If you have recently had children, you know that the many changes that your body goes through can have a lasting effect on your overall appearance. A Mommy Makeover can re-contour a number of features that have fallen out of shape. A combination of breast augmentation or breast lift, tummy tuck, and other procedures available from our Newport Beach plastic surgeon can meet your aesthetic enhancement goals with beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact Dr. Semira Bayati for more information.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
There is no denying that having children can be one of life’s great pleasures; but with the toll on the body that pregnancy can take, many women seek ways to restore their appearance and get back their pre-pregnancy physique. A Mommy Makeover can encompass a number of cosmetic plastic surgery options at the same time, or as a series of procedures designed to:
- Reduce extra skin and tighten the area of the midsection
- Reduce sagginess in the breasts
- Eliminate fat pockets that have formed in any area of the body
- Address areas exhibiting stretch marks
Dr. Bayati will discuss your goals with you and help you decide what areas you would like to improve with a Mommy Makeover procedure.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
A Mommy Makeover can provide you with a complete rejuvenation of a number of body areas affected by pregnancy. Procedures involved can include:
After delivering children, the breasts often begin to sag, losing their “perkiness” and taking on a more aged appearance. Breast lift surgery lifts the breasts and nipples to a higher position. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened for a more youthful, fit appearance.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
For an even greater rejuvenation of the breasts, breast augmentation with implants adds volume and fullness to the bustline by making them larger and more proportionate to your body frame. Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types, giving you a more contoured bust and a more sensual appearance. Dr. Bayati will go over all aspects of breast enlargement with you and help decide what type of implants will best meet your specific needs.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Over the course of a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are under pressure from the uterus, getting pulled apart and often separated. Our Newport Beach tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgeon can tighten these muscles and pull the surrounding abdominal skin taut, getting rid of excess tissue and giving the abdomen a flatter, more toned appearance.
Many areas of the body can store fat deposits that are extremely hard to get rid of, even with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a commonly-performed procedure designed to target these specific areas of fat and eliminate them. Liposuction can be performed in body areas including the thighs, hips, love handles, arms, abdomen, chest, and buttocks.
How to Prepare for Mommy Makeover Surgery
Any type of surgery will require physical, emotional, and lifestyle preparation. Since a Mommy Makeover typically involves multiple surgeries, it is a good idea to take some extra steps before the procedure to ensure you are prepared and have what you need for a recovery process that may take a few weeks, depending on the specific kinds of treatments that are included.
Dr. Bayati will provide you with detailed pre-operative and post-operative instructions that can help ensure the entire process is as safe and smooth as possible. With that in mind, here are some things you can do before your Mommy Makeover procedure that can get you prepared for the downtime necessary following surgery:
- Have prescriptions filled prior to the procedure.
Obtaining any medicines prescribed for post-operative discomfort before the surgery will ensure they are there when you need them after the Mommy Makeover, ultimately saving you the time and effort necessary for a smooth recovery.
- Complete as many errands as possible and prepare your home.
It’s best to make sure that you have everything you may need at your home ready and waiting for you when you return after surgery. A well-stocked kitchen and items such as books, magazines, and movies can go a long way toward making sure you are prepared for an extended period at home while you heal.
- Arrange for help.
This is one of the most important aspects of recovering after Mommy Makeover surgery. Ask a loved one for some assistance during this period so you can focus on resting and recovering. Help with household chores, running errands, taking care of small children, caring for family pets, or even just having someone there that can talk with you and provide comfort can be very beneficial. Remember, you will likely not be able to drive, lift heavy objects, or engage in other strenuous activities for several days following Mommy Makeover surgery, so it is often best to have a friend or family member assist you with normal routines, allowing you to keep your concentration on a healthy recovery.
- Be sure to review and follow all post-operative instructions as directed.
Wearing prescribed surgical garments for the recommended amount of time is necessary to facilitate healing, while resting and sleeping in the advised positions is also necessary to minimize the potential for discomfort or pressure at the incision locations. It is also vital to closely follow instructions for medication, care of surgical dressings, bathing, and physical movement. Getting up and walking around as directed is important to keep the blood flowing in order to minimize the potential for blood clots. Ultimately, the post-operative instructions are there to ensure you are recovering safely and successfully, and should be consulted with regularity. If you ever have any questions or are experiencing anything you feel is abnormal during the recovery process, please contact our practice.
During your consultation, Dr. Bayati can talk more with you about how you can adequately prepare for Mommy Makeover surgery. If you would like additional information, please reach out to us at any time.
