;

  • Leg Tightening,
  • Fat Injection,
  • Arm Tightening
  • Labiaplasty

are some of the procedures that can be performed in addition to the surgeries under "Mommy Makeover"  

A quick look at "Mommy Makeover "

  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: 3 nights at the hospital+ 4 nights at the hotel.
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Recovery: 7 to 10 days.
  • Side Effect: Temporary, bruising, pain, discomfort
  • Complications: Delay in healing, Bleeding, Infection, Swelling, Bruising, and Pain
  • Scars: recovering scar lines are experienced on the areas such as abdomen, breast, leg depending on the procedure that the patient has.
  • Pain: For the first 2 days, pain is more regular.
  • After 2 days it is more tolerable (depending on the patient) Results: (permanent result within 6 months to 1 year) 

Mommy Makeover is a combined aesthetic operation which does not only fix the deformities as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight-gain and weight-loss but also fixes and improves the physiciology of the patient. Physical Benefits of the operations included in Mommy Makeover is:

A tight and smooth tummy: The most famous operation included in Mommy Makeover is Tummy Tuck. During Tummy Tuck , the loose muscles are tightened, the excess fat and the excess skin is removed. The belly becomes smooth and tight, which increases confidence.

Lifted and plum breasts: After breastfeeding period is over, the breasts may have sagged. Breast Reconstruction surgeries make the women feel more confident as the breasts are the symbols of feminity. Under Mommy Makeover, breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation operations can be performed.

Lighter body and more energic: With liposuction, the patient gets rid of the excess fat which makes the body lighter. The patient feels like to walk and exercise more, as it is much easier to move the body. All of this makes the patient feel much more energic and may even help the patient to spend quality time with her child/children.

Mommy Makeover is a term for multipe operations performed at one time.

Before Mommy Makeover surgery, the patient should have a physical examiantion with the surgeon. After the examination, the patient should share her expectations about her look and desired surgeries.

By approval of the surgeon, the operation is planned. The operation is performed by focusing on the deformities as a result of huge weight-loss, pregnancy, breasfeeding, giving birth. 

Mommy Makeover for Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is one of the most important and frequently performed procedures of "Mommy Makeover". The abdominal skin and abdominal muscles that stretch during pregnancy cannot fully recover to their original shape after birth.

For this reason, during tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles are tightly repaired and excess skin is removed by pulling down till the pubic area.

Liposuction to the waist, back, sides, and abdomen area is often added to the process. To have an abdominoplasty surgery, the candidate should wait for at least 6 months to recover the uterus often necessary and abdominal muscles after giving birth.

A tight corset is dressed after the procedure, this corset should be worn for 3-6 weeks. 

Mommy Makeover for Breast Aesthetics

During pregnancy, the breasts enlarge and after giving birth, the size of the breast shrinks significantly, this may lead to sagging breasts. To avoid the sagging, breast lift, and reduction surgeries can be performed.

However, in cases where the breast tissue is not sufficient enough or the breasts are small, implants can be used to enlarge the breast size.

To have breast reconstruction surgery the candidate should wait at least 6 -12 months after the breastfeeding period.

After having a breast reconstruction patients should use medical bras for 3-6 weeks. 

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Mommy Makeover for Liposuction

Abdominoplasty is one of the most important and frequently performed procedures of "Mommy Makeover". The abdominal skin and abdominal muscles that stretch during pregnancy cannot fully recover to their original shape after birth.

For this reason, during tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles are tightly repaired and excess skin is removed by pulling down till the pubic area.

Liposuction to the waist, back, sides, and abdomen area is often added to the process. To have an abdominoplasty surgery, the candidate should wait for at least 6 months to recover the uterus often necessary and abdominal muscles after giving birth.

A tight corset is dressed after the procedure, this corset should be worn for 3-6 weeks. 

Mommy Makeover for Genital Aesthetics Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty

Especially after multiple natural births, vaginal muscles can be torn. Furthermore, some deformities may occur around the genital area. Problems such as volume loss in the outer lips and sagging of the inner lips.

