What is a Mommy Makeover?
Do you love being a mom but hate what motherhood has done to your body? If so, you are in good company. Every year thousands of women seek to counter the effects of childbearing by having a mommy makeover. Dr. Bryan Correa is facile with all of the procedures aimed at rejuvenating the post-pregnancy body. He believes it is necessary to carefully evaluate each woman to determine the right combination of treatments that are right for her. At his practice, there are no cookie cutter mommy makeovers, so if you’re interested in a mommy makeover, please read on or give us a call for more information.
What is a mommy makeover?
‘Mommy Makeover’ typically implies a combined rejuvenation of the breasts and abdomen. This simply coined phrase encompasses a number of surgical options and approaches that are geared to the unique issues that a woman deals with after childbearing.
Depending on each woman’s body issues, she may benefit from one or more of the following procedures:
Mommy makeover procedure
The most important step in a successful mommy makeover is the planning phase. Dr. Correa develops a surgical plan after examining each patient and understanding her goals for the surgery. The plan will usually include a combination of procedures which can be done at one time. The procedures can be done individually as well if this is more agreeable to the patient. Combinations usually include a tummy tuck, breast lift, and some liposuction. The exact combination is worked out with the intention of giving you the best results in a mommy makeover possible.
Mommy makeover trio
The three most common procedures are a tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation, and liposuction. A woman is not limited to three procedures, of course. Conversely, many women only need a mini tummy tuck and a breast lift to bring back their pre-pregnancy figure. At Dr. Correa’s office, mommy makeovers take many forms.
A tummy tuck is one of the most sought-after procedures for a postpartum woman as it gets rid of excess skin, removes some or all of the stretch marks and tightens up weakened abdominal muscles.
A breast lift is another procedure which can dramatically turn back the clock for women, especially if they have breastfed their children. Often a breast augmentation is done as well as a breast lift to counter the effects of breastfeeding. In some women the opposite is true; pregnancy has increased the size of the bust and now with aging and deflation they are now having back problems and difficulty finding well-fitting clothes, thus they need a breast reduction to help remedy these problems.
Liposuction is done where needed to reduce those stubborn pockets of accumulated fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. These areas could be in the back, hips, or abdomen. Usually, during a mommy makeover, the liposuction is done to provide the finishing touch on an area rather than as a standalone procedure. This is all done with the goal of providing you with high-quality results in a mommy makeover.
What you can expect in your initial consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of a mommy makeover before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone a mommy makeover so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
Are you a candidate for a mommy makeover?
If you are in good overall health, won’t be having more children and are dissatisfied with the shape of your body, you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You should also have post-procedure help for a few weeks, particularly if you have small children.
Mommy makeover recovery*
For the first 2 or 3 weeks following surgery, you will tire more easily and will need to be able to rest. Recovery time is completely dependent on the procedures you will have. For example, the recovery time is greater for a tummy tuck than a mini tummy tuck. Dr. Correa will review your recovery timetable with you in the consultations prior to the surgery so you have ample time to arrange work and other commitments to suit your recovery. He wants you to have a smooth recovery for your mommy makeover.
*Individual results may vary.
Take The First Step
Remember, the most important factor in the successful outcome of any surgical procedure is the skill of the surgeon. As a licensed plastic surgeon, Dr. Correa not only can provide excellent surgical skill to his patients, but his many delighted “New Mommies” are of one voice in praising his artistic skill as well. Getting back to pre-pregnancy shape is just a matter of booking your initial consultation with Dr. Bryan Correa.
Interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.