Mommy Makeover St. Louis
“Mommy Makeover” procedures – including Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction are among the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedures. A series of procedures allows women to get back to their pre-baby bodies with little recovery time. Having children can change a woman’s life in many ways. Most of those changes are welcome, but pregnancy and breast feeding can affect a mother’s body in many ways. Some new mothers find that diet and exercise is difficult with the new babies, and find that they now have very little “me time.” This procedure is ideal for these women because you can remove the excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, fill in sagging breasts and contour the legs.
There are many factors to consider before undergoing a “mommy makeover,” such as your current health and lifestyle, the areas of your body you want to target, and how post-pregnancy plastic surgery will affect your family life. If you have successfully lost weight after your pregnancy but cannot reverse stubborn pockets of fat and sagging skin, you are probably a good candidate for cosmetic procedures. It is also important to remember that a mommy makeover isn’t just for recent moms—some women wait a few or several years before treating themselves. Dr. Rottler will tailor your Mommy Makeover to target the areas where you need help the most and to satisfy your personal goals.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- excess or sagging abdominal skin
- breasts that lack volume
- an abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of your body
- sagging breasts
- abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened
- excess fatty tissue that is concentrated in your abdomen
If you plan to become pregnant or lose weight in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Scarring from previous abdominal surgery may limit the results of your mommy makeover.
How will Dr. Rottler evaluate me?
Dr. Rottler may examine your abdomen and breasts while you are standing as well as lying down. Your skin tone and the degree of loose skin in the abdominal region will be assessed. Dr. Rottler also will evaluate the amount of excess fat in your abdomen and the condition of your abdominal muscles. Dr. Rottler will take photos of your breasts for medical records, as well as examine and measure your breasts, nipples, and areolas. Examining the size, shape, skin quality, and placement will allow for the best recommendations for your procedure.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, pregnancies, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
During the consultation with Dr. Rottler you will be asked about the results you would like to achieve from your Mommy Makeover. This will help him understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.
How much will a Mommy Makeover Cost
- $14,000 and up. Price based on O.R. time used.
- Price includes surgeon’s fee, hospital and anesthesia.
- Back to work 2-4 weeks.
- More strenuous activity 4-6 weeks.
- Scar fading 3 months to 2 years.
- Patients must not stand up straight for 1-2 weeks.
- Dr. Rottler uses a progressive tension suture technique so no drains are needed.
Will my insurance help cover the cost of surgery?
Mommy Makeover, as an aesthetic (cosmetic) procedure, generally is not covered by insurance. In some instances, however, a patient may have a hernia and not just a spreading of the abdominal muscles. Insurance reimbursement may be available for that portion of the Mommy Makeover that is not cosmetic.
Many factors determine your eligibility for coverage, including the specific terms of your insurance policy. A letter of predetermination may be required by your insurance company prior to surgery. Your plastic surgeon or a staff member in your surgeon’s office will discuss these matters with you.
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