These problems can be easily solved by procedures such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. Vaginal muscles that have been torn during giving birth, can be repaired, sutured tightly, and the area can look the way the person has never given birth. Likewise, during labiaplasty surgery, fat injection to the outer lips and reduction of sagging inner lips can be fixed. 

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Can You Get Pregnant Again After Mommy Makeover?

There is no restriction to get pregnant again after Mommy Makeover.

However, there is a pregnancy planned shortly after the surgery, it is best to cancel the surgery until after the pregnancy.

Pregnancy should be planned 6-12 months after the operation.

Recovery Process After Mommy Makeover

The recovery process after mommy makeover turkey depends on the number and combination of surgeries to be performed. Combinations and duration of the surgery that is performed after pregnancy should be well planned. 

There should a strategically prepared plan depending on the needs and desires of the patient. Learning the patient's priorities, the weight loss process, and the patient's general health situation should be taken into consideration. 

Another important factor in Mommy Makeover is that the mother may have a small child in need of care. For this reason, those who have postpartum aesthetic surgery should plan well the process such as how many days they will be away from the childcare and how much of this time they will spend rest.

For example, after the postpartum tummy tuck surgery, bed rest is recommended for 3-4 days, Returning to social life should be planned 1-3 weeks after the operation. 


Which surgeries can be combined in Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover can include many different combinations of surgeries.

The term ‘Mommy Makeover’ became very well-known since there are some deformities caused by pregnancy such as difficulty in losing weight that is gained during pregnancy or getting loose vaginal muscles, having to sag after rapid weight loss, etc.

Under the term, Mommy Makeover surgeries such as breast reduction and lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, vaginoplasty, and labiaplasty can be combined and performed as long as it is suitable for the patient’s health as well. 

Who is a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover is a term for combined surgeries. For this reason, people who gain and lose weight frequently or as a result of pregnancy are good candidates for Mommy Makeover.

Also, people who have body deformities in several parts such as the breasts, belly, arms, and legs, suitable candidates for Mommy Makeover. 

Can Mommy Makeover be applied to people who are not mothers?

Mommy Makeover is called what combination of surgeries are in general. For this reason, people who do not have to have given birth can have Mommy Makeover too.

People who gained and lost weight, experiencing sagging and deformities at the body like newly-mothers can have combined surgeries with our without under the name Mommy Makeover. 

What are the aesthetic problems that occur after giving birth?

It is quite normal for people to gain a certain amount of weight during pregnancy, and most of this weight is lost in a short time after giving birth. However, the abdominal muscles stretch during pregnancy and the stretch marks often cannot return to their original shape after giving birth. For this reason, the skin remains saggy, and the belly may look swollen as a result of stretched muscles. The breast may also sag during or after the breastfeeding period.

In addition to all these, natural births may cause the vaginal muscles to stretch and loosen. Thanks to Mommy Makeover combined surgeries, all of these deformities can be changed into the way how they have been before pregnancy. 

Why does the abdominal skin sag?

Abdominal skin sags over time due to reasons such as rapid weight gain and loss, stretching of the abdomen muscles, and skin during pregnancy. Also, the abdominal muscles lose before and after pregnancy. All these problems can be easily eliminated with tummy tuck surgery. 

How many hours does Mommy Makeover take on average?

The duration of Mommy Makeover surgery depends on which surgeries will be combined. However, Mommy Makeover surgeries generally take 4-6 hours in general.  

Is Mommy Makeover surgery very painful?

During a tummy tuck, the tightening of the abdominal muscles called plication is performed. The tightening process prevents patients from standing upright for the first few days. This is temporary and expected.

Also, because Mommy Makeover is a procedure of combined surgeries, the patients experience some pain for the first few days. Being under the observations of the surgeon, doctors, and nurses, the pain is tolerable and very well controlled. 

What are the risks of Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover is a procedure that combines many different surgeries at once. Therefore, the duration of the operation is long.

Removing the excess skin during the surgery may cause changes in the postoperative blood levels.

