While motherhood is an undoubtedly life-changing experience, pregnancy and childbirth are not usually kind to the mother’s body. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause the following cosmetic issues:
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Loose, hanging skin on the belly
- Stretch marks, especially on the abdomen
- Sagging breasts with depleted volume
- Stubborn fat deposits
- A bigger waist
The mommy makeover is one of the most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, intentionally designed to remedy common pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Richard Montilla performs mommy makeovers in Worcester to help restore your pre-pregnancy body and confidence.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover earned popularity because it has no set components; each procedure is custom-tailored to fit your unique needs and desires. Because the breasts and abdomen are the primary areas of change with pregnancy, a Mommy Makeover revolves around a breast and abdomen procedure. Other procedures, such as arm sculpting, are included as needed.
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 may include several different procedures.
mommy-makeover Before and After
What are the most common Mommy Makeover procedures?
While Mommy Makeovers are fully customizable, they primarily target the breasts and stomach. Breast surgeries can lift, reshape, and rejuvenate breasts by enhancing or reducing their size and shape. A tummy tuck, circumferential abdominoplasty, and liposuction can repair and restore the stomach area.
The following are the most common procedures included in a Montilla Plastic Surgery Mommy Makeover:
Throughout pregnancy, the abdominal muscles, skin, and tissues stretch to accommodate the growing baby safely. After childbirth, these layers may not return to their taut, pre-baby shape. Most women have stretch marks, loose and hanging skin, excess fat, and weakened abdominal muscles that they cannot correct with diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is often part of a mommy makeover, during which our board-certified plastic surgeon can:
- Move the belly button to its regular position
- Remove loose, excess skin, which is where stretch marks appear most often
- Remove excess fat in the abdominal area
- Tighten and strengthen the abdominal muscles
- Create a flatter, smoother belly with improved muscle tone
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts will increase as much as one full cup size. Once-perky breasts may lose volume and begin to sag. Breast implants can restore fullness and lost volume, while a breast lift addresses sagging skin for improving shape. Breast reduction surgery can create smaller, more comfortable results for those with disproportionately large, uncomfortable breasts.
Dr. Montilla can perform a combined breast augmentation and breast lift during your Mommy Makeover to restore a fuller, firmer, more youthful appearance to the breasts.
Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy, but many women are left with a thicker waist and stubborn fat deposits in the hips, thighs, and other areas. After losing the pregnancy weight, you may have bulges that weren’t there before your pregnancy. As part of your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Montilla can use advanced liposuction techniques for:
What is the best time to get a Mommy Makeover?
If you plan to have more children, it may be best to start your treatment when you have finished growing your family. A Mommy Makeover will not prevent you from having a successful pregnancy, but you may need more treatments after the pregnancy is over. In particular, a tummy tuck is considered a one-shot type of surgery and should not be repeated. For long-lasting results with your Mommy Makeover procedures, you should have reached and remained at your weight goal for six months.
Additionally, your body needs time to completely heal from pregnancy and birth before getting a Mommy Makeover. Your uterus needs time to contract and your breasts to shrink. If you breastfed, you should have finished at least six months before your Mommy Makeover.
During your private consultation with Dr. Montilla, he will determine which of our many options are best suited for you, the best surgical approach, and when would be the best time for you to get a Mommy Makeover.
What are the benefits and results of a Mommy Makeover?
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 Worcester can help you achieve your cosmetic goals after pregnancy and childbirth, such as:
- Tighter abdominal area
- Fuller, perkier breasts
- A smoother, flatter belly
- Slimmer, sleeker body contours
- Improved posture
- Better fitting clothes
- A more youthful appearance
- Improved self-confidence
- Renewed sensuality
Recovery and Risks of a Mommy Makeover
Because a Mommy Makeover is an individualized procedure, recovery time is determined by which surgeries you undergo. Most patients plan for at least two weeks away from work to rest, relax, and recover at home. A stay-at-home mother's work is still working, so arranging for childcare during this time is essential.
You will need to significantly lower your activity for the first few days after surgery. Still, you must get up and walk after your surgery to maintain adequate circulation. It will be four to six weeks before you can hit the gym or do strenuous lifting or exercise.
For patients in good general health, there are few risks associated with a Mommy Makeover. All surgeries do carry the inherent risks of:
- Poor healing
However, the likelihood of these risks becoming issues drops considerably when a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Montilla performs your surgeries. Dr. Montilla has delivered Mommy Makeovers to hundreds of satisfied patients and will bring his best and safest work to your makeover too!
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Pricing in the United States is generally between $15,000 - $20,000.
The cost of a mommy makeover in Worcester can vary based on the type and number of surgical procedures. Dr. Montilla will meet with you during your initial consultation and determine your surgical plan, confirm which procedures will be performed, and which surgical techniques he will use.
Why choose Dr. Montilla for my Mommy Makeover?
At Montilla Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to surgical excellence and providing comprehensive, cutting-edge treatments to our patients. Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Montilla, MD, is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. His education and experience, combined with his commitment to delivering stunning results, make Dr. Montilla the best choice for a mommy makeover.
If pregnancy has taken a toll on your body, schedule a consultation for a custom-tailored Mommy Makeover treatment plan.