Your body did something amazing. Now, it's time for you to do something amazing for your body. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures performed at one time in order to achieve a more youthful body after pregnancy. Mommy makeovers can include: breast augmentation and/or lift, tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and liposuction.
There are so many things that can be gained in motherhood: a new tiny person to love, a sense of achievement and purpose, and a joyous outlook of the future. There are also countless sacrifices that mothers make to care for their children.
In addition to sacrifices such as the physical toll of pregnancy, childbirth, sleepless nights, and breastfeeding, there are choices which many mothers make which can often contribute to a decreased sense of self over time. Sometimes this means a mom chooses to put her career in the back seat to focus on her growing family, taking a simpler approach to hair and makeup, or simply spending less time doing the things that she enjoys.
While there is nothing nobler than prioritizing our children and their well-being, it is important for mothers to also care for themselves and avoid losing sight of how awesome and deserving they are. Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is a premier Mommy Makeover destination. During your Mommy Makeover Oakland plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams and his highly skilled team offer the highest level of patient care and surgical results. Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is honored to serve moms who are ready to reclaim their sense of identity and prioritize themselves with a Mommy Makeover.Request a Consultation
A Mommy Makeover can include several procedures. Common components of a Mommy Makeover include breast augmentation or breast lift, tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, labiaplasty, or liposuction. Patients can expect dramatic and beautiful results, increased confidence, and a restored sense of self after becoming a mom. Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and simply caring for a child take an immense physical toll on the body and mind. Physical and mental exhaustion, weight gain and other bodily changes, and loss of confidence are all common effects of motherhood. Mommy makeovers can address many of the physical and mental barriers that hinder full healing following pregnancy.
One of the most popular procedures included in the Mommy Makeover is breast sculpting. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum weight loss can cause the breasts to lose volume and the skin to become lax. Breast augmentation (with implants or fat grafting)offers an increase in breast volume and fullness, while a breast lift can restore breasts to their perkier pre-pregnancy state. Areola reduction may also be included if desired. Breast sculpting is ideal for patients who are interested in volume enhancement or firmer, perkier breasts. As breast augmentation may interfere with breastfeeding, it is recommended to undergo this procedure after breastfeeding has concluded.
Liposuction is a procedure that has been a core component of the Mommy Makeover for years. This procedure involves the removal of fat from various areas of the body via suction. Liposuction is an effective treatment for removing stubborn fat from the belly, hips, arms, legs, buttocks, back, or even under the chin. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as tummy tucks, breast reductions, and facelifts to complete your full body Mommy Makeover.
Another potential inclusion in the Mommy Makeover that has become popular recently is labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the reduction of length of the labia minora. The labia minora, or inner lips of the vulva, can lose elasticity or even tear as a result of aging or childbirth. The labia may become long, or even get in the way during intercourse or other activities.
Some women may feel self-conscious about the laxity of their labia and undergo labiaplasty for purely cosmetic reasons. Labiaplasty patients can expect a smaller labia minora which does not protrude from the labia majora (or outer "lips"), as well as increased comfort during sex and other activities. Some patients who received labiaplasty as part of a Mommy Makeover say the procedure restored their sense of confidence following childbirth.
The tummy is a notoriously problematic area for women following pregnancy and childbirth. The abdominal skin often becomes lax due to the expansion caused by pregnancy and the (often sudden) weight loss which follows. Hormonal changes also may contribute to the development of fat, which settles in the area just below the belly button. Such conditions can be nearly impossible to resolve with diet and exercise alone, even if you had the time to spend hours a day at the gym.
A tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck may effectively flatten, firm, and smooth this area of the body. This makes these procedures popular Mommy Makeover inclusions. A full tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin, and the subsequent pulling and tightening of remaining skin and muscle in the entire abdominal area, while a mini tummy tuck focuses specifically on the area just below the belly button. Dr. Williams can help you choose to what extent a tummy tuck may help you resolve your abdominal issues during your consultation. His goal is to make sure your treatment plan contains only the procedures you need to get the results you want.
|Length of Surgery||3-4 hours, Varies|
|Inpatient / Outpatient||Usually Outpatient|
|Duration of Results||Long lasting. Weight loss/gain, pregnancy, and age may reduce surgical results over time|
You give endlessly as a mom, and now it's time for you to give back to yourself. Dr. Steven Williams can help you customize your ideal Mommy Makeover package, and help you restore your feelings of sexiness, confidence, and identity. Please contact Tri Valley Plastic Surgery to schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Steven Williams.
Recovery times vary between patients as the Mommy Makeover is a completely individualized procedure. Generally speaking, full recovery takes two to six weeks, with most of our Oakland Mommy Makeover patients returning to work after two weeks.
It is recommended to wait until you have lost pregnancy weight and finished breastfeeding if you chose to do so. Weight loss after your Mommy Makeover may impact results, and breast augmentation, anesthesia, and pain management medications may interfere with breastfeeding.
While purely cosmetic procedures are not likely to be covered by insurance, some Mommy Makeover procedures may qualify for coverage if they are deemed medically necessary. The specialists at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery can further discuss with you if any of the procedures you’d like to include in your Mommy Makeover may be eligible for insurance coverage.
Depending on which procedures you choose to include in your Mommy Makeover, you may be unable to lift heavy objects for anywhere from one to six weeks. This will depend on the weight of your child and the specific procedures you have performed during your surgery. Dr. Williams will give you a detailed recovery timeline and help you plan your surgery to make sure that you are back to full strength as fast as possible.
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery in Dublin provides expert plastic surgery with great results and minimal downtime. We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule a consultation with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.