What is a Mommy Makeover? Orange County | Newport Beach
View Our SpecialsA mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to target areas of a woman’s body that have been negatively affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. In all the literature about pregnancy, childbirth, and raising children, much often remains unsaid about the changes a woman can expect to see in her body after the “hard part” is over. We often assume that once we lose that pesky “baby weight”, a job easier said than done by the way, our bodies will quickly return to the shape and size they were before pregnancy. This belief is reinforced by images in the media of female celebrities who appear to have shed their pregnancy weight overnight and barely look like a new mother at all.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Pregnancy weight is very difficult to lose, even with diet and exercise, and even if the weight itself is lost, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can leave behind other changes that are totally resistant to diet and exercise. Breasts that were once round and firm may now seem saggy and hollow. A stomach that was once flat and shapely may now be marred by stretch marks and loose, saggy skin. We may find ourselves with excess fatty tissue in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs that refuses to go away no matter how many sit-ups or crunches we attempt. Luckily, advances in cosmetic surgery have led to a broad range of safe, effective body-contouring procedures that can reverse the damage done to the body, restore a woman’s body to its original shapely physique, and remove any negative body images a woman might be carrying as a result of these unintended consequences of motherhood.
MOMMY MAKEOVER OPTIONS
A mommy makeover is not one specific procedure, but instead is a group of procedures all designed to target areas affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Some women may desire all of these procedures, but most women will create their own unique combination of body-contouring procedures targeting only those areas they feel need improvement. The procedures generally recommended by Dr. Seify as potentially part of a mommy makeover include:
- Breast Lift: This procedure will correct lax breast tissue, the primary cause of sagging breasts and uneven or poorly-located areolas. A breast lift will raise and firm the breasts, remove any unnecessary skin, and tighten the breast tissue.
- Breast Augmentation. A breast augmentation utilizes implants to restore volume to breasts that have lost their original size and/or shape because of weight loss after a pregnancy. A breast augmentation can be done on its own or in conjunction with a breast lift.
- Liposuction: Unfortunately, some of the weight gained in the mid-section during pregnancy is frustratingly stubborn and difficult to eradicate, even with extensive exercise and dieting. Liposuction can safely remove excess fatty tissue from the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks to re-contour and re-shape a mother’s figure to its original pre-pregnancy shape.
- Tummy tuck: After a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are often left weakened and the skin remains loose and baggy. A tummy tuck procedure will fortify and tighten debilitated abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, and tighten the remaining skin to create a chiseled, lean shape. A tummy tuck is often combined with a liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue in the abdomen located underneath the loose skin.
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover include woman who are in good general health, maintain a regular diet and exercise routine, and are not planning any future pregnancies.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Seify, he will conduct a thorough medical evaluation to determine your basic health status and the areas of the body that have been impacted by your pregnancies. He will then walk you through all of the available options that may be relevant to your specific situation, and work with you to develop a comprehensive, customized treatment plan designed to target your individual needs and return your body to its original, beautiful shape. He will also review all relevant surgical details, including risks, post-operative recovery times, and any required follow-up treatments. Each woman’s healing time and risk factors will depend on her unique body and the procedures she has selected.
CONTACT NEWPORT PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY ASSOCIATES
Dr. Hisham Seify and his staff at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates are dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming, office environment, and to helping you achieve the beautifully contoured body that you cannot obtain through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Seify will listen carefully to your goals and concerns, and will work with you to design a Mommy Makeover surgical plan that is uniquely tailored to fulfill your specific aesthetic objectives.
If you have questions about Mommy Makeover surgery, or would like additional information about how this procedure might benefit you, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Seify.
At the Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates office, Dr. Hisham Seify offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Southern California including: Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach, California. Contact the Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates office today to schedule your FREE Mommy Makeover Consultation!