MommyMakeover

 

Many women find that pregnancy and childbirth take a significant toll on their bodies. In fact, a phrase we often hear from many of our female patients is “I want my body back!”

At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we offer the Mommy Makeover, a customized set of procedures designed to reverse the adverse effects of childbearing. Dr. Vasisht is sensitive to the fact that your confidence in how you look on the outside can deeply affect how you feel on the inside, so he makes sure that he takes the time to understand the specific aesthetic desires and goals of the women who come in for a consultation. He believes in finding the balance between art and science, and so not only does he utilize his extensive experience and training in plastic surgery, he approaches every case from an artist’s perspective, ensuring that your entire experience is not only comfortable and pleasant, but leaves you looking and feeling like the amazing woman that you are.

What is a Mommy Makeover?


“Mommy Makeover” is a generalized term used to describe a combination of popular plastic surgery procedures that women often undergo after they’re finished having children. At your initial consultation with Dr. Vasisht, he will examine you and talk with you about your concerns and goals for your post-pregnancy body. He will then work with you to create a customized treatment plan to restore a youthful contour to your body, restoring your confidence and sense of self that often gets lost in the shuffle of everyday life. The ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who:

  • Are not planning on having any more children
  • Have completely recovered from childbirth
  • Are finished breastfeeding
  • Are within about 10-15 pounds of their goal weight

The mommy makeover combination that is most frequently requested consists of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and breast augmentation done with or without a lift.

Top Procedure Choices

Again, while nearly any procedures can be combined to create a mommy makeover tailored to your specific needs, the most common choices are listed below:

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty is a procedure that is consistently in the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures. Not only does it remove the loose skin and excess fat left behind after pregnancy and weight loss, but it can also eliminate stretch marks in the process. Furthermore, when you undergo an abdominoplasty, Dr. Vasisht can also repair your abdominal muscles that were damaged by pregnancy. Known as diastasis recti, this condition occurs when the muscles of your abdominal wall weaken and separate down the middle. This results in lower back pain and loss of core strength, as well as a noticeable stomach “pooch” that not only will not respond to exercise, but can actually be made worse with certain types of activity. Diastasis recti occurs in nearly one-third of pregnant women, but is easily fixed during a tummy tuck.



Breast augmentation, with or without a lift

While it is nearly impossible to keep breasts from changing over time, the most dramatic changes often occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Weight gain and loss from both can have an adverse effect on the shape and size of your breasts, leaving them drooping and looking like deflated balloons. Luckily, this is not something that you just have to live with – a breast augmentation done with or without a lift can effectively restore a perkier, more youthful contour to your chest as part of your mommy makeover.



Breast augmentation will not only give you back the volume you may have lost, but also give your breasts a more shapely look. You will be able to choose the material (saline or silicone), as well as the size and shape of the implants. Dr. Vasisht will answer any questions you may have, and help you decide what type of implant will offer the results you desire.

If your breasts are sagging or you have excess skin from weight or volume loss, you may choose to include a breast lift in your augmentation. A breast lift is designed to give your breasts a lift by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue to help you regain the lift and perky profile you may have once had.



Liposculpting

Liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgery that is performed to remove pockets of excess fat that refuse to respond to a healthy diet or exercise. If you have stubborn fat in certain areas, it may simply be a result of your natural physiology and genetics – some people tend to hold on to excess fat on specific parts of their body. Liposculpting is a descriptive term Dr Vasisht uses to really help understand what is actually being performed. Dr. Vasisht approaches each case with the mind-set of a sculptor. It is often not enough to simply remove the excess fat, it is more important to use the tools and techniques of liposuction to actually sculpt the body to a desired goal. Liposculpting can be used to slim and sculpt nearly any part of your body that could use a bit of contouring. Using tools like Vaser 4-D HiDef is an amazing way to achieve the desired goal. Most patients focus on the hips and flanks, though it is entirely up to you to decide which areas to treat. Dr. Vasisht will help you visualize your final outcome.

Though liposuction has been in use for a long time advances in technique such as liposculpting and new devices can offer you more refined results. The original method employs small incisions in the areas targeted for treatment, where the thin, narrow cannula is inserted. The cannula is then moved around the treatment area, dislodging fat and suctioning it out of your body. Dr. Vasisht is an expert in the art of body sculpting and contouring using liposuction, so you are in excellent hands at South Shore Plastic Surgery.


Results & Recovery


One of the most significant advantages of a mommy makeover is that by combining your procedures, you are reducing the time needed for recovery. A mommy makeover is an outpatient surgery typically performed using general anesthesia. Depending on what you get done and the extent of your surgery, Dr. Vasisht may recommend that you stay overnight in the hospital. Once you return home, it is essential that you rest and limit your activity for the first two to three weeks. You can usually get back to your normal activities (nothing strenuous) soon after, and return to a more intense exercise regimen after about six weeks.

However, everyone heals at a different rate, so Dr. Vasisht will provide you with a post-surgical recovery plan that will let you know what to expect, as well as schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.





During recovery, you will wear fitted compression garments to support your abdomen, breasts and areas where you received liposuction as they heal. Once the swelling has subsided, you will start to see the results of your mommy makeover. Your abdomen will be flatter and smoother, your breasts will settle into a more uplifted and youthful position, and you will see a slender contour where liposuction was performed. The results of your mommy makeover are considered permanent as long as you maintain a stable, healthy weight, though keep in mind there may be minor changes as your body continues to age naturally.



A woman’s body is extraordinary, and when you feel uncomfortable in your skin, it affects your confidence and self-esteem. Let Dr. Vasisht help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Call South Shore Plastic Surgery today at 856-784-26390 and schedule a consultation to discover if a mommy makeover is right for you.