What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a series of reconstructive surgeries that help get you back in the shape you desire after your pregnancy. Childbirth is a beautiful thing, but there’s no doubt it can highly affect the body’s appearance. Many women struggle to get their bodies back in shape, as dieting and exercise can’t always do the trick. With the Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills, you can get back to feeling youthful and free.
What Are Some Factors that Warrant This Procedure?
Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading factors for the Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills, though we will perform these surgeries on any women interested in improving their appearance.
During pregnancy, the lower abdomen muscles stretch, loosen, and can even separate. This causes the skin to sag and lose its elasticity.
Your pregnancy will hopefully lead to childbirth, in which case you will experience stretching and some misshapenness with your labia. With our labiaplasty surgery, we can shape your labia to the size and look you desire.
During pregnancy, it is natural for breasts to enlarge several cup sizes to produce milk for the child. When breastfeeding occurs, the milk is drained from the breasts and their volume decreases. This drastic increase and decrease of size causes stretching of the skin, thus producing low-sagging breasts.
What are some surgery options for the Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills?
We have several surgery options to help cater the perfect Mommy Makeover experience for you, and we can perform as many as you’d like. If the look of your breasts is the issue, we can perform a breast lift to return them to their perky selves, decreasing any sag that may have occurred during breastfeeding. We may also suggest breast implants to return them to their full size.
After pregnancy, excess skin and fat can develop around the abdomen. With the Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills, we provide services such as a Tummy Tuck (removing the excess skin and fat), Hybrid Tummy Tuck (making shorter incisions therefore providing a faster recovery rate), and Liposuction/sculpture (which remove fat in exact areas of the midsection).
It is typical for weight gain to coincide with pregnancy, so general reconstruction of the body may also be desired. That is why Dr. Brent offers arm, thigh, face, and neck lifts to help you return to your slender, young self.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for the Mommy Makeover?
While the procedure hints at being a mother, the Mommy Makeover is available to any woman, whether or not she has had a child. If you feel you can benefit from reconstructive surgery, you may contact our offices in Beverly Hills to learn more about your options. When determining your case, Dr. Brent will ask you some questions regarding your medical history to see if you are an ideal candidate for the Mommy Makeover. Some of these questions may entail telling us about your surgery history, informing us on any daily medications you may take, your history of drug-use, and the goals you’d like to achieve with this procedure.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
The first thing we will do is schedule a consultation. After assessing your health and goals, Dr. Brent will determine which procedures are fit for your individual case, in which he will discuss your options. As is often the case, more than one procedure will be required, but all of them are performed on the same day. This saves you both recovery time and money. Each procedure requires a different amount of time to fully heal and it is important that you follow any instructions that Dr. Brent may prescribe. Generally, most procedures take 2 weeks to 3 months to recover.
If you’re looking to save time and money, the Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills may be the best option for you. Not only does it give you the option of choosing which procedures will benefit you, they are also performed in a single visit, therefore maximizing your recovery time. Contact Dr. Brent of Moelleken Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and discuss your Mommy Makeover options. Transformation is right around the corner!
Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He maintains the prestigious F.A.C.S. degree and is a member of the ASPS and ASAPS.