Unfortunately, for many women, simply exercising and eating right will not restore the body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. For this reason, many women opt for a “Mommy Makeover.” Dr. Beale is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has honed his exceptional skills in cosmetic surgery for years. He has gained renown in the community due to excellent results from Mommy Makeovers in Dallas.
What is a mommy makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of procedures designed to restore your body to a more youthful and toned appearance. Many times, more than one procedure can be done during the same surgical session during your Mommy Makeover. This prevents you from undergoing anesthesia more than necessary and can also reduce the amount of time you spend in recovery.
The breasts and abdomen are often the focus of a Mommy Makeover. However, Dr. Beale will include any necessary procedure to address your needs. Some common areas addressed beside the breasts and abdomen are fat deposits on the thighs, hips and buttocks, pigment changes or new wrinkles in the face, or a prominent C-section scar.
Dr. Beale will work with you to understand exactly what has changed about your body that you would like to reverse, and how you would like to enhance your physique to feel rejuvenated and confident with your figure as a mother.
What does a mommy makeover consist of?
Mothers can choose among a wide list of procedures offered by Dr. Beale. Depending upon your expectations, you will be guided by a team of highly skilled experts along with Dr. Beale when choosing the best services that fit your needs. A Mommy Makeover can be a combination of surgical and non-invasive procedures, or solely surgical.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
- Breast Lift
Many mothers consider a breast lift to raise the breasts to a higher placement on the chest and correct any breast asymmetries.
- Breast Augmentation
Lost volume after breastfeeding often causes the breasts to look smaller. This is corrected with breast implants or fat augmentation to create a pleasing shape and size.
- Breast Augmentation with Lift
This surgery combination can be done concurrently to lift, enhance and rejuvenate the breasts.
- Breast Reduction
Some women experience significant breast growth after breastfeeding is complete. A breast reduction can be done to create smaller, more comfortable and proportional breasts.
Pregnancy can create localized pockets of fat on the body that do not respond to diet and exercise, which can be removed through the use of a small incision and suction.
- Tummy Tuck
Pregnancy frequently causes the abdominal muscles to stretch so that the belly becomes lax and round. Diet and exercise will often not correct this condition, but a tummy tuck will tighten the muscles and remove excess fat and skin to flatten the tummy.
- Eyelid Surgery
A blepharoplasty can bring the eyes out of hiding by correcting overhanging upper eyelids as well as bags under the eyes.
- Brow Lift
The wrinkles and stress lines from sleepless nights can be smoothed with a brow lift, which raises sagging eyebrows and reduces forehead creases.
- C-section scar revision
A C-section delivery can leave a prominent scar which can be revised to improve its appearance.
After childbirth, the labia can hang or protrude, causing sex or tight clothing such as a swimsuit to be uncomfortable. A labiaplasty removes excess skin and returns the labia to their usual length and size.
BOTOX® is an injectable, non-surgical treatment to smooth lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
- Dermal Fillers
These non-surgical injections replace lost volume in the face, providing youthful fullness and rejuvenation.
Before your mommy makeover
The first step of the mommy makeover experience is a detailed consultation with Dr. Beale. He will examine your body, including your breasts, abdomen and any other area you want to target. Dr. Beale will talk with you about your aesthetic goals for your body and discuss the areas you would like to improve, cover the different procedures available and recommend the best procedures to address your concerns.
If you’re having a breast augmentation, Dr. Beale will help you choose the right size and shape of implant to suit you, and you’ll have a chance to see how different sizes will look.
In the weeks leading up to surgery, stop smoking or taking medications with blood thinners. Set up ample support at home to help you during the recovery period after your surgery.
Recovery from mommy makeover
Much like you, your Mommy Makeover will be unique. Recovery from your Mommy Makeover will depend on the surgeries and non-surgical procedures you have selected.
After your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Beale will keep a close eye on you during your recovery and will help guide you through all the steps of a successful recovery. Dr. Beale approaches each procedure with a dedication to uncompromising safety, and he’ll apply that same dedication to your recovery from the Mommy Makeover.
After your procedures, you will have surgical binders or garments to help reduce swelling, and you may have drains around your abdomen. In three or four days, Dr. Beale will want to see you again to check on your healing. He will remove any drains and advise on how long you should wear the compression garments.
You will be able to return to work and light exercise after breast surgery, liposuction or labiaplasty in about a week. The tummy tuck recovery is longer, taking about two weeks.
By 3-6 months after surgery, you will be able to fully enjoy the final results and will be completely healed.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
If you’re unhappy with your appearance or body after having children, and you would like to restore and rejuvenate your figure, you may be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. Candidates should meet the following general requirements:
- In good medical health
- At or near your ideal body weight
- Finished with childbearing and plan no more children
- Realistic expectations for what this procedure can do for you
- Want to address breast deflation, tummy laxity or skin changes after pregnancy
What to expect after a mommy makeover
Mommy Makeover counters the damages to the body caused by pregnancy and time. Common concerns are sagging breasts, loose belly skin, poorly defined jaw, droopy eyes, and accumulation of fat within the abdominal and thigh areas after pregnancy. Depending upon your concerns, a Mommy Makeover resolves your aesthetic issues. Several procedures can be done in one session for total rejuvenation while also helping you avoid undergoing anesthesia multiple times. However, it is still important to set realistic expectations for a Mommy Makeover. Talking with Dr. Beale will help you come up with sensible goals that will lead you to a highly satisfying outcome after your treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Beale?
As a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Beale has a trusted reputation for his expertise and experience. He has performed countless Mommy Makeovers and strives to provide beautiful results that look natural and perfectly balanced for each person. Dr. Beale will carefully consider your aesthetic goals and motivations for the procedure, so he can give you results that you are happy and satisfied with.
Whether it’s procedures for the face, breast, or body, Dr. Beale is an authority of long experience in a variety of areas in plastic surgery, making him the perfect surgeon to perform your Mommy Makeover. Dr. Beale will approach the Mommy Makeover so each separate procedure will combine into a harmonious, perfectly proportional whole.
The Mommy Makeover might seem like a complicated procedure, but Dr. Beale and his highly professional staff will be there to guide you the whole way. Whether you already have a combination of procedures in mind or need help deciding, Dr. Beale will walk through the entire process with you during your consultation.
What complementary procedures can be a part of a Mommy Makeover?
Laser skin resurfacing, IPL, facial fillers, Botox, facials and CoolSculpting are common noninvasive complementary procedures patients enjoy as a part of a Mommy Makeover. There are a number of other options that Dr. Beale may discuss with you during your consultation.
How soon after delivery can I have a mommy makeover?
Wait at least six months to ensure your body is fully recovered from childbirth.
How long is the recovery time?
Recovery time depends on which procedures you had. Recovery periods range from two weeks to a month. It may take a couple of months before you can exercise vigorously again.
How long should I wait to have sex after a Mommy Makeover?
Depending on which procedures you had, you should wait between 3-6 weeks to have sex.
How painful is the recovery?
Pain varies based on personal tolerance and which procedures were performed. Many patients report experiencing less pain than they anticipated.
What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover?
Any surgery includes a risk of complications. These risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, pain and change in sensation.
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