If you feel like you will never be yourself again after having children, take heart. A Mommy Makeover lets you reclaim your body so you can look and feel like you again. Gawley Plastic Surgery will tailor your Mommy Makeover to target the areas where you need help the most and to satisfy your personal goals.
During pregnancy and childbirth, your body goes through tremendous changes. After the fact, diet and exercise can help you get back in shape, but some changes cannot be reversed by your hard work alone.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Every woman is affected differently, but there are some very common issues caused by pregnancy including:
- Protruding belly
- Loose skin
- Deflated breasts
- Stretch marks
- Stubborn, left-over pockets of fat
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Your Mommy Makeover will include a combination of procedures to address any and all of these problems which you may have.
Find out What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover and What Does A Mommy Makeover Correct.
Our surgeons will help you choose the combination of procedures that will give you the body you desire. A Mommy Makeover may include:
Depending on your personal health, desires, and schedule, you may have all of your procedures in one session or you may have them separately.
As your uterus expands during pregnancy, the abdominal wall is stretched. A few very lucky women seem to spring back to their natural shape, but for most women, no amount of exercise will tighten the belly to its original, flat shape. A tummy tuck will tighten your belly and remove any excess skin.
It is healthy and necessary to gain weight during pregnancy, but sometimes fat will settle into stubborn pockets that so not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can remove these pockets of fat, restoring your natural contours.
During and after pregnancy, the breasts are often the most dramatically affected area of a woman’s body. The results can be very unpredictable. Some women lose volume. Some begin to sag due to stretching. Many women experience a combination of both. Age and the elasticity of your skin are just two of the factors which determine how your breasts will react to pregnancy.
Our doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery can enlarge your breasts to replace lost volume, perform a breast lift to correct sagging, or you can choose a combination lift and augmentation to fully restore and enhance your breasts.
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A Mommy Makeover can be very rewarding, restoring your self-esteem and even putting the spice back in your sex life. If you are ready to reclaim your body, please call or email us today to schedule your initial consultation in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area.
How much does a mommy makeover cost in Arizona?
The cost of a mommy makeover varies based on many factors. These include what procedure(s) is chosen, the surgical facility, and anesthesia. Your surgeon at Gawley Plastic Surgery will give you an estimated cost at the time of your consultation.
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
Your reasons and decision to have a mommy makeover is tremendously personal. Every surgery has risks and a mommy makeover is no exception. The key part is to compare the risks and benefits. We will help you understand the procedure and potential complications and explain what you can expect for a result. Then, together, we can decide through a shared decision-making process whether this is the right operation for you.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgery designed to flatten the abdomen by removing extra skin and fat and to tighten the abdominal wall (six pack) muscles. Despite some added medical benefits of potentially reducing stress incontinence, decreasing back pain and improving posture, abdominoplasty is always considered cosmetic.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
We use enhanced recovery and Exparel ®, a long-lasting local anesthetic, to boost the recovery, minimize discomfort and have you back to normal much quicker than you might expect. You will be up and walking the same day and, depending on your job, you may be back to work in a week or two. Bruising and swelling may persist for 2-3 weeks. While light walking and lifting may be resumed fairly quickly after surgery, you cannot return to a regular workout routine for 6 weeks.
What is included in the mommy makeover?
The mommy makeover is one of today’s most popular operations custom designed to address the issues you face having been through pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are no set components as it is tailored to fit your individual needs and desires. The most common areas are the breasts (with implants to restore volume and a lift to remove the sagging skin) and the abdomen (with a tummy tuck). Other possible surgeries that can be done at the same time include brachioplasty (arm lift), liposuction, and facial rejuvenation.
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
The mommy makeover is one of today’s most popular operations custom designed to address the issues you face having been through pregnancy and breastfeeding. We will work with you to tailore the operation to fit your individual needs and desires. The most common areas are the breasts (with implants to restore volume and a lift to remove the sagging skin) and the abdomen (with a tummy tuck). Other possible surgeries that can be done at the same time include brachioplasty (arm lift), liposuction, and facial rejuvenation.
How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that we do just about every day and you will be amazed at how much fat can be permanently removed. The maximum amount of fat that can safely be removed in an outpatient surgery is 6 to 8 pounds (3-4 liters). If you require more than that, it is safest to either divide the liposuction into separate procedures or stay overnight after surgery.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
First, you should be at or close to your ideal weight. One of the most common reasons for revision is size change and partly that reflects patients own weight change leading to the implants being too large or too small. Second, you should be at least 6 months to a year out from breast feeding. And finally don’t use any tobacco or nicotine products or take aspirin / drugs / supplements that increase the risk of bleeding
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
It is not so much the number of surgeries as it is the length of surgery. For an outpatient surgery, we typically limit it to 4 or 5 hours. For longer surgeries, we will either have you stay overnight at the hospital or have a nurse go home with you (one on one care) so that we can ensure your safety.
What does a mommy makeover cost?
There are no set components as it is tailored to fit your individual needs and desires. The most common areas are the breasts and the abdomen. Other possible surgeries that can be done at the same time include arms, thighs, labia and facial rejuventation. Each patient is unique as is each surgery performed and the cost. Please call us or click here to contact us regarding a private consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We pride ourselves on a patient-centric approach to serving you and look forward to meeting you soon.
How much did you pay for your mommy makeover?
There are no set components as it is tailored to fit your individual needs and desires. The most common areas are the breasts and the abdomen and together cost around $20,000 (Our prices are all inclusive: the consult, all pre-operative visits, the surgery, anesthesia and surgery center, as well as all post-operative visits and garments). Other possible surgeries that can be done at the same time include arms, thighs, labia and facial rejuventation. Each patient is unique as is each surgery performed and the cost. Please call us or click here to contact us regarding a private consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We pride ourselves on a patient-centric approach to serving you and look forward to meeting you soon.
Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?
Yes, you lose weight after surgery. Not initially, as fluid retention, swelling, inflammation, stress and limitation of activities can lead you to gain a few pounds in the first week. You can minimize this by drinking plenty of water, eating well (high fiber, whole grains and fresh fruit while minimizing comfort foods) and walking short distances. But eventually, you will see a drop on the scales. For some, it’s a few pounds from the extra skin and fat removed from the tummy tuck. For others, it may be as much as 15-20 pounds if liposuction is done.
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