What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a comprehensive procedure, created for women who have undergone pregnancy and childbirth. This is an all-encompassing procedure that targets the particular areas of your body that have been changed by pregnancy and childbirth.
Mommy Makeover Before & Afters
Commonly included procedures
Routinely, mommy makeovers include the following procedures:
- Breast Lift - Tightens, lifts, and restores the breasts to their pre-pregnancy shape.
- Breast augmentation - Fills up and replenishes the volume of the breasts to their original or desired size and shape. This procedure can also provide the precise fullness that is desired.
- Tummy tuck - Smoothes, flattens, tightens, and thins your stomach. Stretch marks are removed, fat is reduced, skin and muscles are tightened, and the belly button is rejuvenated.
- Liposuction - Liposuction removes unwelcome fat tissue from trouble spots like the abdomen, hips and waist.
Whether you are looking to enhance, size down, or perhaps just change the look of your breasts after childbirth, Scottsdale mommy makeover specialist Dr. Repta can help.Learn More
The mommy makeover is an entirely unique procedure that is exclusively customized to each patient. It is based on one's body type along with each individuals unique goals. With the guidance of Dr. Repta, you can be sure that you will receive among the best mommy makeover Scottsdale has to offer.
While the act of giving life is truly a remarkable feat, it can leave a woman's body with some changes that may not be desirable including deflated and loose breasts, stretch marks, loose abdominal muscles, and fat deposits where there may not have been before. Its understandable that women would place their families needs over theirs especially early on after having kids. Although it may be difficult to find the time, the investment in ones own physical and mental well being, with a mommy makeover rejuvenation procedure, will likely be one of the best investments you will make.
"Dr. Repta was one the best choices I have ever made in my lifetime. I have had a full mommy makeover...he did an amazing job."R.
Benefits of a mommy makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth can certainly take their toll on a woman's body. The main benefit of having a mommy makeover is that it handles the areas that may have been most affected. From fuller and perkier breasts to a flatter and tighter stomach, Dr. Repta can revive the shape and appearance of your pre-pregnancy body.
Another benefit of a mommy makeover is the recovery time that it saves. Traditionally one would normally split up the procedures to handle different areas of the body at separate times. The mommy makeover procedure, however, allows you to correct many of the areas of concern at the same time, which is far quicker than having the down time of doing each procedure individually. Dr. Repta is one of the best plastic surgery choices for mommy makeovers that Scottsdale can provide.
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is meant for mothers who are done with childbirth and nursing, and now want to restore their body to be at or above their prior level of beauty and physique. This procedure is ideal for mothers who have experienced one or more of the following with pregnancy, childbearing, and nursing:
- Loss of volume in the breasts
- Sagging breasts
- Excessive skin tissues around the abdomen
- Stretch marks on the abdomen
- Stubborn fat around your body that you can’t get rid of
- Early signs of aging around your body
The mommy makeover procedure is suitable for most mothers, though you should ideally meet a few conditions before considering a mommy makeover.
You’re an ideal candidate if you:
- Are in good physical health
- Are close to your ideal body weight
- Have realistic goals and expectations for the procedure
- Don’t intend to get pregnant again, as that will reverse the procedure’s results
- Are done breastfeeding, as a mommy makeover can affect your ability to breastfeed
Stretch marks and scars?
Pregnancy and bearing children place the body into a new and unique phase that involves the stretching of the skin in the abdomen or stomach, and often the sagging of the breasts. A mommy makeover is a suitable procedure to get rid of these effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing but it does come with the following potential risks of a mommy makeover.
- Infections, which we avoid by providing antibiotics before and after the surgery
- Poor wound healing
- Unexpected scarring at incision sites
- Possible nipple numbness and other sensory problems
- Potential skin numbness or irregularities
These risks can be mitigated by only ever allowing a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is highly experienced in mommy makeovers. Because the procedure is so versatile, extensive experience is ideal, and we’re proud to report that Dr. Repta is extensively experienced in mommy makeovers.
Recovery – preparation is the key
Many women who have completed having children and are anxious to get their pre-pregnancy body back are rightfully concerned about the logistics of recovery. If there are small children in the house, especially babies, the challenge of caring for them is amplified for the first few weeks following a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is often composed of a trio of procedures; breast lift with or without augmentation, a tummy tuck and some liposuction. Recovering from a combination of procedures is not much more difficult than recovering from one. Obviously you will need more time to recover from two or three procedures than you would for only one, but not nearly as much as having individual surgeries would require.
Arrange for a helper
Being well prepared makes all the difference. It is very important to arrange for someone to be the chief caregiver during the first two or three weeks. This will ensure the recovery goes smoothly and also that the healing process is not compromised by having to lift your baby or toddler. You can expect to be extra tired for the first few weeks and will be restricted from lifting, stretching or performing any strenuous tasks.
Rest is very important during recovery and having a helper makes it much easier to just relax and let the body heal. Dr. Repta will provide detailed instructions to help you during the recovery period. Following them carefully will get you up and about and enjoying the results of having among the best mommy makeover Scottsdale can provide.
Take care of the little details
Before your surgery make sure to get your prescriptions filled, get the shopping done, pay bills, arrange for a pet walker, etc. Prepare your recovery location so you can easily reach what you need. If you live with stairs, try to set up your sleeping area on the main level. Have entertainment materials close to hand as well as anything you will need such as cold packs, tissues, water, snacks, the TV remote, hairbrush etc. You will want to clear your schedule for the first few weeks so that all you need to do is recover.
Consultation in Scottsdale
A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Repta will help determine what methods of reshaping are needed for the contours of your body that you desire. He desires to deliver superb results, and as such will work with you to establish the best procedures to include in your mommy makeover, tailored precisely to your needs.
Dr. Repta feels very strongly that all his patients ought to be properly informed about any and all surgeries being considered. Dr. Repta is one of the most extensively skilled plastic surgeons delivering among the best mommy makeover Scottsdale has available.