What Is Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover will depend on the types of procedures you will undergo. Patients should expect some degree of bruising and swelling in the treated areas, and should plan to rest at home for a period of time after surgery. At your initial consultation with Dr. Bayati, she will talk with you about the areas of the body which you would like to target for rejuvenation and the procedures which will be best for your needs. She will also give you all the details of recovery and what you can expect in the weeks following surgery.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
The testimonials below illustrate why Dr. Bayati is one of the most trusted Mommy Makeover surgeons in Newport Beach. Many of our wonderful patients have had their appearance completely rejuvenated with this advanced procedure.
“I now own my body whereas before the surgery I would never think of getting out the shower without a towel or a robe to cover myself.”C.S.
“I got a mommy makeover from Dr. Bayati. She and her office staff were very sweet and welcoming. They were there for me through the whole process. I probably called them a million times and they answered all my questions with a smile and help put my nerves at ease. Dr. Bayati was great and explained everything about my procedure to me in detail. Overall an amazing doctor with a great staff.”L.S.
“I am so glad that I chose Dr. Bayati to do my mommy makeover! Such a transformation! My stomach is so flat and my scars are perfect! My husband is a huge fan of the breast lift part … The office staff is super friendly and you never have to wait in the waiting room. When I had questions or concerns during ‘off hours’, Dr. Bayati took my calls and never made it feel like an inconvenience. I cannot recommend this office enough!”This Mommy Loves her Makeover
“I had a tummy tuck with liposuction and a breast lift. Dr Bayati is a true compliment to her profession. From the beginning to the end, she and her staff were absolutely amazing, caring and professional. I love my new body and you will too.”C.Y.
Are Mommy Makeover Scars Visible?
The noticeability of surgical scars resulting from a Mommy Makeover will ultimately depend on the specific treatments that are included in the procedure. For a treatment like liposuction, the incisions are typically very small, which should result in scars that are fairly inconspicuous. For certain types of breast surgery, incisions can be placed in such a way that visible scarring can be minimized as much as possible. Tummy tuck surgery will require a hip-to-hip incision in the lower abdominal area; however, the scar can often be easily concealed under clothing or swimwear. It’s important to remember that Dr. Bayati is highly experienced with these procedures and will make every effort to ensure that residual scarring is as discreet as possible. In most cases, scars will also fade to some degree as time passes.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The total cost of a Mommy Makeover is completely dependent on your individual treatment plan. The number and type of procedures included in the Mommy Makeover; the complexity of the surgery; post-operative garments; fees for the surgeon, facility, and anesthesiology; and other associated expenses will be considered in the final cost. A member of our team will produce an up-front, total cost estimate and go over it with you during the initial consultation. Our practice accepts an array of payment methods, and we work with reputable plastic surgery financing companies that offer a range of monthly payment plans for individuals who qualify. We are happy to talk with you about ways to pay for Mommy Makeover procedures that are most convenient for your budget.
How to Choose the Best Mommy Makeover Surgeon
To achieve the safest possible care and results that meet your expectations, the proper selection of your Mommy Makeover surgeon is a critical step in the process. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, such as Dr. Bayati, are often preferable because they usually have more extensive training and experience with these types of procedures. You will also want to narrow down your choices to surgeons who are skilled with the specific Mommy Makeover treatments for which you are considering. Be sure to review the prospective surgeon’s biography and credentials, and try to get an idea of their overall philosophy of care. When you meet with the surgeon, it’s also important to ask any question you may have and evaluate your rapport to ensure you are confident and comfortable in their abilities. Here are some questions you may want to explore with your prospective Mommy Makeover surgeon:
- Is each treatment in the procedure customized for my unique needs and goals?
- How many times would you estimate that you have performed Mommy Makeover procedures?
- Where exactly will the procedure take place? A hospital or an accredited surgery center?
- May I look at before-and-after photos of some of your Mommy Makeover patients?
- What can I expect in terms of post-surgical care?
- Will the treatment be performed in a single procedure or spaced out over a series of appointments?
- What will the procedure ultimately cost? Are there financing options?
These are just a few basic questions that you may want to ask. It’s important that you feel no hesitation to address any concerns you have at any time with the prospective surgeon. Dr. Bayati prides herself on being honest and forthright with her patients, giving them as much information as possible in order to arrive at the best possible decision. Remember: you are not just a patient – you are a partner in your own care. Together, you and Dr. Bayati can determine the best options for your individual needs and design a treatment plan that can help you renew your appearance with beautiful results.
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Restore your body and your self-esteem with a combination of procedures designed to help you address the areas where pregnancy has taken its toll. For a Mommy Makeover consultation, or for answers to questions about any of the procedures that can be included, contact our plastic surgeon below.