What can you expect to be included in your Mommy Makeover?April 12, 2018
While the Mommy Makeover isn’t just for mothers, the idea behind the custom-tailored surgery is that it is perfect for those women who have gone through pregnancies and breast-feeding. Let’s face it, while the miracle of childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences a woman will ever have, the process can be hard on the body. Dr. Ravi Somayazula, and his Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics team, offers the Mommy Makeover as the necessary step for restoring the body as close as possible to its pre-pregnancy shape. Keep in mind that women that have not had children can also undergo this combination procedure.
What is included in a Mommy Makeover?
The name ‘Mommy Makeover’ is a generic term, referring to a group of body contouring procedures, combined to address the physical changes that many times occur after having children. On average, each Mommy Makeover will involve several techniques usually to target changes of the breast and abdomen. The combination of surgeries includes breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, a SMART Tummy Tuck, circumferential abdominoplasty, and liposuction. During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ravi, the surgeon will assess tissue quality and carefully review your medical history. After discussing your aesthetic goals, the best combination of techniques will be combined into a comprehensive Mommy Makeover treatment plan, designed to restore a youthful shape and ideal physical proportions. Depending on the number of contouring procedures and keeping safety in mind, they can be performed as a single operation or spread over multiple sessions.
How safe is the Mommy Makeover?
Combining several techniques into one surgical procedure may sound intimidating. However, when performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ravi, the procedure is generally safe, with little chance for complications. To ensure the best results, with the smallest risk, Dr. Ravi utilizes cutting-edge techniques, such as the Keller Funnel, SMART Tummy Tuck, and 360 degree lipocontouring.
The Keller Funnel – Created in 2009 by Kevin Keller, MD, the Keller Funnel is an innovative tool for a ‘no touch’ technique for breast surgery. The unique device will insert the silicone implant directly into the breast pocket, without the surgeon touching the implant or the incision. The advantages of the Keller Funnel include the smallest chance of contamination, reducing the risk of infection and capsular contracture. A shorter incision is needed, as the funnel keeps the pre-filled silicone implant compressed until it has been carefully positioned on the chest. The breast augmentation procedure using a Keller Funnel takes less time in the operating room, with less trauma to the breast, all meaning less post-op discomfort and a shorter recovery period.
SMART Tummy Tuck – The SMART Tummy Tuck is a unique technique created by Dr. Ravi, bringing patients a safer abdominoplasty procedure with long-lasting results. For most women, except those with a BMI less than 20, the SMART Tummy Tuck will include a customized liposuction procedure. By using a combination of intra-operative pain medications, Dr. Ravi can greatly minimize post-op discomfort. While taking certain measures and protecting blood vessels, he also cuts down on blood loss, thus upping patient safety. In the SMART Tummy Tuck’s final step, Dr. Ravi will create an internal corset with the musculoaponeurotic resuspension; meaning he tightens your abdominal muscles to create a flat stomach and a 6-pack. Scar placement is low enough on the abdomen that it is easily concealed under clothing and this will not change, even as the body ages.
360 Degree Liposuction Contouring –The 360 degree liposuction technique, also known as circumferential liposuction, can achieve excellent results and desirable outcomes by de-bulking stubborn fatty tissue around the waist, thus creating feminine curves that seamlessly blend from one anatomical area to the next. With a meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Ravi uses several tiny cannulas to target multiple areas for full body results. This process eliminates fat along the mid-section while also contouring the flanks, hips, and lower back – creating better overall aesthetic outcome. The biggest benefit of 360 degree liposuction contouring does not rest in how much fat is removed but in the attention Dr. Ravi pays to sculpting the target areas. This can be done with a tummy tuck or alone.
The Mommy Makeover from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
Have questions about what your own Mommy Makeover procedure might entail? Speak with a patient care coordinator by calling Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061. We will be happy to answer your questions and assist in scheduling a personalized consultation appointment. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is easy to reach from any side of Houston, located at 9230 Katy Freeway. We are located conveniently in Spring Valley, which is close to Memorial, Katy and the Galleria. Coming from out of town? No worries; talk to your patient coordinator for driving directions or local dining and accommodation recommendations.