Very few women regret the joyous experience that is motherhood, but many will tell you that they miss their pre-baby bodies. Nine months of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take its toll on the body in various and significant ways. A mommy makeover is a specially designed treatment plan made for mothers who want to reclaim their pre-childbirth bodies. By concentrating on the specific issues and changes faced during pregnancy, this treatment is tailored to help mothers feel great about the way their body looks and feels even after dramatic changes have occurred.
If you’re concerned about sagging, excess skin on your abdomen, deflated or sagging breasts, or areas of body fat that you just can’t get rid of, Doctor Ashruf can get you back to your pre-pregnancy body with a personalized mommy makeover procedure.
What Does A Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
The mommy makeover is a combination of many different surgical and non-surgical techniques, each designed to tackle and rejuvenate a different area of the body affected by pregnancy. The two main areas that we focus on a woman’s body are the abdomen and the breasts, as these often experience the most significant change.
The abdomen can be treated with a tummy tuck, liposuction, or non-invasive body contour treatments. These procedures can help remove excess skin and pockets of stubborn fat that may linger long after a pregnancy has been brought to term.
Different breast enhancements can be performed depending on the individual patient’s cosmetic goals and the aesthetic problems they wish to address. Depending upon the patient’s ideal body, the breast enhancement could consist of a breast lift, saline implants, silicone gel implants, or a combination of plastic surgery procedures.
Benefits Of A Mommy Makeover
The physical effects of pregnancy on the body can also have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-esteem. That’s why the benefits aren’t just aesthetic, as they can extend to a more positive life view due to a renewed sense of confidence. Some of the other benefits of a mommy makeover are as follows:
- Clothing fits better
- Receive all the benefits from one procedure—which means only having to go under anesthesia one time
- Facial treatments can be added such as dermal fillers and/or Botox to help turn back the clock on your facial appearance
- Exercise- and diet-resistant fat rolls or pockets can be eliminated
- Loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles can be healed with a tummy tuck to enjoy a slimmer, tauter midsection
- Breast enhancement patients can restore breasts to a perkier, more youthful position and size
Is A Mommy Makeover Right For Me?
If you’ve given birth to a child, you know how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You also are well aware of the toll it can take on your body. The most frustrating thing about these changes is that many of them cannot be reversed through diet and exercise alone. Breastfeeding can pose an additional problem, leading to a loss of nipple sensitivity, drooping, and lack of fullness.
If you notice that the physical effects of your pregnancy have not improved over time, a mommy makeover might be exactly what you need to feel like yourself again. You’ve done so much for your children and your family: why not do something just for you.
A. Breast Lift
A breast lift—also known as mastopexy—raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This is done to reshape the breasts and support a new, more youthful contour. A side benefit is that the often-enlarged areola (a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding) can also be reduced.
The sagging is usually the result of pregnancy but can also be a result of aging, heredity, and gravity. As Dr. Ashruf will explain, however, breast lifts cannot alter the size of the breast, so, if you are seeking an increase in size, a breast augmentation will often accompany this procedure.
A breast augmentation uses either breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. It restores the volume often lost during pregnancy, improving symmetry and attaining a more rounded shape to the breast. Breast augmentation cannot help with breasts that severely sag, however, so in these cases a breast lift often accompanies the procedure.
Breast reduction has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of all cosmetic surgeries, as it relieves the physical and mental anguish that can accompany overly large breasts. The surgery removes excess skin, breast fat, and glandular tissue to bring your breast size in proportion with your body.
Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that uses suction to remove fat from specific areas of the body. The treatment areas are typically the hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, and/or arms. Because it’s not meant to be a weight loss procedure, it’s best for those at a stable weight who have excess fat pockets in certain areas.
E. Tummy Tuck
This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and eliminates excess skin, leaving you with a flatter midsection and improved body contour. It is often performed on people who have had dramatic weight loss that has resulted in a lot of sagging skin.
