About the Mommy Makeover
Leesburg, VA plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang regularly works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy physique back. While childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it inevitably will change the tightness and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's achievable to reclaim a slim and taut appearance with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. This body contouring treatment uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the abdomen and breasts, and other affected body parts — virtually any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to repair surface imperfections, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy. Typically, a tummy tuck, breast lift, and vaginal rejuvenation is a popular combination among Leesburg patients.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
Ideal candidates for body contouring and a mommy makeover are females who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have tried to get a slimmer, tighter figure through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to once again have their pre-pregnancy figure. If you are past childbearing and are feeling hopeless with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, a stretched labia, or undesirable areas of fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, this procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Chang is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can get back to living life without additional concern about your figure.
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery, tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Chang based on the areas of concern to be enhanced. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, vaginal rejuvenation, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital might be necessary. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin procedures, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.
What to Expect
This cosmetic body contouring procedure is categorized as an invasive process and can surgically cover a large portion of the body. Once leaving the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Chang. The overall recovery is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home healing protocol will be adhered to in order to help the incisions heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center can be an amazing journey for women, creating a newfound love for their new shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary greatly depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Chang will need to create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, so it's important to focus on getting the results you want instead of the lowest cost. Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing so your mommy makeover is easy to afford.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Chang, he will listen to your needs and concerns before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women include a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) along with liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can really take a toll on the body, so often times nonsurgical treatments are not enough to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Chang can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, SculpSure), laser vaginal rejuvenation (for example, DiVa vaginal tightening), or nonsurgical skin tightening (for example, SkinTyte) can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately it does include some scarring. Dr. Chang will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Any scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Chang or a member of his team will go over scar care so your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after a mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your current figure while trying your hardest to lose those remaining pounds, we welcome you to contact Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging and drooping breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Dr. Chang will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is achievable to regain the body and figure you desire.