You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences. Because you will be having multiple procedures at the same time, general anesthesia is usually recommended for a Mommy Makeover.
Various procedures are combined in one operation, and will depend on your needs and your discussion with Dr. Jimerson.
For a tummy tuck, skin and fat between the belly button and pubic hair is removed, and the abdominal muscle is tightened using sutures. Your belly button is repositioned, and the incision is sutured closed.
For liposuction, a sterile liquid containing a local anesthetic and epinephrine will be injected into areas where fat will be removed. Incisions are made, and Dr. Jimerson will use a cannula to suction out the fat. A compression garment is applied after the procedure.
For a breast lift, incisions are made and breast tissue is repositioned and reshaped, and excess skin is removed. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more youthful height. Remaining skin is tightened and the incision is closed
For a breast reduction, incisions are made and excess fat and skin are removed. The nipple is repositioned and the areola is reduced if required. The breasts are reduced and lifted and the incision is brought together to reshape the smaller breasts.
For breast augmentation, you may have fat grafting or an implant, depending on your unique needs. Different procedures are used depending on the type of augmentation performed. Often, a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation as part of the Mommy Makeover.
Other procedures, including arm and thigh lifts, butt lifts and butt augmentation with fat grafting and vaginal rejuvenation are options as part of the Mommy Makeover. You should discuss your needs with Dr. Jimerson at the time of your consultation.