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You’ve made many sacrifices for your kids – your body doesn’t have to be one of them! Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body, causing stretch marks, stretched abdominal muscles, excess belly fat, sagging breasts, and larger hips and thighs than before childbirth. 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, and he’s gained renown in the Dallas community for his Mommy Makeover results.
What’s a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover is a series of procedures designed to restore your body to a more youthful and toned appearance. Many times, more than one procedure can be done at the same time for the Mommy Makeover. This prevents you from undergoing anesthesia more than necessary and can also reduce the amount of time you spend in recovery. Of course, depending on the surgeries you select, some may have to be performed separately.
Many of the body procedures are best performed only after you do not plan to become pregnant again, as future pregnancies may cause the need for revisionary surgeries.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
Mothers can choose among a wide list of procedures offered by Dr. Beale. Depending on 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. Mommy Makeover can be a combination of surgical and non-invasive procedures, or solely surgical.
The most frequently performed procedures as part of a Mommy Makeover include:
Some women decide to also rejuvenate the face at the time of their Mommy Makeover. Popular facial procedures include:
Mommy Makeover Procedures
The breasts frequently gain volume during pregnancy and nursing, but once that’s over, the breast tissue will start to deflate, and the flattening combined with stretched, inelastic skin leads to overly sagging breasts. Thus, for the Mommy Makeover many mommies consider a breast lift or mastopexy that lifts the breasts to a higher placement on the chest and also corrects any breast asymmetries. Find out about breast lift surgery.
For many women, lost volume after breastfeeding causes the breasts to look smaller than before pregnancy. Breast implants can enlarge the breasts to a pleasing shape and size. Find out more about how breast augmentation can work with your mommy makeover.
Breast Lift/Breast Augmentation Combination
This surgery combination can be done concurrently in a Mommy Makeover to both lift the breasts and increase their size. This is a commonly added procedure to the Mommy Makeover because after pregnancy and nursing, women often find that their breasts have not only sagged, but lost volume. A breast lift will reposition the breasts, but will not change breast volume a substantial amount, while adding implants to sagging breasts might exacerbate the severity of sagging. By combining both in a Mommy Makeover, mothers can get powerful enhancement and rejuvenation for their breasts. Find out about breast lift and breast augmentation.
Pregnancy can create localized pockets of fat on the body that do not respond to diet and exercise, which is why Liposuction is a common part of the Mommy Makeover. This procedure removes the unwanted fat from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, back, or most any other area of the body through the use of a small incision and suction. Find out about liposuction.
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. The muscles are tightened, excess fat is removed via liposuction, and any excess skin is also removed. If you want a flattened tummy, this procedure is a perfect choice for Mommy Makeover. Find out about a tummy tuck, a mainstay of the Mommy Makeover.
Perpetually puffy eyelids aren’t just a consequence of the stress of motherhood; sometimes genetics and aging can lead to drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes. An eyelid lift can bring the eyes out of hiding by correcting overhanging upper eyelids as well as bags under the eyes. Find out about the eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) for the Mommy Makeover.
When our foreheads start to sag, our eyebrows start to droop alongside it, too. A drooping forehead can lead to frown lines by the eyebrows and incredibly deep creases on the forehead. A brow lift can raise sagging eyebrows and smooth forehead creases. Find out about brow lift (forehead lift).
Botox® is a non-surgical treatment that corrects lines and wrinkles created by muscle activity. These include the frown lines, crow’s feet, and some lines around the mouth. Find out about Botox®.
These fillers are non-surgical injections that replace lost volume in the face, providing youthful fullness. They can be used in a variety of locations and are a subtle way to rejuvenate the face without incisions. Find out about dermal fillers.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
Much like you, your Mommy Makeover journey will be unique. Recovery from your Mommy Makeover will depend on the surgeries and non-surgical procedures you have selected. We will let you know exactly what to expect from your procedures and your recovery period, because Dr. Beale and his team are passionate about providing outstanding patient care. 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.
Before and After Pictures
Don’t settle for your imagination—we’ve got a gallery full of photos from real patients, with real results. If you’re curious about the procedures that make up the Mommy Makeover, take a look at our extensive photo gallery of before and after pictures.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Since each Mommy Makeover is customized, the cost will vary depending on the kinds of procedures chosen, and the patient’s aesthetic goals. After Dr. Beale has heard your concerns and aesthetic goals, he will come up with a comprehensive plan for your specific treatment, and then you will receive a quote for the procedure. For more information about how much your Mommy Makeover will cost, give the offices of Dr. Beale a call.
Our practice works with most major insurance companies, and our office coordinators will assist you to make your surgical experience as easy as possible. However, insurance does not cover most elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. Dr. Beale offers financing through Care Credit and MedicalFinancing.com. For more information, please contact our offices for a consultation.
Payment can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card, as well as financing through Care Credit and MedicalFinancing.com.
How Safe Is a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures, and like all major invasive surgeries, it does have some risk of complications. You can learn more about the possible risks and complications associated with the Mommy Makeover, and whether you’re suitable for the procedure by discussing it during your consultation. Dr. Beale is a board-certified plastic surgeon and only practices with the highest levels of safety, and he’s happy to freely discuss all the expectations of the surgery, your medical history, and whether the Mommy Makeover is the appropriate procedure for you.
How Painful Is a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is not as painful as people expect. The procedure will be performed with anesthesia, so you won’t be able to feel it, and with new developments in plastic surgery techniques and new medications, post-surgical pain will be easier to handle than ever. However, the patient’s ability to tolerate pain will still play a factor. Procedures that disturb and pull on the muscles like the tummy tuck often take longer to recover from than procedures that simply disturb fatty or glandular tissue, like breast augmentation or liposuction. Dr. Beale will create a recovery regimen just for you, so that the recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible.
How Long Is the Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The length of recovery for each Mommy Makeover will vary depending on the kinds of procedures the patient undergoes, their health, and their age. Younger patients do tend to recover faster than older patients, but in general, strenuous activity should be avoided until 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Patients can usually perform daily activities like driving after a week and walk substantial distances after two weeks. If you have young children, especially those under the age of 2, it’s highly recommended that you get help for child rearing duties. Keep in mind that with the Mommy Makeover, several areas of your body will be “out of commission,” so it’s essential that you give yourself the rest your body deserves. Follow the typical recovery regiments for each of the procedures that you undergo; for example, refrain from lifting heavy objects after a tummy tuck or breast lift.
What to Expect After Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover counters the damages on the body and beauty 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 on your concerns, Mommy Makeover resolves your aesthetical 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 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.
About Dr. Beale
As a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Beale has performed countless Mommy Makeovers. He 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 that 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 highly experienced 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 that each separate procedure will combine into a harmonious, perfectly proportional whole.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Beale
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.
For a chance to learn more about the amazing Mommy Makeover, contact the offices of Dr. Beale now, for a consultation.