There is no question that having children can be one of life’s greatest rewards. Unfortunately, however, the changes that often occur both during and after pregnancy can make regaining one’s pre-pregnancy figure extremely difficult—if not impossible—for many mothers. The good news is, a comprehensive procedure known as a mommy makeover can often be performed to improve and rejuvenate multiple areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the overall rigors of raising children. With this inclusive cosmetic option, Dr. Daniel Y. Maman and Dr. Stafford R. Broumand can employ a customized combination of breast, body, and/or facial treatments to address your specific needs and concerns, ultimately helping to restore a more youthful body contour with exceptional, natural-looking results.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for Me?
A mommy makeover refers to the combination of procedures a woman opts to receive in an effort to restore her pre-pregnancy figure. At our office, every mommy makeover is custom-tailored to the unique needs of the patient, but for the most part, the majority of these operations will include some form of breast surgery, body contouring technique, and/or facial rejuvenation treatment. Depending on your unique goals and aesthetic desires, a mommy makeover can include:
- Mastopexy to reduce excess skin and drooping in the breasts
- Breast augmentation to restore lost volume and improve breast shape
- Abdominoplasty to tighten loose abdominal muscles and create a flatter, more toned midsection
- Liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of localized fat
- Brachioplasty to eliminate lax, hanging skin and excess fat in the upper arms
- Facelift surgery to improve various signs of aging on the face
- Various non-surgical treatments and skin care services to rejuvenate areas that may not require surgical intervention
Ultimately, the exact combination of procedures will be determined during the presurgical consultation following a physical assessment and thorough discussion of your specific needs.
* Results may vary
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
The specifics of the mommy makeover procedure will depend on the particular treatments being employed, whether or not they are being conducted simultaneously, and the extent of the concerns being addressed. In many instances, the selected combination of procedures will be performed at one time under general anesthesia, though some patients may need to have their mommy makeover spaced out over multiple visits. This decision will often depend on safety, available recovery time, financial considerations, job/family responsibilities, and a variety of other factors that our board certified plastic surgeons will discuss in thorough detail during the consultation process.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Following a mommy makeover, the extent of recovery and downtime will be dependant upon the specific combination of procedures performed, as well as the body’s natural healing process. Some swelling and/or bruising can often be expected in the targeted treatment areas, but these symptoms should resolve over time. Any potential post-operative discomfort can often be managed with a 72-hour anesthetic called EXPAREL® that our doctors can utilize in combination with treatment. During the initial stages of recovery, it is imperative that a friend or loved one is available to help with everyday tasks—e.g. lifting heavy objects and/or taking care of children—as resuming strenuous activities too soon may prevent proper healing and compromise final results. With time, patients are advised to gradually return to daily routines as they feel comfortable enough to do so.