Mommy Makeover Surgery in Washington DC
There are certain temporary changes you must prepare for when you learn you are pregnant, such as a large belly and enlarged breasts. What many women are not prepared for are the permanent changes to their figure that can come with pregnancy, like a loose and saggy tummy and deflated breasts. What makes these changes even more difficult to deal with is that there is little you can do on your own to address them.
At Somenek+Pittman MD, we offer a way for mothers to restore the beautiful appearance of their bodies and comfort with their appearance: our mommy makeover surgery in Washington DC. This amazing body sculpting package is catered to suit the specific needs of each patient we care for.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Washington DC mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to restore the appearance of the areas of the body that have been changed by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some of the main areas heavily affected by pregnancy include the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and flanks.
During your initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, he will listen to your reasons for pursuing a mommy makeover and learn which specific aesthetic issues you want to address through surgery.
Your surgeon will examine the areas of your body you are unhappy with and will also identify any other areas that may require care. This information will be used to determine your surgical package. It is important to understand that this is not “cookie cutter” surgery. The cornerstone of our practice is couture care. This means that a surgical plan is tailor-made to each patient’s needs and desires. Procedures that are commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover package include the following:
In addition to body and breast surgeries, there are other rejuvenation procedures you could include in your mommy makeover in Washington DC. Beyond surgical procedures, several types of nonsurgical treatments women may choose to have include dermal fillers, cellulite reduction, skin tightening or resurfacing treatments, and nonsurgical fat reduction. Though the results are less dramatic than surgical options, there will still be a noticeable enhancement without the extended downtime.
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
If your pregnancy has left you feeling unhappy with the appearance of your body, you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. If your abdomen is plagued by sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat, or if you are suffering from diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy), a tummy tuck may be necessary.
Loose skin and excess fat can also be a problem in areas like your upper arms, flanks, and thighs. These issues can be addressed by including BodyTite treatments in your mommy makeover.
It is important to note that you should not undergo a mommy makeover if you plan on having more children after your procedure. Becoming pregnant can negatively affect your results and can make additional surgery necessary. The same issues may occur if you undergo significant weight gain after your procedure, so it is important that you diet and exercise to maintain a stable weight.
Is There an Ideal Time for a Mommy Makeover?
Deciding when the best time to get a mommy makeover is unique to each patient, but there are certain elements that all patients should consider before moving forward. First, a woman must be fully recovered after childbirth and, to avoid reversing enhancements, should be done having children. It is best to have a breast surgery once the breasts return to a stable size and shape several months after breastfeeding.
Nonsurgical injectable treatments may not be best when a woman is still breastfeeding. Another critical factor to consider is the physical limitations during recovery after a mommy makeover. After the surgical procedures, patients cannot lift any item over ten pounds for several weeks, which may interfere with childcare.
Ultimately, an ideal time for a mommy makeover depends on a patient’s personal preference, though certain important factors influence the decision. If a woman is healed from childbirth, done having children, and ready for enhancements, then she is prepared for a mommy makeover.
Other Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
In addition to deflated breasts and sagging stomachs, a local mommy makeover could improve several other cosmetic concerns a mother may have. The surgeries for the breasts could improve breast symmetry, and repair enlarged or stretched areolas and nipples. Furthermore, the surgeries could restore breast volume and reduce sagging to rejuvenate the chest’s appearance.
Another enhancement that the combination of procedures could achieve is reducing areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Many women also find that the way swimsuits and clothing fit has significantly improved after these procedures.
Recovering After a Mommy Makeover
Since a mommy makeover is tailor-made to a patient’s needs, recovery times vary depending on the chosen surgeries. For a rough estimate of your recovery time, expect to be in recovery for as long as the most extensive procedure requires. In most cases, a tummy tuck is the most extensive surgery a patient undergoes, which requires around eight weeks of recovery.
For patients with children, childcare during recovery is an essential element to consider. Most surgeries restrict lifting and physical movements during recovery, which could impact childcare. It is best to plan a mommy makeover when help is available.
Similarly, mommy makeover results will finalize at different times for each patient depending on what surgeries were used. Most patients fully recover and return to wearing swimsuits after three months of recovery.
Schedule a Consultation for a Mommy Makeover Surgery in Washington DC
Motherhood is a wonderful experience but some women are disappointed with how they look after childbirth and breastfeeding. Fortunately, Somenek + Pittman MD have an answer for you. If you want to feel good about the way your body looks, contact us to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover surgery in Washington DC. Our team is dedicated to providing outstanding personalized care and can help you achieve natural-looking results.