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Mommy Makeover in San Diego, CA

A Mommy Makeover helps women whose bodies have been physically altered by pregnancy to restore their youthful, pre-pregnancy body contours. While having children is a beautiful thing, the stresses on the female body can cause significant changes. Many women are distressed by their new abdomen and breasts, which are now so much harder to reform with a healthy lifestyle. Even after careful dieting, exercise, and weight loss, many women have trouble targeting their problem areas. Dr. Batra is one of the leading plastic surgeons in San Diego, helping women improve their body contours by creating a custom-designed treatment plan known as a Mommy Makeover. The Mommy Makeover assimilates various other procedures, most commonly breast augmentation (with or without a lift), abdominoplasty, and liposuction, to recover a woman’s pre-pregnancy body and restore a youthful and contoured body shape with confidence.

How Can a Mommy Makeover Help You?

Flatten &Tone Your Abdomen

A healthy San Diego lifestyle is not enough to tighten the muscles and skin in the abdominal area that might give you back your pre-pregnancy shape. A Mommy Makeover that includes abdominoplasty can tighten, flatten, and tone your abdomen to restore its pre-pregnancy firmness.

  • Tightens abdominal muscles
  • Reduces abdominal fat
  • Trims away excess skin
  • Tones abdominal contour

EnhanceYour Breasts

Volume loss and breast ptosis can render the breasts perpetually flat, flabby, elongated, misshapen, and/or asymmetrical. A Mommy Makeover in San Diego that includes Mommy Makeover with or without a lift can improve breast shape, firmness, fullness, and placement to restore a perky, youthful bust.

  • Improves breast firmness and shape
  • Boosts breast volume and fullness
  • Lifts breast position
  • Restores a perky, youthful appearance

SculptYour Body Contours

Stubborn fat accumulation during pregnancy can be nigh unto impossible to eliminate through a healthy diet and strenuous exercise. A Mommy Makeover that includes liposuction can tone and sculpt target areas to restore slender body contours.

  • Targets trouble areas
  • Eliminates stubborn fat
  • Permanently improves body contours
  • Improves results of diet and exercise

How Can I Customize My Mommy Makeover?

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

The tummy tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover helps to reconstruct and tighten loose abdominal muscles, reshape the waistline, create contoured flank areas, and proportion the breast-to-waist size ratio. Depending on your consultation with Dr. Batra, this procedure may be performed at the same time as your breast augmentation.

  • Performed under general anesthesia
  • Incision usually extends from hip to hip inside the panty line
  • Abdominal muscles are tightened
  • Excess skin is trimmed away to create a smoother profile
  • Excess abdominal fat may also be removed
  • The belly button is relocated and reshaped

Breast Augmentation (Mammaplasty)

Breast augmentation during the Mommy Makeover procedure involves reshaping and volumizing the breasts. It helps restore volume to sagging breasts and reduces the size of the postpartum areola. Dr. Batra will go over all breast augmentation options with you and help you decide which options are best based on the desired look of your breasts.

  • Usually performed under general anesthesia
  • Inserts implants into the breasts to boost volume, improve firmness, and enhance shape
  • Implant type can be saline or silicone
  • Incision choices include periareolar, inframammary, and transaxillary
  • Implant placement can be submammary or submuscular
  • Other decisions can be made with Dr. Batra’s assistance

Breast Lift

Should you feel you need an additional lift, a breast lift may be added to the Mommy Makeover as a part of the breast augmentation procedure. Breast augmentation with a lift restores breast size, symmetry, shape, position, and nipple/areola appearance.

  • Usually performed under general anesthesia
  • Reshapes and restores balance to the breasts
  • Corrects breast position for sagging breasts
  • Improves nipple position and areola size

Liposuction and Skin Tightening

The Mommy Makeover often includes liposuction and skin tightening. Liposuction, usually of the thighs, arms, and other affected areas, restores slender body contours. Skin tightening removes excess skin to smooth body contours. Dr. Batra is the pioneer of the post-gastric bypass procedure for excess skin, GBRx, and he applies these same artistic techniques to remove excess skin caused by pregnancy to his Mommy Makeover procedures. Dr. Batra is a master of body contouring and will reshape your body naturally, making you look and feel amazing.

  • Eliminates stubborn fat pockets from target areas
  • Tightens sagging skin for a more natural appearance
  • Improves overall body contour and shape

Have Concerns About Your Mommy Makeover?

As a highly customized procedure, the Mommy Makeover’s recovery time is variable. Some swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be expected, but these are temporary and subside after a few weeks. Drains may be placed, and a compression garment may be required to be worn to assist your body in healing and improve the results. The recovery process generally takes about two weeks to resume normal household activities and driving. Patients should wait six weeks or longer to do any high-impact exercises. During your consultation, Dr. Batra will discuss your anticipated recovery experience with you. For the most optimal results, stick to your recovery plan to avoid any injury or complications after your Mommy Makeover procedure.
If you experience any discomfort during your recovery, pain medications will be provided. Discomfort will dissipate after a few weeks.
With every major surgery, scars may form at the incision sites. Great care is taken to minimize scarring, but the degree of scarring may vary greatly depending on individual healing capabilities. To further reduce scarring, patients can use silicone scar sheets and minimize sun exposure and tension on the incision sites. Mommy Makeover scars typically fade over time.
The cost of a Mommy Makeover in San Diego is determined by the procedures to be included, the areas to be treated, breast implant type, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and other related factors. A detailed price quote will be provided for you during your personal consultation.

