Childbearing is a fulfilling time in a woman’s life, but not the loose skin, excess fat and sagging breasts that come with it. Many women turn to a plastic surgeon for what’s called a “Mommy Makeover,” which is a popular combination of procedures that can help a woman get her pre-pregnancy body back. Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions if you’re considering a Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover usually centers around improving the appearance of the breasts and abdomen. While each surgery is customized to a patient’s needs, some of the common procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover include breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty and liposuction.
A Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery as it entails a single operation and hospital visit, which means less risk and one recovery period for faster results.
Breast augmentation with implants helps restore fullness and lost volume. A breast lift will lift the breasts into a more youthful position. A breast reduction can help women with disproportionately large breasts achieve a more ideal, comfortable size.
A tummy tuck can take care of loose, sagging skin and excess abdominal fat after pregnancy. It consists of removing excess fat and skin and fixing separated abdominal muscles.
Recovery can take up to two weeks, depending on the specific procedures you have done. During recovery, you can expect to be sore, bruised and swollen. Swelling can last for several months, after which you will see full results.
When you are sure you are done having children, that is the best time to have the procedure. If you become pregnant after a Mommy Makeover, you risk reversing the results of your surgery.
Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.
He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.
Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!