It’s no secret that pregnancy takes a toll on your body, but so does motherhood. The lack of time for yourself and the stresses of life often leave you feeling exhausted, with little to no time left at the day to spend working out. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer the mommy makeover to help you get the body that you have always dreamed about, but thought may have never been possible, especially after having kids.
What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that it’s completely customizable. We tailor each treatment plan to each patient’s different needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Kadz will develop a unique treatment plan designed to meet each of your needs. He will recommend specific treatments based on your areas of concern and then present you with all of your options so that you can decide what you want your procedure to include.
We can add any combination of the following procedures to your treatment plan:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Monoplasty (pubic re-contouring)
A breast lift doesn’t involve implants, but we can combine it with breast augmentation to both lift the breasts and increase their size. During this procedure, we address sagging breasts resulting from pregnancy and nursing by lifting the whole area, removing excess skin, and tightening the tissue. The breasts will be reshaped and repositioned on the wall of the chest. It can turn back the clock so that your post-pregnancy breasts look more like your high school breasts.
Breast augmentation is a procedure intended to increase the size of the breasts. It doesn’t lift the breasts or address and sagging skin, but it adds volume and improves their size and shape. We can use different implant types based on your needs and preferences to give you the best shape and size. We offer silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. Dr. Kadz can help determine which is the right fit for your body and your goals.
A tummy tuck is an effective way to treat and remove excess skin and fat that form on the abdomen due to pregnancy. It can also tighten and strengthen abdominal muscles that have separated during pregnancy, a condition known as diastasis recti. This procedure can give you amazing abs that you can flaunt in the swimsuit of your choice without ever having to perform a single crunch. It smoothes the skin, and it makes your abs look toned and tight.
Liposuction is a procedure that helps reduce the total amount of stubborn fat that exists in certain areas of the body. These areas don’t always respond well to diet and fitness efforts, especially after pregnancy, and can include the arms, back, inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen.
During the procedure, a cannula will be inserted into a small incision in your treatment area to remove the fat gently. Once this procedure is completed, the stubborn fat will be gone for good, and within a few weeks following your recovery, you’ll get to enjoy the results. Your clothes will fit better since this procedure helps contour your body and add definition to the area.
Sometimes excess skin and fatty tissue affect your pubic area, making the entire area look unattractive due to a noticeable bulge of fat in the area. It can form after pregnancy due to sagging skin and weight gain, but there is a solution. Monsplasty can remove this excess fat and skin and restructure it to create a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing-looking pubic area.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
What Is the Purpose of This Makeover?
The purpose of a mommy makeover is to address the body areas that were negatively affected by pregnancy. The most common treatment areas include the abdomen and the breasts. The entire procedure is customized to meet your body goals so that you can address your most pressing concerns.
During the consultation, you will work with Dr. Kadz to develop a treatment plan that includes everything you want to be changed. You will be able to address issues with your abdomen, both visible and nonvisible, eliminate areas with stubborn fat, tighten your skin and make your body firmer and tighter, and get the breasts you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Kadz will make recommendations so that you can reach all of your aesthetic goals.
Who Is a Mommy Makeover Right For?
During your first pregnancy, there is a lot of excitement and there are a lot of unknowns. However, no one ever really prepares you for what happens to your body after pregnancy. The changes can be startling and discouraging, from the sagging skin to breasts that you may not even recognize anymore.
This is a normal feeling, but the good news is that there is a way to change your body and repair what the pregnancy, birthing, and nursing process have done to your body. That is where the mommy makeover comes in.
You Don’t Want Time To Spend Hours in the Gym
If you don’t have time to exercise for the amount of time that it would take for you to reshape your body, this procedure provides you with an effective solution that can give you the kind of results that working out can’t even do. You’ll get beautiful, contoured results, and you won’t have to spend hours in the gym to get those results either.
You’re Done Having Children
If you’re done having children and don’t plan on getting pregnant again, you are most likely a candidate who will benefit from any combination of these procedures. Having more children after you undergo this procedure will negatively impact your results, which is why we recommend that you wait to schedule it until then.
You Want To Increase Your Confidence
This kind of treatment plan can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body, and in doing so, help you feel more like yourself again. You’ll get a newfound sense of confidence that will change how you view yourself. Wanting to look good isn’t vain; how you feel about your appearance can negatively or positively impact your family, relationships, and life. The choice is up to you, but we’ve made it easy to invest in yourself with the mommy makeover.
How Long Is the Makeover Procedure?
Surgery lengths will vary among patients based on how many procedures they choose to include in their makeover. Some procedures take a couple of hours; others take several. We can provide you with a better idea of how long your specific makeover will take before your scheduled appointment.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Every elective surgery requires a recovery period, and the length of that recovery varies among patients. It’s based on many factors, including the total number of procedures included in your makeover, your health at the time of the surgery, and your health history. Most patients are able to resume all of their normal daily activities, including strenuous exercise or activities, four to six weeks post-op.
We’ll monitor your recovery process and walk with you through each step of this journey. We’ll consider your particular recovery and give you guidelines based on your health and your healing as to when you should resume work, exercise, and other activities.
What To Expect
Certain procedures may require that you wear a compression garment or a surgical bra post-op for several weeks. Most patients find that they can return to work, household duties, and driving after approximately two weeks. You can expect a total return to everyday life, and everything that it entails will take you four to six weeks.
Focusing on Rest
You can expect the first few days post-op to be spent resting. Based on the total number of surgeries you undergo, you may require one to two weeks of bed rest. During this time, you need to focus on healing. You shouldn’t overexert yourself in any way. You’ll need someone to do the heavy lifting, cooking, cleaning, household work, and help with childcare.
Once you’re cleared to resume these activities, you can do so, but you need to make rest your number one priority until then. During your consultation and in the days leading up to your appointment, our office will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions so that you know exactly what to do and what not to do.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for this procedure are women who are completely healthy. Good health is essential to a safe and successful surgery, as well as an easier recovery. The best candidates will also have realistic expectations about what this surgery can and cannot do.
The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
If you add liposuction or a tummy tuck to your makeover, you need to realize that maintaining your results comes down to making healthy choices and living a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet and maintaining a consistent workout routine will help you maintain and enjoy your results permanently. Gaining weight after your surgery or having another baby will negatively affect your results.
Timing Your Makeover Accordingly
We recommend that women who have recently given birth wait until a certain period of time passes to schedule their procedure for the best results. We also recommend that if you plan on having more children, you wait until your family is complete before scheduling this makeover so that you can get the best results. During your initial consultation, we’ll help determine if you’re a candidate and which surgeries will help you reach your goals.
When Should I Schedule My Makeover?
Choosing when to schedule your makeover is an important decision. If you have recently given birth, you need to wait until you are finished nursing and your body has healed from childbirth before undergoing one or more of these surgeries.
You also want to reach a healthy weight before undergoing this makeover. When you are done having children and you are deemed a candidate for this procedure, you’ll get the green light to schedule your procedure at a time that works best for your family and your life.
Schedule Your Makeover Consultation Today
If you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back, or even get a body that’s better than your former one, we can help. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bruce Kadz to learn more about these different procedures and which combination can help you achieve the body of your dreams.