Motherhood is priceless, but this milestone can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. From bulging bellies to sagging breasts, mothers can experience all kinds of bodily changes resulting from pregnancy and childbirth — and this is precisely why we offer the Mommy Makeover in Irvine, California! This life-changing surgery was invented specifically for moms as a way to restore their body to its pre-pregnancy vitality with one convenient procedure.
Typically, the Mommy Makeover includes breast lift and/or breast augmentation and tummy tuck, but this popular procedure can encompass any number of treatments or surgeries, depending on your particular needs.
A Mommy Makeover can address:
Excess abdominal skin and fat
Separated abdominal muscles
Small, shrunken or asymmetrical breast size
Excess or stretched labial skin (labiaplasty)
Skin texture and tone
Lines and wrinkles
A Mommy Makeover can involve a wide range of treatments, including:
Laser skin rejuvenation
For more information or further before and after photos visit our plastic surgeon Dr. Charlie Chen’s website: https://www.charliechenmd.com/
A Mommy Makeover is a highly customizable procedure. We will review all your options with you during your initial consultation. Most frequently, a Mommy Makeover includes a breast augmentation and/or breast lift with a tummy tuck, all in one surgical session. The tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and repairs stretched or separated abdominal muscles. The breast lift and/or augmentation can help return breasts to their natural position, size or shape, restoring your pre-pregnancy and pre-breastfeeding contours. The Mommy Makeover can also include injectables for the face, laser skin treatments, labiaplasty or any other surgeries, depending on your unique needs. Rest assured, we will carefully plan and tailor your treatment to meet your exact goals during your personal consultation process.
Swelling, bruising, numbness and pain are normal after surgery. You may also feel extremely tired after your procedure, so it’s a good idea to have complete rest for a few days to help your body with the healing process. We will give you specific instructions, including any pain medications you may need to take, to ensure a safe and speedy recovery.
A Mommy Makeover is performed using general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in the hospital. You should arrange to have someone drive you home once you’ve been released. You will also need to have someone help with childcare and basic needs following your surgery. Finally, plan on wearing a loose-fitting, comfortable wardrobe for your recovery period.
Recovery time will depend on the procedures involved. Your treated areas will be bandaged after your procedure, so you may be restricted in your movements for the first few days. You may require up to one month away from work, and you will need assistance with childcare during this time to ensure proper healing. During your consultation and pre-op process, we will provide detailed instructions for your post-operative care so you know exactly what to expect.
You will be able to have a Mommy Makeover whether you had a cesarean section or vaginal birth. For some patients, we can use the incision from a cesarean to perform your tummy tuck.
For optimal and long lasting results, it’s best to wait until you are finished having children before you have your Mommy Makeover. It’s OK if you do get pregnant, but you may need to have another tummy tuck or breast lift following the birth of your next child.
Call (949) 988-0289 or request a consultation online today. We look forward to meeting you!