Is Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Safe?Posted on November 17, 2020
Mommy Makeover Surgery Risks And Safety
Mommy makeover helps to restore your pre-pregnancy body through a series of cosmetic procedures performed at one time. These procedures may include both surgical and non-surgical options. Like any other surgery, there are certain risks associated with a mommy makeover as well. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides mommy makeover surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Some risks associated with a mommy makeover are similar to other significant plastic surgery procedures. Such common risks can be reduced by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon, and abiding by their pre- and post-operative guidelines. A well-qualified plastic surgeon with prior experience in a mommy makeover will minimize your risk of complications.
Some of the potential risks in mommy makeover include:
- Excessive bleeding during your surgery or after the procedure is over
- Getting asymmetrical or undesirable results
- Chances of developing a bacterial infection
- Change in skin pigmentation
- Blood clots
- Poor response to anesthetics
- DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Numbness, as a result of nerve damage
- Fluid collection beneath the skin near the treatment area
- Other complications and risk of revision surgery
Risk of scarring
Your surgeon will most likely prefer a personalized and individualized approach to a mommy makeover. The procedure will only be planned after assessing your cosmetic goals. The surgeon will try to make the procedure less invasive and would only try to use common incisions to perform multiple procedures.
The risk of scarring can be minimized by making use of advanced surgical techniques. However, it is not possible to avoid it altogether. If your surgery includes breast lift, abdominoplasty, or any other major procedure, certain visible marks would be left behind. Your surgeon may prescribe anti-scarring creams or ointments, depending on your skin type.
Mommy makeover surgery will make a significant impact on your life. Generally, some patients may undergo a temporary period of mild anxiety or depression after the surgery.
Inflammation, pain, and other physical restrictions could dampen a patient’s self-confidence or mood for some time. However, as soon as the bruising and swelling resolves, you will begin to appreciate the results and start loving your new body and will feel emotionally recharged.
Preventing risks following the mommy makeover surgery
For a major procedure such as mommy makeover, it is best to choose an experienced and well-qualified surgeon. You should also abide by the guidelines advised by your surgeon for a speedy recovery. If you are a smoker, you should quit it for a certain period after your surgery. You should take your antibiotics and other medications exactly as prescribed by your surgeon. Wear your compressions garments, if suggested, for reducing your recovery time.
You should remain active and take gentle walks during the early recovery period. This would mitigate the risk of blood clots. However, you should not take part in aggressive physical exercises for at least a month. This will help ensure that your incisions are adequately healed. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.
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