Mommy Makeover in Scottsdale
Experienced plastic surgeon in Scottsdale helps you to restore your post-pregnancy body
If you’re dissatisfied with the way your body looks after pregnancy, a mommy makeover may be right cosmetic surgery procedure for you. A mommy makeover from an experienced plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, entails undergoing a series of plastic surgery procedures designed to restore your post-pregnancy body to a fitter, healthier-looking appearance.
A growing number of women are undergoing “mommy makeovers” — plastic surgery procedures that restore their pre-pregnancy bodies.
A mommy makeover may involve many different cosmetic surgery procedures, depending upon the changes a woman has after pregnancy and what she desires. This may include:
- tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- liposuction of the arms, thighs, flanks, upper back
- breast lift (mastopexy)
- breast augmentation
- breast reduction (for those women who get larger breasts after pregnancy)
Some women choose to have one procedure at a time, while others may have several cosmetic surgery procedures at the same time to lessen the amount of time they have in total recovery.
Dr. Bash reviews all of the plastic surgery options with each patient, making a customized plan that fits best into her patient’s lifestyle, budget and family needs.
Dr. Bash offers these recommendations to women considering mommy makeovers, so that they’ll attain the best possible outcome — and maintain those results. She suggests that postpartum plastic surgery patients:
- Achieve their desired target weight first
- Make sure they are exercising at least 30 minutes per day
- Practice superb nutrition 4. Keep alcohol consumption at less than 2-3 drinks per week
- Quit smoking
- Establish a no-fail support system for the full recovery period dictated by Dr. Bash
This last requirement is critical.
Many mothers don’t have someone to take care of their babies and younger children–and they don’t have time to take good care of themselves. Dr. Bash recommends that a mother with children under age 5 have someone at home to take care of the children full time for at least 2 weeks after surgery. This ensures a better chance of an optimal result.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeovers
What does a mommy makeover involve?
When you decide to have a mommy makeover, your first step will be to sit down with your plastic surgeon and decide what your goals are. The procedures you decide to use will target the areas of your body you are dissatisfied with. For instance, if your upper arms are feeling flabby, you might want to consider liposuction of the arms.
Other possible procedures you may want to incorporate into your mommy makeover include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift.
How many procedures should I undergo?
The objective of a mommy makeover is to contour and enhance parts of the body that have been stretched and otherwise changed from pregnancy. The number of procedures you decide to use in your mommy makeover will vary depending on what your goals are. If you are only dissatisfied with one aspect of your appearance, you may decide to only target that one specific area. Your plastic surgeon will help you create an individual plan for your makeover that will reflect your desired results.
Are all of the procedures performed at once?
It depends on what you want and what your plastic surgeon recommends. If you are eager to complete your mommy makeover in a short period of time, some procedures can be performed in one or two surgical sessions. However, you may also decide to have each procedure done separately.
Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
It’s important that you take the time to decide whether a mommy makeover is right for you. You should be satisfied with your overall weight before you decide to have a mommy makeover. You should also be keeping up a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco products, and following a regular exercise regimen. The more committed you are to maintaining a healthy body, the better you are likely to respond to a mommy makeover.
Dr. Deborah Bash is a skilled plastic surgeon who works to provide her patients with as much information as possible about the procedures she offers.
If you are interested in undergoing a mommy makeover, contact Dr. Bash’s Scottsdale office today at (602) 792-5789.