Customized Mommy Makeover Treatment in Beverly Hills
Few events in life compare to becoming a parent; the love you have for your child is unparalleled, but the stresses and joys of pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for a baby are not the only significant changes that occur when you decide to expand your family. Mothers will notice bodily effects that can include drooping skin, excess fat, and depleted breast volume.
A mommy makeover is a combination of body sculpting and aesthetic procedures, which corrects body contours and restores your youthful appearance. Whether you are seeking cosmetic breast surgery, a tummy tuck, or buttocks augmentation, a mommy makeover is designed to combine different procedures into one session to rejuvenate your figure and restore your confidence.
The most common surgeries associated with a mommy makeover are breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift, and Brazilian Buttock Lift (BBL).
To learn more about a mommy makeover, contact us to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maher Anous.
Breast Surgery after Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Hormones created during pregnancy affect the size and shape of the breasts. After pregnancy, however, these hormone levels change once again, and patients may notice a lack of their former breast volume.
For many patients, the size, shape, and overall appearance of their breasts is a significant factor in their self-esteem. If you are feeling less confident because the effects of childbirth and breastfeeding have created drooping tissue, breast surgeries used during a mommy makeover are a highly popular and effective way to achieve your desired results. Breast lifts, augmentation with implants, or both are almost always included as a part of mommy makeover surgeries. Your treatment plan and choice of breast enhancement are completely customized to ensure you love your new look.
Breast size increases with milk production, and nursing affects nipple structure – both of which may cause the tissue to sag after you are no longer breastfeeding your child. Even if you do not breastfeed, changes in weight and hormonal fluctuation during and after pregnancy can leave breasts droopier than before. For these reasons and many others, eligible patients typically consider a breast lift (mastopexy) to be an integral part of their mommy makeover treatment plan.
With a breast lift, Dr. Anous can elevate breast position on the chest wall, while also reducing the size of areolas. A mastopexy, then, is a great choice for correcting tissue sagging and asymmetry in those patients needing it. Patients who are generally happy with their breast volume, but not with their position, can achieve great results with a lift alone.
When tissue volume is lost, or breast size is an issue, breast augmentation creates the desired level of projection, while adding firmness. Utilizing advanced implant technology, Dr. Anous provides breast augmentation as a part of your mommy makeover plan. Dr. Anous’ goal is to re-create your pre-baby body contours and create a body shape you can feel confident in.
There are several options available for implant type and placement to customize breast augmentation surgery and ensure optimal results for each patient. If necessary, Dr. Anous can provide a breast lift in the same procedure as implant placement; this technique restores breast volume and corrects tissue sagging for complete rejuvenation.
Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure used to strengthen the abdominal wall, remove excess skin and stretch marks, and create a taut, slim midsection. When carrying a baby for nine months, the abdominal muscles stretch and often remain lax. This problem is amplified after multiple pregnancies, leaving patients with noticeably loose skin and lack of muscle tone in the area.
Through his innovative approach to abdominoplasty, Dr. Anous can restore healthy, supportive muscle structure and create improved body contours. When combining this procedure with breast improvement, Dr. Anous can create a completely rejuvenate aesthetic and help patients feel great.
Contouring your Post-Baby Body with Liposuction
Your body stores are more fat in some areas than others based on your unique genetic makeup. Among the many bodily changes of pregnancy are areas of localized, stubborn fat that you may not have experienced before. This is why liposuction is such a popular addition to mommy makeover plans. With surgical fat removal, Dr. Anous can slim and contour areas of the body where fat has remained post-pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Body Lifts
When the flanks, thighs, buttocks, and back need contouring, body lifting is a perfect solution for achieving firm skin and smooth body contours. Many patients who have gained and lost a significant amount of weight after pregnancy may experience drooping skin along with stubborn bulges. Dr. Anous often recommends a body lift as the ultimate procedure in silhouette restoration.
Mommy Makeover Results
Your tummy tuck will create a lean, sculpted stomach and can eliminate some stretch marks. Your breasts will be firmer than before and, if you need a mastopexy as well, Dr. Anous can create an uplifted breast position. For many patients, treatment focused on the midsection and breasts creates the ideal figure.
Patients can also benefit from sculpting of the buttocks, thighs, and love handles. This comprehensive approach to a mommy makeover creates greatly improved curves and restores patients’ confidence. Unless your weight changes significantly, or you have additional pregnancies, the results of your procedure will be long-lasting.
Non-Surgical Additions to your Mommy Makeover
Although your treatment plan will be mostly focused on body procedures and surgical intervention, there are several non-surgical treatments and facial procedures which patients add to their treatment plans to help them look and feel refreshed, confident, and energetic. As a parent, sleeplessness and a lack of time to spend on self-care create tired-looking skin, puffy under eye circles, and fine lines. To restore smooth skin and offset the effects of aging, a facelift, Botox®, or eyelid surgery may be recommended. Laser skin resurfacing can also restore skin health and resolve superficial, acne, and surgical scarring while softening stretch marks.
Recovering from Full Body Rejuvenation after Pregnancy
The time needed to recover from a mommy makeover depends on the provided procedures, and how many of them can be completed in one surgical session. Occasionally, a patient might need to stay at least one night in an overnight facility to recoup from general anesthesia and receive post-operative care. Preparing for surgery often requires patients and their families to arrange care for small children and to ensure that someone is available at home to look after the patient. The first week or so post-surgery is an important time; patients should be sure they can rest with no distractions and have the help they need to take medication, bathe, and move around.
Dr. Anous encourages light walking around the house after surgery to increase circulation and avoid blood clots. Pain medications will be necessary to manage discomfort, and we provide specific instructions to care for incisions and manage any swelling. Follow up visits after surgery will help Dr. Anous manage your healing process and recovery.