Mommy makeover surgery is performed every day in Iran, but every surgery, cosmetic or not, carries a potential for certain risks and complications. Though these Mommy Makeover risks are rare for healthy individuals, every patient is encouraged to understand their personal risks and to decide for themselves whether the benefits outweigh the potential costs.
Many mothers desire to get their pre-baby bodies back. A mommy makeover makes it possible for women of all shapes, sizes, and ages to choose procedures customized to meet their goals. As with any surgery, there are risks. It’s important for patients to work with their surgeons to minimize the risks and increase the likelihood of seeing the best possible results.
Because a mommy makeover involves a breast operation, such as a breast lift or breast augmentation, in combination with an abdominal procedure, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, mommy makeover risks are essentially the same as the risks associated with these other individual surgeries.
But there are also certain risks involved in undergoing a longer surgical procedure. This article explains the risks as well as steps you can take to have a smooth recovery.
Breast Surgery Risks
When it comes to breast surgery, whether women opt for a lift, augmentation or reduction, complications include:
. poor healing
. and scarring
These problems occur in rare cases and can be reduced by following your surgeon’s instructions carefully. Other breast-specific risks include the possibility of nipple numbness and inability to breastfeed, so these will be discussed during your consultation. An extensive list of potential complications is discussed with you as part of the surgery consent form preoperatively.
Abdominal Surgery Risks
The complications associated with an abdominal operation such as a tummy tuck (also referred to as an abdominoplasty), include the aforementioned bleeding, infection, and poor healing or scarring.
Lumps or irregularities and skin numbness is very common in the early postoperative period and typically improves or resolves with time.
On occasion, there can be problems with the incision healing. This can be the result of inadequate blood flow to the region and can delay the healing process by weeks or months on occasion. Paying special attention to bandages and compression garments in the first few weeks after surgery is important to help minimize this risk.
One risk specifically higher in abdominoplasty patients has to do with blood clots in the legs. Because most tummy tuck patients elect to have muscle tightening done as part of the operation, this causes a temporary slowing of blood returning from the legs to the heart, by way of the now tighter abdominal cavity.
A blood clot forming in the leg can be managed medically, but a blood clot that moves up to the heart and lungs can be fatal. For this reason, we have you walk the evening of surgery to restore blood flow through the legs. We also give blood thinner shots after surgery to decrease the risk of a clot. It is important to follow the instructions regarding walking and using the medications in the postoperative period to minimize this risk.
Your surgeon and nurses will provide you and your loved one with instructions for properly caring for your incision site and garments post-surgery. You will find that at Iranian Surgery we take patient safety seriously and have lots of helpful advice learned through experience and from past patients who had the same procedures as you.
Other Mommy Makeover Risks
Those considering a mommy makeover should know that pairing a breast operation with an abdominal surgery like a tummy tuck, for example, does slightly increase the risk for problems following either individual surgery.
Additionally, when women weigh the potential costs associated with having two procedures during the same round of anesthesia against the costs of doing the procedures at two separate times, many women opt to have both procedures done at the same time. Your surgeon will discuss with you at your consultation whether you are a candidate for combined operations.
The main advantage to doing both the breast surgery and abdominal surgery during one mommy makeover session is a significantly reduced recovery time compared with two separate operations. Your body is capable of healing two areas simultaneously, so adding a second surgery does not double your recovery time, and for many patients, spending less total time recovering is worth undergoing a longer initial surgical period to have more than one procedure performed.
That being said, the surgeons at Iranian Surgery aim to keep surgery times under six hours to decrease anesthetic complications like post-op nausea, which in severe cases, requires medication or IV fluids.
If you are planning to have more than six hours of surgery performed, options include having a two-surgeon team or breaking up your procedures into segments each shorter than six hours. Your surgeon will give you an estimate as to the length of the proposed operation and whether another surgeon will be required to stay within the six-hour window.
How to Minimize Mommy Makeover Risks
The single most important action patients can take to minimize complications from surgery is to listen to their doctors. This includes giving doctors all relevant information about yourself and your medical history:
. Be 100% honest on the paperwork and forms you fill out in the office.
. List all medications, past medical issues, pertinent family history details, and high-risk behaviors, such as smoking or drug use.
. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations about stopping certain medications before surgery.
. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations about stopping smoking before surgery.
. Follow all post-operative instructions carefully, including walking early after procedures and wearing the compression garments.
Your surgeon will thoroughly discuss all medically relevant information with you during your consultation. He/She will also provide you with a list of physical changes to watch for and reasons to contact the office for a visit.
About Iranian Surgery
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Iran. The price of Mommy Makeover in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of Mommy Makeover in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.