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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore a woman’s body contour after pregnancy and lactation. Physical alterations caused by pregnancy may include a thicker waistline, stretch marks, lax muscles, sagging breasts, loose flaccid skin in the abdominal region, and other similar concerns. The Mommy Makeover combines a series of cosmetic procedures to reverse these effects and restore a tight, firm midsection and waistline. The Mommy Makeover is highly personalized and tailored to each patient’s individual shape and needs. The Mommy Makeover may include a combination of any of the following procedures:
Breasts
Pregnancy and lactation can alter the shape and size of your breasts in many ways. Breast augmentation, possibly in combination with a breast lift, may restore the breasts’ natural fullness and firmness after the weight fluctuations caused by pregnancy and lactation. Other procedures, such as correcting breasts that are two different sizes, may also be performed.
Tummy Tuck
Many women feel self-conscious due to stretch marks, sagging skin, or scars from a C-section or other surgery. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, may eliminate these imperfections while also tightening loose skin, underlying muscle tissues, and extracting excess fat. The tummy tuck provides results that diet and exercise alone cannot achieve.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation. A Mommy Makeover may improve or enhance your natural figure with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology. These procedures achieve natural results that will improve appearance and boost self-esteem. The Mommy Makeover provides the following benefits:

The Mommy Makeover Procedures

The Mommy Makeover typically refers to a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures performed during one surgical appointment. Although highly personalized and customized for every patient, the Mommy Makeover may include a combination of a tummy tuck, breast augmentation (with breast implants) and breast lift. Some women may choose to split the Mommy Makeover into multiple procedures and include additional treatments.  A private consultation will determine the ideal combination of procedures to address your specific issues and concerns.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

It is normal to experience mild discomfort following the Mommy Makeover surgery, and patients may notice soreness and swelling. These symptoms will typically disappear after a few days. Most patients resume normal physical activities within one to two weeks after surgery,  although it’s recommended that you return to your regular activities gradually.  A list of post-operative care instructions will be provided that should be adhered to in order to optimize the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the ideal candidate?

Mommy Makeovers are ideal for adult women, in good health, who are not pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant again. Women who may be interested in having future children are advised to postpone the procedure until after you are finished with pregnancy. Any woman wishing to rejuvenate her body, tighten loose skin in the midsection and abdomen, and restore her youthful figure may be a candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

When can I see the results?

Most patients see a dramatic improvement immediately following surgery. However, your body contours will become smoother and tighter once the post-operative inflammation subsides and your tissues have an opportunity to settle into their new shape.

What is the cost?

All procedures involved in The Mommy Makeover are considered cosmetic, elective procedures.  Most health insurance providers will not typically cover these costs. Birmingham Plastic Surgery works to provide easy financing options and accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

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