Because several operations are performed at one time, the possible timing for returning to daily life slightly extends.

All these risks are minimized by pre-operative analysis, an experienced surgeon, and a professional team. 

Are the results of Mommy Makeover permanent?

After Mommy Makeover surgery, people should pay attention to their diet and activities. Rapid weight gain after the surgery and getting pregnant again shortly after the surgery may adversely affect the results of the surgery. 

What kind of preparation should be made before Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover is a term for multiple operations. For this reason, it is initial to make a detailed research of patient’s health story to decide on the suitability of the patient for the surgery. It is necessary to have detailed information on important issues about the patients such as the diseases if they have any, the blood test results, the drugs if they use any, and the previous surgeries. 

What should be done to preserve the Mommy Makeover results for a long time?

Patients, who want to preserve the results after the surgery, should be determined. They should follow the surgeon’s recommendations. It is important not to plan another pregnancy in a short time after the surgery to keep the weight and the fat level stable. After the surgery, the patient should exercise regularly, follow a balanced diet and wear the garment as much as possible. 

Does Mommy Makeover have impacts on breastfeeding?

Breast Reconstruction surgeries that are performed during Mommy Makeover do not have impacts on breastfeeding at all. During the operation, the techniques that preserve the milk ducts are performed and the patients are free to breastfeed after the surgery. 

Can the abdominal muscles be repaired by Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and frequent weight gain cause looseness of the abdominal muscles. Due to these loose abdominal muscles, the patients have swollen look on the belly and an uncomfortable feeling because of the appearance.

During tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles are tightly repaired and a smooth look is achieved.  

How many days to stay at the hospital after Mommy Makeover?

Since Mommy Makeover includes combined surgeries, a drainage device is used to avoid problems such as post-operative bleeding. The drainage devices are usually removed 1-2 days later by the doctor. Patients can spend the first 3-4 days at the hospital as their early recovery period under the observation of a doctor. 

Is it necessary to wear a corset after Mommy Makeover?

It is almost compulsory to wear a corset, especially after liposuction which is performed during the surgery.

Additionally, the patients should wear a garment for the abdomen and the breasts minimum of 3 weeks after the surgery. 

How many days to stay in Istanbul after Mommy Makeover?

Patients coming from abroad are required to stay in Istanbul for a minimum of 7 days in such combined surgeries. They can spend 2-3 days at the hospital, under the supervision of a doctor.

The rest of the days can be spent outside the hospital as long as the patients are checked regularly regarding their health. 

When to return to work life after Mommy Makeover?

Depending on the procedures to be performed in Mommy Makeover, people can easily return to their daily lives within 1-3 weeks. However, patients who underwent tummy tuck should avoid sitting long hours, especially in the first 15 days. The patients who underwent breast reconstruction surgery should avoid lifting their arms very actively for the first 15 days.  

Will there be permanent scars after Mommy Makeover?

The scars left after Mommy Makeover adapts to skin color over time. Post-operative scar removal creams can be prescribed by the doctor to accelerate the recovery period. The surgery will give you scars but it is not possible to reduce the appearance of the scar. 

What is Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover is a term for multiple operations performed at one time. Especially, after multiple pregnancies, multiple deformities may be observed on the body. The deformities can be fixed by a combined surgery for aesthetic operations. The following operations can be combined by the expectations of the patient: Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Genital Aesthetics, Arm Tightening, Leg Tightening, Liposuction, BBL 

Where are the scars left after Mommy Makeover?

  • It is very important to be able to hide the scar after the surgery.
  • The scar for a tummy tuck can be hidden under the underwear.
  • The scar for Breast Reconstruction is around the areola and an upside-down ‘T’.
  • The scar for Arm Tightening and Leg Tightening is planned inner arms and inner legs were it not easy to notice.

Is a drainage device used after Mommy Makeover? When is it removed?

Bleeding is one of the risks in surgeries. The use of drainage devices is important to prevent bleeding risk and to control bleeding. These drainage devices are usually removed 1-2 days after the surgery by the doctor. 

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