Becoming a mother is one of the absolute greatest moments of many women’s lives. The process of carrying a child and creating a life is an accomplishment worth admiration and certainly cause for celebration. However, after delivery, many mothers contend with an unanticipated (or at least unwanted) side effect. The female body was created to support childbirth, yes, but that doesn’t stop the damage and stress caused by the process.
Sagging, loose skin, and the presence of unsightly marks are common to post-delivery mothers. And while some women’s bodies respond quickly to diet and exercise, the number of mothers that manage a full-body recovery on that alone is very small. And even these women are often plagued with excess skin and a sag in the breast. For mothers looking to regain the confidence and appearance they enjoyed before carrying, our clinic suggests a “Mommy Makeover”.
Schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Rosenberg today!
A “Mommy Makeover” refers to any combination of procedures that aim to restore the figure and youthful appearance of a post-delivery mother. They serve to address all of the common issues that arise as a result of pregnancy and delivery, as well as breastfeeding.
Makeovers aimed specifically at mothers have gained rapidly in popularity over recent years, as more and more men and women become comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery as a solution to body issues and problems that do not respond well to regular diet and exercise.
If you are in good health overall, near your ideal body weight, and a nonsmoker, you are likely a candidate for a mommy makeover. Patients are generally advised until they no longer wish to have children before having a mommy makeover. In addition, you should be at least six months postpartum before having the surgery.
Our Mommy Makeovers can include (and aren’t limited to) the following procedures:
The cost of a mommy makeover varies depending on the region where your surgery is performed, the procedures you have chosen to include, and other factors. Some costs to consider include surgeon’s fee, facility costs, anesthesia, medications, implants, and medical tests as well as supplies you may need for your recovery process including comfortable, loose clothing, gauze or dressings, and other necessary items. You will receive a price for your surgery during your consultation appointment. Generally, a mommy makeover costs between $9,000-20,000 nationally.
We are proud to say that plastic surgery has become the answer many women need in the quest for a body they recognize and love. The right procedures, performed by the right surgeon, can provide you with the results you need to feel at home in your own body once more.
We do want to note, plastic surgery serves as an excellent solution, and allows the patient to overcome health and appearance plateaus they could not achieve otherwise. However, proper recovery, diet and exercise all play an extremely important role in maintaining your appearance. A Mommy Makeover is a step to a more confident and happy self, not a miracle cure!
During your mommy makeover consultation, your surgeon will work to understand your cosmetic goals and health history to determine whether you are a good candidate for the surgery. They will examine the treatment areas and will likely take measurements and photographs to help develop a treatment plan. They will also explain your options and likely results of your mommy makeover.
Your consultation is your chance to ask any questions you might have about mommy makeover surgery. Some common questions that mommy makeover patients have include:
During mommy makeover recovery, some redness, swelling, and discomfort can be expected. You may be required to wear compression garments to alleviate swelling, and drains may be in place as well. Medication can be used to alleviate discomfort through the healing process. Most patients require 1-2 weeks after a mommy makeover before they return to work or other routines. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for your recovery process before the procedure and monitor your healing during follow-up appointments.
Mommy makeovers a performed safely on thousands of patients each year. There are risks associated with the mommy makeover that are generally associated with undergoing any surgery. Dr. Rosenberg will go over all of the potential risks in detail during the consultation appointment.
The mommy makeover surgery is typically seen as a cosmetic treatment and an elective procedure. Due to these reasons, most insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery. For more information about cost and financing, you can contact our office.
A mommy makeover procedure is a combination of different surgeries. Depending on the surgeries that are chosen, this surgery can take anywhere from 3 to 6 hours.
When considering a mommy makeover, it’s very important to carefully evaluate your plastic surgeon. Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg holds dual certifications by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties). He is active in national as well as local medical and plastic surgical societies and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Lipoplasty Society of America, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
We invite you to learn more about mommy makeovers or any of the body contouring procedures performed at our plastic surgery center in Baltimore, Maryland. Call us at 410-324-3071 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg.