Restore smooth, youthful curves after pregnancy & childbirth
Becoming a mom may be the best thing that ever happened to you, but you may not feel the same way about its impact on your body. Pregnancy and childbirth can take their toll: volume loss in the breasts, excess skin and fat on the belly, and stretch marks are common complaints among new moms.
The good news is, you don’t have to put up with such effects on your body if you are unhappy with them. A mommy makeover can help you address unwanted changes to your breasts and body following pregnancy and childbirth, dramatically improving your shape with a single operation.
- What procedures does a mommy makeover include?
- What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
- How is mommy makeover surgery performed?
- How long will my mommy makeover results last?
What procedures does a mommy makeover include?
Depending on the individual, a mommy makeover may include one or more plastic surgery procedures and/or non-surgical body contouring treatments. The most common surgical procedures Dr. Movassaghi performs as part of a mommy makeover include:
- Breast Lift (typically with breast implants)
- Tummy Tuck
For women who are not ready for surgery, or who have only a mild to moderate amount of excess fat or lax skin on the torso, a non-surgical mommy makeover may be an option. Non-surgical treatments can also be an excellent choice to help enhance your appearance following a pregnancy if you think you may have more children in the future, offering noticeable improvements with little to no recovery time required.
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Pregnancy affects every mom’s body a little differently, so a mommy makeover is tailored to address what concerns you most. Common goals are to improve the appearance of the breasts, abdomen, hips, or thighs. With the help of a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, a mommy makeover can help to:
- Lift, reshape and restore lost volume to the breasts
- Tighten excess, loose skin on the belly
- Tighten stretched, protruding abdominal muscles
- Restore a flatter, firmer midsection
- Reduce pockets of unwanted fat for a slimmer silhouette
- Minimize stretch marks
“Knowing how I used to look before having my kids I had a hard time accepting what I was then left with. I now feel more confident than I did even in high school. Your work is amazing and I truly appreciate what you’ve done for my self esteem.”
Am I a good candidate?
If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of your breasts, abdomen, or hips due to the effects of pregnancy or childbirth, a mommy makeover can help restore your figure to more closely match how you looked before having children. A mommy makeover is also an excellent opportunity to help you enhance your figure if you have always wished for fuller breasts or a flatter tummy.
Because a mommy makeover specifically addresses pregnancy-related issues, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until you are finished having children. While a pregnancy following a mommy makeover will not be harmful to your or your child’s health, your results are likely to suffer as your body changes to accommodate a developing baby.
How is mommy makeover surgery performed?
The surgery details of a mommy makeover depend on the type, number, and extent of procedures being performed. The typical mommy makeover patient will combine a breast enhancement procedure with a tummy tuck. Dr. Movassaghi will usually perform all of a patient’s selected mommy makeover procedures during a single operation. This allows for dramatic improvements with only one recovery period.
Dr. Movassaghi performs mommy makeover surgery at an accredited surgical center, either McKenzie Surgery Center or Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. Most mommy makeovers are outpatient surgeries, although more extensive tummy tucks may require an overnight stay in the hospital.
What is recovery like from a mommy makeover?
Each mommy makeover patient experiences recovery a little differently, depending on the procedures performed. If you are having a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover, you will need several weeks to recover before resuming many activities. Typically, patients can expect 2 to 3 weeks away from a sedentary job, and about 6 to 8 weeks before resuming strenuous exercise. If you have drains placed after your tummy tuck, you will need to tend to these as instructed; our nurse will give you detailed instructions for post-operative care.
You can resume driving and other light activities after about 2 weeks, given that you are no longer taking prescription pain medication and you can wear a seat belt comfortably. For the first month or so after surgery, you will need to have consistent help around the house, especially if your children are younger, as you will be not be allowed to lift or carry heavier loads for 4 to 6 weeks.
How long will my mommy makeover results last?
Mommy makeover procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tucks offer long-lasting improvements. So long as you maintain a stable weight, your results will last for many years. With proper care, scars from mommy makeover surgery should fade beautifully and can be easily concealed beneath underwear or a swimsuit.
Keep in mind that significant weight fluctuations or future pregnancies can negatively affect your results. The natural aging process will also have some effect over time, but “resetting the clock” with a mommy makeover can help you enjoy many years of more youthful, attractive curves.
Contact us to learn more
If you would like to schedule a consultation or learn more about mommy makeovers in Eugene, Oregon, we would be happy to help. Please contact us online or call our office at (541) 686-8700 to get started.