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 of Coastal Plastic Surgeons helps 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 Mommy Makeover (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 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
Volume loss and breast ptosis can render the breasts perpetually flat, flabby, elongated, misshapen, and/or asymmetrical. A Mommy Makeover 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
Customizing Your 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 Mommy Makeover.
- 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
Should you feel you need an additional lift, a breast lift may be added to the Mommy Makeover as a part of the Mommy Makeover procedure. Mommy Makeover 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
Easing Your Concerns
RecoveryAs 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.
PainIf you experience any discomfort during your recovery, pain medications will be provided. Discomfort will dissipate after a few weeks.
ScarsWith 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.
CostThe cost of a Mommy Makeover 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
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