Get the Figure You Desire with a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding things one experiences in a lifetime. For many women, motherhood also comes with a great deal of sacrifice and changes to the body. It is common for women to lack sleep, exercise, and nutrition due to the demands of parenthood, but even with proper diet and exercise some women have a hard time getting their body back to what it once was. A mommy makeover can help you regain your body’s youthful appearance and improve your self-image.
A mommy makeover is designed to help restore a woman’s body to its original, pre-pregnancy shape through a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures. The most common post-pregnancy issues that are addressed are:
- Deflated, sagging, or uneven breasts
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
- Excess fat
It is important to understand that the mommy makeover is not one specific procedure, but a combination of procedures. Dr. Angelchik will consult with you to see what your personal aesthetic goals are in order to customize treatment to meet your unique needs. Your mommy makeover may include a combination of the following:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Breast lift
- Asymmetric breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
A combination of these procedures can generally be performed at once, meaning you won’t require multiple sessions of downtime and recovery. However, there are limits to how long your surgical session can safely last, so Dr. Angelchik can recommend the right treatment plan for you. A mommy makeover can be worthwhile in restoring your self-esteem and making you feel like yourself again.
Mommy makeovers have become increasingly popular over the last several years. When a woman goes through pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding, the body experiences a number of changes. In many cases, getting back the body that you desire isn’t always as easy as diet and exercise. The best candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are those that have experienced negative changes due to pregnancy and childbirth that require surgical correction. However, it’s important that you have no further plans for pregnancy in order to maintain your best results. If you’re a new mother, it’s important that you be fully recovered from childbirth, no longer nursing, and have returned to a normal hormonal state.
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Every woman’s mommy makeover procedure is unique because everyone experiences pregnancy and childbirth differently. During a consultation, Dr. Angelchik can help you create the right mommy makeover procedure that will address your concerns and restore your natural figure. In general, these three areas are most commonly addressed during a mommy makeover:
The breasts can be negatively affected by pregnancy and nursing in many ways. However, many women are left with breasts that are deflated, enlarged, or saggy. In many cases, a combination of breast implants, breast lift, or breast reduction can be performed to reshape and rejuvenate the breasts to your desired profile.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause the stomach to become stretched, loose, and ineffective at supporting the upper body. In addition, it can accumulate fatty deposits that are difficult to get rid of. A tummy tuck procedure can not only restore the shape and appearance of the stomach, but it can also tighten the underlying muscles, allowing the more effectively support the upper body and pelvic region. Many moms find medical benefits from a tummy tuck, including a reduction in back pain and urinary incontinence.
Many women experience fat accumulation in the lower body and hips during pregnancy, which can remain or leave behind stretched and saggy skin. Some moms benefit from a lower body lift or thigh lift after pregnancy, or a liposuction procedure to reduce fatty deposits.
A mommy makeover procedure can require an extensive surgical session at an accredited facility with general anesthesia. Because multiple procedures are combined into one surgical session, a mommy makeover can require upwards of six or eight hours, depending on how extensive your unique procedure is. Dr. Angelchik will ensure you know what to expect during your surgery and whether you will require an overnight stay.
A big benefit of a mommy makeover is the convenience of a one-time recovery. In many cases, women come in at different times to receive a number of different cosmetic procedures and have to go through the recovery process on numerous occasions. By having all procedures performed at the same time, you will only have to go through recovery and any discomfort associated with it once.
However, a mommy makeover can come with extensive downtime, depending on your unique procedure. You can expect pain and discomfort, but these can be managed with prescribed medications. You may be required to wear surgical compression garments, depending on your procedure. This can aid blood flow, help the skin adhere to new contours, and support any new implants, so it’s important to follow your care steps regarding wearing these. You should be sure to arrange for childcare for one or two weeks, if needed, since you will be unable to lift or bend during your initial recovery. Dr. Angelchik can indicate during your follow-up appointments when it’s safe to return to your normal activities.
