Mommy Makeover in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is a Mommy Makeover?

Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA is pleased to offer mommy makeover to his patients. Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi frequently consults with women who want their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment in a woman’s life, it inevitably will change the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's possible to get a tighter, slimmer figure with the help of a mommy makeover. This is a procedure that uses a combination of liposuction and skin removal surgeries to target the stomach, breasts, labia, and any other areas that have been affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, nonsurgical treatments can be incorporated to address surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation from the severe stretching of the skin during pregnancy.

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover can benefit women who had a baby and want to regain their pre-baby body. While a combination surgery may seem daunting at first, there are many reasons why a mommy makeover may be the best option for your needs:

  • Since all body contouring procedures are performed at the same time, patients can recover faster and experience less discomfort
  • Patients can save time, energy, and resources by combining multiple procedures into one surgery
  • Procedures done simultaneously will allow Dr. Mesbahi to provide more optimal results

who is a Candidate for a mommy makeover?

The right candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have completed childbearing and nursing, and have worked to achieve a slimmer, tighter figure through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is needed to restore their pre-pregnancy shape. If you have completed childbearing and are displeased with the side effects remaining on your body, such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or pockets of fat in the lower back, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Mesbahi is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can feel beautiful and confident.

What happens during mommy makeover surgery?

A mommy makeover is a body contouring surgery that is tailored by Dr. Mesbahi to meet your specific needs and goals. A mommy makeover most commonly incorporates a breast lift, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and liposuction. Since this procedure uses multiple lift surgeries to contour the body, it can take about 3 – 7 hours to complete. In some cases, an overnight stay in a hospital is required. Patients can also choose from a variety of nonsurgical therapies to include in their custom treatment plan. We offer nonsurgical skin tightening, laser skin resurfacing, and laser vein removal. 

What is recovery like after a mommy makeover?

After a recovery period in the hospital, you will be released to go home. Recovering from this surgery is generally a slow process. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be provided to help the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can take around six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within a couple of weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, this procedure at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery can be life-changing for women, creating a newfound love for their body.

mommy makeover faqs

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi, he will take his time to understand your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can make suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Most women want a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a tummy tuck.

Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers women a beautiful new shape, it does leave behind surgical scars. Dr. Mesbahi will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical instructions, Dr. Mesbahi or a member of our team will go over scar care so your stitches heal properly.

How long after childbirth should I wait to have a mommy makeover?
For the best results, you should wait for at least three months after delivering your baby to schedule your mommy makeover. If you are breastfeeding, once you have finished, you should wait for 2 – 3 months to allow your breasts to settle.

What if I get pregnant again?
It's best to hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so the surgical results are not compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk of changing if you get pregnant again. If you get pregnant after a mommy makeover, a second surgery may be performed to refresh your results.

Are the results of a mommy makeover permanent?
The results of a mommy makeover can be long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. However, future pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations can affect the outcomes. It's important to discuss your long-term goals with your surgeon.

Can I combine a mommy makeover with other procedures?
Yes, a mommy makeover can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive rejuvenation. Common additions include facial treatments like Botox or fillers, depending on individual goals and needs. Dr. Mesbahi can create a personalized plan during your consultation.

Reclaim Your Figure

If you recently had a baby and would like to revitalize your appearance, contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to see if a mommy makeover is right for you. Sagging breasts, excess skin, and other cosmetic irregularities can be corrected with this body contouring procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will discuss your concerns and create a custom treatment plan to restore each area.

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