Becoming a mother is one of the most treasured experiences in a woman's life, but it does take a toll on your physical body. If you want to enjoy motherhood while feeling comfortable in your own skin, talk with Douglas Hendricks, MD, about a mommy makeover. With this single procedure, he helps women get their bodies back. Learn more by calling him at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California, or scheduling your appointment online.
A Newport Beach mommy makeover is a single, comprehensive surgical procedure that's designed to help mothers renew their bodies after pregnancy. Dr. Hendricks knows that bringing a child into the world dramatically changes most women's bodies.
Breastfeeding can leave your breasts smaller and sagging, excess skin around your stomach can make you feel insecure in a swimsuit, and problem areas of fat can linger well after you give birth. But don't worry. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Hendricks addresses - and corrects - all of those issues to help you feel like the confident, beautiful mother you are.
The mommy makeover is ideal for women who don't plan to have any more children. It brings your body back to its pre-pregnancy state so you can enjoy watching your family grow while feeling and looking your best.
If you have loose abdominal skin or breast sagging as a result of pregnancy, the procedure might be a good fit for you. In addition to no longer planning to have more children, the ideal candidate for the procedure is someone that has reached, or is very close to, their goal weight.
The mommy makeover procedure is not a weight loss surgery. While pregnancy can cause weight gain in women, a healthy diet and a regular exercise program is the best way to lose weight after pregnancy. Any excess skin that remains after post-pregnancy weight loss can be removed with a tummy tuck or breast lift. Small areas of fat can have liposuction (surgical fat reduction).
Each mommy makeover is customized to the patient. The first step is to talk with Dr. Hendricks about the way your body changes during pregnancy and after childbirth, pointing out any areas that bother you. That way he can tailor your mommy makeover to address your specific areas of concern. Some of the procedures many women choose during their mommy makeover include:
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that instead of having each of these procedures performed individually - each with its own cost and recovery period - Dr. Hendricks bundles everything you want into a single surgery.
Not only does this make it more affordable to get your body back after having a baby, but it also means your downtime while you heal is confined to a single period. Dr. Hendricks knows that your priority is being with your family, so he offers mommy makeovers in Newport Beach to minimize your recovery time.
Another benefit is the mommy makeover procedure is fully customized to your needs. Dr. Hendricks creates tailored surgical plans that are centered around you. He reshapes the body, including the breasts, abdomen, and/or buttocks, keeping your unique aesthetic preferences in mind. No two women’s bodies are exactly alike after giving birth, and your surgical plan reflects that.
Once he customizes the planned procedure to your unique wants and needs, Dr. Hendricks talks with you about exactly what to expect both during and after your procedure. He prioritizes patient education and strives to make sure you feel knowledgeable and comfortable with the process. After the consultation, you may meet with the office financial advisor to obtain a full breakdown of the cost of mommy makeover surgery. From there, a surgery date is scheduled. Each patient is provided with steps they can take to start preparing for mommy makeover surgery.
It is important to follow all pre-operative instructions carefully. If you have any questions, Dr. Hendricks and his staff will be glad to follow up with you prior to surgery. On surgery day, you’ll meet with Dr. Hendricks and the surgical team to answer any last-minute questions before heading into the operating room, where you’ll drift comfortably to sleep with anesthesia administered by a licensed MD (anesthesiologist) that will oversee you for the duration of surgery. In just a few weeks, you can start enjoying a dramatically renewed body after baby.
After you've healed from your mommy makeover, you'll get to enjoy your body with full, proportional curves, but no excess skin or fat. Dr. Hendricks' goal is to help mothers love the skin they're in. Call Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center or book your appointment online to get started.
Dr. Douglas Hendricks is a triple-board certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon. His many years of expertise in the field of body reshaping has earned him the title of being the #1 Liposuction Surgeon in Los Angeles & Orange County, among other honors. He has helped many women throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas regain confidence in their bodies after welcoming a child into the world through the art and science of plastic surgery.
This is a surgical body reshaping procedure specially designed for mothers that wish to remove excess skin on the abdomen, enhance their breasts with a breast lift, implants, or a combination of both, get rid of excess fat with liposuction, and even enhance the buttocks if desired. It corrects many of the cosmetic changes that happen to the body as a direct result of a past pregnancy in a single surgery.
It depends on your areas of concern. If sagging skin or skin folds are troubling you, the excess skin is trimmed away and neatly stitched closed. Surgical fat reduction along with skin tightening is possible with LaserLipo. Fat transfer candidates can have body fat removed from one area, then use the same body fat to enhance another. Breast augmentation with a lift may also be performed. Dr. Hendricks will discuss the surgical plan with you during the consultation.
Some women just need a mini tummy tuck to remove any excess lower abdominal skin. This is particularly useful after a c-section. Most patients require a standard tummy tuck. This helps remove hanging skin on the upper and lower abdomen. Others may benefit from an extended tummy tuck if loose skin extends around the hip area. A tummy tuck with liposuction is an excellent solution for women that wish to remove stubborn areas of body fat and tighten loose skin at the same time.
The downtime varies based on the extent of skin that is removed, as well as the combination of surgeries that are performed. Assuming breastwork and a standard tummy tuck with lipo, most patients can expect about from 5 to 10 days until they can walk fully upright. Walking bent over is possible as early as Day 1 and 2. You may need up to 10 day to 2 take a few weeks off work to recover.
Patients can generally shower within 24-48 hours of the procedure. Dr. Hendricks provides aftercare instructions, which include not scrubbing the incisions, but rather letting the soapy water to wash over them.
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