San Diego Mommy Makeover
Moms in San Diego, let’s get real. We love being parents, but pregnancy and childbirth are just not always nice to our bodies. Even if you take care of yourself, eating right and exercising religiously, “sagging” seems to be the status quo. Breasts that were full and curvy while you were expecting are now droopy and deflated. You might even have sagging skin on your belly that wasn’t there before.
If you’ve decided you don’t want to keep your badges of motherhood, then you might want to consider a mommy makeover. This customized cosmetic surgery is designed to help you get your body back, restoring your figure more to the way you remember it back in your pre-baby days. Since your mommy makeover is tailored to your needs, you decide what procedures you would like to have with the help of our board certified plastic surgeons.
What’s Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
The great thing about your mommy makeover is that it’s truly customized to your needs! Most patients concentrate on three areas: breasts, tummy, and hips. A growing number of women are also choosing feminine rejuvenation procedures as part of their mommy makeovers. The 4 top mommy makeover procedures are:
- Breast Lift: With or without implants, a breast lift can undo the less-than-desirable changes pregnancy and breastfeeding have made to your “girls” and give you firmer, more youthful breasts.
- Tummy Tuck: If your abdominal muscles have stretched or you have excess skin is hanging around, abdominoplasty can tighten your tummy so you can feel confident in a bikini once again.
- Liposuction: Baby fat isn’t only for the little one. Liposuction can enhance your mommy makeover, creating a beautiful contour to your hips, belly, and thighs.
- Feminine Rejuvenation: Let’s face it – childbirth is rough on our bodies. If you’re feeling less than great about your body down there, you have a number of procedure options to help you be more comfortable and confident.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
As a mom, naturally you are concerned with how any surgery will affect your family, particularly your ability to care for your little ones after your procedure. As every mommy makeover is tailored to an individual patient’s needs, the recovery process is a little different for everyone. In general, you’ll need to have help around the house 24-7 for 2-3 days after surgery (more if you’ve had a tummy tuck).
While most patients can begin their return to daily activities (such as driving, light housework, a desk job, and shopping) within 2-3 weeks, you’ll probably need continued assistance with heavier lifting and strenuous aspects of childcare for the first 4-6 weeks. After this time, with your surgeon’s okay, you can lift your kids again.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, you’ll have some scars after a mommy makeover. By choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, you can be sure that your surgeon has the skill and knowledge to produce the least amount of scarring possible. Moreover, your scars will fade over time and will be in places that are easily hidden by clothing – even a bikini. We can also help you find a good scar minimizing treatment to help your scars heal smoothly and reduce redness.
At your consultation and pre-op appointments, your plastic surgeon, nurse, and patient care coordinator will give you all the important details about recovery.
Get Glam with Your Mommy Makeover
A lot of patients come see us with the idea that they want to get their old bodies back – until they realize that a Mommy Makeover provides the perfect opportunity to get the breast size & shape they’ve always wanted. Our San Diego plastic surgeons will help you decide if a breast augmentation along with a lift is right for you. If you’re on the fence, you can even come in for a free sizing & imaging session. You can try on implants of different sizes, and we’ll take “before & after” photos for you to take home and share while you’re considering your options.
Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including mommy makeover plastic surgery.