What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a series of body contouring procedures that will help you look and feel your best. Pregnancy is an extremely invasive process that has long-lasting effects on a woman’s body. Sagging skin, stretch marks, and excess fat deposits all contribute to changes in self-image and self-esteem in many new mothers. The Mommy Makeover can help you improve the look of your body in areas where diet and exercise fail. Treat your body to a comprehensive package designed to restore the shape and figure you had before your baby came along!
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
Typical candidates for a Mommy Makeover include women that have sagging and excess skin as a result of pregnancy or weight loss. However, patients that are expecting to have more children are not candidates for a Mommy Makeover since the effects of pregnancy on the body can change the surgical results. Women must be in good health and maintaining a stable weight before surgery.
Mommy Makeover Consultation
During your initial consultation with Dr. DeRoberts patients will review current and past medical issues as well as all current medication. Dr. DeRoberts aims to target stubborn areas that cannot be fixed with non-surgical measures and recommends particular procedures accordingly. Additionally, he encourages diet and lifestyle changes to achieve the most dramatic results. DeRoberts Plastic Surgery encourages patients to talk openly with our staff about your desires, goals, and expectations. This will help us formulate a plan to help you achieve the results that will help you look and feel your best.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Mommy Makeover is a general term that can encompass a variety of surgical procedures. The most common procedures include tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, lift, or reduction. The type and number of procedures will be discussed and chosen during the consultation and fit each patient’s specific needs.
Before & After Mommy Makeover
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin. There are several types of tummy tuck operations available including traditional, mini, extended, and circumferential. The biggest differences between the various types involve the amount of skin removed and potential scarring.
Liposuction is cosmetic surgery that removes fat from a variety of body sites. The most common areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, and arms. There are also a wide variety of techniques which will vary based on the target area. Side effects and complications are rare but must be carefully considered when making final decisions about shape-altering surgery.
Breast Augmentation, Lift, & Reduction
The effects of pregnancy and childbirth take their toll on breasts. Even being born with a particular set of genetics can influence how you feel about your breast size and shape. There are a variety of options available for women looking to firm and tone or improve the overall size and appearance of their breasts. For a simple lift or size increase, patients can choose a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. However, if patients wish to decrease breast size and lift their breast, they can choose a breast reduction.
Mommy Makeover Results
Each procedure mentioned above comes with its own set of pros, cons, risks, side effects, and healing period. Therefore, the recovery and results period will vary based on the combination of procedures chosen. Results will typically take a few months to appear as swelling and bruising subside. Barring any drastic changes in weight, patients can expect their Mommy Makeover results to last for years.