What's Included In Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause undesirable changes to the body that can’t be improved on their own, even with regular diet and exercise. This is why many women turn to the expertise of plastic surgeons to flatten the stomach, enhance the breasts, smooth out facial lines, and more. Since no two patients are alike, the professionals at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery created customized treatment plans for a specialized mommy makeover.
Women who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are all candidates for a mommy makeover. When you come in for your initial consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will spend time discussing your aesthetic desires and going over your surgical options. Using modern tools and state-of-the-art cosmetic technology, we can ensure natural-looking results. Give us a call to set up a one-on-one appointment and learn which of the following procedures can benefit you the most.
Best mommy makeover candidates
Pregnancy has a profound effect on the size and shape of a woman’s body. A mommy makeover is made up of one procedure or a series of procedures that restore the body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. Surgeries are appropriate if you’re in good general health, are near your ideal weight, and don’t plan on having any more children.
While pregnancy is not a requirement for getting a mommy makeover, the goal is to address the most common physical changes that can happen after pregnancy and breastfeeding. For this reason, the best mommy makeover procedures primarily focus on the breasts, abdomen, waist, and buttocks. These treatments are able to:
- Eliminate pockets of stubborn fat
- Lift and add volume to the breasts
- Repair stretched nipples and areolas
- Tighten and repair separated abdominal muscles
- Tighten or remove sagging abdominal skin
It is possible to reclaim a slimmer, more toned physique with the help of mommy makeover surgery. At Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dauwe strives to meet the individual needs of women in Dallas, TX. During your consultation, Dr. Dauwe will ask about your medical history and assess the areas of concern. Together, we will devise a personal treatment plan that meets your cosmetic goals.
What’s included in your treatment plan?
Pregnancy and childbirth are a wonderful time for many women, but they often change the shape and tightness of certain body parts. Mommy surgery is often suggested to regain a pre-pregnancy figure. At Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, the most requested treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, breast augmentation and lift, and tummy tuck surgery. Here is the complete list women may choose from:
- Breast augmentation and lift
- Buttocks augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Injectables such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers
- Skin tightening and resurfacing treatments
These treatment options combine fat reduction and skin tightening techniques to reshape the breasts and stomach, among other areas. And as you can see from the above list, we also employ nonsurgical remedies to enhance imperfections and make your face feel more rejuvenated. Nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX, dermal fillers, and laser skin procedures can smooth facial wrinkles and make your face look fuller and younger.
A mommy makeover is performed while under general anesthesia, lasting about 3 – 5 hours based on the complexity of the surgery. Patients may be required to stay at the hospital for a day for observation and rest. Dr. Dauwe will let you know in advance about any overnight stays at our facility.
Afterward, you will be given a compression garment to wear for about six weeks to help the healing process and improve circulation. You may expect some swelling, which means restricting movement until you are cleared by Dr. Dauwe. Moving and walking may be difficult the first week, but you should be able to take light walks without pushing yourself too hard. We can approve light exercise after three weeks, but intense activities should wait for at least six weeks for complete healing. Most often, results can be noticed immediately and will continue to get better for several months after the surgery.
While mommy surgery can give you the results you want, it may leave some surgical scars. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Dauwe will create small incisions that can be easily hidden when wearing underwear or a bathing suit. He will also give you post-surgical care instructions so the sutures will heal well and eventually fade.
Contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery
If you would like to return to your pre-baby body and fall in love with your new figure, contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Our facility is pleased to offer women the high-end cosmetic care they are looking for, as Dr. Dauwe specializes in all types of procedures for the face, breasts, and body. We hope to provide you with the best mommy makeover options available. Learn about different body contouring options by contacting a friendly member of our team today.