What is a Mommy Makeover?What are Mommy Makeovers?

Having a child is a beautiful and unforgettable experience. But having a baby should change your life, not your body. Breastfeeding can dramatically change the volume and shape of your breasts, while stretched abdominal tissues can leave loose, sagging skin that cannot be tightened through exercise or diet.

To help counteract these effects of pregnancy on the body, Annapolis, Maryland women consider breast enhancement or an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Combined “mommy makeover” procedures are performed by our highly skilled surgeons using techniques designed specifically to give a woman back her pre-pregnancy body.

If you’re a mom who wants to look and feel great, our board-certified plastic surgeons invite you to call and schedule a consultation to discuss your individual needs. Plastic Surgery Specialists will work with you to select the appropriate procedures to achieve your goals.

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Annapolis Breast Enhancement and Abdominoplasty Make Up A Mommy Makeover

Several procedures can be included in your mommy makeover. Procedures that can be performed together include:

  • Breast lift with or without breast augmentation in Annapolis, MD – not necessarily to increase size, but to correct volume and placement of the breasts after pregnancy. Following pregnancy, especially one that involves breast feeding, some women’s breasts begin to sag or lose elasticity within the breast skin. In addition, women often notice their breasts loss shape & volume after child birth. A breast lift can help restore a youthful position and feminine shape to breasts of new mommies. A surgical procedure, a breast lift is performed to raise and reshape sagging breasts and can also reduce the size of the areola if necessary. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can help new mothers during a complimentary consultation to determine their breast lift, and, if desired breast augmentation options.
  • Abdominoplasty to correct loose, sagging skin on the abdomen. Also know as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty, can significantly enhance the appearance and self-confidence of new mothers. During pregnancy, the skin of the abdomen often stretches and as a result additional skin and sometimes fat remain following child birth. A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and combined with other mommy makeover procedures resulting in the removal of excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdomen, while tightening and flattening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
  • Liposuction for Annapolis area women with stubborn fat pockets following pregnancy. Pregnancy very often comes with weight gain. And so, new mothers are challenged with both raising a newborn and attempting a rigorous diet & exercise program to regain their pre-pregnancy body. Often that weight gain can not be addressed by diet & exercise alone. Liposuction is a popular surgery performed to remove unwanted fat deposits following pregnancy. Because it is such a versatile procedure, virtually any area of the body including the neck, upper arms, above the breast, the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and even ankles can be addressed. Our board-certified doctors can provide liposuction options, as well as breast & abdomen options during your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

The combination of these procedures can take several hours to perform, as there are multiple surgeries being conducted at once. All three procedures are performed under general anesthesia in our ambulatory surgical center on an outpatient basis. Typically, an overnight stay is not necessary following this set of procedures. In some instances, depending on the extent of surgery, our abdominoplasty and breast enhancement patients choose to have their procedures performed in a local hospital.

What Makes Up A Mommy Makeover

“Having a child is a beautiful and unforgettable experience. But having a baby should change your life, not your body.”

Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results

Following a mommy makeover, patients will go home with a snug dressing and elastic girdle over the treated area, which helps the skin conform smoothly to the shape of the underlying tissue. Support garments are recommended for two to three weeks to help with recovery.

Patients who receive a breast enhancement with their mommy makeover go home with a light dressing and a support bra to help support and comfort the breasts while recovering.

There will be some post-operative pain after these procedures, but that is easily controlled by medication. Swelling and bruising should subside within three to six weeks. Your surgeon will give you a list of post-operative instructions which you should follow closely during your recovery.

Women receiving a mommy makeover are able to enjoy a flatter and firmer midsection along with breasts that have improved contour and position.

Mommy Makeover Insurance Considerations

Mommy makeovers are considered elective cosmetic surgeries and are not covered by medical insurance. Each patient is responsible for payment of the surgical and related costs.

Plastic Surgery Specialists’ Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. David Lowe explains Mommy Makeovers.