Pregnancy, giving birth, and breast feeding can cause significant physical changes to your post baby body. You will likely see changes in your tummy and breasts as well as an increase in stubborn fat deposits throughout your body. These changes often don’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise, and they can seem permanent.
However, Mommy Makeover surgery is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that can restore your body and help you regain your pre pregnancy body to feel like yourself again. Mommy Makeover procedures typically include liposuction, a tummy tuck procedure, and a breast lift or breast augmentation.
Board certified plastic surgeon Charles Galanis, M.D., can help you determine which procedures are right for you. During your initial consultation, you will be well informed of the procedures performed while having your medical history reviewed to understand all underlying medical conditions that could effect any of the various plastic surgery options that are available to you.
Mommy Makeover surgery is fully customizable, perfectly tailored to you, and designed to achieve your ultimate treatment goals. Having a plastic surgeon who has specialized training, extensive experience, and provides great detail toward patient safety is a must.
The Mommy Makeover is personalized to meet your desired mommy makeover results. While most Mommy Makeover surgery will include the “typical” procedures mentioned above, you can choose to omit any of these, or you may want to include additional body contouring procedures such as an arm lift, a thigh lift, or a skin rejuvenation treatment.
Dr. Galanis will help you decide on the multiple procedures you can choose from to get the results you desire. Each procedure you choose will also be specifically tailored to your needs.
BREAST LIFT OR BREAST AUGMENTATION
Your breast procedure will depend on whether you want to lift your breasts to a more youthful position on your chest or enhance your cup size. If desired, you can combine breast lift and breast augmentation in order to enhance the shape, size, and position of your breasts.
If you’re looking to lift your breasts, the specific technique and requirements will depend on the degree of sagging you are experiencing. More sagging requires more adjustment of the breast tissues and a bigger incision, but this provides more obvious, dramatic results.
If you’re looking to enhance your cup size with breast augmentation, you can personalize the procedure by choosing the type of implants (saline or silicone) as well as the cup size you wish to be.
After childbirth, the midsection can look dramatically different than it did prior to your pregnancy. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty procedure, can address changes such as excess skin, stretched abdominal muscles, and stubborn fat pockets. Charles Galanis, M.D., removes excess skin and fat, restores loose abdominal muscles, and tightens the sagging skin to give you a firm and toned midsection.
Liposuction can be done in various places throughout the body. The use of a cannula (a small suction device) means that Dr. Galanis, one of the most highly skilled plastic surgeons, can be very precise in removing excess fat and can give you natural, subtle contours.
The drastic changes that happen to your body after having a baby can have an effect on how you view yourself. Gaining baby weight and the inability to return to your pre pregnancy weight can quickly lower your self-confidence and make you more conscious about your appearance.
By choosing a Mommy Makeover, you can address the specific areas of your body that you’re not happy with and choose your results. This will help you to feel confident in yourself as you return to your pre-baby body!
BETTER FIT TO CLOTHING
The proportions of your post pregnancy body can be drastically different. This can cause clothing to not fit very well. Additionally, pieces of clothing that fit well on one part of the body might not look great on another area. Because a Mommy Makeover can target specific areas to adjust your proportions, your clothing can fit perfectly again!
RECOVERY FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER
In the moments after plastic surgery, you will most likely feel a little light headed as the local anesthesia wanes in the first couple of hours. In the initial days of your recovery period, following your mommy makeover surgery, many women may encounter some pain and discomfort. This is normal and generally not a cause for alarm.
It is important to get plenty of fluids and rest while avoiding strenuous activity so that you will begin healing properly. For the best possible results, you always want to follow the plan that Dr. Galanis has created for you. After approximately a week, you should find your pain to be controllable with over-the-counter pain medication.
It’s possible to experience bruising and swelling, which may take two to three weeks to subside following plastic surgery.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What are the cons of a mommy makeover?
Similar to any surgical procedure, there is always a potential for complications. Combining multiple procedures in a mommy makeover can heighten the risk of complications. Another consideration is the associated cost, which is a potential downside to undergoing a mommy makeover.
What are all the possible complications from mommy makeover surgery?
Mommy makeover surgery carries potential risks, including but not limited to bleeding, infection, impaired incision healing, hematoma, seroma, loss of nipple sensation, challenges with breast feeding, implant leakage, capsular contracture, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, undesirable scarring, recurring skin looseness, fat necrosis, deep venous thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, asymmetry, persistent pain, contour deformity, fat embolization, and anesthesia-related risks.
How do I choose the best mommy makeover surgeons?
Examine before-and-after images, compare the outcomes achieved by different cosmetic surgeons in the surgical procedures you’re interested in. Identify the results that personally resonate with you, giving special consideration to patients who share similar qualities or characteristics with you. Prepare a thorough list of questions for your mommy makeover consultation.
What are the possible treatment options that I should be aware of?
Your makeover could be any of these various options in plastic surgery procedures combined to suit your individual concerns. Breast augmentation with breast implants, a breast lift procedure, breast reduction, tummy tuck surgery, fat grafting to restore lost volume
Which is better tummy tuck or mommy makeover?
Identify your primary areas of concern. If your issues are primarily centered on your abdomen, a tummy tuck surgery might be satisfactory. However, if you’re looking to address both abdominal concerns and restore breast volume and shape with cosmetic breast surgery, a mommy makeover offers a more comprehensive path to rejuvenation.
Book Your Consultation Today
To find out how a Mommy Makeover can benefit you, please contact us for a preoperative evaluation and consultation for your mommy makeover with Dr. Charles Galanis, M.D. Call our Beverly Hills office at 310-858-8930 today.