Although motherhood is wonderful, the physical demands of being pregnant and giving birth can take their toll on a womanâ€™s body. A mommy makeover from board-certified Plano plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Slack can address these physical effects, renew your appearance, and enhance your self-esteem.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Motherhood can be the most rewarding and meaningful experience of a womanâ€™s life- yet creating a new life can take a serious toll on your body. For many new mothers, proper nutrition and exercise are not enough to diminish the effects of weight gain and breast enlargement during pregnancy. In many cases, surgery works to effectively reverse the physical realities of motherhood, including stretch marks, laxity of the abdominal skin, loss of abdominal muscle tone, breast droopiness with loss of firmness, fullness and overall volume. Surgeries that address both abdominal and breast issues caused by pregnancy are collectively referred to as the â€śMommy Makeoverâ€ť when preformed together.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeovers are one of the fastest growing combinations of plastic surgery procedures. With a mommy makeover, women can transform the way they look so that they are more confident in their appearance. Specific benefits include:
- lifting of breasts which hang down on the chest,
- elevation of nipples into a more youthful position,
- improved size, fullness and firmness of the breasts,
- removal of loose, wrinkled skin and stretch marks,
- reshaped belly button,
- tightened abdominal muscles and skin, and
- improved appearance of a C-section scar.
To get a better idea of what kind of results can be achieved through a Mommy Makeover, take a look at the before and after Mommy Makeover photos at right. Please bear in mind that just as each individualâ€™s body is different, results vary from person to person.
How is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
A Mommy Makeover usually involves Dr. Slack performing a combination of breast augmentation, breast lift (or both) and a tummy tuck, to address these two most common problem areas. Each womanâ€™s body is unique, so there may be other options that will work better in your case. The first step for a Mommy Makeover is a personalized consultation with Dr. Slack. During his meeting with you, he listens to your concerns and goals, and identifies which of his specialized services are most appropriate for you. Before any surgery is performed, Dr. Slack ensures you are comfortable with and well informed about every aspect of your Mommy Makeover treatment plan.
Body contouring corrects the physical changes that occur naturally during and after pregnancy. As a womanâ€™s body alters significantly over a short period of time, this stressful process often results in excess skin on the tummy and other areas of the body which cannot be toned by diet and exercise. For women who want to target these areas and restore their healthy, confident figures, Dr. Slackâ€™s Mommy Makeover may include suggestions for the following body contouring procedures:
Some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for women, breast enhancement procedures are commonly recommended for a Mommy Makeover. Weight fluctuations, milk production during pregnancy and breastfeeding cause changes in the size and shape of breasts. To help fill in breasts that have lost mass and tissue, or to reshape and add lift, Dr. Slack offers specialized options for his patients, including:
How to Prepare for Surgery
As with any surgical procedure, the most important preparation is to get healthy! A healthy body recovers faster from a surgery. Dr. Slack and your family doctor can give you appropriate advice for a complete plan to improve your health. However, it is generally recommended to eat a balanced diet, take vitamin and protein supplements, and to quit smoking.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover begins with having a trustworthy support person take you home after your surgery. Physically, recovery time varies based on the procedures that are performed. For example, it is possible to get back to regular activities such as driving and to return to work one week after a breast augmentation or breast lift with augmentation.
When Can I Return To Normal Activity?
Following a tummy tuck, most patients are walking and driving on their own in two weeks. The best way to find out more about recovery from a Mommy Makeover is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Slack. He will discuss your goals, the benefits of surgery, and any health concerns related to recovery, honestly and openly.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Because a Mommy Makeover treatment plan many include one or more surgical services, the overall cost can vary. To help you finance your procedure, North Texas Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers CareCreditÂ®, which allows convenient monthly payment options, among many other benefits.
Am I A Candidate?
A good candidate for a Mommy Makeover is ideally in good physical and mental health, and has realistic expectations. Because a breast lift with augmentation increases breast size and provides lift, post-maternity women are among the ideal candidates for this procedure. If you require a tummy tuck, a number of different options exist, such as mini, modified, or full tummy tucks. Choosing the best treatment plan is a process you embark on with Dr. Slack to determine what your goals are, what is unique about your body, and the possible risks and recovery that go along with each procedure. To determine if a Mommy Makeover is right for you, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Slack.
Why Choose Dr. Slack for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Slack offers his extensive education and years of experience to provide the highest level of care and respect to his clients in Plano, McKinney, and the surrounding communities near Dallas. To give you the best results and safest treatment experience, Dr. Slack uses clinically proven and tested surgery techniques. His unique approach to patient care includes thorough research and evaluation of new products and techniques and is the reason why Dr. Slack has been named by D magazine Best Doctor in Collin County in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Before your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Charles Slack offers an in-depth personal consultation to discuss your treatment expectations and concerns. Dr. Slack is compassionate and honest in his discussion of your options, and realistic about the results you can expect to achieve. With his many years of experience, you can feel comfortable talking with him about all the aspects of your Mommy Makeover.
Expert Consultation for Mommy Makeovers in Plano and McKinney, Texas
Whether you have arrived at a decision regarding your Mommy Makeover or you simply need more information from a skilled plastic surgeon, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Slack to discuss your goals and concerns. He looks forward to speaking with you.