WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts; however, the physical changes many women go through during pregnancy and child-rearing can be difficult to reverse with diet and exercise alone. Plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy figure with a combination of procedures called a Mommy Makeover. Options such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and more can help recontour your body, rejuvenate your skin, and restore confidence in your appearance. Injectable facial rejuvenation is also offered for women who may see signs of exhaustion, stress, and aging in the face. Cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give your facial features a more refreshed look.
- Mommy Makeover Candidates
- Mommy Makeover Procedures
- Mommy Makeover Recovery
- Mommy Makeover Scars
- Mommy Makeover Cost
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
A Mommy Makeover is a grouping of procedures custom-designed for your specific goals. Mommy Makeover treatments can typically be performed in combination as one operation, or in a staged series of treatments. Candidates for Mommy Makeover treatments are typically mothers who are experiencing:
- A sagging or drooping appearance in the breasts due to excess skin and fat deposits
- Excess fat and skin in the abdomen
- Fat deposits in virtually any body area that are resistant to diet and exercise
- Stretch marks
- Signs of premature aging and exhaustion
WHAT ARE THE MOMMY MAKEOVER OPTIONS?
There are a variety of aesthetic enhancement procedures offered by our experienced plastic surgeon that can reverse these effects and renew your body and skin. Some of the most common treatments included in a Mommy Makeover are:
After pregnancy, women may lose volume in the breasts, causing them to appear smaller. Breast augmentation can effectively address this by adding fullness and new contour to the breasts with saline or silicone gel breast implants. With breast augmentation, you can restore lost volume and enhance the breasts for a fuller, more sensual appearance.
The breasts can take on a sagging appearance after pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, losing their “perkiness” and giving off a more aged look. Breast lift surgery can correct this by removing excess skin and lifting the breasts to a higher position, making them look more firm, smooth, and youthful.
Pregnancy and child-rearing can ultimately result in excess fat deposits appearing in a variety of body areas. These pockets of fat can often be hard to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Liposuction can remove excess fat in the abdominal region, love handles, hips, and other areas.
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)
The abdomen is obviously the most noticeable physical change before and after delivery. During pregnancy the muscles in the abdomen are pulled apart, and sometimes permanently separated. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can give you a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) as part of a Mommy Makeover that can pull these muscles taut, remove excess skin, and give you a tighter, firmer abdominal area.
INJECTABLE FACIAL REJUVENATION
With the physical rigors of pregnancy and raising children, you may experience some changes in your facial aesthetic as well. The formation of extra lines, wrinkles, and creases may give you a tired, stressed appearance that can make you look older than you really are. Injectable facial rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections can smooth out signs of age and stress or add volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MOMMY MAKEOVER RECOVERY?
The Mommy Makeover recovery process will depend on the number and type of procedures you decide to undergo, and whether you have the procedures performed in tandem or staged over a series of visits to our practice. More invasive procedures such as tummy tuck surgery or a breast lift can require a recovery period of at least one to three weeks, while less invasive options such as injectable facial rejuvenation typically involve much shorter periods of downtime. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will go over all aspects of the surgery and recovery process with you as you consider which procedures you would like to have as part of your Mommy Makeover.
MOMMY MAKEOVER RECOVERY TIPS
Like all surgical procedures, a Mommy Makeover will require a period of downtime to facilitate proper healing of your new body contours. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani has outlined a few tips that can help mothers prepare for their upcoming treatment and increase the likelihood of a smooth and accelerated recovery process:
- Arrange for a friend or loved one to help you around the house for the first few days after surgery. Since your mobility will likely be limited, having someone there to assist you in household tasks can give you the opportunity to rest following your operation.
- Plan for childcare assistance during the first week after surgery. As some activities can be disruptive to your healing process, it can be invaluable to have someone handle responsibilities such as pick-ups and drop-offs, child supervision, and other activities that involve driving, heavy lifting, or exhausting physical activity.
- Wear surgical bras, compression bandages, and any other post-operative garb according to Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani’s instructions. These garments can help minimize swelling, reduce stress on the incisions, and diminish the likelihood of complications.
- Get plenty of rest. This is critical to your recovery period, as well as achieving an optimal final outcome. Do not try to rush your healing process, and refrain from exercise and strenuous energy exertion until Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani clears such activities.
Always contact Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, fever, or excessive bleeding. These reactions can be an indication that further medical attention is necessary, so please reach out if you have any concerns.
WHAT WILL THE SCARS FROM MY MOMMY MAKEOVER LOOK LIKE?
Any visible post-operative scarring will resemble the incisions used during each respective procedure. For example, liposuction incisions are typically very tiny and inconspicuous, appearing near the region that was treated for fat reduction. A tummy tuck scar will likely appear very low on the pubis, extending from hip to hip. It is usually well-hidden by underwear or a bikini bottom. Post-surgical marks from breast surgery often appear either in a “donut-shape” around the areola, in a “lollipop-shaped” fashion around the areola and down towards the breast crease, or in an “anchor-shape” encircling the areola and across the inframammary fold. This will be dependent on which breast surgery was performed, as well as the extent of your concerns. In some cases of breast augmentation, incisions are placed within the natural creases of the underarm, offering the utmost discretion.
In any case, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani takes every measure to camouflage incisions within the natural contours of the body whenever possible for minimized visible scarring. Many patients find their scars fade to some degree over time after healing is complete.
HOW MUCH DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER COST?
Your Mommy Makeover expenses will depend on a number of factors unique to your personal treatment plan, including:
- Which procedures make up your Mommy Makeover
- The extent of your aesthetic concerns
- Whether breast implants were utilized as part of your treatment
- The surgical techniques employed during each procedure
Because this customizable series of treatments is personalized for each patient’s unique needs, the price of a Mommy Makeover is different for every individual. As it is designed to address multiple aesthetic concerns at once, undergoing a comprehensive Mommy Makeover is typically more economical and less time-consuming than pursuing each individual procedure separately. Once Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani has an opportunity to assess your needs and cosmetic goals in a consultation, our office will be able to provide you with a personalized quote of your Mommy Makeover costs.
Our practice offers a number of flexible payment options, including plastic surgery financing through CareCredit®. This leading healthcare lending company offers a way to make treatment more affordable by presenting qualified applicants with a range of low- to no-interest payment plans that can be chosen to suit one’s budgetary concerns. For additional questions about the cost of a Mommy Makeover, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice and speak with a member of our team.
Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can restore your body contours, refresh your skin, and help you attain your aesthetic goals after pregnancy and child-rearing. Please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre to schedule a consultation for Mommy Makeover.