A mommy makeover can be one of the best ways to restore your body and your confidence for the long-term. To begin planning your unique procedure in the Sun City, Peoria, and Glendale AZ area, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelchik, a top plastic surgeon in the Glendale area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?
Every surgical procedure comes with some degree of risk. The best way to achieve a safe and effective procedure is by partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
Tummy tucks are most commonly considered to be a cosmetic procedure. As such, they are usually not covered by health insurance.
Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover will not prevent you from losing weight, but it shouldnt be considered a weight loss procedure. Instead, the goal is to restore the body to its pre-baby state.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Youll be given a detailed list of instructions to follow ahead of your surgery date. This might include stopping smoking and taking certain medications, and filling prescriptions.
What does a mommy makeover cost?
Because a mommy makeover is a suite of surgical procedures, it can come at a higher cost than many other plastic surgery options. Youll be given a full estimate of your mommy makeover costs during your consultation.
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover most commonly includes procedures like a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction. Dr. Angelchik can recommend the best options for you based on your goals.
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Because the mommy makeover includes multiple procedures at once, your recovery period will be longer than usual. Most patients need at least 2-3 weeks of downtime to recover from a mommy makeover.
How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?
In order to maintain safety and allow your body to successfully recover, only 2-3 procedures should be performed in one surgical session - however, this can be dependent on each patient. Dr. Angelchik can help you determine the best options for you based on your health.
How much fat can be removed during liposuction?
There are limits to how much fat can be safely removed during a liposuction session. This amount is usually between 6-8 pounds of fat.
What are the risks of a mommy makeover?
The risks of a mommy makeover include infection, bleeding, scarring, seroma, hematoma, and unfavorable results. If you opt for breast implants, the risks can also include capsular contracture, implant leaks, and loss of nipple sensation.
Do you have to be put to sleep for mommy makeover?
Yes - mommy makeovers are extensive procedures that can last for many hours, so its strongly recommended to undergo general anesthesia. Dr. Angelchik can discuss your options during your consultation.
What is the average age for a mommy makeover?
Moms of all ages can benefit from a mommy makeover, but most moms are 30 to 50 years old when they undergo their procedure. At this age, most moms are finished having children and thus can benefit the most from a mommy makeover.
Should I get a mommy makeover if I want more kids?
A mommy makeover does not prevent you from having more children, but its strongly recommended to wait until youve finished before undergoing surgery. If you decide to have more children in the future, another pregnancy may negatively impact your results.
Is 4 hours a long time to be under anesthesia?
4 hours is typically considered a longer than average time to be under general anesthesia, although still within the safe threshold. Because mommy makeovers combine multiple procedures, some sessions require anesthesia for upwards of 6 to 8 hours.
How many sizes do you lose with Mommy Makeover?
You may lose 1 to 2 sizes with a mommy makeover, although this may be more or less depending on the specific procedures included in your surgery. For example, if you previously had excess fat or skin around your waist, the results may be more substantial.
How do I prepare my body for a mommy makeover?
The best way to prepare for surgery is by eating a healthy and varied diet and getting regular exercise. Being in overall good health can help your body recover more quickly after surgery. Dr. Angelchik will also provide detailed instructions on taking medications and fasting before your procedure.
How long after mommy makeover can you wear jeans?
You should plan to wait until your incisions have fully healed before wearing jeans again. This typically takes 3 to 4 weeks. Dr. Angelchik can monitor your progress and give you the best indication of when its appropriate to wear your normal clothing again.
How can I sleep comfortably after a mommy makeover?
Depending on the procedures you chose, its best to sleep in a propped-up or reclined position. This can be either in a recliner chair or in bed using a few pillows. You may also need to avoid sleeping on your side.
How long does a mommy makeover last?
With regular diet and exercise and no further pregnancies, the benefits of a mommy makeover can be effectively permanent.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.