What is Mommy Makeover Surgery?

What is Mommy Makeover Surgery? | Las Vegas | Bullhead City | LaughlinFor most women, giving birth is one of the most satisfying experiences of their lives. But pregnancy causes many changes in the body, and some women may feel self-conscious about their post-pregnancy appearance.

During pregnancy, the skin on the thighs, abdomen, breasts, and other areas of the body is stretched. This can lead to post-pregnancy sagging, fatty pockets, and stretch marks. 

To restore her pre-pregnancy figure, a woman may choose to undergo a mommy makeover cosmetic surgery procedure. This procedure can correct the unwanted physical effects of pregnancy that diet and exercise alone cannot address. Mommy makeovers are very customizable treatments. 

Depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals, health condition, budget, and recovery expectations, the surgeon will help her identify procedures that are most appropriate for her. But these procedures are not meant to aid weight loss. 

Following the mommy makeover surgery, the patient can enjoy a sleeker, more youthful body shape which is close to her pre-pregnancy figure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides mommy makeovers to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.


Ideal Candidates

Mommy makeover includes procedures that are suitable for women who have successfully lost weight after pregnancy but have not been able to address stubborn fatty pockets and sagging skin. There is no specific timeline to undergo a mommy makeover surgery.

Some women undergo this procedure soon after having a child while others choose to wait for several years prior to treating themselves to a new appearance. 

If the patient feels that plastic surgery is not an option for her presently, she can wait until her children are older to receive surgery. Both women who give birth naturally and through cesarean section could be ideal candidates for a mommy makeover.  


Creating a Personalized Surgery Plan

At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon and patient can determine the type and number of procedures that the patient should include in her mommy makeover surgical plan. The patient may consider various procedures as pregnancy and nursing may lead to physical changes. The procedures may include the following:

  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Cellulite removal
  • Arm lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Liposuction
  • Stretch mark reduction or elimination

At times, the plastic surgeon may recommend an additional skin rejuvenation procedure for more complete mommy makeover outcomes. 


Order of Procedures 

The mommy makeover can be undertaken in one instance or in stages. Most surgeons choose to perform all the procedures at the same time to minimize the recovery duration. 

However, if the patient decides to receive a significant number of procedures, the cosmetic surgeon may choose to perform the mommy makeover in stages to minimize the patient’s discomfort and reduce the risks of complications.  

Such patients usually choose the procedures that they want to undergo initially. For example, in case a woman is uneasy due to her oversized breasts, she can undergo breast reduction prior to a tummy tuck or lower body lift. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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