As with any extensive medical procedure, Dr. Ashruf will assess that you are in good overall physical and mental health before even recommending a combination mommy makeover surgery. Other characteristics he will look for in ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are as follows:
- You have realistic expectations for the procedure(s)
- You are finished with childbearing and breastfeeding, as returning to either of these would undo the mommy makeover results
- You are at a stable body weight
Mommy Makeover Procedure
Because the mommy makeover is so customizable, the procedure depends entirely on the specific goals and the treatment plan you come up with during your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Ashruf. For the most part, however, the mommy makeover is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. You’ll be able to recover in Dr. Ashruf’s state-of-the-art recovery room under the care of his professional and attentive staff. Once you’re ready, you’ll leave with the person you’ve asked to drive you home post-procedure. You’ll go home with very detailed instructions on how to best recover at home.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
The recovery from these sets of procedures requires a lot of advanced planning on your part. It’s a bit of legwork, yes, but you’ll be so glad that you prepared in order to ensure your recovery goes off without a hitch. Here are some tips on recovering well from your mommy makeover:
- Stock your fridge with foods that are nutritious and easy on the stomach
- Pick up any necessary prescriptions that you will need for your recovery ahead of time
- Make sure to take any medications as prescribed while also avoiding things that are anti-inflammatory
- Arrange for your ride home from the surgery and for this person or someone else to stay with you for at least one night post-procedure
- Take the necessary time off of work and strenuous activities (most patients need about 10-14 days to recover), as returning too soon can cause complications
- Follow Dr. Ashruf’s recovery suggestions with precision
- Stop using any nicotine products for six weeks before and after your mommy makeover
Once again, the results of your mommy makeover are dependent on the procedures you and Dr. Ashruf choose to achieve your aesthetic goals. You should notice nearly immediate improvement, but full results will become apparent within 2 – 6 months of your mommy makeover. Not only that, but as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, results should be long-lasting.
A consultation is an ideal way for you to get on the same page as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashruf for your surgical goals, so make sure to be as honest as possible. In addition to these goals, you should be prepared to discuss the following:
- Any previous surgeries
- Current medical conditions
- Your alcohol, tobacco, and drug use (if any)
- Current medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements
- Any allergies, including drug allergies
For his part, Dr. Salman Ahsruf will evaluate your overall health, including any pre-existing conditions that could put you at risk.
Do I Have To Schedule A Consultation?
Before you can undergo any treatments, you must first schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ashruf. During this appointment, Dr. Ashruf will examine the current state of your body and ask you about the aesthetic goals you’d like to meet through a mommy makeover. Based on your current and goal body type, the doctor will recommend a comprehensive set of procedures that best suits your needs.
You will leave with a date for the procedure and detailed instructions on how to best prepare. While Dr. Ashruf will obviously be very active during your consultation, please remember that this is also your time to ask as many questions as you’d like. Dr. Ashruf wants all his patients to feel totally confident and comfortable with their treatment.
Cost of Mommy Makeover
The cost of your Mommy Makeover will depend on the treatments you choose to be a part of your surgery. Once you and Dr. Ashruf come up with a treatment plan to address your surgical goals during your consultation, you will be given a price quote. Call and schedule a consultation today.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
In healthy patients, multiple plastic surgery procedures can often be performed at once to achieve the desired look. A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the best way to determine which procedures can be combined in your individual case to meet your aesthetic goals.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery time may vary depending on the amount of change achieved during surgery, however, most patients require about 10-14 days to recover.
What is included in the mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a highly customizable procedure, and the included treatments will depend on your specific goals. Included treatments may consist of a breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, and tummy tuck.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Before your mommy makeover procedure, you may be asked to adjust certain medications that you are taking, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase bleeding. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to best prepare for your surgery.
What does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover varies, especially according to the number of procedures you choose. Overall, they typically range between $10,000-30,000.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, there are some risks involved when undergoing a mommy makeover. However, when your surgery is performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ashruf, this procedure is safe and effective.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
While a tummy tuck procedure is mainly considered a cosmetic one, it may have some medical and functional benefits for some. This procedure can help to improve stress urinary incontinence, hernias, and back problems. However, costs are rarely covered by insurance.
How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
During liposuction, the maximum amount of fat that can be safely removed is between six and eight pounds. The more fat that you remove, the higher the risk for complications.
Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?
Because a mommy makeover can eliminate excess fat and skin from the body, most patients can expect to see a 10-20 pound difference on the scale following their procedures.
How much did you pay for your mommy makeover?
The price of a mommy makeover can vary depending on many different factors. To learn more about pricing, please contact our office today.