What Is a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Walt Sweeney regularly meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy body back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it often will change the look, shape, and size of certain body parts and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it’s achievable to once again attain a slimmer, smooth physique with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery. This surgery uses a combination of fat removal and skin tightening to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy. Practically any body part affected by weight gain or breast feeding can be addressed. Furthermore, non-surgical treatments can be incorporated to enhance surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin during pregnancy.
The mommy makeover procedure is a unique surgery, tailored for women by plastic surgeon Dr. Sweeney based on the areas of concern to be corrected. A variety of procedures can be considered together. The most popular treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, duration of the procedure depends on the complexity. It is common to also incorporate non-surgical methods, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface imperfections.
Once you’ve left the facility, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. The recovery process is variable and depends on the extent of your procedure. Walking will be difficult the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be required to make sure the incisions heal properly. Even while the complete healing will take some time, the majority of women are able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at our practice can be life changing for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.
Ideal candidates for this surgery are those who have gone through childbearing and have tried to achieve a slimmer look through a diet and exercise with little results. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgical intervention is needed to regain their pre-pregnancy body. If you are past childbearing and are unhappy with the effects remaining on your body, such as deflated, sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, this procedure could be perfect for you. The overall goal of Dr. Sweeney is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can get back to living life without feeling self-conscious.
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Sweeney will need to develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body and confidence after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting the results you want rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Our office takes several payment methods and we give you information on finding low-interest medical financing to make your mommy makeover more affordable.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Sweeney, he will understand your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your mommy makeover. Most women include a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why non-surgical procedures usually aren’t enough to produce the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Sweeney will discuss both non-surgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if procedures, like non-surgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting), laser vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa), or non-invasive skin tightening (for example, Thermage or ultherapy) may be helpful.
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Sweeney will make every effort to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Sweeney or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal properly.
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results will not be compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you get pregnant again after the procedure. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.