Mommy Makeover

If you are done having kids and want your body back, this is the procedure for you. Address your breasts and abdominal regions all at once.

About the procedure

The mommy makeover is Dr. Patel’s most requestion combination plastic surgery technique. It is designed specifically to address common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breast feeding or significant weight loss.

“Mommy Makeover” is a catch-all phrase that refers to a combination of body contouring procedures performed together to improve the physical changes that are present after pregnancy, breast feeding and weight changes. One reason for its popularity is that the mommy makeover has no set components. Each procedure is custom-tailored by Dr. Patel to fit the individual patient’s unique needs.

With the breast and tummy areas being the primary areas of change with motherhood, a mommy makeover will of then center around a breast and abdominal contouring procedure. During pregnancy and breast feeding, the breasts enlarge and then afterwards returning back to “normal” can mean a loss in contour and volume with considerable sagging. The abdominal area to include the skin. Soft tissues, and muscles stretch to accommodate the baby. Afterwards, these layers usually do not return back to their pre-pregnancy state and can be a source of frustration for many women.

During your personalized consultation with Dr. Patel for a mommy makeover in Tacoma or a mommy makeover in Puyallup, he will address your specific concerns and he will then recommend a customized plan to help you achieve your goals.

The mommy makeover procedure may include a combination of any of the following:

Breast Procedures

Body Procedures

Who is a candidate for a mommy makeover?

Women who are healthy with no active medical issues and who have had children or have experienced significant weight changes resulting in changes to their breasts and abdominal areas they are not happy with.

What else can you tell me about the procedure?

The procedure is done under general anesthesia and performed as an outpatient. The length of the procedure can be from 3-6hrs depending on the procedures selected and individual patient characteristics. During surgery, Dr. Patel will address all the breast and abdominal core issues.

What should I know about taking care of myself after the procedure?

After your procedure, you will need assistance for several days. The recovery is 4-6 wks. You will have drains for the abdominal area that will be removed in 7-14days. You will be on pain medication for 5-7days. You may return to driving once off pain medication which is usually around 7-9days. No lifting >15lbs or exercise for 6-8wks. Dr. Patel will recommend various types of compression garments based on your individualized procedure.