Mommy Makeover: Restore What Nature (and Baby) Have Altered

The miracle of life: women’s bodies are truly amazing vessels that grow and support new life. Unfortunately, the after-effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding aren’t always so wonderful. As a mom, you deserve to feel beautiful, sexy and confident…and a Mommy Makeover is often the perfect “recipe” to restore that pre-pregnancy “you.” Dr. David Allison offers the Mommy Makeover package to help moms feel more confident so they can project this confidence to others around them.

What a Mommy Makeover Can Correct

The Mommy Makeover is typically a combination of procedures that is performed to:

  • Increase breast size that may have been lost after pregnancy
  • Raise droopy breasts
  • Eliminate stubborn pockets of fat
  • Remove excess skin from the abdominal area
  • Tighten abdominal muscles that have weakened due to pregnancy

Mommy Makeover Procedure

A variety of procedures can be performed simultaneously to achieve the body you desire:

  • Breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants
  • Breast lift to “perk-up” sagging breasts without increasing size
  • Liposuction to remove fat deposits
  • Tummy tuck to firm weakened abdominal muscles and trim excess skin

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Because several procedures are performed at one time, moms who choose the Mommy Makeover need to have strong support from family and friends during the recovery process. The length of recovery will vary depending on the type and amount of procedures being done, but you should expect to need help for at least 2-3 weeks after surgery. It is important to follow Dr. Allison’s post-op instructions to facilitate recovery; don’t try to be a “supermom” and work through your pain or discomfort! This recovery time is important for your overall well-being.

Risks of Mommy Makeovers

All surgeries have some element of risk. Mommy Makeovers are no exception. Because your personal surgical “recipe” will be unique for you, the risks may differ. However, general surgical risks can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Sensation loss
  • Pain
  • Blood clots
  • Anesthesia complications

Remember: when Mom is happy, everyone is happy! If you are not thrilled with your post-baby body, contact us today to schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation. Our board certified Mommy Makeover surgeon can discuss your options and determine if a Mommy Makeover in Northern Virginia is right for you.