Dr. Dennis Bucko is the plastic surgeon of choice for mothers that want to restore their pre-pregnancy physique (and possibly improve upon it). He offers the “Mommy Makeover,” which is a combination of cosmetic procedures for women that are unhappy with their body image after pregnancy and nursing. A thoughtfully planned, carefully performed Mommy Makeover gives a woman a boost of confidence and a new lease on life.
With 35 years of surgical experience, Dr. Bucko is a trusted Mommy Makeover provider. He understands the toll that pregnancy, nursing and mommy-related stress have on a mother’s body. He is sympathetic to the frustrations of trying to lose weight through diet and fitness but not achieving the desired results. Dr. Bucko believes the Mommy Makeover is the most effective way to treat flat, saggy breasts, a flabby, protruding abdomen and other post-pregnancy cosmetic concerns, in one operation.
Mommy Makeover is customized to the needs of the individual patient. The procedures included in a Mommy Makeover are selected based on the specific problem areas. A mommy makeover could include any of the following treatment options:
Dr. Bucko usually combines these procedures into one operation because of his experience and efficiency as a surgeon requiring only one recovery; on the other hand, staging out the procedures requires multiple recovery periods, which can be difficult with small children.
Timing is another important consideration. While many women are anxious to undergo a Mommy Makeover soon after giving birth, it is critical that their body has completely recovered from delivery. Women that desire breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift must stop breastfeeding before having surgery.
For the best results, a Mommy Makeover candidate should be at a healthy weight close to their target weight, follow healthy lifestyle habits and not plan to have any more biological children. Future pregnancies could reverse the effects of Mommy Makeover. Dr. Bucko can explain more in person during a consultation.
Most Mommy Makeovers consist of breast lift (with or without the placement of implants) and abdominoplasty. After healing from the operation, the breasts look perkier and more youthful (and possibly bigger, if implants were placed) and the abdomen looks flatter and feels firmer. Loose skin is gone and the remaining skin looks tighter. Sometimes, tummy tuck removes stretch marks on the lower abdomen, but this is not guaranteed.
How severe is the pain after a Mommy Makeover?
Breast procedures, including breast lift, may cause a bit of discomfort during recovery. Any discomfort caused by liposuction is similarly tolerable. Recovery from an abdominoplasty can be more extensive, and may require bedrest for a couple of days or longer. You should be back to most of your daily routine about two to three weeks after surgery. However, it is recommended you avoid any vigorous workouts or strenuous activities for at least four to six weeks after surgery to avoid serious injury.
To discuss your personal pregnancy and nursing-related concerns with Dr. Bucko, please schedule a consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. He can explain how mommy makeover can give you greater confidence and a more attractive physique.
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center
3655 Nobel Drive, #100 San Diego, CA92122 (858) 453-8484