MOMMY MAKEOVER IN SEATTLE, WA

Bringing a child into the world is an amazing accomplishment. However, the process of pregnancy and childbirth does have its downsides. Pregnancy can drastically change a woman’s body and cause her to become self-conscious about the way she looks. After having a baby, many women develop stretched-out skin, accumulated fat, sagging breasts, and a number of other changes they are not happy about.

The good news is that a mommy makeover procedure can help women achieve their pre-baby bodies by tightening up loose skin, lifting sagging breasts, and getting rid of stubborn fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise with a combination of effective cosmetic surgery procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Craig Jonov of Seattle Plastic Surgery enjoys helping mothers feel comfortable in their own skin by performing mommy makeovers at his Seattle facility.

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BENEFITS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER

There are a number of benefits of a mommy makeover. Since pregnancy takes a toll on a woman’s stomach and ab muscles, a mommy makeover is often designed to deliver a flatter midsection and help the patient feel more confident in clothing and swimwear.

A mommy makeover can also resolve drooping breasts and make them look more youthful. Some women choose to have breast implants placed at the same time as the breast lift for breast augmentation and enhancement. Finally, this procedure can resolve stubborn fat rolls that may remain after pregnancy, despite a healthy diet and exercise routine. A mommy makeover is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, but typically involves a combination of breast and abdomen procedures.

While there are many physical benefits of a mommy makeover, this procedure almost always leads to psychological benefits such as increased confidence and self-esteem. It can help women feel good about the way they look after having children, allowing them to go through motherhood with a renewed sense of self.

GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER

The ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women in good physical health who are bothered by the way their bodies look after having children. They should be at or near their goal weight and no longer be breastfeeding.

Dr. Jonov does not recommend this procedure to patients who smoke or plan to have more children in the future. Patients who are interested in mommy makeovers are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov so he can determine whether or not they are good candidates.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A MOMMY MAKEOVER CONSULTATION

A consultation with Dr.Jonov at our Seattle office is the best way for prospective patients to figure out if a mommy makeover is a good option for them. During a consultation, Dr. Jonov will take the time to listen to the patient’s concerns and design a customized treatment plan that can help her achieve a slimmer, more youthful, and contoured body.

While the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction, Dr. Jonov may incorporate other procedures into a woman’s treatment plan, depending on her specific needs. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their treatment plan and educate themselves as much as possible. They may also look at before and after pictures so they have an idea of what types of results to expect.

PREPARING FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER

There are certain things mothers can do to prepare for their mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Jonov encourages patients to stay as healthy as possible by adhering to a well-balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly. He also recommends they ask for help from friends and family while they recover.

COMMON MOMMY MAKEOVER PROCEDURES

One of the benefits of a mommy makeover is that the procedure is completely custom. There are a number of plastic surgery procedures performed in combination during a mommy makeover. Three of the most common include a tummy tuck, breast lift with or without breast augmentation, and liposuction. Let’s take a closer look at the goal of each of these procedures and how they are performed.

TUMMY TUCK

After having a baby, many women find that they are left with a flabby stomach, regardless of how healthfully they eat or how many crunches they perform. Even if a woman exercises to burn body fat, the skin and tissues that expand during pregnancy may no longer be able to retract to their pre-pregnancy state. .

The standard treatment for loose tummy skin and separated muscles is a called a tummy tuck. If only the skin of the lower tummy below the belly button is affected, then a lower or “mini” tummy tuck is performed.

If the loose skin extends above the belly button, then a full tummy tuck is recommended. Most often the muscles are tightened when a full tummy tuck is performed. This procedure improves the overall appearance of the abdomen and enhances a woman’s body contours.

BREAST LIFT VS. AUGMENTATION

The breasts are frequently affected by pregnancy, particularly after nursing. Oftentimes the breast skin stretches out, the amount of overhang of the breast increases, and the nipples may be positioned too low.

Many women will suffer significant atrophy of the breast tissue with a resulting deflation of the breast. If the breast is well-positioned without significant overhang but simply deflated, breast implant augmentation may be all that is required to restore the youthful shape of the breast.

If the breast has good volume but is stretched and hanging, a breast lift alone may restore its shape. If both sagging and deflation are present, then both breast lift and breast augmentation may be needed. This is called an augment lift. Some women may even require a breast reduction and lift if there is too much breast volume for the patient’s comfort.

A LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE

Sometimes after a pregnancy, women discover areas of fat distribution that differ from before and are, in a sense, way more difficult to resolve with diet and exercise. These areas may be effectively treated through liposuction, which is a surgical technique that involves suctioning out unwanted fat cells through small incisions. Although not an alternative to weight loss, liposuction may be an effective technique to address specific problem areas.

THE MOMMY MAKEOVER PROCEDURE

Since mommy makeovers at our Seattle office are typically performed on an outpatient basis, patients are usually able to return home after their procedure. Dr. Jonov will begin the surgery by marking where the incisions will be made and explaining his surgical technique. Then, the patient will receive general anesthesia right before the surgery so they won’t experience any discomfort. Dr. Jonov will combine surgeries as per the patient’s custom treatment plan to lift and tighten the breast and abdomen areas, enhancing the body’s curves and contours for a more youthful and taut appearance.

Once the patient wakes up, their sutures, bandages, compression garments, and drainage tubes should already be in place. Dr. Jonov will go over post-surgical instructions and ensure they understand exactly what needs to be done for a safe and efficient recovery.

