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Dr. Eric Barker | 12/28/2021 

Many women feel self-conscious about their appearance after giving birth. These changes can seem dramatic, especially when it comes to small fat pockets and excess skin around the middle. Fortunately, winter is the perfect time to restore your pre-pregnancy body and regain your confidence.

A mommy makeover typically includes breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction to create a more beautiful and balanced figure. Plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Barker can review the details of a mommy makeover and why winter is the best time for this procedure in Denver, CO. Call Peak Plastic Surgery Center for a quick consultation and start your journey to a better you.

What does a mommy makeover achieve?

Pregnancy often leads to problems like excess fat and loose skin around the middle, and it usually remains after birth. Breastfeeding also causes the breasts to sag and stretch out. A mommy makeover is designed to remove small fat pockets and loose or hanging skin around the midsection. Dr. Barker can create a smoother and flatter abdomen, lift sagging breasts, and improve your overall contours with one simple and straightforward surgery.

What should I expect during recovery?

Mommy makeovers at Peak Plastic Surgery Center are completely personalized based on the needs of each patient, so recovery may look different for everyone. However, you should expect to spend several weeks in recovery due to swelling and bruising. Most women return to normal activities after a few weeks if they follow our detailed post-operative instructions. It may take six months for a full recovery to occur.

Why is winter the best time for surgery?

Women are encouraged to plan their mommy makeover procedures around vacations and big events. So, if you're eager to look good during the summer months, winter may be the best time for surgery. You'll have plenty of time to recover without missing out on any fun. Here's why breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction are especially popular during winter in Denver:

  • Get more rest: Winter weather allows mommy makeover patients to stay inside and rest more comfortably

  • Limited sun exposure: Sun exposure can delay healing and cause complications, like skin inflammation and scarring in the treatment areas

  • Feel more comfortable: The cooler temperatures can help relieve the discomfort that comes with swelling and bruising

How else can I prepare for a mommy makeover?

In addition to planning your surgery for winter, there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Dr. Barker suggests staying hydrated by drinking water, eating meals packed with vitamins and nutrients, and starting or stopping medications as directed by our team. Peak Plastic Surgery Center works hard to make sure every patient is prepared for a safe and effective procedure with results they can enjoy for years to come.

Plan out your mommy makeover

Breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction are popular procedures that make you look and feel great in your body again. If you're having trouble planning your mommy makeover and want guidance from a trained professional, call to meet with Dr. Eric Barker at Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO. We're happy to get you started on the right path.

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