Pregnancies, nursing, and the inability to invest in yourself due to motherhood take a toll on your body. If the reflection you see staring back at you is unrecognizable, we want to change that. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer the mommy makeover. This procedure can transform your body and make you feel like yourself again and perhaps, help you achieve a body that’s even better than your pre-baby one.
How Does a Mommy Makeover Work?
A mommy makeover is a procedure that helps perfect the body after pregnancy and nursing. It can help remove stubborn fat, correct skin laxity, and contour and redefine your body.
This procedure involves more than just a few surgical procedures. It entails a consultation, the creation of a customized treatment plan, your actual procedure, and your recovery. All of these steps make the mommy makeover what it is and work together to help you achieve a new and improved post-baby body.
This process begins with a consultation. The consultation is one of the most important steps in this process because it helps confirm that you are a good candidate for this procedure. At this appointment, we will review your health history and ensure that you are healthy and able to successfully undergo various surgical procedures.
We will also discuss your primary concerns and the areas you want to address and improve. At this time, our Dr. Kadz will make recommendations to help you design the perfect treatment plan.
Creating Your Treatment Plan
Creating your customized treatment plan is one of the most important aspects of this entire process. This is when we will determine which procedures you want and need to help transform your body during surgery. You can choose from different procedures for your mommy makeover, including breast augmentation with implants, a breast lift, a tummy tuck, monoplasty, and liposuction, among others.
Customizing Your Procedure
Not everyone’s treatment plan will look the same, which is why this is such a unique and individualized step in the process. You may want a breast augmentation with a breast lift or just a breast augmentation. You may also want a tummy tuck but don’t need a full tummy tuck and instead opt for a mini tummy tuck.
You may or may not benefit from the monoplasty, but you could use liposuction in certain areas to help you achieve the most comprehensive results. The planning process is detailed and intricate, but it’s also precise and accurate, and every step will get one step closer to reaching your ideal image.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that improves the size, shape, and proportion of the breasts. Breast augmentation by itself is an entirely customizable procedure. You can choose from different implant types and shapes to best meet your aesthetic goals.
Once you choose the right implant type, you’ll choose you are specific size and shape. Our surgeon will help you make the right decisions based on your body, your ultimate goals, and your frame. Our goal is to help you reach your aesthetic goals but maintain proportion and symmetry.
Choosing the Right Implants
There are different types of implants you can choose from, including saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants. Each has its advantages, and Dr. Kadz will review the advantages of each during your consultation. Together, you can choose the right option that will best meet your aesthetic goals.
A breast lift is a procedure that addresses the position of the breasts on the chest wall. With nursing and pregnancy often comes an increase in skin laxity, and as a result, your breasts can hang much lower than they used to. This can make you look and feel less confident in your appearance.
A breast lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with a breast augmentation. A breast lift will improve the position of your breasts by lifting them higher on the chest wall. It does involve removing excess skin, but it won’t increase the size or change the shape of the breasts.
Combining a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
In the same way, a breast augmentation cannot lift your breasts higher on the chest wall; it can only improve the size, shape, and proportion. Many women opt to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to help increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts while simultaneously lifting them higher, which can deliver some dramatic results.
Abdominoplasty is the technical term for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a procedure that hones the midsection to perfection by removing excess skin and fat from the area. It also restructures and tightens the abdominal muscles. Pregnancy can cause diastasis recti, a condition in which the abdominal muscles separate, and they don’t fuse back together with time.
This procedure can address your abdominal muscles to make them tighter while also removing excess fat and skin from the area and then tightening the remaining skin.
The Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck
There is are two versions of a tummy tuck: a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck. The mini version addresses the area below the belly button and removes excess skin and fat while tightening the remaining skin—the full tummy tuck address of the entire midsection. You may benefit from one over the other, and our surgeon will help determine which procedure is right for you.
Many women choose to add liposuction to their mommy makeover to help perfect other areas of the body. Liposuction is often performed during a tummy tuck but can also be used to address stubborn pockets of fat on the hips, thighs, and even the upper arms.
If you choose to add liposuction to your makeover, it will help you permanently eliminate stubborn fat from some of your most bothersome problem areas. And even better, the results are permanent and long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid weight gain after your procedure.
Monoplasty is a pubic contouring procedure also known as a pubic lift. It helps improve the appearance of the pubic bone by removing excess fatty tissue and skin from the area. Some women develop a protruding pubic area that results from excess skin and fat, and this procedure helps define and contour the area to help you improve its appearance.
Once we create your treatment plant, we will schedule your procedure. We will provide you with a list of instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. On the day of your appointment, you will need someone who can drive you to and from our office since you will not be able to drive with the residual effects of anesthesia still in your system.
During your procedure, Dr. Kadz will perform all of your chosen procedures. The entire process can take several hours and the total surgery time will vary based on the number and type of procedures you want to include in your mommy makeover.
Once your procedure is complete, you will return home with a list of instructions on how to care for your body during the next few weeks. We will schedule follow-up appointments to help assess your results and monitor your body’s healing process. It’s important that you spend the first several days resting and that you enlist help at home.
It’s critical that you have someone to help care for you since you will need assistance with childcare and basic household chores and duties like walking the dog, meal preparation, school pick up, cleaning, cooking, and laundry. We will provide you with a complete list of instructions on what to avoid, how and when to wear compression garments, and how to heal and recover as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your new body.
Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back With Just One Procedure
If you want to feel like your old self again but look even better, the mommy makeover is the procedure that will help you do just that. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about this procedure and schedule your initial consultation to find out if it’s right for you.