Mommy Makeover Providence
Who is a candidate? Women who desire larger or more shapely, lifted breasts following pregnancy. Women who have excess skin or fatty tissue and/or abdominal muscle laxity following pregnancy.
Intended results: Larger and more shapely breasts through a breast augmentation. A trimmer, more youthful mid-section achieved though a tummy tuck or mini-tummy tuck with or without complementary liposuction. A more positive self image.
Procedure description: The combined procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care). A small incision is made under the armpit (transaxillary) and a silicone or saline implant is inserted under the breast tissue or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle. Mini-abdominoplasty tightens the lower abdominal wall skin only (shortest scar). Standard abdominoplasty tightens all of the abdominal wall skin (standard scar). Extended abdominoplasty tightens the abdomen and the flanks or sides (longest scar extending around the flanks onto lower back.)
Recuperation and healing: For the breast augmentation procedure, the patient goes home in a bra. The bra helps hold the breasts in the correct position. Abdominoplasty is one of the more uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures. One to three days of hospitalization or skilled nursing care is usually indicated or can be done on an outpatient basis. Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. Sports will not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
Other options: An additional procedure that would enhance the result is a Mastopexy (breast lift) — if the breasts are saggy in addition to being small.
Insurance Guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Contour Affiliates Recovery Garments: Compression garments or post-surgical garments help improve and increase blood circulation, rid your body of potentially harmful fluids, decrease your post surgery recovery time and reduce swelling. Visit Dr. Zienowicz’s online store to browse compression products designed to aid your recovery.