“The Doctors and Staff are knowledgeable and professional. I am amazed at how much this has lifted my spirits! If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, I encourage you to let them help you on this journey. Go for it!! Good Luck!!”

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RECOVERING FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER

Recovery time will vary from patient to patient and will depend on the procedures that Dr. Jonov performs. Most women will be able to return to work after two weeks. However, if they work in a physically demanding job, they may require more time off.

Dr. Jonov encourages women to engage in light activity like walking while they are recovering in order to reduce the risk of blood clots. In most cases, drains and sutures are removed in about a week. Dr. Jonov will provide each patient with a customized timeline that will inform them how to recover safely and efficiently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common issues a mommy makeover may resolve?

Although pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding affect every woman differently, most women face issues such as deflated or enlarged breasts, sagging skin, too much or too little volume in breasts, stubborn fat in the abdomen and/or hips, stretch marks, and a lack of body contour. Many women become frustrated with the way clothing fits and looks on them due to these changes. A mommy makeover can be the perfect solution, offering moms a rejuvenated appearance and improved body contours.

Is combining different surgeries safe?

Yes. Combining several procedures into a single surgery session is generally safe when it is performed by a qualified surgeon. In addition, combination procedures can allow patients to save money and enjoy a shorter recovery period. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jonov, a mommy makeover procedure can lead to attractive results with minimal risks and complications.

What are the risks of a mommy makeover?

Just like all surgeries, a mommy makeover involves some risks. Some of these risks include infection, bleeding, anesthesia reactions, capsular contracture, and implant rupture. Fortunately, these risks are rare when the procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon like Dr. Jonov.

How can results be maintained?

In order to maintain the results of a mommy makeover, it’s important for women to lead a healthy lifestyle so they can keep a steady weight. Pregnancy or drastic weight fluctuations can compromise the results and require the need for additional procedures. Dr. Jonov notes that a mommy makeover motivates most women to eat healthily and exercise on a regular basis.

Can I have a mommy makeover if I plan to have more children?

While getting pregnant after undergoing a mommy makeover is safe, it will almost certainly reverse the results of the procedure. Therefore, Dr. Jonov recommends that women who hope to have more children wait until they have completed their families before undergoing a mommy makeover procedure.

Is there a way to reduce mommy makeover scars?

Fortunately, most incisions will heal well on their own. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce their appearance. Massaging the scar, using a silicone-based topical treatment, and staying away from the sun can all help.

Can a c-section scar be removed?

Some women have scars from c-section deliveries that they’re self-conscious about. Since one of the major goals of a mommy makeover is to deliver an attractive abdomen, Dr. Jonov will typically try to improve the appearance of c-section scars.

Will it be difficult to use the bathroom after surgery?

After undergoing a mommy makeover, some women find it takes them longer than normal to urinate. Fortunately, this only lasts a few days. Women who experience any major discomfort while urinating or believe their bowel movements are significantly unusual should contact Dr. Jonov.

Are there any tips for transitioning into a new wardrobe after a mommy makeover?

Patients are encouraged to wait at least eight weeks before going shopping for their new wardrobe after undergoing a mommy makeover. At this time, the swelling should be gone and patients can purchase the right sizes. While shopping, it’s important for women to remember to buy new undergarments as they may now have a new bra and underwear size.

Is a mommy makeover only for mothers?

Contrary to popular belief, a mommy makeover is not only for mothers. Any woman who is in good health and bothered by excess fat and skin in the midsection and/or thighs may benefit from a mommy makeover.

Women who are concerned about their sagging breasts or those who hope to enhance deflated breasts may also find value in a mommy makeover. While many mothers opt for this surgery, having children is not a requirement for it.

Do all mommy makeover procedures performed involve a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction?
While these procedures are often all performed during a mommy makeover, some women don’t need all three. For example, women who are content with the appearance of their breasts may solely undergo a tummy tuck or liposuction. There is no reason for patients to receive all three procedures unless their aesthetic goals require them to do so. Dr. Jonov can help a patient determine which procedures are right for them.

How does tanning impact breast implants?
While you can visit tanning salons and infrared saunas and sunbathe after receiving breast implants, keep in mind that these activities may make scar tissue more visible.

WHY CHOOSE SEATTLE PLASTIC SURGERY

If you are considering a mommy makeover, you should be selective in the surgeon you choose to perform this surgery. Dr. Jonov of Seattle Plastic Surgery has successfully performed countless mommy makeover procedures and helped mothers of all ages feel good about the way they look.

He takes great pride in treating each patient as an individual and will design a treatment plan that is right for your particular preferences. You can count on Dr. Jonov and his friendly, compassionate staff to help you feel comfortable throughout every step of the mommy makeover process.

Since Dr. Jonov is a strong advocate of patient education, he will take the time to explain the ins and outs of your mommy makeover procedure and answer any questions you may have. He uses the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies available to ensure exceptional results and a speedy recovery.

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“Let me start by saying I have had several surgeries in my years. I’ve had good and bad surgeons but Dr. Jonov is GREAT!!! Dr. Jonov did my breast augmentation 3 months ago and I couldn’t be happier with the results! The nurses and the entire staff were so nice and caring, I felt comfortable through the entire process. Thanks Dr. Jonov!”
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SCHEDULE A MOMMY MAKEOVER CONSULTATION

If you’re wondering whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover in Seattle, you owe it to yourself to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Jonov. Call us at 206-324-1120 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Jonov looks forward to meeting you and helping meet your aesthetic goals.

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