Having a baby is an amazing and highly rewarding experience, but pregnancy and lactation may alter your body in ways that diet and exercise can’t fully repair. Birmingham Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D., offers a combination of procedures known as a Mommy Makeover for women who live in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities of Michigan,who want to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies.
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 and/or aging 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:
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 as part of the combination.
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, extracting excess fat and tightening the underlying muscle tissue. The tummy tuck provides results that diet and exercise alone cannot achieve.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
As a compassionate and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Karaca is fully aware of the many changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation. For this reason, he recommends Mommy Makeover procedures for many of his patients. A Mommy Makeover may improve or enhance your natural figure, restoring volume and firmness to your breasts, extracting fatty deposits from your thighs, waist, and hips, and trimming away sagging skin from the tummy and thighs. Dr. Karaca works with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology and procedures to achieve natural results that will improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem. The Mommy Makeover provides the following benefits:
- Lifts and adds volume to sagging breasts that appear aged and flaccid.
- Eliminates loose skin and stretch marks around and below the abdominal region.
- Tightens the abdominal region after pregnancy and childbirth.
- Sculpts a slim and shapely waistline.
- Removes stubborn pockets of fatty deposits from any area of the body.
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 typically 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, such as a breast reduction and/or liposuction of the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks and back. Some women may also choose to undergo a thigh lift, arm lift, butt lift and/or labiaplasty, as well as body contouring procedures. During your private consultation, you and Dr. Karaca 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. Dr. Karaca will prescribe specialized compression garments that you will wear following the surgery in order to fully support your new shape, reduce inflammation and discomfort, as well as assist the healing process.
Our gentle approach means that most patients resume normal physical activities within one to two weeks after surgery, although we recommend that you return to your regular activities gradually during the recovery period. We will provide you with a list of post-operative care instructions that should be adhered to in order to optimize the healing process, as well as support the aesthetic results of your procedure. We recommend that you refrain from strenuous exercise and other physical activities, such as sexual intercourse and exercise, for a period of four to six weeks, depending on the specifics of your procedure and how quickly your body heals. Dr. Karaca and our team of specialists will answer all of your questions and provide recommendations for ways to keep you comfortable and optimize healing during your recovery period.
If you are tired of seeing lumps and sagging skin in spite of your efforts to eat right and exercise, you deserve to transform your appearance. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D., who provides Mommy Makeovers and other rejuvenating cosmetic procedures at the Birmingham Plastic Surgery, a premier body sculpting center that serves male and female patients in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities of Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is any adult woman, in good health, who is not pregnant or lactating, and who is not 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 and lactation. Any woman wishing to rejuvenate her body, tighten weak muscles and loose skin in the midsection and abdomen and restore her youthful figure may be an ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover.
When can I see the results of a Mommy Makeover?
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 of a mommy makeover?
Since the Mommy Makeover is considered a cosmetic, elective procedure, most health insurance providers will not typically cover it. Dr. Karaca helps patients afford these procedures by providing easy financing options. Our office also accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards.