Nothing can change a woman’s body like having children, and many patients choose a mommy makeover in Phoenix to get their body, and confidence, back to where they want it to be.
Before & After
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a combination of procedures that a woman can have done after childbirth to restore her body. To get optimal results, the procedures are all done at the same time. Typically we do a breast procedure, a tummy tuck, and liposuction, but the surgeries that are chosen are customizable to each patient.
Why choose a mommy makeover in Phoenix?
No matter how much women are told to expect changes in their body after pregnancy, nothing can truly prepare you for what happens.
Pregnancy and childbirth often cause very dramatic body changes, and these changes can take a toll on a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. Breasts that were once perky and youthful can lose volume, causing them to appear saggy.
The stomach can develop a bulge that doesn’t go away with exercise, and it can also be very difficult to get rid of excess fat that has accumulated in the love handles, thighs, and hips. Some women also want to treat stretch marks. A mommy makeover truly can provide a much-needed body boost after childbirth.
Is it safe to have multiple procedures at once?
It is totally safe to have multiple surgeries done at the same time, as long as they are performed by a board-certified surgeon with plenty of training and experience, like Dr. Craft. A knowledgeable surgeon understands how to measure the length of the procedures against how long you can be under anesthesia, as well as how to perform the surgeries skillfully and safely.
Do I have to be a mommy to get a mommy makeover?
Although it is called a mommy makeover, individuals who are not mommies can have the procedure as well. Very often, dramatic weight changes or simple aging will cause a woman to seek the improvements that are made with a mommy makeover. The combination of liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast procedure can be the solution to many women’s areas of concern—mommy or not.
Who’s a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is for women who would like to achieve a rejuvenated, pre-pregnancy physique by enhancing, tightening and restoring several areas during one surgical session. Ideal candidates meet the following requirements:
- Are in good health and have no significant medical concerns
- Do not plan to have more children
- Have reached or are close to their ideal body weight
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic goals and expectations for what a mommy makeover can achieve
Techniques involved in a Mommy Makeover
There are numerous surgical techniques used to achieve the desired results of your mommy makeover, depending on which procedures you are having. These may include the following:
Dr. Craft will use implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts by making an incision, usually at the crease of the breast, and inserting the implants into the breast pocket.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer
Dr. Craft will use gentle liposuction to harvest fat from an area of the body with unwanted fat pockets. The fat cells will be cleansed and purified, then injected into the breasts to achieve rounded volume.
Dr. Craft will lift the breasts higher on the chest wall, remove excess breast tissue and reshape the breast. He may also reduce the size of the areolae and place the nipples higher to give them an attractive, upward tilt.
To create smaller, more comfortable and proportionate breasts, Dr. Craft will remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin. He will finish by reducing the areolae to achieve an appealing, attractive breast appearance.
Dr. Craft will perform liposuction to remove excess, unwanted fat with a gentle, effective suction technique using very small incisions.
During your tummy tuck, Dr. Craft will make a horizontal incision at the underwear line. He will remove excess, loose skin and some tummy fat, then pull the upper stomach skin downward to achieve a tight, firm waistline and abdomen.
C-section scar revision
Dr. Craft will revise a prominent scar by cutting away the scar and making the edges of the skin even, then carefully and precisely suturing the layers of the skin together to line them up perfectly, achieving a smoother, less-noticeable scar.
For a labiaplasty, Dr. Craft will artfully remove excess hanging skin. He will then stitch the incisions closed, resulting in labia that are a more typical length and size.
Surgical details for a mommy makeover
Because a mommy makeover can involve different operations, the specific details your treatment plan will depend on your specific areas of concern. While a mommy makeover can typically be performed under one surgery/anesthesia, sometimes the procedures have to be done in two sessions if there is extensive work in multiple areas. During your consultation with Dr. Craft, he will discuss a customized plan for you that provides the absolute safest surgical experience. He will also take you step-by-step through the entire process, from prepping to surgery to recovery.
Since a mommy makeover is actually multiple surgeries, patients typically take about ten to 14 days to recover. You will also need someone to help you during that period of time—especially if you have small children. Because different surgeries require different home care and heal at various times, exactly what you should expect will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Craft at his clinic in Phoenix, AZ. He will provide you with all the information you’ll need to know in order to get the best mommy makeover results possible.
Why choose ACARA?
A mommy makeover is a surgically complex procedure that requires the expertise of an experienced and skilled surgeon. Dr. Randall O. Craft at ACARA has the credentials, the experience, and the artistry to carry out the best mommy makeover in Phoenix with satisfying, beautiful results. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft provides patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online.
Will I still have stretch marks or scars after my surgery?
Depending on where the stretch marks are, you may still have them. After a tummy tuck, the stretch marks on your lower abdomen will be gone. As with any surgical procedure, there will be scars. These will be placed as inconspicuous as possible.
When is the best time to get a mommy makeover?
Wait at least six months after having children and three months after you finish breastfeeding before your mommy makeover to ensure your body is fully recovered.
Can I still breastfeed after a mommy makeover?
The ability to breastfeed can be maintained during breast procedures you’re having as a part of your mommy makeover if you plan to have future children. However, we recommend waiting until you are finished having children.
Is a mommy makeover only for mothers?
These procedures can be done in combination for any woman who would like to significantly restore and rejuvenate her physique.