A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic procedure for women after one or more pregnancies. A woman’s body undergoes a tremendous transformation during childbirth. Many women want to regain their pre-pregnancy appearance. There are many options for women looking to be curvaceous again and get a tight body once more.
But it’s not only for mothers either. Women who have lost a lot of weight can also use a Mommy Makeover to bring their bodies back to the way it used to be before the weight loss (or gain).
A Mommy Makeover often combines breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift / breast reduction, breast lift with implants) and body contouring procedures (tummy tuck, liposuction, fat grafting). The four major procedures are the tummy (tummy tuck and liposuction), butt (buttock augmentation, fat grafting), thighs (thigh lifts), and breasts (breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation).
There are many advantages in combining several Mommy Makeover procedures and save time, cost and convenience (just one recovery period). It is important to discuss your plans with Dr. Bartholomew and which procedures are best for you.
Any woman in good physical health and at her ideal body weight is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. It is a good idea if you are done having children. There are many options available to suit your particular needs.
The midsection may be the most common part of the body that causes discontent in women. Pregnancy causes your stomach to extend and the skin to stretch. This is especially true if you’ve had more than one child. A tummy tuck gets rid of the loose, excess skin for a tighter abdomen. Liposuction takes care of excess fat hanging around your stomach.
The abdominal muscles are split into two halves but multiple pregnancies and big weight gain can pull them apart. Called diastasis recti, this condition can be rectified with a tummy tuck, which can tighten your abdominal muscles and restore a more fit appearance to your stomach.
There are many factors that affect your breasts, including weight gain (or loss), age and pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover usually involves a breast enhancement to deal with the changes in your breasts. Saggy breasts means your skin has lost elasticity and your breasts are drooping in a deflated appearance. This is where a breast lift helps to reposition your breasts for a firmer and higher appearance and give you a rounder and more youthful look once again. The nipples are also resized during surgery.
Pregnancy and age leave women with less volume in their breasts. A Mommy Makeover gives you the opportunity to get the curves you’ve always wanted and get firmer breasts. A breast augmentation procedure uses implants for fuller and larger breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation uses your own fat cells to naturally enlarge your breasts and transform into a fuller figure. Also known as fat grafting, this procedure begins with liposuction of a donor area like your hips or abdomen and injects the fat cells directly into the breast tissue. This generates a more round shape to your breasts with increased volume.
Some women opt for a breast reduction surgery to deal with overly large breasts that causes pain and feel restrictive. Having large breasts can make it difficult to find clothing that fits well and can make you feel uncomfortable. The procedure gets rid of excess tissue and skin for lighter and smaller breasts.
The Brazilian butt lift is the most popular buttock enhancement today because it uses fat grafting from one part of your body (like waist or thighs) and injected into the buttocks. Liposuction is used to get rid of fat cells from the donor area and slim you down in the process.
Liposuction is also utilized for women who want a smaller posterior. It sure makes putting on those jeans a lot easier! These procedures allow you to streamline your figure and give you a youthful appearance. Smartlipo is a laser energy technique that breaks up your fat cells while tightening up your skin. It works great in dense areas like the buttocks.
There is also a lower body lift for toning your entire body. This surgery is customized to your specific needs that can include parts of buttock enhancement, a thigh lift and a tummy tuck.
Perhaps the less well-known part of the Mommy Makeover package is facial surgeries. It offers an opportunity to preserve your natural beauty with options such as blepharoplasty, lip augmentation and fat transfer to the face. There are simple injections such as Botox and Dysport that can smooth out wrinkles. It doesn’t take much to make little adjustments to your face and refresh for a more youthful appearance.
Most of our Portland Mommy Makeover patients have one or more surgical procedures done at the same time. Combining the procedures lets you improve multiple areas in one surgery. You will only have to recuperate once.
The Mommy Makeover is a safe procedure but there are a number of possible complications: anaplastic large cell lymphoma, anesthesia risks, asymmetry, bleeding, capsular contracture, cardiac and pulmonary complications, contour deformity, deep venous thrombosis, fat embolization, fat necrosis, hematoma, implant leak, incisions not healing properly, infection, loosening of skin, loss of sensation in nipples, scarring, and seroma.
Dr. Bartholomew strives to offer the best Mommy Makeovers Portland has to offer and has been very successful and has years of experience helping women regain their youthful form.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Bartholomew will listen to your goals, what you want to achieve and your concerns about the procedure. He will evaluate your medical history and discuss your situation, including whether you plan to have more children. It is important to be finished with childbearing as a Mommy Makeover can affect having more children.
The consultation allows you to ask questions about your surgery and how it will improve your life. There are many options available to you and a number of procedures can be done at the same time.
What you will go through really depends on what you choose as part of your Mommy Makeover. Many women combine at least two procedures from a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation or a Brazilian butt lift.
After your surgery, expect to feel some discomfort depending on what procedures you end up choosing for your Mommy Makeover. Dr. Bartholomew can prescribe medication to help with pain and reduce the risk of infection.
You may need to wear a support bra or an elastic bandage to help with the swelling and support your breasts. A compression garment can also deal with bruising. It takes several weeks for the swelling to dissipate and for you to see the results of your procedures.
Ultimately, a Mommy Makeover will enhance your appearance and get your self-confidence back. You will discover a new look, feel more comfortable in your clothes and be at ease with your body creating a satisfying change in your life.