Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

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Childbirth andmultiple pregnancies can take a huge toll on a woman’s body. Try as they might it is often difficult for moms to return to their original figure, with diet and exercise only. While motherhood is a beautiful experience, mothers are not always happy with the body changes they experience after giving birth. Many new mothers as well as those who have raised their childrenwould like to improve their appearance once the physical changes of pregnancy and motherhood have taken their toll. These changes come in the form of stretched atonic abdominal muscles, sagging breasts, excess abdominal skin and fat, sagging arms thighs and butts as also stretch marks. For those mothers who are unhappy with their postpartum appearance, the Mommy Makeover is the ideal solution. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of one or more plastic surgery procedures that plans to target the affected areas of the body like the breasts, the abdomen and the buttocks. It is designed to help moms, who do not plan on having more children, return to their pre-pregnancy shape and contour. It can be performed in a single visit or staged over a series of treatment sessions a few months apart. A Mommy makeover helps the patient to a pre pregnancy youthful and refreshed look.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

Whether you would like to enhance the appearance of your breasts, minimize signs of age and fatigue

that appear along the face, or recontour your body and restore your pre-pregnancy figure, a Mommy Makeover can offer effective options. Benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Eliminating extra skin in saggy breasts giving firmer natural breasts
  • Help patients to get back into pre pregnancy clothes and swimsuits
  • Tightened abdominal muscles for a flatter, midsection
  • Reducing areas of excess fat that have accumulated in specific body
  • Diminishing signs of age, stress, and fatigue in the face for a more youthful, refreshed appearance
  • Improving one’s confidence, self-image, and overall self-esteem

Your Mommy Makeover options

There is an entire range of cosmetic improvement procedures that are available should you think of undergoing a mommy makeover. These include:

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

After multiple pregnancies, the abdominal muscles can become stretched and divaricated losing their tone. This along with excess fat and skin that has accumulated before and after childbirth is usually very difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery, medically known as abdominoplasty, is designed to pull the abdominal muscles taut and redrape the skin for a tighter, smoother, flatter appearance to the stomach area.

Liposuction

Areas of the body that are retaining excess fat can be improved with liposuction. Dr. Boynton can perform this popular procedure to help you reduce stubborn fat pockets and recontour your body after pregnancy.

Breast Lift

Areas of the body that are retaining excess fat can be improved with liposuction. Dr. Boynton can perform this popular procedure to help you reduce stubborn fat pockets and recontour your body after pregnancy.

Breast Augmentation with Implants

Breast augmentation (enlargement with implants) can help women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy regain fullness in the breasts and attain a more youthful, contoured appearance. Dr. Birraj can help you determine the size, shape, and type of breast implants that may best suit your specific goals.

Cosmetic Injectable Facial Rejuvenation

New moms will experience more pronounced signs of facial ageing, stress, and fatigue in the face once they begin raising their children. Injectable facial fillers help in rejuvenation, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can also enhance facial features such as the lips and cheeks for a more younger and contoured appearance. Botox and Hyaluronic acid fillers are the mainstay of non surgical cosmetic treatment.

Combination procedures in a Mommy makeover

Several surgical procedures can be combined in a Mommy Makeover. Typically the procedures involved are a Tummy Tuckwith a Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift. The Butt Lift can also be combined with a Tummy Tuck in a Mommy Makeover. Your doctor will determine the appropriate procedures for your Mommy Makeover after appropriate discussion with you.

Some of the options that can be combined to make a Mommy Makeover are:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Body Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast
  • Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Butt Lift
  • Fat Grafting
  • Non-surgical
  • Cosmetic
  • Treatments

Recovery from a Mommy Makeover

In addition to one’s natural healing process, the overall recovery experience following a mommy makeover will depend on which procedures are selected combined. In general, recovery from the abdominal treatment, ie tummy tuck and/or liposuction has a longer recuperation period versus a mommy makeover of the breast either enhancement or reduction. Cosmetic injectables recovery is instant.

When only liposuction is performed, most patients can to return to light daily activities within 2 to 3 days and even start their office job within a weeks time. Contrarily, when abdominoplasty is performed, the majority of patients will require approximately two weeks of rest before safely restartingdaily non-strenuous activities and a return to their work space. Regardless of which body contouring technique and combinations are used it is advisable that patients avoid any lifting heavy weights of 10 pounds or more, or doing vigorous exercise, particularly that involves the abdomen for four to six weeks for smoother healing.

Some degree of bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness in the treatment areas (abdomen, breasts, and/or face) may occur initially, though these symptoms should resolve over time. Most patients report that any discomfort they experienced was mild, and many say pain medication was not even necessary throughout the recovery process.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation

For more information on our Mommy Makeover procedures, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Birraj will be happy to meet with you and answer all of your questions about procedures that can help you meet your goals.