Mommy Makeover Conveniently located to serve Greater Chicago Area and Cook County
Pregnancy and having children can sometimes significantly change a woman’s body. Large babies, multiple births, and cesarean sections can weaken the abdominal muscles, create stretch marks and cause the skin and fat to hang over the abdomen. Sometimes, the post-pregnancy changes can also include umbilical hernias. Mothers often feel guilty for wanting to correct some of these changes as they struggle with their unhappiness with the changes to their body and trying to determine whether having surgery to correct these changes is worth the time of recovery and the cost. The Mommy Makeover is not one specific procedure, but it actually involves performing a variety of procedures that fine-tune a woman’s body. A Mommy Makeover will address the changes that pregnancy can cause on a woman’s breast and abdomen and the physical and emotional improvement is often times greater than the cosmetic changes.
Why choose Dr. Michael J. Lee for a Mommy Makeover?
Experience is very important when it comes to Mommy Makeovers because of the variability in the shapes and sizes of breast and body types. The more experience a plastic surgeon has the better he or she will be able to fine tune the right operation to give the best results. Dr. Lee has over 10 years experience and has seen many different body types which will increase his ability to deliver the best and safest outcome. When considering a Mommy Makeover surgery, the most important part in the assessment is the overall health of each patient. The surgery tends to take 3-4 hours and medical health is a prerequisite to surgery. Dr. Lee will make an initial evaluation regarding the medical health of a patient and each and every patient needs to have a medical clearance by their doctor or the preoperative clinic at Northwestern to minimize the change of any problems with surgery. The surgical center is also very important for these surgeries because of the length of surgery. Dr. Lee’s surgeries are performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and 900 N. Michigan Surgicenter where these types of surgery are routine and very common. The anesthesiologists and the recovery nurses are also very familiar with these surgeries which ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.
What does a Mommy Makeover entail?
If you want to get a Mommy Makeover, then you should consider visiting Dr. Lee at his Chicago practice. A Mommy Makeover package will typically include a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation or Lift and Liposuction. A Tummy Tuck procedure removes loose skin from the midsection. It also tightens the abdominal muscles. During pregnancy, the muscles and skin in the stomach stretch. That is why many women choose to undergo a Tummy Tuck. Breast Augmentation involves restoring breast volume with silicone or saline implants. A breast lift elevates the breast position. Finally, Liposuction is designed to remove fat from specific areas of the body.
When is the best time to get a Mommy Makeover
You can discuss your cosmetic concerns during your consultation, and Dr. Lee will recommend specific procedures for correction. You will need to wait at least one year after having your child to get a Mommy Makeover. You should also not plan on having any other children because pregnancy can have a negative effect on the results.
What should I expect during recovery following a Mommy Makeover?
You can expect to experience some swelling after your surgery, but that will usually go away within two weeks. You may also experience some pain, but it can be controlled with medications. You will need to restrict your activity and movement for at least two weeks after your surgery. After you have healed, you will have regained your pre-baby body. You will also feel more comfortable showing off your body.
Contact Dr. Lee today for a Mommy Makeover consultation!
If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, contact Michael J. Lee, M.D. today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.