American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals


The results of your mommy makeover surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery. The final results of your mommy makeover may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Your final results will appear over the next few months as your breasts' shape and position continue to settle.

Previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of a mommy makeover. In women who have undergone cesarean section, the existing scars may be incorporated into the new scar. Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. Your scars may take several months to a year to fade as much as they will.

The results of your mommy makeover surgery will be long lasting. Over time, your body can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You'll be able to retain your new look longer if you:

• Maintain your weight

• Keep a healthy lifestyle

Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.


Special note:
A mommy makeover should be entertained after childbearing is completed. Changes that occur in the breasts and abdomen during pregnancy can minimize or reverse the improvement a mommy makeover provides. Likewise, significant weight loss after a mommy makeover can negatively impact breast appearance.


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