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Beauty after baby: A custom mommy makeover
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can wreak havoc on the female body – even on women who are very physically fit. The term “mommy makeover” is used to describe a combination of cosmetic procedures elected by women following the birth of their children. This cosmetic surgery strives to improve several areas of the body in one safe surgery, eliminating the need for increased downtime and multiple recovery periods. At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we are an aesthetic concierge practice and we can help to orchestrate your transformation from start to finish so it goes as smoothly as possible. Some of the problems a mommy makeover can correct include:
- Saggy breasts
- Breasts that appear flat or deflated
- Stretched or larger nipples
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin and fat on the lower abdomen
- Fatty deposits on buttocks, thighs, and flanks
If you struggle with any of these problems, you have the right to restore your body to its firm, taut, youthful appearance. A mommy makeover can resolve all these aesthetic issues. Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett A. Wirth has years of experience performing mommy makeovers in Newport Beach. He specializes in various body makeover procedures such as tummy tucks, breast surgery, labiaplasty, and more. Imaging having firm, rounded breasts, and a flat, fit tummy zone once again – it is well worth it.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You may be a potential candidate for this procedure if you meet some of the following criteria:
- You are bothered by changes to your body brought on by pregnancy and/or childbirth
- You are at least six months postpartum and six months out from breastfeeding
- You are maintaining a stable weight which increases the opportunities for success
- You possess realistic surgical expectations
Additionally, it is essential that women undergoing these surgeries possess good overall physical and mental health. During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Wirth, he will be able to create a personalized surgical plan that will align with your specific cosmetic goals.
What are Patients Saying?...
"Had my breast implants and tummy tuck done in one visit. I wish I had done this sooner. I am so happy with the results. I feel absolutely wonderful. I'm proud of my body. I felt very comfortable and so trusting of his expertise to help me. He is just the kindest and most compassionate man I know. He truly listens to what I really wanted. I wanted natural looking breasts. My breasts feel so natural and it's amazing that silicone could look and feel this way. My belly is as flat and hard as any fit belly would be. I highly recommend Dr. Wirth." –F.N.View Testimonials
How Does a Mommy Makeover Work?
A mommy makeover is a very personalized surgery. For most women, a number of cosmetic procedures will be needed to reverse the effects of childbirth and pregnancy. Your makeover may include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift, labiaplasty, and more. Prior to surgery, Dr. Wirth will work with you to design a personalized surgical plan.
Your customized mommy makeover may include procedures such as:
- Tummy tuck: This surgical procedure is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightening of the muscles, resulting in a more toned stomach.
- Breast augmentation: This is a cosmetic procedure elected to create larger, more symmetrical breasts through the surgical insertion of implants.
- Breast lift: This surgical procedure is designed to remove excess tissue surrounding the breasts, corrective siting tissues, nipples, and lifting the nipple areolar complex along with the breast tissues resulting in a more youthful breast contour.
- Labiaplasty: This is a cosmetic procedure intended to improve the appearance of the labia minora through the removal and reshaping of excess tissue.
Because your makeover may involve multiple cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Wirth may recommend that you undergo your surgeries in stages if this will result in increased safety for you.
What Happens After my Mommy Makeover?
The extent of your recovery will depend on what your makeover entails. Following surgery, Dr. Wirth will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. It is likely that you will experience discomfort and require someone to help you get around for at the least the first 72 hours after your surgery. Dr. Wirth may provide you with prescription pain medication to alleviate your discomfort. You may also be required to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and aid in the recovery process.
You should be up and about the day after surgery, gradually resuming light activities. Most patients are able to return to work within 2-3 weeks; however, rigorous activities such as exercise should be avoided for several weeks. Several months may pass before the final results of your makeover are apparent. The results will be more or less permanent; however, significant weight fluctuations or additional pregnancies may alter results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program will increase the probability of long-lasting results.
Mommy makeover FAQ
Can a mommy makeover help me lose weight?
A mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure, but when fat and tissue is removed, you will lose some weight. The goal is to resculpt and restore your body. You may need liposuction to remove fatty deposits at the waist, buttocks, and thighs, so you will lose some weight through that process.
Do I have to be a mom to get a mommy makeover?
Dr. Wirth performs custom body recontouring for any person, man or woman, who has lost a great deal of weight after bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. You do not have to be a mother to undergo our custom body recontouring treatments.
What kind of anesthesia will be used in a mommy makeover?
You may be put under general anesthesia or under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The type of anesthesia will be chosen based upon the extent of the corrections you need, with a focus on what would be safest for your health.
When can I return to work?
Expect to miss one to two weeks of work after your mommy makeover. You need time to heal, rest, and recover, and rushing the process is not advised.
When can I go back to my exercise program?
You will need to wait at least six weeks before going back to performing any vigorous exercise, including yoga. It is important that no stress is placed on the abdominal muscles, so the incisions heal correctly.
How long does the surgery take?
If you are having a tummy tuck and a breast lift, lift with augmentation, or other breast surgery, you can expect your surgery to take in the range of three hours to complete.
When will I be able to drive?
You will not be allowed to operate a vehicle until you are off painkillers (which is about one week or less), and your full range of motion is restored.
When can I wear a bathing suit?
Most people feel “beach ready” within about two to three months, after residual swelling is gone.
When will I see the final results?
For full recovery, including scars fading, it may take up to a year, although many see the final results sooner.
When can I wear a real bra?
If your breasts have been restored as part of your mommy makeover, you will need to hold off on wearing a standard underwire bra until the incisions are fully healed, at about the six-week mark.
Are you interested in learning more about mommy makeovers in Newport Beach? Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett A. Wirth would be happy to discuss the details with you in person. Contact our office at (949) 558-2133 to set up a consultation.
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