If you’re a mom and you’re unhappy about the way your body appears after childbirth, you can visit UCI Plastic Surgery to discuss the mommy makeover.
Reasons to Choose a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is designed to address unwanted changes that occur after women have children. These common conditions are troubling for many mothers. Fortunately, there are procedures that may help you get your pre-baby body back.
Mommy makeovers address cosmetic concerns such as:
- Protruding tummy
- Sagging breasts or lost breast volume
- Localized areas of body fat
We can help you determine the best surgical procedures for your mommy makeover. During your consultation, we can also help you plan the appropriate timing for each procedure, whether they are staggered or performed in a single operation.
How Soon Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?
Every woman experiences the recovery process from childbirth in her own way. It’s generally recommended that you wait for at least six months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding until you start to think about a mommy makeover. By then, the breasts should have returned to their normal size, and your weight will be more stable, which will help to provide longer-lasting results for your makeover. Some women may find that they’re ready to undergo the procedure right away, while other individuals’ bodies take longer to cope with the aftereffects of pregnancy. It can sometimes take a year or more before your body has reached a new state of ‘normal,’ and you’re ready for a mommy makeover.
While there will be some scars left from your mommy makeover procedure, your surgeon will place the incisions very inconspicuously so that they will be well-concealed by natural body creases or underwear. It can take up to a year or more for the scars to fade, and they might actually look worse during the first several months of the healing process, which is normal. There is a variety of ways you can aide in the improvement of residual mommy makeover scarring. We offer laser scar revision that can safely and effectively reduce the size and appearance of surgical scars. There are also several over-the-counter topical scar solutions that can further boost your recovery efforts.
Procedures Available to Include
The mommy makeover is a fully-customizable surgery, designed around exactly the areas you want to rejuvenate after you’ve completed your happy family. Although the procedure usually includes breast surgery, a tummy tuck, and liposuction, there are several other body-transforming options that you can incorporate into your rejuvenating mommy makeover procedure.
Most mommy makeover surgeries involve a breast lift with either a reduction or augmentation. In order to create a lifted, perkier bust, incisions must be made directly on the breasts, usually in an anchor shape under the nipple and underneath the breast, to remove excess tissue and reposition them higher on the chest wall.
The tummy tuck incision will be made along the natural contours of your lower abdomen, it’s as inconspicuous as possible. It will be placed so that it can easily be hidden by panties or a bikini.
If you’re unsatisfied with the way your backside looks after giving birth, you can opt for a butt lift to be performed in conjunction with your mommy procedure. A butt lift can restore fullness and curviness to a flat or shapeless buttock, while slimming down the abdominal area with liposuction.
Your legs can often retain stubborn fatty tissue that can become resistant to diet and exercise. By adding a thigh lift, you can revitalize your lower body to keep it in proportion with the rest of your figure.
The upper portion of your body can also be addressed during a mommy makeover. You can target flabby, droopy arms with an arm lift to bring them in line with your new physique.
FAQ About Mommy Makeover
The following are some of the common questions asked about cosmetic surgery after pregnancy. If you have a different question, please contact the office of Costa Mesa’s UCI Plastic Surgery.
Which procedures are part of the mommy makeover?
All mommy makeovers are customized for the individual. However, the most common procedures to combine are breast augmentation/lift and tummy tuck.
How does breast augmentation address post-baby body issues?
Mothers often see their breast volume diminish or their youthful breast position decline after pregnancy. To restore volume, breast augmentation can be performed using saline or silicone filled breast implants. In some cases, a breast lift may also be recommended. To elevate sagging breasts, loose skin and glandular tissue is removed and the nipple is repositioned.
Why is tummy tuck part of the mommy makeover?
Pregnancy can stretch both the skin and the abdominal muscles, leading to a protruding abdomen. To address this problem, a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin and also repair the weakened or separated muscles. The result is a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.
Is liposuction necessary during the mommy makeover?
Weight fluctuations can lead to small areas of stubborn fat. Liposuction is a technique for reducing these persistent fat deposits when physical exercise and a healthy diet do not get results. Good candidates are relatively young and have a stable, healthy body weight.
For more information about the mommy makeover package, give us a call to schedule your consultation. We are currently serving Los Angeles, Orange, Tustin and Costa Mesa locations.