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Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Mommy Makeover procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Mommy Makeover procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $4,619. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
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A mommy makeover is a popular term used for a personalized set of cosmetic procedures designed to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. The procedure can address the common effects of childbearing on the face, breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia, and buttocks. Therefore, a mommy makeover can include any combination of cosmetic procedures that are considered necessary to help achieve the woman’s goal, but it mainly consists of liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation.
A mommy makeover is recommended for women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. However, there are certain requirements that you need to meet to be able to undergo a mommy makeover; you must be healthy, fully recovered from childbirth, and finished with breastfeeding. It is best that you wait until you are finished having children before undergoing mommy makeover because the skin of your abdomen can stretch again after pregnancy. This can cause the result of your surgery to be undone.
A mommy makeover is highly individualized. You can choose the combination of the procedures depending on what you want to achieve. Basically, a mommy makeover may consist of two types of cosmetic procedures: surgical and nonsurgical.
Most mommy makeover patients have one or more surgical procedures. During surgical procedures, you will be given either intravenous sedation or general anesthetic so you will not feel anything. The types of surgical procedures that could be a part of your mommy makeover would include:
You may also choose to have an arm lift, butt lift, and vaginal rejuvenation as part of your mommy makeover. Many women also choose to include nonsurgical treatments in their mommy makeover, which may include Botox injection, filler injection, and cellulite reduction.
A mommy makeover can be performed on one single operation or spread out over multiple sessions for safety reasons
A mommy makeover can last from 4 to 8 hours. After the surgery, you will need to stay in the hospital for about one or two days. Still, you need to stay in South Africa for at least 10 to 14 days. During your stay in the country, you will have to attend scheduled follow-up checkups and rest as much as possible.
The recovery period depends on the individual procedures involved and your general health. You should be able to return to some of your normal activities and work within 2-3 weeks. However, you will need to avoid strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting, for at least 8 weeks. The total recovery time until your body is fully recovered may take around 2 to 3 months.
Following your mommy makeover, you will be given specific post-operative instructions. The instructions may include how to care for your surgical site(s), specific concerns to be aware of, and medications to take. It is important that you follow the instructions carefully to avoid complications and to optimize the results. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to recover and you will get to spend quality time with your children during your recovery period.
In order to maintain the results, you should follow a healthy diet plan and exercise regularly.
A mommy makeover is a safe and effective procedure to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. The results are mostly positive and complications are rare. Almost all women who had a mommy makeover are satisfied with the outcome. Note that for some types of surgical procedures, the final results may not be apparent for several months after surgery.
Although a mommy makeover is safe, it does carry some possible risks and complications. The possible risks may include bleeding, poor healing of incisions, infection, seroma, hematoma, inability to breastfeed, loss of nipple sensation, implant leak, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, capsular contracture, unfavorable scarring, fat necrosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, deep vein thrombosis, asymmetry, contour deformity, persistent pain, fat embolization, and an adverse reaction to the anesthetic.
To reduce the risk of complications and to achieve the best results, you should always choose a board-certified surgeon. You also need to follow your surgeon’s instructions closely.
If you do not like the idea of undergoing surgical procedures, or you are not an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover, you can always consider other available options. The following are some alternatives you can consider:
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.