A mommy makeover is a popular cosmetic surgery approach that...Read More
A mommy makeover is a popular and customizable combination of plastic surgeries to address the changes that a woman’s body undergoes after pregnancy. Designed exclusively for you based on your needs, desires, and specific “problem areas,” the board certified surgeons at Seattle Mommy Makeover will expertly eliminate the imperfections that concern you most to restore your beautiful pre-pregnancy body
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body despite all efforts to control weight gain and retain tone. It common to struggle with excess tummy skin and fat, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. But, you don’t have to live with it! When this occurs, one of our custom Mommy Makeovers offers the ideal solution.
A Mommy Makeover is not a single procedure, but rather a combination of body contouring and sculpting procedures that bring your body back to its pre-baby figure- or better! Motherhood is an incredible experience, but nature can cause unwanted changes to the body. For many women, the body does not simply “bounce back” and surgical procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift are necessary to regain your youthful body.
Pregnancy has different effects on everyone. Some more fortunate women can have several children and look like they did before. Other women are dramatically affected. While genes are obviously important, other factors include the number of pregnancies, the size of the babies, the amount of weight gained during the pregnancy, and age during the last pregnancy. A woman’s breasts and abdomen are the two areas most adversely affected by pregnancy. We can help you get your ideal body weight back.
Most women’s breasts get larger during pregnancy and then “involute” or reduce in size after breast-feeding is finished. Frequently, there is also excess skin resulting in what most patients call “droopiness” and what plastic surgeons call “ptosis”.
Pregnancy causes stretching of both abdominal skin and muscle. With each successive pregnancy, a woman tends to acquire more excess lower abdominal skin. Frequently, this extra skin will be of diminished quality and have stretch marks. Likewise, the rectus muscles (muscles in the middle of the abdomen) thin out and separate to allow the abdomen to accommodate a baby.
After the delivery, the muscles do not completely return to the previous position and shape. This condition often gets worse with each pregnancy and the resultant muscle laxity and malposition is why women “show” earlier in each pregnancy. Following pregnancy, most women are unable to restore the desired shape to their abdomen, even with exercise, due to the malposition of their abdominal muscles. Various forms of abdominoplasty are designed to reconstruct the abs and remove the excess skin.
The plastic surgery procedures included in a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on the individual’s needs and goals, but they typically include a combination of Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Full Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift – BBL, and so much more.
Many women are wondering if they are eligible for this plastic surgery procedure. Different factors play an important role in determining who is qualified. Age, weight, and medical good health are just some of the things that need to be considered before undergoing a Mommy Makeover. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will make the final call on who is eligible for one of these cosmetic procedures.
Please make sure you discuss your medical history with our board certified plastic surgeon.
We can definitely get you back to your ideal weight
We will help you set realistic expectations. Your health is our top priority!
There are many reasons why a woman might consider plastic surgery. You could be unhappy with your body after having children, you could have suffered a drastic weight loss or you have never been happy with the way you look after pregnancy and now you want to go back to being the original.
There are many benefits that you can have after doing this procedure, such as:
The cost of a Mommy Makeover is not only based on the specific services. Other considerations are:
It is important that you et comfortable with your surgeon.
For the best result and to avoid surgical complications, you should ask questions such as:
Before deciding on a Mommy Makeover surgery, it is important to understand and know the risks of taking this surgical procedure. The risks vary from minimal to high depending on the person and the specific procedure they are going through. One of the most serious risks is infection which can result in a hospital stay and treatment with antibiotics.
Complications can include:
You need to take care of yourself and make sure that you are prepared for the surgery. Before, during, and after the surgery you need to work on different aspects of your health and life to ensure that you are given the best chance possible.
Discuss the procedure with your doctor, research the procedure online, explore different doctor options.
Eat healthy foods high in protein to maintain muscle mass. The best candidates follow our doctor’s instructions.
Stay patient, follow your doctor’s instructions. With the right diet and exercise, you can keep your per baby bod.
Some insurance companies cover a percentage of your procedure all or nothing, while others cover only a 50% co-pay. It would be best to call their office and speak with their staff before making a decision.
Recovery time on our mommy makeover procedures can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s healing capabilities. The patient will be observed in a recovery room immediately following the procedure until the effects of the anesthesia wear off. It is usual for the patient to suffer soreness, edema, and bruising in the treated areas.
The patient must rest and avoid vigorous or strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several weeks but at a minimum of two weeks after discharge. The surgeon will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions, control pain, and resume normal activities. It is also critical to strictly adhere to these directions to promote proper healing and reduce the possibility of problems.
The length of recovery time the compression garment is worn will depend on the extent of the surgery and the individual’s healing capabilities. If you had one of our breast surgeries, you may need a support bra.
Compression garments are often worn after some mommy makeover procedures to help reduce swelling and promote healing. These compression garments apply gentle pressure to the treated areas and help to support the healing tissues. The length of time the it is worn will depend on the extent of the surgery and the individual’s healing process.