The term "Mommy Makeover" has become more and more well-known in today's plastic surgery. The female body undergoes so many changes throughout the normal process of aging, plus the permanent, irreversible skin damage that occurs throughout the months of pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Dr. Godat is an expert at looking at the whole body and devising a customized plan for each person’s unique changes and goals. By combining procedures that address the tummy, breasts, thighs, and other areas, whole-body sculpturing allows for a one time anesthetic and recovery.
Dr.Godat performs most procedures in his office based surgery facility. Using only board certified M.D. anesthesiologists for patient safety and comfort allows him to focus completely on the artistic details of sculpting and reshaping your new look. Our patients' safety always remains the number one priority. We usually limit office surgery to around four to five hours but carefully evaluate each individuals' health and home support for outpatient surgery. Since most procedures can be performed within this time, the most of our patients are able to choose this option and save money. Some patients prefer to have their surgery performed in the hospital and feel more comfortable with the option of an overnight stay. This is an decision that can be discussed on a case by case basis prior to scheduling your surgery.
Mommy Makeover usually involves an analysis of the arms, breasts, abdomen, hips and thighs. Available procedures can be planned in a multitude of combinations and include several variations of breast reduction, reshaping or enlargement, abdominoplasty, liposuction and lower body lifts to tighten the thighs and buttocks. Recovery for most procedures can be as little as 2-4 days for liposuction and breast surgery and 2 or more weeks for more extensive procedures including tummy tucks.
The advantage of combining procedures in total body contouring is that recovery is usually the same as recovery for the “biggest” procedure, which is far less than the total down-time or risk if each procedure is performed independently.