Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a permanent toll on a mother’s body. Stretch marks, loose abdominal skin, deflated breasts, and stubborn fat are just a few of the major changes that can develop. While diet and exercise can help, they may not be able to restore a pre-baby body. Nonetheless, restoring your pre-baby body is possible with a Mommy Makeover. The Mommy Makeover is a customizable collection of procedures that can help you get your body back.
The abdominal skin and muscles that stretch and shift during pregnancy do not simply “bounce back” to their former state after your child is born. Abdominal muscles may remain disengaged, and the skin of the abdomen may become stretched, saggy, and covered with stretch marks. The Mommy Makeover can include a tummy tuck to tighten the stomach muscles, get rid of stretched skin and excess fat, and create a flat, toned tummy.
A woman’s breasts swell and prepare to lactate during pregnancy even if she does not plan to breastfeed. Subsequently, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, a mother’s breasts will lose volume and may become deflated and saggy. Breast surgeries such as a breast lift and breast augmentation can be incorporated into your Mommy Makeover to restore firm, perky, and youthful breasts.
Stubborn fat may be incredibly difficult to eradicate after childbirth. Areas such as the waistline, hips, flanks, thighs, and buttocks are particularly prone to developing localized fat deposits during pregnancy. The Mommy Makeover may include liposuction to target these areas directly. Liposuction will suction away the stubborn, excess fat to reveal a trim silhouette.
Being a mother can feel overwhelming even without being concerned about your body. Many new mothers feel inadequate for the task, and having a poor body image can further diminish your self-confidence. The Mommy Makeover is designed to recapture a more youthful and attractive body shape so that mothers feel more confident in their bodies and themselves.
The Mommy Makeover can be custom-designed for each patient’s needs to help women achieve their desired look. During your personal consultation, Dr. Schlechter will educate you on all your options and help you determine which procedures should be included in your Mommy Makeover to match your goals, your preferences, your body type, and your lifestyle. Most often, the Mommy Makeover will include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift surgery, and/or breast augmentation.
I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience! He took the time to explain the procedure, and I felt very comfortable with him. Not only is Dr. Schlechter THE BEST, but his staff was amazing also! – JF
I had a great experience and a terrific result. Dr. Schlechter is superb and is an artist. I recommend him without reservation to anyone desiring his services. – A pleased patient
Since the Mommy Makeover can be completely customized, you can choose which procedures will be best for you. Many women who desire a Mommy Makeover have already identified their areas of concern, which helps them choose which procedures they need. If you would like to improve your body shape, but are not sure which procedures you need, Dr. Schlechter can help you determine which combination of procedures will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
There are several advantages of getting a Mommy Makeover instead of doing each procedure separately. First, while it may be more expensive initially, combining the procedures will be less expensive overall because you will not have to pay for surgical fees, anesthesia, etc. for multiple procedures. We offer financing options to make the initial cost more affordable for you. Second, you will only have to go through recovery once. Third, you will not have to wait for each procedure to be performed until you can enjoy your complete results. The Mommy Makeover performs the procedures all together so that you can appreciate your new body and newfound confidence all at once. Dr. Schlechter will determine the number of procedures that can safely be performed at one time.
Patients may undergo IV sedation or general anesthesia for the Mommy Makeover procedure.
Patients should prepare carefully before undergoing a Mommy Makeover. As there will be a lengthy recovery process, childcare should be prearranged as well as assistance for you during recovery. You must be free of serious illnesses and should inform Dr. Schlechter of any health conditions you have and medications you are taking. You should also wait at least six months after childbirth to undergo a Mommy Makeover so that your body can recover from the previous ordeal. Because future pregnancies and nursing will likely compromise the results, it is best to wait to undergo your Mommy Makeover until you have finished having children.
After your Mommy Makeover, the treated areas may be bandaged or wrapped. You may be provided with compression garments to minimize swelling and shape your body during the healing process. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common during the first few weeks. Oral pain medications can alleviate discomfort, and swelling and bruising will subside within two to six weeks. You should plan to take one to two weeks off of work and avoid strenuous exercise for about six weeks after your procedure.
The results of a Mommy Makeover procedure are designed to be long lasting. While some amount of breast sagging will occur over time, breast implants are long-lasting devices that can enhance your body shape for many years. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery permanently remove fat from the body. To maintain your newly improved figure, adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid future pregnancies and weight gain.
The cost of your Mommy Makeover will depend on your specific anatomy and surgery. Please see our Plastic Surgery Procedure Pricing Guide for more information.
Benjamin Schlechter M.D.
2603 Keiser Blvd Suite 207
Wyomissing PA 19610