As a new mother, it is natural to be overjoyed with the little bundle of happiness in your arms. However, this phase of life also introduces many changes to your body, which are not always in your favor. Pregnancy hormones, breast feeding, diet, and lifestyle modifications all bring about significant changes to your appearance, and such changes can profoundly affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. A mommy makeover at Elite Plastic Surgery can target the areas of your body that need the most change to get back to your pre-baby body. Phoenix, Arizona plastic surgeons, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Tim Matatov, both perform surgical procedures to enhance the appearance and firmness of the breasts, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Every woman is different, so results and surgical techniques may vary from patient to patient. As a combination of multiple body sculpting techniques, a mommy makeover rejuvenates, revitalizes, and tones a woman’s body to an extent that rigorous diet and exercise fail to ensure.
Treatment for the Abs
Commonly, women have stretch marks on their abdomen, weakened muscles in the abdominal wall, and loose skin after delivering a baby. No matter how hard some women try to repair their body with diet and exercise, some conditions will not remedy themselves. C-section deliveries can also leave you with surgical scars on the tummy. Many women feel they still look pregnant because of the sagging abdominal skin left post-delivery. Drs. Torabi and Matatov can perform a tummy tuck, which is probably one of the best solutions to resolve all of the above issues. However, if you only have a slight fat deposition on the abdomen after a pregnancy, liposuction could yield optimal results as well.
Treatment for the Breasts
Even if you do not breastfeed, pregnancy may affect your breast size and shape. Loss of volume or sagging are due to the rapid enlargement of breasts during pregnancy causing many physiological changes in the skin. Stretch marks may have developed on the breast as well. At Elite Plastic Surgery we can offer a breast augmentation to correct the volume loss, and a breast lift to address drooping breasts.
Treatment for the Thighs
Weight gain is perhaps one of the worst side effects of pregnancy, which can lead to fat accumulating on both the inner and outer regions of the thigh. Despite adequate measures taken to lose this excess fat, the deposit on the thighs can still be quite significant and stubborn. We can treat this area with a thigh lift and liposuction as they are good options for resolving the issue of excess fat accumulation in the thighs.
Other Areas for Treatment
A mommy makeover can also include other surgical or noninvasive aesthetic treatments:
- Breast reduction
- Vaginal plastic surgery (labiaplasty)
- Skin tightening
- Cellulite reduction
- Stretch mark removal
- Skin pigmentation treatment
- Upper arm lift
- Injectable facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers
Do I Qualify
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women in good health who need assistance restoring their body after pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover is best for women who have used a healthy diet and exercise to naturally restore their body, but there are still stubborn pockets of fat, loose skin, or other concerns that cannot be altered naturally. It is recommended that candidates seeking a mommy makeover not be planning any more pregnancies, as additional pregnancies will alter the work of this procedure. If you do get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a few touch up surgeries are usually needed to restore your results.
What to Expect
Prior to the procedure, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss which procedures will be part of their mommy makeover treatment plan. Since a mommy makeover incorporates a number of different procedures, each patient’s surgical experience will be different. Most mommy makeover surgeries will be performed in an accredited surgical facility or hospital with the patient under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery varies based on the number and types of procedures performed at one time. Because of the invasiveness of certain procedures, some patients will be required to stay overnight following surgery. Recovery time for this procedure is extensive and can take up to 6 – 9 months for full recovery. However, most patients can go back to their normal routines after roughly the first month. Exercise should be avoided for 2 months post-surgery or when your surgeon gives approval. After surgery, you will slowly begin to see your transformed body as the swelling subsides.
Scarring is a natural part of any surgery and should be expected. It is important that patients consider an excellent plastic surgeon for this procedure, as they will have the knowledge and skill to minimize scarring and make incisions where they will be less noticeable. After fully recovering, scarring should be minimal and in most areas, hardly noticeable. Patients should not let this deter them from a mommy makeover, as the benefits of this procedure outweigh the scarring.
Also keep in mind that the mommy makeover has nothing to do with your ability to become pregnant again. Additionally, a pregnancy will reverse the benefits of your plastic surgery and you may need to have a second mommy makeover.
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Get Your Body Back
A mommy makeover offers women the opportunity to get back to the body they once had before the changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. At our office, we will work closely with you to discuss individual needs and cosmetic goals, as well as develop a plan to restore your body. It is our goal to help you achieve the body you desire by using state-of-the art technology and services. Schedule a consultation with Elite Plastic Surgery today so we can assist you in your makeover journey.