Pregnancy and childbirth can be so rewarding, but many mothers are left with permanent changes to their bodies that they dislike. The Mommy Makeover is a set of surgical procedures that are designed to improve areas typically affected by pregnancy. Multiple areas of the body can be addressed in one surgery.
Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Hotchandani will assess your condition and cosmetic objectives during a private consultation. You may consider a Mommy Makeover procedure package if you can relate to any of the following aesthetic concerns:
- Deflated breasts
- Sagging breasts (ptosis)
- Nipples that point downward
- Stretched areolas
- Abdominal skin laxity
- Separated abdominal muscles
- Stubborn pockets of fat
- Mommy Makeover Options
- The Procedure
Mommy Makeover Options
This procedure can be performed to remove and tighten excess skin and sagging breast tissue. Breast tissue can also be repositioned to restore a youthful elevation on the chest. Patients with minimal natural breast tissue may use implants or fat transfer to increase breast volume.
Patients who desire a more voluptuous and prominent breast profile may decide to undergo breast augmentation. Dr. Hotchandani can add volume and enhance the shape of the breasts using implants or fat transfer. A breast lift can be performed simultaneously to address excess skin or sagging (ptosis).
Pregnancy often stretches the abdomen, resulting in sagging, excess skin, and muscle weakness or separation. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to repair abdominal muscles and restore a smoother, more attractive midsection.
Patients with fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise may consider including liposuction with their Mommy Makeover. During this procedure, a thin tube (cannula) is used to suction fat from the target site for long-lasting contouring results. This procedure can be performed in almost any region of the body. If poor skin elasticity is also a concern, Dr. Hotchandani can perform ReNUplasty®, which combines VASERlipo® and Renuvion™ technologies. This innovative treatment allows for effective fat removal and skin tightening in one procedure.
The details of your Mommy Makeover will depend on the specific procedures that you choose to undergo. The surgery may involve general or local anesthesia. Dr. Hotchandani will go over the details of your Mommy Makeover with you during your consultation and prior to your surgery.
Your recovery time will also be dependent on the procedures that you undergo. In general, you will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment areas. Compression garments will be used to reduce swelling and help your skin conform to your new contours. Discomfort can be managed with oral pain medications. The initial recovery period will last for about two weeks, but patients should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for approximately six weeks if muscle repair has been performed. You will be given detailed aftercare instructions that should be followed carefully to reduce the risk of complications and expedite recovery.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
After your Mommy Makeover, you will see slimmer, smoother contours, and a more youthful bodily appearance. Patients who undergo a tummy tuck will enjoy a flatter, more attractive abdomen. Liposuction can reduce stubborn fat deposits, and a breast procedure can enhance or improve the appearance of the bust.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Which procedures do I need?
The procedures performed during your Mommy Makeover will be decided by you and Dr. Hotchandani. Factors such as your aesthetic goals and desired treatment areas will be taken into account, and a tailored surgical plan will be created.
Can I have a Mommy Makeover if I have not had children?
Yes! A Mommy Makeover is simply a combination of several procedures performed in the same surgery. If you have several areas of your body that you wish to correct, a Mommy Makeover may be a convenient choice. However, if you are planning on having children in the future, it may be best to wait, as pregnancy and childbirth can alter your results.
Will I have scars after my Mommy Makeover?
Yes, because the techniques used during a Mommy Makeover are surgical procedures, there will be some scarring. However, all efforts will be made to ensure that scars that can be hidden are easily concealed, and visible scars are as thin as possible. All scars fade with time, and scar reduction products may be used to minimize their appearance.
Will a Mommy Makeover remove my stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a type of scar tissue that develop when the skin is stretched too quickly. These marks can be removed during tummy tuck surgery, but only if they are on the excess skin that is removed during the procedure. However, any remaining marks can be minimized with treatments such as Secret™ RF, which uses radiofrequency microneedling to smooth the skin. More than one treatment may be required. Patients who have experienced some separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) may be able to achieve significant improvement with EMSCULPT® instead of surgery.