About the Mommy Makeover
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams regularly consults with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy body back. While childbirth is an exciting and amazing moment for a woman, it often will change the size and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's achievable to get a slimmer, smooth physique with the assistance of the mommy makeover procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge. The mommy makeover procedure uses a combination of liposuction and skin removal to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — essentially any body part altered by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be corrected. Furthermore, nonsurgical procedures can be incorporated to enhance surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick stretching and fluctuation of the tissue and skin during pregnancy. Call our office in Baton Rouge, LA today.
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are those who have completed pregnancy and childbirth and have tried to attain a slimmer look through diet and exercise with little result. For so many new moms, surgical intervention is necessary to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. If you are past childbearing and are unhappy with the side effects remaining on your body, such as sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, this procedure could be a great option for you. The overall goal of Dr. Williams is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can get back to living life without worry.
The mommy makeover procedure is a custom surgery tailored for patients by Dr. Williams based on the areas of concern to be corrected. A variety of procedures can be applied together — the most popular treatments are breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be required. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface irregularities.
What to Expect
Once leaving the hospital, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. The recovery period is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be difficult the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed at-home treatment protocol will be required to ensure the incisions heal properly. The majority of women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for approximately two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can make an incredible impact for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your confidence after having children so it is best to concentrate on reaching your goals rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Williams, he will understand your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your surgical plan. Typically, women select a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both), plus a tummy tuck and liposuction.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Williams will make small, clean incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be covered with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Williams or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your stitches heal and fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you got pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your current figure while trying your hardest to rid those final pounds, we welcome you to phone Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Deflated breasts, wrinkles, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this effective surgery. During your initial consult, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams will talk about your concerns and create a custom treatment plan to correct each area. With the latest medical advancements and surgical experience, it is achievable to regain the figure you desire. Call our office in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more.