The Mommy makeover surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Alternatively, we offer the option of overnight care.
The day of your surgery you must wear comfortable clothes, no jewelry, piercings, ear expansions or acrylic or gel nails. When you arrive to the clinic, you must sign the consent forms that confirm you fully understand the procedures, the risks and the possible results. Then, you will be taken to a private area where to get prepared for the surgery. A registered nurse will perform an assessment, after which, you will be ready.
After the assessment, you will either walk or be transported in a wheelchair to the operating room (OR). The operating room nurse will assist you and help you feel comfortable. Then, the anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia type that you have agreed upon in the previous consultation.
Once under anesthesia and depending on the procedures you have selected, the surgeon will decide the order in which to perform the procedures, in most cases the Mommy Makeover takes from four to five hours approximately.
Once your surgery finishes, you will start the recovery process. Your recovery will begin in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) where you’ll receive individual care from a nurse and medications to manage your pain. Patients usually spend an average time of 30-45 minutes in the PACU. Family members will not be able to visit you while in the PACU.
After you have met specific medical criteria, you will be discharged to proceed to the post-operative area. If you are staying overnight, you will go directly to your room and skip the post-op area.