Doctor’s Thoughts on Mommy Makeover

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a mommy makeover, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the significant results of a mommy makeover can offer life-changing improvements to the body and confidence. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their mommy makeover to restore their pre-pregnancy body with the unique combination of procedure they need. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is not just for mommies. A mommy makeover is a set of surgical procedures designed to address concerns after pregnancy and breastfeeding, but may also occur from weight gain/loss or the aging process. The mommy makeover is highly customizable, allowing you to choose the procedure you need based on your unique concerns and goals. The body is highly affected by a pregnancy, or significant weight changes and for many, it can be impossible to restore without a little help. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz offer the mommy makeover to help you restore your pre-baby body and confidence.

Who can Benefit from a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover can benefit women who have gone through childbirth and breastfeeding and are unhappy with the lasting effects it has on their body or other complications with weight gain/loss as well. With the mommy makeover, the following concerns can be addressed:

  •         Breast volume loss
  •         Breast sagging
  •         Excess skin and tissue on the abdomen
  •         Pockets of stubborn fat

Candidates for the mommy makeover should be prepared for surgery and some downtime. To be a successful candidate for the mommy makeover, you should wait until you are done having kids. A future pregnancy could reverse the results of your mommy makeover.

How is the Mommy Makeover Performed?

The details of your mommy makeover procedure will depend on the procedures and results you choose to have. Each woman will have a different set of concerns and goals, therefore each procedure will be unique. Your mommy makeover may include one or more of the following procedures:

Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation is often included in a mommy makeover to address volume loss that happens after pregnancy and breastfeeding. During the breast augmentation, saline or silicone implants are used to restore volume to the breasts.

Breast Reduction

For some women, their breasts never return to their natural size after pregnancy. A breast reduction can be performed to reshape and resize the breasts. A breast lift is usually performed at the same time to address excess skin and tissue.

Breast Lift

Breast sagging is a common concern after pregnancy, especially if you chose to breastfeed. With a breast lift, excess skin is removed and the breasts are brought to a perkier position on the chest. A breast lift can be performed alone or combined with an augmentation or reduction.

Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is another area that is highly affected by pregnancy. Typically, women struggle to tone this area after pregnancy due to excess tissue and stretched skin. With a tummy tuck, the tissue is tightened and excess skin is removed to help you achieve a flat tummy.

Liposuction

Weight gain is an essential part of the pregnancy process, but some pockets of stubborn fat can linger long after childbirth. With liposuction techniques, stubborn fat can be removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, bra area, and more to improve your contour.

 

Umbilical Hernia Repair and Umbilicoplasty

An umbilical hernia is common after pregnancy and can in most cases be easily repaired in combination with one of the above procedures. Likewise, the belly button, umbilicus, can be revised to be made smaller and to remove redundant skin immediately around this area.

Recovery After Mommy Makeover

One of the benefits of having many procedures done at once is that your entire body can heal at the same time, creating a shorter overall recovery time than having the procedures done separately. Still, you can expect 2-3 weeks of recovery and downtime, depending on the procedure you choose. Swelling, bruising, and soreness can be expected for the first week but can be managed with pain medication. You should avoid physical activity for several weeks. You may want someone there to help care for you during the first several days, and help with household duties or caring for small children.

Mommy Makeover Results

The results of your mommy makeover will become more apparent as swelling continues to decrease. Your exact results will depend on the procedures you had done, whether it’s fuller breasts or a toned abdomen. Women report feeling more confident after their procedure, with results that are natural-looking and long-lasting.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about the mommy makeover at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz can help you choose the combination of procedures that are right for your concerns.