Mommy Makeover Procedures
Performed by Joseph K. Williams, M.D.. at our Atlanta, GA office location.
Pregnancy and breast feeding can cause dramatic changes to a woman’s body, and some find that they may need a little extra assistance to help them get back to their pre-pregnancy appearance. A Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address these changes with a combination of breast and body contouring techniques, which may include:
- Tummy Tuck (or abdominoplasty) to retighten stretched abdominal muscles and remove the lower belly “pooch”
- Breast Lift (or mastopexy) to restore sagging breasts to a more lifted and youthful position
- Liposuction to remove isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise and create a more smoothly sculpted appearance
Because every woman is unique, and each woman’s body responds to pregnancy differently, additional procedures, like breast reduction or augmentation, spider vein treatment, arm lifts, or thigh lifts, can also be included, as necessary, to address individual areas of concern. Having these procedures completed during a single surgical session means that patients ultimately require less post-surgery recovery time and get back to their lives faster.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Any woman who has experienced a change in the size or shape of her body as a result of pregnancy or breast feeding, including sagging or deflated breasts, excess, sagging skin or stretched abdominal muscles, and pockets of unwanted fat may be a candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery. As with all surgical procedures, the patient should be in generally good health, be a non-smoker, and be at or near their ideal weight. They should also have a thorough understanding of the procedure as well as realistic expectations.
Can I get a Mommy Makeover even though I am not a mother?
The term “mommy makeover” is really just a convenient name for a combination or plastic surgery procedures that is specifically customized to address a patient’s needs. Tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast surgery are all very popular procedures, and there is absolutely no reason why you could not choose to undergo a similar combination procedure even if you do not have children. When you come in for a consultation, I will sit and talk with you, in detail, about your goals and personal areas of concern. From there, we will be able to work out an approach and a treatment plan that is right for you.
When is the right time for a Mommy Makeover?
While the combination of procedures that are incorporated into a mommy makeover can do a great deal to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, they cannot prevent any subsequent changes from occurring. Future pregnancies, or any significant changes to the body for that matter, can often undo any improvements that mommy makeover procedures have achieved. This is why I usually recommend that women wait until their family is complete before considering a mommy makeover.
How long after my pregnancy do I have to wait before I can get a Mommy Makeover?
The results of any plastic surgery procedure can be difficult to predict when the patient’s body is in the process of growing or changing, so I generally recommend that patients try to reach a stable goal weight and maintain it for at least six months before they undergo a mommy makeover. Patients should have also stopped breast feeding for at least six months prior to any breast surgery as well. Different people heal at different rates, however, so this time frame can vary on a case by case basis. I will go over all the necessary post-surgical recovery instructions with you and we can evaluate your progress at our scheduled post-op checkups.