Pregnancy changes the body in ways that often cannot be remedied by eating well and exercising. As hard as it is to find time to commit to a healthy lifestyle as a new mom, it’s even harder when your efforts aren’t rewarded. You may find it extremely challenging to get your figure back, even months or years after having kids.
In this situation, a mommy makeover could be the ideal way to restore your body and self-confidence. Please call Indiana Plastic Surgery today at 219-513-2100 to arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson at our Munster or Valparaiso location. We proudly serve women from across Northwest Indiana and nearby Chicago, Illinois.
- What Is a Mommy Makeover?
- How Might I Benefit From a Mommy Makeover?
- When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?
- What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
- Mommy Makeover Recovery
- Mommy Makeover Results
- How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Indiana?
- Why Choose Dr. Robinson
- Schedule Your Mommy Makeover
The term mommy makeover refers to any combination of plastic surgery procedures performed to help restore the appearance and function of a woman’s body after pregnancy. Sometimes called post-pregnancy surgery, a mommy makeover typically focuses on the abdomen and breasts.
Mommy makeover surgeries have experienced a steady rise in popularity. More and more women are relying on mommy makeover procedures to take control of their physical appearance after having children. And while the term is relatively new and playful, the cosmetic surgeries involved are time-tested, safe and effective.
The female body goes through several physical changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Loose skin, stubborn fat, outstretched muscles and sagging or deflated breasts are all common issues women face after having children. While you may be able to lose most of the baby weight and return to a healthy size, reversing some of the physical effects of pregnancy may not be possible on your own.
Every new mother has different goals for their mommy makeover. You may choose to pursue this surgical solution if you want to:
- Remove loose, sagging skin from the abdominal area
- Repair stretched or torn abdominal muscles known as diastis recti
- Correct a post-pregnancy belly that seems to protrude
- Potentially correct a ventral hernia
- Address sagging breasts and enlarged nipples or areolas
- Restore lost breast volume
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Eliminate stubborn pockets of fat across the body
By addressing these unwanted changes, a mommy makeover can help you meet this new chapter of your life with renewed confidence and self-assurance. With this individualized surgery, you can be the great mother you are and feel great about your body.
While the right timing for your mommy makeover is a personal decision, there are several factors that can influence this choice. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning for your procedure:
- You must be in good general health
- You should be at or near your ideal weight
- You should be a nonsmoker or willing to quit to promote healing
- You will need to set aside some time for recovery
- It’s important to have a good outlook and realistic expectations
- It’s ideal to be done having children before surgery
Generally speaking, Dr. Robinson recommends that your family is complete before considering a mommy makeover. While the surgery will not affect your ability to have children, future pregnancies can undo the results of your procedure. Dr. Robinson will happily discuss your candidacy and help you figure out the optimal time for surgery during your in-office consultation.
No two mommy makeovers are quite the same, because no two women experience pregnancy quite the same. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Robinson will carefully analyze your unique situation and listen to what it is you want to achieve. He will work with you to determine which procedures are appropriate and will develop a mommy makeover plan that best suits you.
Your mommy makeover will likely consist of a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring surgeries. Depending on your needs and Dr. Robinson’s recommendations, they can be performed on the same day or spaced out over several surgical appointments. Procedures that are often involved in a mommy makeover include:
- Breast augmentation: This procedure is performed to increase or restore breast volume through the use of implants. It is also ideal for improving breast projection, shape and symmetry.
- Breast lift: You may incorporate a breast lift to elevate and reposition the breasts and nipples to a more youthful position. The surgery can remove excess, sagging skin and restore a firm appearance.
- Tummy tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, this surgery tightens loose skin and removes excess fat in the abdominal region. Additionally, it can repair stretched or separated abdominal muscles.
- Liposuction: A proven method of fat removal, liposuction is an excellent way to eliminate stubborn localized fat deposits throughout the body. It can be used on the tummy, thighs, arms and other areas.
It is important to Dr. Robinson that you are able to achieve the beautiful silhouette you want while maintaining a natural appearance. He prides himself on providing elegant and flattering results.
Following your mommy makeover, you will need to take some time to recover. Avoid work, chores and lifting until you feel well enough to avoid any unnecessary complications. Your family will be more than happy to be your support team, so don’t be afraid to let them help out as much as possible!
The recovery time will vary from woman to woman, depending on which surgeries were included in her mommy makeover. Combining your procedures into a single day operation will cut down on your overall surgery and recovery time versus having each individual procedure performed separately over time.
While it will take some time to fully recover, the mothers Dr. Robinson has worked with are often overjoyed with the results of their procedure. Having slim, tight and feminine curves again and feeling comfortable with your body can have significant benefits to your self-confidence and overall happiness.
Your final results may not be visible for several months. This is because you may experience some swelling and bruising that takes time to subside. Breast implants, if placed, may initially appear high on your chest before they settle into the proper position. Similarly, any incision lines will need time to lighten and fade.
Depending on the procedures performed during your mommy makeover, you may see a slimmer tummy, perkier breasts and more refined contours. Dr. Robinson is a highly-qualified plastic surgeon who provides mothers with beautiful, long-lasting results.
To maintain your new look, it’s important to eat well and exercise. Weight gain after your procedure can compromise the results.
Since a mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures, each one is priced differently. For that reason, it is difficult to estimate your cost without seeing you for a consultation.
The biggest factor that can impact the cost of your procedure is the number and type of surgeries that you and Dr. Robinson choose to include in your individualized surgical plan. Generally, it costs less to have the procedures performed at one time as a mommy makeover than to have each procedure performed individually.
Explore our payment and financing options that can help make the procedure more affordable. We also accept Care Credit, a leading medical and wellness credit card.
Additionally, the concierge level of our rewards program is complimentary with any hospital-based procedure. Your mommy makeover will unlock 10 percent off cosmetic injectables, skincare and laser treatments and skincare products all year long. As an added benefit, you will receive a complimentary skincare consultation normally billed at $50.
Dr. Robinson is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Indiana and has years of experience helping mothers to regain their pre-pregnancy figures through mommy makeovers. Patients value him for his kind, easygoing nature as well as the unhurried attention he provides. He is known across Northwest Indiana for exceeding expectations.
Relying on nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Robinson’s ultimate goal is to help you look and feel your very best without compromising safety or comfort. Please read our patient reviews to hear individuals describe their positive experiences at Indiana Plastic Surgery.
“I’d like to thank Dr. Robinson and his staff for being very professional in their work and doing a great job! I would highly recommend Dr. Robinson to anyone considering plastic surgery. The office staff was nothing but pleasant and accommodating with my busy work schedule. In the future if I ever need any type of plastic surgery, Dr. Robinson will be first on my list. Thank you so much.” -K.P.
If you’re ready to learn more about mommy makeover procedures and receive individualized recommendations, please call 219-513-2100 to schedule a consultation at our Munster or Valparaiso office. Dr. Robinson and the team at Indiana Plastic Surgery happily welcome patients from across Northwest Indiana and nearby Chicago, Illinois.