Are you wondering what a Mommy Makeover even is? In short, it is the name that we use for a group of procedures that correct the changes that occur after pregnancy and childbirth. Typically, this will involve abdominal surgery and breast surgery. The abdominal surgery is most likely liposuction or a tummy tuck.
In this video, Dr. Smith, of Charlotte Plastic Surgery, discusses the growing trend of combined surgical procedures known as the “Mommy Makeover” A Mommy Makeover procedure can entail a tummy tuck and breast surgery procedure in one surgery plus non-surgical options. In some cases suction lipectomy can also be performed. Suction Lipectomy is a procedure which removes fat cells through small incisions utilizing surgical suction catheters. The goal of surgery is to improve body contour by removing localized accumulations of fat. Thus, why it is such a popular procedure for a Mommy Makeover.
Tummy tuck surgery can provide patients with lasting improvements to the midsection by removing excess skin and reducing the belly bulge caused by weakened abdominal muscles. However, keep in mind that to achieve optimal results, you’ll need to avoid positions that place a strain on the treated area during your recovery.
In addition to using a no-drain tummy tuck technique most plastic surgeons offer Exparel for continuing pain control. This non-narcotic, non-opioid pain reliever is injected directly into the abdominal tissue, fascia, and muscles and acts as a nerve block.
Exparel contains a medication called bupivacaine, which is released slowly into the surgical site and can help manage pain for up to 72 hours post-op, making recovery more comfortable.
Often oral pain medication can cause nausea, constipation, drowsiness, and other side effects. Many patients who opt for Exparel report less need for narcotic pain medication. This reduction can lead to reduced side effects. Additionally, Exparel can save you money. Purchasing additional prescription pain medications can be expensive and add hundreds of dollars to your procedure.
Charlotte Plastic Surgery is nationally-recognized and offers expertise in many different services and procedures.
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? Dr. Finical of Charlotte Plastic Surgery explains the difference between the two, and what option may be best dependent on your situation. We’re also happy to provide some more insight below. Patients commonly are most frustrated with the fact that no matter how much exercise they do or how strict their diet, they cannot seem to get a flat-toned tummy. There are many possible explanations why this scenario is so common.
In this video, Dr. Smith, of Charlotte Plastic Surgery, discusses the growing trend of the tummy tuck and its role in the popular Mommy Makeover procedure. The tummy tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover procedure has certainly been revolutionized by the inclusion of a product called Exparel. Exparel is injected directly at the surgical site, unlike oral pain medications or anesthetics through an IV or a pain pump for long acting pain relief or rescue therapy. The pain after a surgery is usually at its peak for the first several days and Exparel helps keep that pain at bay for those first several days before it wears off.
Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s board-certified physicians talk about the details and benefits of a Mommy Makeover procedure. A Mommy Makeover procedure can entail a tummy tuck and breast surgery procedure in one surgery plus non-surgical options. The main benefit of a Mommy Makeover is that the patient only has to go under anesthesia and through a recovery period, once. Recent advancements of this popular procedure include the use of Exparel, a numbing medication that gives you pain control for 72 hours, and progressive tension sutures which eliminates the need for drains. These benefits are why the Mommy Makeover procedure is now the most searched item on our website!
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While motherhood itself is wonderful in so many ways, pregnancy can have some not so wonderful effects on a mother’s body. That’s precisely why Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s Mommy Makeover is so popular! We address the most common issues that occur with pregnancy, such as changes to the tummy area, breasts, and thighs. Dr. Nyame is passionate about helping mom’s regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. The procedures that he uses for the Mommy Makeover use the best of today’s cutting edge technology to achieve the results that you want with reasonable recovery time. We know that as a busy mom, you don’t have time to spend too long recovering from complex surgical procedures. That’s why we’ve designed our Mommy Makeover procedures to work with your lifestyle and needs.
Watch as Dr. Smith discusses Highly Cohesive Breast Implants and how they are superior to older breast implant types. This past year there were a number of scares about the potential connection between breast implants and breast cancer. Dr. Smith explains how innovation in breast implants today are safe and provide ideal results.
Dr. Kevin L. Smith of Charlotte Plastic Surgery identifies and explains the latest advancements made in breast augmentation surgery to expand your options. There are quite a few misconceptions about what can be expected after the breast augmentation procedure and the longevity of the results. Watch Dr. Smith explain the answers to those common questions, in full detail.
Watch Dr. Finical discuss the different types of procedures potential candidates look for and expect when they research mommy makeovers. In this WBTV segment Dr. Finical covers some of our most popular mommy makeover procedures; Vectra 3D imaging, tummy tucks and more.
During and post-pregnancy, there are lot of body changes for women. Maybe your breasts have drooped or deflated from breast feeding. You could have excess skin or stretch marks from the pregnancy as well. Charlotte Plastic Surgery's Mommy Makeover works not only to get your body back how it was pre-pregnancy, but also to get your confidence back!
Sometimes, clean eating and rigid exercise cannot combat the after effects of pregnancy no matter how dedicated you are. In times such as this, there is always the option of a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are customizable depending on your body's specific needs. Watch Charlotte Plastic Surgery's Dr. Smith discuss this procedure which is drastically on the rise to popularity.