Motherhood is an amazing, rewarding experience like nothing else we do in life. Unfortunately, pregnancy and childbirth are not always kind to a mother’s body. Among other cosmetic issues, they can leave you with:
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Loose, hanging skin on the belly
- Stretch marks in the abdomen and other areas
- Sagging breasts that have lost their fullness
- Stubborn fat deposits and a bigger waist
Dr. Richard Montilla performs mommy makeovers in Boston to help restore your pre-pregnancy body. Visit our state-of-the-art facility to learn more about a mommy makeover in Greater Boston Area or Worcester.
What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
At Montilla Plastic Surgery, we custom-tailor a mommy makeover treatment plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Depending on your cosmetic issues and goals, your mommy makeover in Greater Boston Area or Worcester may include a combination of several different procedures.
Before and After
During pregnancy, the skin and muscles in the abdominal area are forced to stretch to accommodate an increasingly protruding belly. While some women can bounce back from this experience, many others are left with stretch marks, loose, hanging skin, excess fat, and weakened abdominal muscles that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise. In a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), which is often part of a mommy makeover, our board-certified plastic surgeon can:
- Move the belly button back to a normal position
- Remove loose, excess skin (where stretch marks are often located)
- Remove excess fat in the abdominal area
- Tighten and strengthen the abdominal muscles to create a flatter, smoother belly with better tone.
For many women, the breasts become enlarged during pregnancy, which can leave them no longer “perky” when the pregnancy is over. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts may lose volume and begin to sag. Dr. Montilla can perform a combined breast augmentation and breast lift procedure during your mommy makeover to restore a fuller, firmer, more youthful appearance to the breasts.
Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. After the baby is born, many women are left with a thicker waist and stubborn fat deposits in the hips, thighs, and other areas. Even after you lose the baby weight, you may have bulges that weren’t there before your pregnancy. Using advanced liposuction techniques, Dr. Montilla can perform a body contouring procedure to remove stubborn fat and sculpt the belly, hips, thighs, flanks, and upper arms as part of your mommy makeover.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
As each of our mommy makeovers is unique and custom-tailored to the particular needs of the patient herself, your private consultation with Dr. Montilla is going to establish which of our many options are best suited for you, and what the best surgical approach would be. Your personal consultation is also a great time for you to bring up and get answered by Dr. Montilla any questions or concerns you may have. In preparation for this consultation, you won’t need to change anything about your diet or lifestyle, but many of our patients find it helpful to briefly write down their questions and their goals for the procedure, collect any relevant medical data, and even bring photos of the outcome they have in mind. Dr. Montilla will be pleased to go through this with you in detail.
When to Have a Mommy Makeover
Cosmetic procedures included in our Worcester mommy makeover are not weight loss procedures, but rather body-contouring treatments designed to restore a pre-pregnancy appearance. For long-lasting results with your mommy makeover procedures, you should have reached and remained at your weight goal and finished breastfeeding for at least 6 months before you begin treatment.
If you plan to have more children, it may be best to start your treatment when you have finished with childbearing. A mommy makeover will not prevent you from having a successful pregnancy, but you may need more treatments after the pregnancy is over.
Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Patients who make great candidates for a mommy makeover include those who:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or around the ideal body weight
- Understand the risks and rewards of the procedure
- Are realistic in their results and expectations
- Don’t plan to have additional children for a few to several years
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Being a mother often means putting the needs of your children and family before your own. After the miracle of childbirth, your new baby will need constant care and a great deal of your time and attention. Many new moms feel fortunate if they can get sufficient rest. In addition to caring for your child and family, it is also important to take care of yourself.
With all you do, you deserve to have the treatment you need to feel better about your body and boost your self-esteem. Our mommy makeover in Boston or Worcester can help you achieve your cosmetic goals after pregnancy and childbirth, including:
- Tighter abs
- Fuller, perkier breasts
- A smoother, flatter belly
- Slimmer, sleeker body contours
- Improved posture
- Better fitting clothes
- A more youthful appearance
- Improved self-confidence and sensuality
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Because a mommy makeover is an extremely individualized procedure, recovery time is determined by which procedures you put on your wish list. Most of our patients typically plan for 2 weeks away from work to rest, relax and recover at home. After your mommy makeover, you will return home with bandages and compression garments to help reduce swelling. Although the pain of the procedure will be almost unnoticeable due to local numbing agents and pain medication, this is a great time to apply ice compresses, rest, and leave the more strenuous tasks to another member of the family. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, not smoking, staying attuned to what your body is telling you, and gradiently returning to normalcy will allow your body to heal the fastest.
Risks of a Mommy Makeover
For patients who are in good general health, there are few risks associated with a mommy makeover. While all surgeries do carry the inherent risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing and scarring, these risks manifesting as actual problems is rare when a board-certified plastic surgeon does your mommy makeover. From your perspective as a patient, you can also greatly minimize risk by paying careful attention to pre- and postoperative instructions from Dr. Montilla, and in carefully filling out all paperwork and medical history information prior to your procedure. Dr. Montilla has delivered mommy makeovers to hundreds of very satisfied patients, and he will bring his very best and safest work to your procedure, too!
How Much Doesa Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover in Boston can vary. Dr. Montilla will meet with you during your initial consultation and the determine your surgical plan. There are a number of factors that will be taken into account, such as which procedures are applicable as well as the surgical techniques used in each procedure.
Mommy MakeoverAt Montilla Plastic Surgery
At Montilla Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to surgical excellence and providing comprehensive, cutting-edge treatments to our patients. Our practice is dedicated to technology, service, and results. If pregnancy has taken a toll on your body, schedule a consultation at our Greater Boston Area or Worcester facilities for a custom-tailored mommy makeover treatment plan.