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Wait – Is This Inside Out??? What’s So Special About Surgical Compression Wear Anyway!?!

Compression Wear is designed for Postoperative needs

Compression Wear is designed for Postoperative needs: –with outside seams,
exterior labels, and hook & eye beneath zippers for easy application

Why are compression garments important to the success of my surgery?

These garments are designed to protect what is inside!

-No scratchy tags inside to irritate the already sensitive skin.

-No indents visible on the skin from the impression of an inside seam.

-No undue stress to the incision site while zipping into the garment.

Wearing a high quality post-op compression garment can help you during the recovery process in the following ways: To provide uniform radial compression and support to aid recovery. Wearing a compression garment designed for your particular procedure will minimize bruising and swelling (edema), increase blood circulation in the affected area and aid in flushing fluids and toxins at the incision site. The compression from the garment will hold skin firmly in place, aiding in proper skin retraction and intended body contouring. In addition, outside seams on the garment, will prevent the garment seams from leaving indentations on the skin. Improve your comfort during healing process- A proper fit and lightweight, breathable material will make you more comfortable when wearing the garment for extended periods of time …this aids compliance and speeds recovery.

Why can’t I wear active wear, traditional foundations or shapewear?

It is essential that the compression garment worn during the recovery period provides uniform radial compression, something that is not found in a standard girdle or shaper. Shapers, tights, girdles and jog bras also do not have inside flat seams, tags on the outside of the garment – away from the skin, an open crotch, and are not intended for around the clock, 24-hour use. You need a garment that is non m-marking, specifically designed to compress the skin for surgical purposes and that is comfortable for the length of your recovery. Your compression garment acts as your “second skin.”

Is a “Mommy Makeover” right for me?

“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own To Do list

-Michelle Obama

You want to be a good Mom, to have a Happy and Healthy Family.  You put others first and you haven’t focused on yourself in quite some time.  Child Birth and Breast Feeding have left loose skin and sagging breasts and your body misshapen. To take steps to pursue a fresh outlook and feel younger is not self-centered or vain. Because you are so important to your family, having a positive self image benefits not only you, but it can also improve your interactions with loved ones. You may be Mom, but never forget self.

Mommy Makeovers restore the body and remove stretch marks.  The procedure provides improved self esteem and more positive body image via Breast and Tummy Rejuvenation. Preformed simultaneously, under general anesthesia, the Mommy makeover is best performed after your child bearing years.  If you choose to have another child afterwards, some benefits of surgery may be lost.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

After childbirth, many women through diet and exercise are able to lose the redistributed “Baby weight” and regain their pre pregnancy bodies.  Others struggle with a post partum body which is not responding to exercise, stretched skin, or scarring and they want to do something about it.

The Mommy Makeover addresses those areas most often affected. The degree, and combination of procedures are specific to the individual and often performed at the same time. A combination of the following may be scheduled:

Breast:

Breast reduction—excess skin is removed and breast tissue is sculpted into a smaller, more flattering shape.

Breast lift—excess skin is removed and nipples lifted; breasts appear fuller and more youthful.

Breast augmentation with or without a lift—breast implants (silicone or saline) are surgically inserted underneath your breast tissue and occasionally your bench press muscle.

Tummy:

Liposuction—removes excess fat on the abdomen. This is a good option for women with no excess skin and very few or no stretch marks.

Abdominoplasty–   removes excess skin and tightens weakened and stretched abdominal muscles.

It is not only the 20 to 39 year old woman who may consider this option,  Mothers of college age youngsters may find themselves with the time and money to do something special for themselves. The same cluster of physical issues that may have bothered them for years can be addressed.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Recovery Time- Since a mommy makeover combines a few different procedures at the same time, it allows you to recover from all the procedures at the same time.

Individuality-  Your mommy makeover is custom designed for you and your body, allowing you to choose the procedures that are best for you to accomplish your goals.

Better Skin– Your stretch marks and other skin conditions will be drastically reduced to provide you with the smooth, pre-pregnancy skin you want.

Improved Self-Image- The biggest benefit of a mommy makeover is the change it can produce in a woman’s life and in her opinion of herself.

Cons:

Even with the multiple procedures involved with a Mommy Makeover surgery, serious risks are rare.

Statistics- Any surgery has risks and the death rate from liposuction is reported to be anywhere from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 50,000. Since EACH one of these operations has a set of complications, the complications POTENTIALLY encountered would depend on the EXACT set of operations you would be having.

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