Mommy Makeover in Richmond, VA
The joy of bringing a new life into this world is one of the greatest experiences of your life. We understand, though, that there are times when you recognize how pregnancy and childbirth have changed your breasts and body. You may have spent the last few months (or years) working out and eating right to lose the baby weight. But realistically, there are some problems that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise alone. A Mommy Makeover is a great way to restore your body and confidence. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers Mommy Makeovers for women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth changes your body due to the extra weight and hormonal changes. Our Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of procedures that restore your body and breasts to a more contoured and shapely appearance. The most common goals of a Mommy Makeover are:
- Restore the shape and contours of the breasts and body during a single surgical appointment
- Minimize recovery time
- Enhance and improve your natural breast size
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, we work with women like you who want a body that is near the proportions and shape they had before becoming pregnant. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will recommend a personalized combination of procedures to correct:
- Sagging skin that has been stretched
- Breasts that have lost volume and droop
- Abdominal muscles that have been stretched and are lax
- Stretch marks
- Areas of stubborn fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You should wait until you have your last child before considering a Mommy Makeover. This will alleviate the need for future revision surgeries. You should also spend six months to one year trying to tone your body with diet and exercise. A Mommy Makeover can require some downtime, so you should also be prepared to have someone help you and your children with day-to-day activities and care.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeovers entail finding the right combination of procedures for your needs. The best way to do this is to schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We listen to your concerns about your body, considering both the effects of pregnancy and any issues you had before becoming pregnant, such as having breasts that were too small. We then work with you to collaborate on a plan that offers the best balance of outcomes.
What Should I Expect on The Day of My Mommy Makeover?
Your Mommy Makeover is based on a surgical plan that may be performed during one or more appointments. Our plastic surgeons recommend the procedures that suit your lifestyle, personal desires, budget, and schedule. The most popular procedures for a Mommy Makeover are:
- Liposuction to remove pockets of stubborn fat
- Breast lift, reduction or augmentation to enhance the shape, size, and contours of the breasts
- Tummy tuck to remove sagging skin and excess fat
- Non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate your skin, eliminate stretch marks and contour the body
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Mommy Makeover?
The length of your Mommy Makeover is based on the personal surgical plan that is developed by your plastic surgeon. This information is explained during your consultation once you and your surgeon decide on the procedures that are best for you.
What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover will take some time, but our surgeons are acutely aware of your schedule and desire to spend time with your family. Whenever possible, we combine procedures into one appointment to minimize the overall time that is needed to heal. We will also work with you to spread out the procedures over the course of six to 12 months if that is helpful.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mommy Makeover?
Any type of surgery does produce scars, but the board-certified plastic surgeons of Richmond Plastic Surgeons are adept at placing the incisions in areas where the resultant scars are less noticeable, with the exception of a tummy tuck. Your scars will have a pinkish appearance at first, and then fade over the next 12 months, but will not completely disappear.
When Will I See the Results?
The best news of all is that you will see the results of each Mommy Makeover procedure right after the surgery. This gives our patients an immediate boost in confidence as well as motivation to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle with their families.
What Are Possible Complications of a Mommy Makeover?
All surgeries carry a degree of risk that is primarily associated with the general anesthesia. Bleeding, infection, irregularities, and other unwanted side effects may also occur. You can decrease these risks by working with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons for your Mommy Makeover.
How Long Will the Results of a Mommy Makeover Last?
With proper diet and exercise, you can maintain the results of your Mommy Makeover for many years. Aging, pregnancy and some medical conditions may affect your body over time.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Richmond?
Mommy Makeovers are not covered by medical insurance. We provide an accurate cost after your consultation and explain our payment options, including the financing that is available through CareCredit®.
You take exceptional care of your family, and now is the time to be pampered and restore your confidence. With a Mommy Makeover, you can work with one of our highly-skilled board-certified plastic surgeons. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.