Dr. James F. Boynton describes a typical mommy makeover procedure and sheds light on why combination plastic surgery can ultimately be more beneficial for patients.
Houston, TX — “‘Mommy makeover’ is a common term that generally refers to rejuvenation of the breasts and body in one surgery,” writes Houston plastic surgeon James F. Boynton, MD to begin his recent blog post entitled What Exactly is a Mommy Makeover? Throughout the entry, Dr. Boynton goes on to describe why his female patients opt to undergo this popular post-pregnancy rejuvenation surgery, as well as to reveal the most common combination of procedures involved in a typical mommy makeover.
According to the Houston plastic surgeon, some standard procedures combined during a mommy makeover at his practice include:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
In a separate blog post – titled Benefits of Combination Plastic Surgery – Dr. Boynton discusses why many of the above procedures are performed in combination during one surgical session as opposed to several staged surgeries. Initially citing, “I strongly believe combination surgery is generally safer, more economical, and more convenient for the patient,” he later notes, “There have been many innovations – some older, some newer – that now enable cosmetic procedures to be performed quicker, safer, and with better protection against blood clots or other issues that may arise during surgery.” Furthermore, he says combining procedures generally translates into fewer recovery periods; often just one.
When asked about the recovery process patients can expect from combination procedures like the mommy makeover, Dr. Boynton says the time frame for recovery is typically about two weeks, largely attributed to the time it takes to fully recover from tummy tuck surgery. To facilitate this process, he says he issues compression garments to support the breast and abdominal region for his patients, as well as EXPAREL® – a long-acting analgesic designed to dramatically improve postoperative discomfort and expedite the overall recovery process. Ultimately, Dr. Boynton says, “Most patients will stay overnight in a fully accredited surgicenter after their procedure, but many can now go home and truly have a day surgery experience.”
About James F. Boynton, MD, FACS
Dr. Boynton graduated from Duke University and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons, among several other medical organizations. Dr. Boynton is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Boynton and his Houston plastic surgery practice, visit plus.google.com/117107454704953031138/about, and facebook.com/DrBoynton.
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