Mommy Makeover Results

View our gallery page for the procedures and treatments at Coastal Plastic Surgeons. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we believe in our methods and techniques for lasting results that can change your life. We offer procedures on everything from body contouring, to facial aesthetics, hair restoration, and skin resurfacing. Every treatment is displayed here in our gallery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to the female body during pregnancy?

The changes in the female body during pregnancy are triggered by hormones, which signal physical and chemical adaptations to prepare the uterus for the baby. Estrogen promotes blood circulation and nutrients that supply the uterus for the nine-month gestation period. Increased estrogen levels also cause breast enlargement and milk production. Progesterone helps increase the size of the uterus, helping to create laxity within the muscles, ligaments, and skin surrounding the abdominal area to make space for the new baby. These changes happen over a period of 42 weeks from conception to birth. The female body is fascinating in its ability to adapt to the occupation of another human being, but these changes can be difficult to manage once pregnancy is over. If the effects of your pregnancy or multiple pregnancies have left a permanent mark and you are ready to get back to your youthful body shape before pregnancy, the Mommy Makeover is for you.

Which procedures should be included in my Mommy Makeover?

Every Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of procedures that addresses all areas of the body that have become lax, developed stretch marks, and gained extra pockets of stubborn fat. Most Mommy Makeovers include a combination of tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation with or without a lift, and liposuction.

How long is the Mommy Makeover procedure?

The Mommy Makeover can range from three to five hours, and an overnight stay is recommended. Depending on your consultation with Dr. Batra, your procedure time may vary if tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction are done in multiple visits or all at once.

What Mommy Makeover results can I expect?

Your results will become increasingly more noticeable as your body heals. Your final results will take shape about three months after the procedure. Your abdomen may appear naturally firm, toned, and slender for years provided that you avoid subsequent weight gain and pregnancy. Your breasts will appear rounder, firmer, fuller, and more youthful. Future breast sagging may still occur. Your sculpted body contours will be slender, and your skin will be taut. The natural aging process will continue as normal. In sum, after a Mommy Makeover, your body will be youthfully shaped and attractively sculpted to match your pre-pregnancy curves and body contours.

Why Choose Coastal Plastic Surgeons for my Mommy Makeover?

As a patient, you should be completely confident in your Mommy Makeover surgeon. This confidence should be founded on your surgeon’s proven results and experience with this procedure. Dr. Batra performs over 100 Mommy Makeovers annually and has seen stunning results in youthful body shapes and the confidence of his patients. Dr. Batra would be pleased to help you achieve your long-desired firm, lifted breasts and youthful body contours with a customized Mommy Makeover procedure made just for you.

Can I get a Mommy Makeover without a specific procedure?

The Mommy Makeover is not a medical term but a marketing term that describes getting a set of procedures designed to combat post-pregnancy cosmetic concerns or other cosmetic issues. Your Mommy Makeover is tailored to your needs and can include as many or as few treatments as you need.

When will I be able to take herbal supplements and blood-thinning medications again after my Mommy Makeover?

Women are required to stop taking all blood-thinning medication and some blood-thinning herbal supplements for at least two weeks before their Mommy Makeover. This helps to prevent complications during and immediately after the surgery. Patients can resume taking supplements of any kind within a few weeks after their Mommy Makeover as long as they have received express clearance from their plastic surgeon. Proper care after a major surgery also includes refraining from diet pills for a time.

Are there specific risks associated with a Mommy Makeover?

Complications after a Mommy Makeover are rare; however, they are possible. Common surgical risks include:
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Nerve damage (which can be permanent)
  • Seroma
  • Prolonged healing
  • Unfavorable scarring
Hemosiderin staining is one of the rare but unique risks associated with a Mommy Makeover. This occurs when iron is left over in the tissues after significant or prolonged bruising. This should resolve itself over time.

What size implants should I get with my Mommy Makeover?

If you choose to undergo breast augmentation as a part of your Mommy Makeover, your implant size will be determined during your consultation after your medical background, cosmetic goals, and natural proportions have been examined. Not all patients require large implants, and some may only require a breast lift to restore proper breast contours.

What are my options for Mommy Makeover if I am plus size?

Mommy Makeover is not a weight loss surgery and should be performed at a healthy weight. If you are a plus-size patient, you may still be a candidate for Mommy Makeover; however, each patient should have a proper medical examination before treatment. Losing weight before surgery may be suggested to minimize risks or complications.