No matter how much you love being a mom, not every woman loves the physical impact that pregnancy and nursing can have on her body. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that work together to help you feel and look your best after your family is complete.
Dr. Ricardo A. Meade is a board certified plastic surgeon and mommy makeover specialist serving the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas. In addition to mommy makeovers, Dr. Meade offers a full range of body contouring procedures, and has helped thousands of patients feel more confident about their appearance.
A mommy makeover typically targets the primary problem spots that women feel frustrated by after pregnancy and nursing, like stretched-out belly skin and muscles, breasts that have lost firmness or volume or isolated fatty deposits that don’t seem to budge even after you’ve lost your baby weight.
Please contact us online or call 214.823.1691 for more information on mommy makeovers at our Dallas or Plano plastic surgery offices. We encourage you to view mommy makeover photos in our real patient before and after photo gallery to get a better sense of what this procedure can achieve.
Because a mommy makeover is customized specifically for you, a consultation with Dr. Meade is a must in ensuring the best possible mommy makeover results. During your consultation, Dr. Meade will explain the ways different procedures can complement each other and the combination that he feels may work best for you. Dr. Meade will also talk about the impact that a mommy makeover will have on your physical health and wellbeing along with an explanation of the surgical steps he’ll take during each procedure. Additionally, you’ll be provided with a cost estimate for your mommy makeover with detailed price information.
Preparing for Surgery
As the date for your mommy makeover gets closer, Dr. Meade may request certain lab tests or medical evaluations in order to give you the best possible care, including a mammogram in women over age 35. He may also take pre-makeover photos for documentation purposes. Dr. Meade may also ask that you make adjustments to any medications, vitamins or supplements you’re currently taking. Finally, it’s important to avoid the consumption of alcohol and drugs, and abstain from smoking for a certain amount of time before and after surgery as well.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
The majority of mommy makeovers are performed as an outpatient procedure under intravenous or general anesthesia. The specific surgical process Dr. Meade follows will depend on which procedures will be included. Although these can vary from woman to woman, there are several possible options:
- Breast Enhancement – Increase your cup size with breast implants, consider a breast lift to reshape and firm your natural breast tissue for a perkier profile, or even opt for a breast reduction if your breasts feel too large for your frame.
- Facial Rejuvenation – Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can help you look younger and more refreshed.
- Liposuction – Improves problem spots that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
- Tummy Tuck – Eliminates excess skin and tissue while repairing separated or lax abdominal muscles.
Together, you and Dr. Meade can discuss which combination could work best for you. The primary goal is to bring out the best in your body, and the answer to what will achieve that goal is different for every woman.
Recovery & Results
After a mommy makeover, your recovery experience is an individualized process that’s impacted by which surgeries were performed as well as your body’s natural healing response. Most women feel comfortable enough after surgery that they don’t even finish a prescription of 40 pain pills. While it’s important to strictly follow Dr. Meade’s post-surgical instructions to avoid complications, the majority of women are back to their normal daily routine relatively quickly after a mommy makeover.
You should see a curvier, sexier you almost immediately after your mommy makeover, with results becoming more visible as healing progresses. Your final profile should reflect an improvement in your pre-pregnancy body concerns, such as a firmer, flatter belly and enhanced bust line.