Mommy Makeover Specialists
Pregnancy can dramatically change a woman’s body. Many women experience common post pregnancy issues including loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, spider/varicose vein development, weight gain, drooping breasts, and loss of breast volume.
The Mommy Makeover procedure is a fully customized combination of cosmetic treatments that help moms correct common issues that develop due to pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, restoring the body as closely as possible to its pre-childbirth condition. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, Mommy Makeovers may combine several popular treatments including liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, labiaplasty, and tummy tuck surgery.
Before and After Mommy Makeover
Before and after photos from recent Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery mommy makeover patients.
What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
By undergoing multiple procedures in the same time period, Mommy Makeover patients are able to realize many benefits, including decreased recovery time and cost.
Depending on the particular surgeries selected, combining surgeries can reduce the total cost by several thousand dollars compared to doing the procedures separately. The cost savings result from reductions in facility costs, surgeon fees, and anesthesia.
What common procedures are performed in a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeovers can be completely tailored to the patient’s individual needs and goals. A skilled plastic surgeon will assess the patient’s body and desired results to create an individualized combination of procedures. The most popular cosmetic procedures bundled within Mommy Makeovers include:
Liposuction: Liposuction surgery involves the removal of fat cells from targeted areas of the body. Through liposuction a plastic surgeon can remove fat in many different areas of the body including the stomach, waist, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck. Our practice offers laser-assisted Smartlipo liposuction, which has the added benefit of improving the quality of the skin after the procedure.
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breasts through the placement of silicone, saline, or “gummy bear” implants.
Breast Lift: A breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue; providing a more youthful, perky appearance. The breast lift procedure can reduce the size of enlarged areola as well.
Breast Reduction: Breast reduction involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue in order to reduce breast size. Often, a breast reduction procedure can enhance the overall aesthetics of the breast by creating an improved shape and making the breast more proportional to the rest of the body.
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty surgery is designed to correct and enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the labia minora. Not only does the procedure improve the appearance of the labia, it can also decrease discomfort during sexual and other activities, and decrease social embarrassment.
Thigh Lift: Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, reduces excess skin and fat in the thigh and gives a redefined, slimmer, smoother look to the upper leg. Thigh lifts can address the medial thigh, lateral thigh, buttocks, or a combination of areas depending on the specific type of thigh lift needed.
Tummy Tuck: Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that tightens abdominal muscles and gets rid of excess fat and skin; resulting in a flatter, more toned stomach. It also improves the appearance of distorted or stretched out belly buttons by creating a new belly button at the time of surgery.
Remember that Mommy Makeovers are fully customizable, so other cosmetic procedures can be added in order to provide patients with their final desired results.
Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover are women who:
- Are sure they are finished having children
- Are able to have at least a two week recovery period
- Are fully recovered from pregnancy
- Are not breast feeding and have not breast fed for at least 2-4 months
- Have no medical problems or minimal medical problems which are under control
- Are at a stable weight for at least 4-6 months
- Have a BMI (body mass index) less than 30
What should I expect after my procedure?
The overall recovery time of Mommy Makeover procedures differs greatly depending on the specific combination of procedures that are performed. Additionally each individual patient will recover at a different rate. That being said many women can return to normal daily activities within 2-3 weeks of the surgery and undertake strenuous activity 2-3 months post procedure.
How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost?
The total cost of a mommy makeover procedure depends upon the specific procedures performed. Since every woman is different, the total cost of a mommy makeover procedure differs from patient to patient. See the average cost of a mommy makeover procedure