After having a baby, many women find that their body is not the same as it used to be despite diet and exercise. They may have extra or sagging skin in the belly or breasts that make them unhappy with their appearance. Dr. Herbstman can help a woman restore her toned, lifted figure with a mommy makeover.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are perfect for those women who’ve had children and can’t seem to get back to their pre-baby body. In many cases, Dr. Herbstman can even help a woman look better than she did before. Because a mommy makeover is a set of customized procedures, it can completely revitalize a woman’s figure.
The benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:
A lack of fullness in the upper part of the breasts
Loose and sagging breast tissue
Asymmetrical or unbalanced breasts
Breasts that angle downward
Removing excess skin throughout the body
Tightening the muscles of the abdomen
Removing pockets of excess fat
Rejuvenating the vagina to restore functionality
Reshaping the labia for an improved appearance
Removing stretch marks, damaged blood vessels, and hyperpigmentation
Reducing facial lines and wrinkles
One of the top benefits is that women can choose exactly what areas they want to improve, helping them better meet their goals.
Our Mommy Makeover Process: What to Expect
Your mommy makeover journey will begin with a consultation. During this initial consultation, you can anticipate that Dr. Herbstman will perform a physical evaluation and ask you a few questions about your medical history. This information will be used to verify your eligibility for a safe and successful surgical procedure.
Additionally, your consultation will provide you with an opportunity to ask Dr. Herbstman any questions you may have, and outline some of your specific cosmetic goals. Based on your objectives, we will provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Mommy makeovers are always different, reflecting the diverse needs of our patients.
Prior to surgery, a Pre-Operative visit will be scheduled, during which time Dr. Herbstman will review the treatment plan and answer any remaining questions. Instructions for preparing for the procedure, as well as aftercare instructions, will be thoroughly outlined by our team. Any lab tests and prescriptions will be ordered as well. Expect pre-operative photos to be taken for your medical chart and to assist Dr. Herbstman in planning the surgery.
On the day of your surgery, you will see Dr. Herbstman in the pre-operative area of the Surgicenter. He will generally draw markings on the body for guidance purposes. The Anesthesiologist will also review the anesthesia plan, ensuring your experience is comfortable and pain-free. Once you wake up from your surgery, you will be in the Recovery Area for at least 1 – 2 hours. You will be discharged to head home for rest and healing. Remember to have a friend or loved one drive you home and can help you around the house for the first night.
Recovering from a mommy makeover takes several weeks, during which you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting. Depending on the specific surgeries involved in your mommy makeover, you will return for several post-operative checkups. These appointments help us ensure that you are progressing properly in your recovery. Remember, in most cases, it will take several months to enjoy the full results of the procedure.
What Are the Possible Combinations for A Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can affect the body in a number of different ways. As such, the women who come to us for mommy makeovers have diverse and varied needs. Your mommy makeover may include any combination of the following:
- This procedure involves the removal of unwanted fat cells, via suction. The result is a more contoured physique.
- Tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can provide you with a flatter abdomen, and also repair any stomach muscles that might have been injured during pregnancy or childbirth.
- Breast augmentation. For women who wish to restore their breasts to their former size and volume, breast augmentation is possible via implants or fat grafting.
- Breast lift. A breast lift can be used to restore drooping or saggy breasts. A breast lift may also be used to reposition the nipple.
Mommy Makeover Overview
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?
Many women are good candidates for a mommy makeover. Dr. Herbstman can help women customize the procedure to correct whatever issues they are concerned about. Most women are excellent candidates for non-surgical facial procedures, such as microneedling, dermal fillers, Ultherapy®, Fraxel®, or BOTOX®. However, for surgical procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, or labiaplasty, women must:
Be healthy enough for surgery.
Be a non-smoker (or willing to not smoke), as this interferes with recovery.
Be at or close to their desired weight, as these procedures are not designed to be weight loss surgeries.
Dr. Herbstman can help each woman determine what procedures she is a candidate for at her initial consultation.
“Dr. Herbstman and his staff were very professional and made my experience very comfortable and seamless. He was very informative, honest, and to the point. I felt at ease from the moment I scheduled my consultation and never felt awkward discussing any aspect of the procedure or my reasons for being there.” -Patient Eva D.
What Is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a highly customizable series of procedures, so it’s impossible to provide an accurate range for cost. For example, a woman who is only having a tummy tuck and microdermabrasion will have far different costs than a woman who is having liposuction, a breast lift, and a labiaplasty. For the most accurate costs and appropriate planning, women will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Herbstman at one of his offices.
With that said, we are pleased to offer financing in the form of CareCredit. Patients can apply for this credit program, which requires patients to make affordable monthly payments for a set term and often at zero interest.
What Is the Recovery After a Mommy Makeover Like?
The recovery after a mommy makeover all depends on what procedures the woman had done. For non-surgical facial procedures recovery time will be minimal. Patients may have some tenderness, redness, or swelling in the treatment area, but this should disappear within a few hours.
For surgical procedures, the recovery is more intensive. Women will likely need time to recuperate for at least a week to allow themselves to begin healing. After this, they can return to work, but they’ll still be limited in how much physical activity they can do. Dr. Herbstman’s team will be sure to provide personalized enhanced recovery instructions so each woman can optimize her healing.
You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Herbstman
Becoming a mother can be immensely rewarding, yet it can also have some unintended effects on your body. As you consider different options for regaining your pre-baby physique, we invite you to consider mommy makeovers. Dr. Herbstman is an experienced plastic surgeon who has helped countless women look and feel their best. To schedule a mommy makeover consultation, contact our practice at your convenience.
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