Whether you’re a new mom or soon-to-be empty nester, if you long to restore your body to its pre-baby shape, a mommy makeover procedure may be the answer. A mommy makeover is a group of cosmetic surgery techniques that address the most common aesthetic issues women face after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
We offer a range of safe, effective mommy makeover procedures at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
Mommy Makeover: An Overview
Following a healthy diet and exercise program is always important, especially if you’re trying to restore your body’s youthful look. However, some problems can’t be resolved with exercise and an eating plan.
Loss of volume in the breasts and loose, sagging skin on the abdomen are two of the most common concerns that mothers seek surgical help for. A mommy makeover can address these concerns and more.
The experience begins with a thorough consultation and health evaluation. If we can produce the results you desire through cosmetic surgery and you are a good candidate for surgical procedures, you’re on your way to looking younger and shapelier.
What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Each woman has her own areas of concern and aesthetic goals. One of the exciting things about a mommy makeover is that you can create an experience specific to your needs. We perform all of the advanced procedures we offer with the highest level of skill and individualized attention.
Pregnancy doesn’t only stretch the outer layer of abdominal skin, it can also stretch out the muscles and tissues inside your body. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes fat and loose skin from the areas between the belly and pubic mound. It also tightens the stressed abdominal muscles and inner connective tissues in these areas.
Tummy tucks do not technically address stretch marks, but in many cases, at least some stretch marks disappear when we remove excess skin from the abdomen.
The main benefit of a tummy tuck is a smoother, firmer profile. Results are permanent, but they can still be affected by changes in weight and normal aging.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause breasts to lose volume, sag, and droop. A mastopexy, or breast lift procedure, improves the volume and firmness of the breasts without implants. We accomplish this by removing excess skin and tightening the breast envelope so it appears firmer and fuller.
Breast augmentation involves inserting silicone or saline implants or using a fat transfer technique to increase breast size. We can perform augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift, and it may be necessary if there’s significant breast drooping.
It’s normal for breasts to increase in size during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some women do not return to their pre-pregnancy size and do not like having larger breasts. If this is the case for you, you may decide to include a breast reduction in your mommy makeover procedure.
A breast reduction procedure removes excess fat, skin, and tissue to alter breast size. We may also use liposuction. In some cases, liposuction alone can produce the desired results.
Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction can be used in conjunction with other mommy makeover surgeries or as a standalone procedure. Liposuction can target many areas in the body, including the waist, legs, and arms.
During liposuction, we insert a thin hollow tube into the treatment area via incision, then we remove fat and other fluids with a vacuum-style hose. Liposuction can improve body contour and proportion but should not be considered a solution for weight gain or sagging skin.
Are You a Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
If you’re considering a mommy makeover in Beverly Hills but aren’t certain it’s a good fit for you, we can discuss your concerns and answer your questions during a consultation. You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if:
- You are not planning future pregnancies
- You have finished breastfeeding
- Loose skin and sagging are impacting the shape of your breasts
- Diet and exercise have not been enough to retain your pre-baby figure
- You are in good general health
Another consideration is whether you can follow post-surgical recovery instructions. Depending on how many and which procedures you want to have, recovery could take two weeks or more. If you are the main caretaker of your children you may need assistance until you are cleared to return to normal activity.
Are Mommy Makeovers Safe?
All of the procedures included in a typical mommy makeover are techniques that have a long history of safety and efficacy. Our clinical team includes only qualified, licensed, and highly skilled medical professionals who look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Recovery from mommy makeover surgery varies and depends on which surgical procedures you choose. On average, you can expect the initial recovery to last about two weeks.
You will see improvement in your target areas immediately after surgery, but it may take several months for the areas to “settle” and fully reveal your new look.
Follow-up visits will also be necessary for the first several weeks so that we can ensure your recovery process is going smoothly. We welcome any questions or concerns you may have during that time.
Are You Ready for a Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills?
All mothers know that taking care of themselves is still a priority. If healthy lifestyle changes have not done enough to restore your body after pregnancy and birth, mommy makeover procedures can help.
Contact Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options.