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Mommy Makeover

Restore the Look and Feel of Your Post Baby Body

Dr. Z Explains the Mommy Makeover in this Video at the Emory Aesthetic Center

Dr. Zubowicz – Expert on Mommy Makeover Procedures

Over my 35-year career as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I have performed Mommy Makeover operations to reverse the aesthetic changes of pregnancy. I have observed firsthand the positive impact to self-esteem and confidence women experience after recovery from corrective surgery. 

Both pregnancy and breastfeeding change the body. Oftentimes, these changes are unwanted. Thankfully, we offer procedures to empower women to restore their bodies with cosmetic surgery. 

Over the years, the techniques for the procedures for a Mommy Makeover improved with emerging technologies and knowledge. We now have best practices that reduce the convalescence period and pain while also decreasing the surgical risks. Women today have more options to improve the appearance of their bodies from the effect of pregnancy. I am excited to be a part of this process.

Dr. Z Explains the Mommy Makeover in this Video at the Emory Aesthetic Center

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Mommy Makeover

While the name Mommy Makeover may seem a little cheeky, it’s actually an excellent way to describe the surgical procedures involved. With a Mommy Makeover, women who have undergone pregnancy or breastfeeding can alter the long-term changes their bodies experienced. These primarily include unwanted changes to the abdomen and breasts.

A Mommy Makeover refers to any combination of operations designed to reverse alterations to the body produced by pregnancy and nursing. An abdominoplasty along with various other procedures make up the Mommy Makeover surgery.

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures aimed at women who have experienced pregnancy. The most common combination of operations included with a Mommy Makeover are an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck, and breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift. Liposuction is also often a part of the combination.

Most women can successfully have a mixture of procedures completed at one time. Combining procedures means you get the results you want with one surgery. You then only go through the recovery process once. In addition, combined procedures reduce the cost when compared to multiple, separate surgeries. 

We work with each patient to determine the best process for your unique needs. We always prioritize patient health with any plastic or reconstructive surgery. Each patient receives a customized surgical plan prior to surgery. This ensures you know exactly the procedures included in your specific Mommy Makeover.

The Mommy Makeover is for women who have undergone pregnancy and want to restore their body from the changes experienced due pregnancy and breastfeeding. A good candidate for surgery is any woman in good health with no planned future pregnancies.

We do not recommend a Mommy Makeover for women who plan to have future pregnancies. This is because additional pregnancies may undo the surgical procedures. It is best to wait until you no longer desire more pregnancies and have finished breastfeeding.

However, a Mommy Makeover should not negatively impact future pregnancies if they occur after the surgery. We simply recommend waiting so that the aesthetic goals achieved through surgery last.

We do evaluate each surgical candidate on a case by case basis to ensure your aesthetic goals align with the surgical procedures. Again, we always prioritize health with any surgical procedure.

The cost for a Mommy Makeover varies with the specific procedures included in the operation. For a starting price point, an uncomplicated abdominoplasty costs around $8,000. Adding additional procedures, like breast augmentation or liposuction, increases the cost. 

There is a cost benefit to combining the procedures into a Mommy Makeover package. For example, the cost of the operating room and anesthesia become combined versus the separate cost incurred for individual surgeries. 

Even with the cost of surgery, many women elect to have a Mommy Makeover. These women value how the procedure restores the body along with improved confidence and vitality.

Drains are not a standard part of the Mommy Makeover surgery on the abdomen or the breasts. However, as a surgeon, I walk through the possible methods used for each surgery. Based on the patient’s size or specific desired procedures, I discuss the detailed surgical impact as part of the surgical plan.

However, use of drains isn’t typical for Mommy Makeover procedures.

A Mommy Makeover operation is physiologically significant for the patient, meaning it is a serious surgery with medical risks to the patient’s health and body. However, the surgery is much easier with a shorter recovery process than a decade ago. Patients may experience swelling, bruising and soreness post-surgery. 

Long-acting anesthetics have greatly diminished post-operative discomfort. Typically, patients can get up and move around almost immediately after surgery. Also, most patients can drive and perform non-strenuous activities within a week or two. This includes returning to work if the patient’s job isn’t strenuous.

The procedure is an invasive surgery requiring general anesthesia. Mommy Makeover surgery is usually an outpatient procedure. Patients do need reliable transportation and at least 24 hours of care after the surgery. Patients have the option to stay in our overnight suite for an additional cost. 

Patients cannot participate in strenuous exercise, including any exercises that target core or abdominal muscles, for six weeks after surgery. Failing to follow the recovery procedures could impact the results of the surgery and the patient’s health.

Three months after surgery, the patient should experience a full recovery with no activity restrictions.

It’s exciting to think about rejuvenating your body after the impacts of pregnancy and breastfeeding. With a Mommy Makeover, all patients realize a major improvement in body contour after the operation. 

The trade-off from the aesthetic improvements are the scars required to achieve these results. As part of the pre-surgery discussions, I will show you how typical scars appear at different stages of recovery. I believe patients need to understand both the benefits and trade-offs of any plastic or reconstructive surgery.

Depending on the specific procedures included in your customized Mommy Makeover surgery, you will experience different results. A tummy tucks results in the tightening of the abdominal area with the removal of fat and excess skin. Liposuction added to the Mommy Makeover removes unwanted fat to specific areas of the body.

The impact to the breasts post-surgery depends on the type of surgery needed. Some patients include a breast lift while others may add breast implants. Still, other patients may include a breast reduction. It all depends on the specific needs of the patient. The end results include improvements to the breast area based on the patient’s specific goals.

Overall, a Mommy Makeover reduces the visual impact of pregnancy for a renewed look and feel to your body.

Are You Ready to Reverse the Visual Impact of Pregnancy?

Over the last decade, the Mommy Makeover experienced advancements that improved the procedure and recovery process from surgery. Now, women can more easily achieve their aesthetic goals after pregnancy. 

If you want to restore your abdominal area or breasts after pregnancy and nursing, a Mommy Makeover may be the right choice for you. Contact Dr. Zubowicz to schedule a free consultation to discuss the benefits of a Mommy Makeover!

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