Mommy MakeOver


Mommy MakeOver!
Yes, This is the term that is making the eyes of every mother twinkle, followed by a smile of course. After a few years and a couple of children, many women today are deciding to get their bodies back with a mommy makeover.

What is Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a unique cosmetic surgical procedure designed specifically for women who wish to enhance their appearance and regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and aging can all take a toll on a woman’s body. Some of the most common effects are breast sagging and loss of volume, as well as stretch marks and excess fat around the abdomen. The combination of breast augmentation with or without breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction will result in the significant improvement in body contour.
Reasons for Considering a Mommy Makeover?
After pregnancy, your breast may have lost volume or look droopy, and your stomach may look loose with extra skin and stretch marks. Most Moms usually just want their pre-pregnancy bodies back, or perhaps to look even better than they did before having children! It used to be that women were resigned to living with these natural changes in their bodies. Now however, more and more women are seeking out plastic surgeons to rejuvenate their breasts and tummies to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children.
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover surgery?
Mommy makeover surgery is ideal for women who are no longer breast feeding and do not plan to become pregnant again, as pregnancy will negatively affect the results of the procedure. It is important that you are in good health and are near your ideal weight at the time of your mommy makeover. During your consultation Dr. Kim will also perform a thorough examination, review your health history and evaluate your aesthetic goals. Dr. Kim will determine if you are a good candidate for mommy makeover, as well as which procedures your mommy makeover should entail.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure

There are a number of treatments that can be part of a Mommy Makeover to give you a comprehensive cosmetic enhancement and meet an array of individual goals. Procedures for a Mommy Makeover can include:
Breast Augmentation 
Breast Lift
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial Plastic Surgery 
Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation 

The Benefits of a Mommy Makeover Treatment is customized to you
Improves body contours
Increases self-confidence
Mommy Makeover Recovery

The exact recovery process will depend on which treatments you decide to undergo, and whether your Mommy Makeover takes place in one comprehensive procedure or over a series of appointments. Specific recovery information and prospective results for each procedure can be viewed on its respective page within our website.

Tummy Tuck Recovery
Recuperation and Healing
•some swelling after tummy tuck surgery will be present; however, most of the swelling should fade rapidly within a few days.
•A compression garment will need to be worn for the first month to help with healing.
•Patients can typically resume normal daily routines after about three weeks.
•Dr. Kim will advise you to avoid strenuous activities or activities that strain the midsection for at least four weeks after surgery.
•Any discomfort can be controlled with medication.

Breast Augmentation
Recuperation and Healing

•Outpatient procedure
•You can return to daily activities about one week after augmentation
•You will be wearing a compression bra the first few weeks until breasts heal
•You should not lift any heavy objects or strenuous activities for at least four weeks
•You will be given a specific post operative instructions to help make the recovery process as smooth as possible.
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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon