Mommy Makeover in San Diego with Dr. Handler

Bringing a child to the world is an incredible joy, a pure miracle that shows just how incredible the human body is. But, no matter how amazing being a mother is, going through the pregnancy period is not an easy task. A woman’s body goes through significant changes, adapting to the new life forms that is growing inside. Even after the pregnancy period is over, the signs of carrying a child for nine months can still be visible. Being a mother doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to look good, because every woman is entitled to feeling beautiful and confident. A mommy makeover is exactly what you need.

What does a Mommy Makeover mean?

  • Breast Augmentation

Both the pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the shape and appearance of your breasts. With the help of breast augmentation, your breasts will be full again, looking just like they did before you got pregnant. Also, if you would like them to be slightly bigger than before, you can easily enhance them through this procedure.

  • Tummy Tuck

The tummy is another area of the body that changes a lot during pregnancy. The skin is highly stretched by the growing belly, being a very challenging task to redeem its former shape after delivery. With the help of the tummy tuck, all the fat tissue that got deposited in this area will be removed. Also, if necessary, the muscles of the abdomen will be tightened back, in case the pregnancy put too much stress on them. The result will be a toned and flat tummy.

  • Breast Lift

Are your breasts the right shape, but they started sagging? This is a normal occurrence, especially after breastfeeding. This procedure will help your breasts look young and beautiful once more, by lifting them up and placing them in a right and natural position. 

  • Liposuction

During pregnancy, most women gain a significant amount of weight and fat tissue. It can be very hard to lose all this weight, especially when you have to care for a newborn baby. The liposuction procedure will help remodel your body, by removing all the unwanted fat deposits. The result with be a thinned and toned shape of your body.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

Any woman who just gave birth to her child and wishes to restore the attractive shape of her body can beneficiate from the procedures included in the mommy makeover. A set of medical tests should be done before starting any procedure, to make sure that the candidate is in a good health condition.

Even though any woman that goes through a mommy makeover can have children afterward, it is ideally to begin this procedure after you reached the desired number of pregnancies. This is because a new pregnancy can reverse the results achieved through the mommy makeover.

Before proceeding, it is recommended to allow your body to recover from the pregnancy and delivery, getting close to its initial shape as much as possible. In the case you want to opt for breast augmentation, you will have to wait until you finish breastfeeding, if the case.

No, you don’t have to go through all the procedures of a mommy makeover. Depending on what you are looking to obtain, together with the doctor, you will decide which procedure, or procedures, will work the best in your case.

This depends very much on how many areas need to be treated, and which are those areas. If it is possible, the surgeon will do all the procedures in one single surgery. If not, they will be done in two surgeries that will occur separately.

In most cases, a general anesthesia will be performed, unless the health state of the patient will declare otherwise.

Pain and a certain degree of swelling will occur, just like in the case of any surgery, as they are normal effects of such type of interventions. But, proper medication and compression garments will be prescribed by the doctor, to alleviate as much as possible these symptoms.

The recovery period usually does not last long, most of the patients that beneficiated from a mommy makeover are ready to start work within a week or two, regardless of the procedures that they went trough.

As soon as the pain and swelling disappear, you can do very light exercise, without putting too much strain on your body. Usually, you are fully recovered in a month, so you can start performing strenuous physical exercises. So it is recommended to wait this period to pass.

If you adopt a healthy lifestyle that promotes a steady weight and there will be no more pregnancies after a mommy makeover, all the effects will be permanent. There will be no difference between the improved areas and your other body areas in time, the entire body looking like a harmonious whole.

Dr. Handler wants to make sure you make a decision that is clear of all your doubts and concerns. Contact our office today to learn more about the Mommy Makeover San Diego procedure.