At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we know that pregnancy and nursing take a toll on the body. For that reason, we are proud to offer the mommy makeover. The procedure can transform your body after having a baby and help you feel more like your old self and maybe even better. This comprehensive procedure can address everything from your bustline to those pockets of stubborn fat that you can’t seem to lose on your own.
How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Last?
A mommy makeover is intended to be a permanent procedure. However, the aging process cannot be stopped, so you may experience skin laxity years after your procedure. Additionally, you, in part, are responsible for maintaining your results. As long as you don’t get pregnant after your procedure, avoid significant weight gain, and maintain a healthy diet, you can enjoy your results long-term.
Scheduling the Procedure After Having Children
One of the important prerequisites of this procedure is that women are done having children at the time of their surgery. An additional pregnancy after a mommy makeover can negatively affect the results. For that reason, we advise women to wait until they are completely done having children to schedule this procedure. Doing so will ensure that the tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation results will last long term.
The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight
This procedure is not a pass for unhealthy living. Instead, it should motivate you to maintain your results by eating a healthy diet and keeping a consistent exercise routine. Gaining weight after this procedure can affect the results of your tummy tuck and the liposuction performed during the procedure.
While your body can’t create new fat cells after liposuction, any fat cells remaining in the treatment area may expand if you gain weight, negatively affecting your results. Focusing on a healthy diet and incorporating movement into each day is the best thing you can do to make your procedure last indefinitely.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a procedure that transforms the body after pregnancy. Whether you’ve just had a baby or are the mother of several children and have never been able to get your pre-baby body back, this procedure can do what lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise routines often cannot. As a mother, most of your time is spent caring for your children, which leaves very little time left to invest in yourself.
This procedure can help make you a better mother by giving you increased confidence in your appearance so that you look and feel your best. However, not looking or feeling your best will affect your confidence, which affects how you relate to those around you, your children, your spouse, and your friends and family. When you have more confidence, you’ll have more to give to those around you.
What Can It Treat?
This procedure is versatile and can target and improve different areas of the body. It can improve the size, shape, and proportions of the breasts, lift the breasts higher on the chest wall, eliminate pockets of stubborn fat, remove excess skin, restructure the abdominal muscles, and tighten the skin throughout the abdomen. If you have a concern with your post-baby body, this procedure can most likely help address it and improve your self-image.
Customizing Your Procedure
This makeover typically involves a few standard procedures, including breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and liposuction. However, not everyone needs all of these procedures included in their mommy makeover, which is why we can completely customize the procedure to your specific needs and goals.
We can reshape your body, create new contours, eliminate stubborn fat, and tackle all your problem areas and make them some of your best features, all in one procedure.
Breast augmentation is a procedure typically included in the mommy makeover to improve the size, shape, and proportions of the breasts. It can correct imperfections with the breast, give you a larger bustline, or both. We typically offer three different implants, including saline, gummy bear, and silicone. Each has its advantages, and Dr. Kadz will discuss the benefits of each and help determine which one is right for you during your consultation.
A breast lift is a procedure that does not change the size or shape of the breasts. Instead, its purpose is to lift and reposition the breasts. Nursing and pregnancy can expand and decrease the size of the breasts, which can lead to sagging, and moderate to severe skin laxity. This procedure addresses the breasts by lifting them higher up and can be combined with an augmentation to deliver the best results or performed as a standalone procedure.
A tummy tuck is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the abdominal area. It also can address the abdominal muscles by restructuring and tightening them to create a tight and toned midsection. Women who suffer from diastasis recti, a condition in which the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy that does not correct itself post-pregnancy, can find resolution through this procedure.
When you choose this procedure as part of your makeover, you can select a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button, removes excess fat, and pulls the area tighter. A full tummy tuck addresses the entire midsection and involves liposuction. It also removes excess skin and fat and restructures the abdominal muscles.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat from different areas of the body. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the planned treatment area, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted into that incision to gently suction unwanted fat cells from the body. This is done to recontour and redefine different areas of the body and create new and more aesthetically pleasing proportions.
Once the fat cells are removed from the body, they cannot return, and you will experience significantly decreased fat volume in the treatment area. Liposuction can be performed in the stomach, on the love handles, hips, thighs, or anywhere else that you want to remove excess fat during your procedure.
Monsplasty is a pubic contouring procedure that removes excess fat from the pubic bone area to tighten and tone the entire region. It can also remove excess skin from the area, lift the pubic region, and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The mommy makeover begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Kadz. A consultation is an important step in the process because it helps us learn more about your medical history and ultimate goals and confirms that this procedure is right for you. Once we confirm your eligibility for the procedure, we will then customize your makeover.
Dr. Kadz will walk through each procedure with you that you want to include in this makeover to perfect and transform your body. Once your treatment plan has been created, we will schedule your surgery and provide you with instructions regarding how to prep for that day.
Once we schedule your procedure, you will need to make preparation instructions so that you can plan on having a healthy and restful recovery. We ask that patients have someone who can drive them to and from their procedure and that they enlist help at home so that they can focus on resting and recovering, not on performing household duties.
The entire procedure will take a few hours, depending on how many procedures you include within your makeover. Once we create your treatment plan, we can provide you with a better idea of how your surgical procedure will look and how long you can expect it to take.
As soon as your procedure is complete, your recovery will begin. As long as you follow all of the directions, enlist help at home, and focus on resting and consuming a healthy diet, you can expect a quick and healthy recovery. Before you know it, you will be fully recovered and ready to enjoy your new and improved body.
Say Goodbye to Your Post-Baby Body
If you’re ready to finally invest in yourself and say goodbye to your post-baby body and replace it with a new one, we can help. Our experts are ready and willing to help you become the best version of yourself so that you can have increased confidence and become a better mother, friend, spouse, and professional. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, to learn more about this procedure and if it is right for you.