Also Offering Mommy Makeover in Westlake & Lyndhurst
Pregnancy is a great gift, but after the baby is born it can be hard to get your body back into shape. There are many procedures available to help regain body contour with a beautiful, natural result.
A Mommy Makeover addresses both the breasts and abdomen. Some of the most common physical changes after pregnancy are breast sagging and loss of volume, along with excess skin and stretch marks of the abdomen. Another concern post pregnancy is added weight gain.
The best time for a Mommy Makeover is when child bearing is complete and you have attained a stable post baby weight. A large weight loss or gain after your surgical procedure would alter the final result.
What is Involved with a Mommy Makeover?
Breast surgery for mommy makeover generally consists of a breast lift (mastopexy) with or without augmentation. Breast augmentation uses implants that can be either silicone or saline, round or shaped depending on your body shape and form. Implant size and shape with be determined by you and Dr. Totonchi. after your consultation. A breast lift addresses the excess tissue and sagging of the breast while the implant adds volume to the deflated breasts.
Abdominal surgery for mommy makeover generally involves a full tummy tuck or a mini-tummy tuck, depending on the area and extent of excess tissue of the abdomen. A full tummy tuck also involves tightening of the abdominal muscles which are weakened due to being stretched during your pregnancy. A full tummy tuck takes 2-3 weeks to heal and generally 6 weeks to fully recover. Liposuction is often added to the surgical procedures to improve the contour of your abdomen.
Be specific about our expectation so that Dr. Totonchi can tailor your Mommy Makeover to attain your goals. You may bring photos of your pre-baby body shape and contour or pictures to help Dr. Totonchi visualize your desired result.
Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results
Patients should focus on resting and relaxing at home for the first few days of recovery, taking pain medication as necessary to manage discomfort. Always wear your compression garments (except when showering) to help minimize swelling. Dr. Totonchi will provide specific instructions relevant to the surgeries you have undergone. Most women feel well enough to return to work after two weeks, but strenuous activity should be reintroduced gradually.
Breast procedures can last over a decade before implants need to be replaced/removed or visible signs of aging (sagging) appear again. Body contouring procedures like tummy tuck and liposuction can last a lifetime, so long as the patient maintains a steady weight.
Mommy Makeover Costs
The cost of your mommy makeover depends on which surgeries you have decided to incorporate into your mommy makeover plan. During a consultation, Dr. Totonchi can devise a plan that meets your cosmetic goals and then provide a quote so that you may make an informed decision. Financing options are available through CareCredit.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How soon can I have mommy makeover after having my baby?
Dr. Totonchi recommends waiting at least six months after having your child before undergoing plastic surgery. Not only does your body need time to recover from giving birth, but you also must take time to lose your baby weight naturally with a healthy lifestyle. Remember, liposuction and tummy tuck are not weight loss surgeries, so you can achieve better results the closer you are to your goal weight.
You should also finish breastfeeding before you have any cosmetic breast surgeries. Your breasts are likely to deflate and sag significantly once they are no longer producing milk. Waiting will ensure that Dr. Totonchi can achieve the kind of results you would like for the long term.
How does pregnancy permanently change the appearance of a woman’s body?
The areas where a woman is most likely to see significant changes to her body are her breasts and stomach.
The skin surrounding her stomach must stretch to accommodate a growing baby, and if the skin is not elastic, it may not be able to snap back tightly after the baby weight comes off. Abdominal muscles also separate to make room for the baby, and they do not reconnect on their own after pregnancy. Furthermore, stubborn fat may cling to the midsection despite diet and exercise.
During pregnancy, the breasts develop new glandular tissue to prepare for nursing. Once the baby has been weaned, this tissue shrinks, and the breasts can look smaller and saggy due to loose skin that stretched to accommodate the breast’s larger size.
What happens if I have more children after mommy makeover?
Cosmetic surgery will do nothing to impede your ability to become pregnant again. However, you should be aware that deciding to have another child is likely to undo many of the positive benefits of mommy makeover, leaving you with skin laxity around the belly and droopy breasts once again. That is why Dr. Totonchi recommends that most women wait until their family is complete to have mommy makeover.
For more information on having a complete Mommy Makeover contact Dr. Totonchi, in Cleveland, Ohio at (440) 461-7999.
(Dr. Totonchi is seeing patients on the East and West side of Cleveland)